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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 »

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 »

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 »

Candy Recipes Prefect for the Holidays

AUBURN, Ala. – The Christmas season is filled with all kinds of treats and goodies. All month long, people spend hours upon hours making their family’s favorite Christmas candies. These candy recipes are sure to add a little extra cheer to your holiday season. Chocolate Fudge  Ingredients 2 cups sugar 1 cup evaporated skimmed milk ¼ teaspoon salt 2 squares ... Read More »

Perfect Holiday Cookie Recipes

AUBURN, Ala. – With Christmas right around the corner, some people are looking for easy recipes to finish up their last minute cooking and baking. A simple item that is always a crowd favorite is cookies. Not only will your friends and family love these recipes, Santa Claus will appreciate homemade cookies when he visits you on Christmas Eve. Chocolate ... Read More »

Holiday Beverages Perfect for Parties

AUBURN, Ala. – December seems to be the month for a lot of parties and gatherings. Everyone breaks out their best recipes to serve to their guests. No party is complete without the perfect selection of beverages. These recipes are sure to elevate your party this holiday season. Hot Cocoa Ingredients ¼ cup powdered cocoa ¼ cup sugar 1 cup ... Read More »

Saving Your Lawn During the Drought

AUBURN, Ala. –Homeowners are wondering how to save their lawns as the ongoing drought worsens. Dr. David Han, an Alabama Extension turf specialist, said that grasses are durable during droughts. “Remember that warm season grasses are capable of surviving long periods of extreme drought while dormant,” said Han, who is an associate professor at Auburn University. “Stopping all irrigation and ... Read More »