Thanks to recent rains, fire ant mounds are popping up across state.What appear to be new mounds have been around for probably several months.
Alabama’s peach producers are harvesting only 10 to 30 percent of their normal crop. A combination of three events have stressed peach crops across Alabama.
Producers from all areas of Alabama have had planting or harvesting delays and are now making management decisions based on excessive rainfall.
Salads are one of the best ways to pack many vegetables and nutrients into one meal, but all salads are not equally nutritious.
The good news is that there are qualified people who are able to answer your questions if you reach out – they are called Master Gardeners.
Join the Barbour County Extension Office Friday, March 31 for a free Birdhouse Building Workshop at the Eufaula Farmers Market Pavilion. All materials will be provided to build the birdhouses. We’ll start at 9:00 a.m. and build until all materials are gone!
If you are looking for an interesting new business venture or hobby, consider attending the aquaponics workshop, hosted by Alabama Extension.
Alabama fruit growers are experiencing one of the warmest winters in 60 years. Peach trees require a certain number of chill hours to produce fruit.
Private Applicator Course
The Barbour County Extension Office will be holding a Pesticide Training Course Thursday, February 16 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. This course is for anyone seeking a private applicator permit.
A private applicator uses or supervises the use of restricted pesticides. A fee of $20 will be charged for this training and testing. An additional licensing fee of $25 will be sent to the Department of Agriculture and Industries by the applicant. The licensing fee is not included in the training and testing fee. Please plan to pay with a check (checks are preferred) made out the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) in the amount of $20 or with the correct cash amount. Call the Extension Office today for more details 334-687-5688.