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Low Chill Hours Cause Worry for Peach Producers

peach orchard

AUBURN, Ala. – This year, fruit growers are experiencing one of the warmest winters in more than 60 years. Most deciduous fruit trees, such as peach trees, adapt to winter cold and require a certain number of chill hours to produce a good harvest. As of Feb. 1, the Chilton Research and Extension Center in Clanton, Alabama, has logged 587 ... Read More »

Make Your Valentine’s Day Roses Last

Valentine's Day Roses

AUBURN, Ala. – With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, people will be clearing florists out of roses. Roses come in a variety of colors but the most popular colors are red, yellow, pink and white. Fresh cut roses have a limited life span, but with proper care you can enjoy them a lot longer. Flower Selection When buying roses, ... Read More »

Valentine’s Day Dinner

AUBURN, Ala. – With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, many people will be looking for something to do for their special someone. Nothing could be more special than a home cooked romantic dinner. The following recipes are sure to make your Valentine’s Day a special one. Sirloin Steak Ingredients 1 ½ to 2 pound sirloin steak, about 1 inch ... Read More »

Mandatory Auxin Herbicide Trainings Slated Across Alabama

Spraying cotton for stink bugs

AUBURN, Ala. – New cotton and soybean varieties with resistance to several common herbicides are now available. In January, the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries submitted new labeling for products containing 2,4-D or dicamba that are intended to be used in conjunction with these new varieties.  Alabama Extension will hold trainings across the state for farmers who plan to ... Read More »

New Year’s Resolution Recipes

AUBURN, Ala. – With the beginning of each year comes a wave of new year’s resolutions. The one that seems to be on everyone’s list is to eat healthier. Eating healthier doesn’t always mean giving up your favorite foods. It may mean just preparing them a different way. These recipes can help you keep your resolution of eating healthier this ... Read More »

Warm Soup Recipes for a Cold Day

AUBURN, Ala. – With winter just getting started, people will be looking for any way to keep warm. One way that always seems to do the trick is making a nice hot pot of soup. These recipes are sure to help keep you warm on those cold winter days. Beef and Vegetable Soup Ingredients 1 quart defatted beef stock 1 ... Read More »

Drying Out After a Flood

AUBURN, Ala. – Flooding can cause major damage to buildings and homes. After severe weather, homeowners begin the task of drying out after the floodwaters recede. Before entering any building, make sure it is structurally sound. The following are steps for drying out after a flood. Drying Out the House To begin, remove as much water as possible, using pumps, wet-dry vacuums, squeegees, ... Read More »

Preparation for Power Outages

AUBURN, Ala. – During severe weather the risk of a power outage increases. There are several guidelines to ready homeowners for these times. Following these guidelines will make power outages a lot easier. Homeowners should always know where their flashlight and batteries are. They should be in a place that can be easily accessed. You might consider purchasing battery operated ... Read More »

New Year’s Day Feast

AUBURN, Ala. – As we get ready to head into the new year, most people will be gathering together to eat the traditional New Year’s Day feast of ham, turnip greens and black eyed peas. Ham is eaten to bring good health for the upcoming year. Black eyed peas are eaten in hopes of bringing good luck. Lastly, turnip greens ... Read More »

Repurpose your live Christmas tree after the holidays

AUBURN, Alabama — What will you do with your live Christmas tree after the holidays? At the end of the Christmas season when all of the decorations are packed away, you have to find something to do with the live Christmas tree.  The best way to get rid of the tree is to recycle it. Christmas trees are not a major landfill ... Read More »