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Catfish Recipes – More Than One Way

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AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – When people think of catfish they automatically think of fried catfish. Delicious, fried catfish can become tiring after eating it over and over again. These catfish recipes put a new spin on catfish and give you a variety of options to choose from. Catfish Gumbo Ingredients 1 pound skinned catfish fillets, fresh or frozen ½ cup ... Read More »

A New Twist on Apple Recipes

AUBURN, Ala. – Apples are considered one of the most popular ingredients to cook with during Fall. While the traditional ways to cook apples are delicious, this season you might want to try mixing things up a little bit. These recipes are sure to bring a new twist to this fall favorite ingredient. Apple Walnut Cake Ingredients Nonstick vegetable cooking ... Read More »

Poultry Producers Always Prepared for Severe Weather

AUBURN, Ala. – Planning for severe weather is an option for some, but mandatory for others. The men and women who raise and produce agricultural products cannot afford to be caught without plans and preparation for severe weather. Poultry producers, specifically, must not only plan for damage to houses, but also plan for power outages, feed shortages and much more. ... Read More »

Emergency Preparation for Dogs

AUBURN, Ala.—Emergency preparation for families includes the family pet. When preparing for severe weather, dog owners need to take several steps to prepare their animals for the weather. The following are measures that can be taken to keep your dog safe and prepared in an emergency. Collars Make sure that your dog wears a properly fitting collar that includes current ... Read More »

Alabama Extension Partners With Alabama State Parks

AUBURN, Ala. –Alabama Extension and the Alabama State Parks are partnering to educate the public about venomous snakes in Alabama. The state parks will distribute a card that identifies venomous snakes found in Alabama to visitors at the parks throughout the state. Dr. Gary Lemme, Alabama Cooperative Extension System director, said the goal of this partnership is to educate the people ... Read More »

Controlling Blossom-End Rot in Tomatoes

AUBURN, Ala. – Tomato plants are some of the most popular things grown in gardens. There are many varieties on the market and each one offers something different. One problem that tomato growers face is blossom-end rot (BER). An Extension professional discusses the causes of BER and some control methods. Chris Becker, an Alabama Extension coordinator in Limestone County, said ... Read More »

Alabama Extension Hosts Business Entity Workshop

AUBURN, Ala. – Do you know if your operation should be a business entity? If so, do you know which one it would fall under? The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is here to help answer these questions. Alabama Extension is now offering a program on business entities at 14 locations across the state. Dr. Robert Tufts, an Alabama Extension farm ... Read More »

Which Bodies of Water Present an Elevated Health Hazard?

AUBURN, Ala. – Alabama has many lakes, rivers and streams. This makes fishing a popular sport and recreational activity. Sometimes certain toxic chemicals find their way into some bodies of water. Fish in these areas may have levels of these chemicals in their system. The Alabama Department of Public Health publishes an annual fish consumption advisory booklet to inform people ... Read More »

Odd Weather Conditions Leave Cotton Producers Concerned

AUBURN, Ala. – Weather this spring disrupted planting for cotton crops in south Alabama, leaving farmers across the Wiregrass concerned. Weather Difficulties Cool temperatures in April halted planting until early May. Hot temperatures and low rainfall in May made for difficult planting. Many growers stopped planting because of the dry conditions. When rain did arrive in late May, it rained ... Read More »

Alfalfa Mixtures Helping Extend The Growing Season

AUBURN, Ala. – Alfalfa was once a dominant forage in the Southeast. Several factors eliminated many productive alfalfa stands. Insects and the harsh environment found in the Southeast were a contributing factor in the decline in production of alfalfa. Recent work with alfalfa mixtures has revealed new opportunities for this forage. Growing Alfalfa in Alabama This legume contains high levels ... Read More »