Kudzu bugs are a nuisance for farmers and homeowners. Alabama Extension professionals offer tips for getting rid of the annoying pests.
The Alabama 4-Good Dog Project, open to 4-H youth ages 9-19, is a statewide program where students can learn how to train a dog for agility and obedience, and ultimately compete in a dog show. Continue Reading…
Storms bringing heavy rains swept across Alabama recently, causing flash flooding. While the risks of flash flooding have decreased, Dr. Eve Brantley with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System said the greatest threat now is flooding along the state’s river systems….Continue Reading January-February-2016 Newsletter
The Auburn Cookbook ($15) has 480 pages of recipes, nutrition information, meal planning tips, and cooking techniques…continue reading
The September/October newsletter reports on Alabama Extension and WSFA-TV as Partners in the Emergency Handbook. Every Alabama family needs to prepare for severe weather. In a single year, the gamut of extreme weather may range from tornadoes in the spring to violent thunderstorms and flash flooding in the summer to fall hurricanes and ice storms in the winter.
Most may not realize that over 97 percent of insects, spiders, and similar bugs (better known as “arthropods”) in home gardens and landscapes are beneficial. That is, they either do no harm, provide food for desirable species such as birds, or prey upon insects we consider bad and destructive to our crops. Knowing some of the most common good bugs, and how to help and not harm them, will help minimize pest problems and the use of pesticides…continue reading?
Teresa Forehand, a regional health and nutrition agent with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System offers a few tips to help you keep your heart healthy and strong…continue reading?
As winter approaches, it’s time to start preparing for ways to keep your outdoor furry friends safe from the harsh winter climate. So how can you ensure safety and comfort for your four-legged family members? Here are some tips and tricks on winter safety for outdoor pets…continue reading?
The holiday season is one of the most popular times of the year for buying and giving indoor plants. Because most of these plants have a limited lifespan or bloom time, proper care of these plants is essential in determining how long they will survive and retain their appearance. Check plants thoroughly before purchasing for insect or disease problems. Monitor plants once a day and water them only when the soil becomes dry to the touch…continue reading?
Honey bees are often not appreciated for their valuable contribution to agriculture. Without honey bees, we would not have the quantity or quality of many agricultural crops including almonds, citrus fruits, apples, cherries, melons and more. In fact, the USDA estimates that one-third of our food supply is directly or indirectly benefited by honey bee pollination. Of course, the honey bee’s sweetest contribution to our lives is honey…continue reading?