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Storm Hits Alabama Pecan Crops

Pecan orchard damage in Houston County, Alabama.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – There are not as many acres of pecans in southeast Alabama as there are row crop acres, but Hurricane Michael’s impact on pecan orchards is just as profound. Storm Damage Bryan Wilkins, a research associate at the Auburn University Gulf Coast Research and Extension Center, said that the storms had significant impacts on the pecan crop. ... Read More »

Disaster Assistance for Homeowners and Renters

FEMA Assistance

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – There are several types of disaster assistance for homeowners and renters after a disaster. Individual assistance can include grants to help pay for a rental house, home repairs as well as other serious disaster-related expenses not met by insurance or other assistance programs. Even if you have insurance, you may still be eligible for assistance. The ... Read More »

Alabama Extension Launches Hurricane Recovery Website

AUBURN, Ala.— Alabama Extension has created a special website to help people recover from Hurricane Michael. The website, MichaelRecoveryInfo.com, is a source of information on recovery for families, communities, and those in the agricultural industry. There you will find information on disaster assistance, storm cleanup, chain saw safety, scams after a disaster, mold abatement, post-storm tree assessment and also much more. ... Read More »

Stink Bugs: Unwelcome Fall Guests

AUBURN, Ala. – While many welcome the cooler weather associated with fall, with it comes unwelcome guests: stink bugs. These noisy bugs, known for their pungent smell, enter many homes in the fall looking for a place to spend the winter. An Extension specialist offers tips and control methods to battle stink bugs. Dr. Xing Ping Hu, an Alabama Extension ... Read More »

The Whoo: Owls of Alabama

AUBURN, Ala. – Have you ever been outside at night and heard a soft hoot coming out of the darkness? It was probably one of the several species of owls that call Alabama home. There are several things that people can look for to help identify what owl is hooting in their backyard. Species Dr. Jim Armstrong, an Alabama Extension wildlife ... Read More »

Fun Recipes for Tailgating

AUBURN, Ala. – With football season in full swing, people are looking for good and fun recipes to feed a hungry crowd of cheering fans. These recipes are sure to make your tailgate or football watch party a hit. Sausage Pinwheels      Ingredients 3 cups of Bisquick 2/3 cup milk 1 pound sausage Directions Combine the Bisquick and milk. Stir until soft dough ... Read More »

Caring for Livestock After Hurricane Michael

AUBURN, Ala. – Hurricane Michael brought winds speeds of up to 155 mph and major rainfall, causing flooding in many areas of the south. Now that recovery efforts are underway, producers must also care for their livestock. Severe weather can cause stress and problems for livestock. Feed and Water      First, producers need a plan to ensure their animals have a ... Read More »

Selecting, Planting and Caring For Shrubs

AUBURN, Ala. – Shrubs are great additions to any landscape. There are a variety of colors, shapes, textures and mature heights to accommodate any design need. Planting a variety of shrubs that bloom at different times of the year add year-round color to a landscape. Extension professionals provide information on selecting, planting and caring for shrubs. Choosing a Shrub Hayes ... Read More »

Food Friday: Broccoli Recipes Keep Diet Healthy and Flavorful

AUBURN, Ala. – Trying to eat healthy while still keeping your diet flavorful and delicious? Try these two broccoli recipes. They are sure to bring flavor and help you watch your waistline. Broccoli Casserole 20-ounces frozen or fresh chopped broccoli 1 can of cream of mushroom soup 2 tablespoons grated onion 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind 3 tablespoons lemon juice ... Read More »

Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

Slow Cooker

AUBURN, Ala. – In today’s fast pace world, people are always looking for ways to cut down time on preparing meals. Many people turn to their slow cookers for help. With a slow cooker, when you get home you will have a meal prepared and ready to serve. These recipes will help save time and make it easier to prepare ... Read More »