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  • 07/28 - **Cancelled Invasive Plant Management Workshop
    Jul 28, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    1511 Crudup Road, Attalla, Al 35954
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  • 08/05 - Pressure Canning - Vegetable Soup
    Aug 05, 1:00 PM
    1702 Noble St.
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  • 08/08 - Introduction to Farm and Ranch Resources
    Aug 08, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Chitlon Research and Extension Center 120 CR 756 Clanton, AL 35045
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  • 08/10 - Ag Solutions Day
    Aug 10, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    Orange Beach Events Center- 4671 Wharf Parkway
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  • 08/11 - Fall Gardening Workshop
    Aug 11, 9:00 AM
    The Church of the Epiphany 1101 Sunset Dr, Guntersville, AL 35976
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  • 08/17 - Lunch and Learn - Seed Saving
    Aug 17, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    1070 Schillinger Road North, Mobile, AL 36608
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  • 08/20 - Drought tolerant plants and water usage in the landscape
    Aug 20, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    100 E. Choccolocco St. Oxford
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​Beware of Boxwood Blight

Q.  I read about a new disease affecting boxwoods.  I have quite a few boxwoods in my landscape, and I am a little worried.  What is... more

Check Bermudagrass Forage for the Bermudagrass Stem Maggot, July 24, 2015

Damage from bermudagrass stem maggot was reported from Franklin and Cherokee Counties this week.  Damage had previously been reported from Talladega, Marshall, Shelby, Chilton, Chambers,... more

Wildlife Habitat Education Program National Contest Coming to Alabama in August

The Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP) National Contest will be held at the Alabama 4-H Youth Development Center in Columbiana, Alabama Aug. 2-5. Approximately 250... more

It is Time to Look for Fall Armyworms in Pastures and Hayfields

This week cattlemen and extension agents  reported finding damaging populations of fall armyworm in hayfields in 4 counties: Pike, Calhoun, Etowah, and Marshall.  It is best... more

Keep Scouting for Sugarcane Aphids, July 22, 2015

​Sugarcane aphid has been reported from all four corners of the state, and has exceeded the action threshold for treatment in most counties.  Farmers should continue... more

Watering Tips for Picky Veggies

​Boy has it been dry lately! With summer temps reaching well above 90 degrees and the rain being scattered, there are a lot of gardens... more

Basics of Backyard Livestock

Question:  I grew up in a rural farming community, and couldn’t wait to leave for the big city and bright lights! Now, many years older... more

Summer Thunderstorms: Lightning Safety

July 17 – The 2015 Barbasol Championship golf tournament is … taking place on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail... more

Managing Pigweed in Late Season Soybeans

Due to the amount of rainfall we have had this season, glyphosate-resistant pigweed has become a bigger problem than usual this season. Timely sprays were... more

Good Spray Coverage is Essential for Controlling Sugarcane Aphids

Sugarcane aphid population densities have increased rapidly in Alabama sorghum fields during the first half of July.  The aphid has been reported as far north... more

Meet the staff & directions
8:00-12:00; 12:30-4:30

Amy Burgess
County Extension Coordinator
Etowah County Annex Building
3200A West Meighan Boulevard
Gadsden, AL 35904
Phone: (256) 547-7936
Fax: (256) 543-9348