Hydroponic Vegetable Growing

Thursday, April 19, 2018

6:00—8:00 p.m

North Alabama Agriplex
1714 Tally Ho Street SW
Cullman, AL 35055

Are you interested in learning about advanced methods to grow produce?  If so, Dr. Jeremy Pickens, Auburn Universities Greenhouse Specialist, will provide an introduction to hydroponics along with methods on how to adopt these technologies to fit small scale production.

Topics will include:
Overview of the hydroponic industry
Hydroponic cropping systems
Understanding fertilizers.
Small-scale hydroponic production.
The Greenhouse environment

Pre-registration is required on or before Monday, April 16th with a $10 registration fee due prior to the class.  Make checks payable to:  Cullman County Extension Office.

Seating is limited to the first 40 paid registrants.

Complete & mail registration form to:
Cullman County Extension Office
402 Arnold Street NE Suite G-1
Cullman, AL 35055

For more information contact our office at 256-737-9386 or email cullmancounty@auburn.edu

Drying Herbs at Home

Dried Hers

AUBURN, Ala. –Dried herbs are a great addition to any meal but buying your favorites from the store can add up and be pretty pricey. If you  love to do things at home and already have fresh herbs growing in your garden, it is inexpensive and easy to dry them at home. All you need to get started is twine, scissors, … Read More »

 

IPM Videos for Beginning Farmers

Alabama Vegetable IPM Project reaches out to a large variety of audience through multiple communication channels. Educational videos are a great way to reach all producers, especially those that may not be able to travel to an Extension event but have a computer at home for self-training.

Videos are useful to not only introduce basic concepts but they are also useful in presenting advanced information about how stuff works to experienced farmers. This is the motivation behind developing 3-5 min videos that you can watch on your mobile devises!

Check out the educational videos that are available online via the Alabama Vegetable IPM website and linked also to the Alabama Beginning Farmers project. Remember to switch browsers if you have a problem with videos or websites. If you visit the Beginning Farmers website, remember to sign up for the electronic curriculum that is going to be available soon using the automated system.

For any comments or suggestions, then please call us at 251-331-8416 or email bugdoctor@auburn.edu.

Thank you for your support.

Dr. Ayanava Majumdar, ACES Specialist III
Agronomic Crops & Commercial Horticulture

So Many Azaleas to Collect and Plant

Everyone needs a hobby and something to do, right? In no particular order, mine happens to be gardening, hunting, sports, reading, and childrearing. Over the last few years, my gardening interest and plantings have expanded around my house into a very young collection. For more color, I began collecting daffodils and irises, with many being pass-along plants. I have bought and planted a few camellias along the way that have grabbed my attention. But nothing compares to my favorite and ongoing collection – azaleas.

Read more here.