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Yellowmargined Leaf Beetle Threat to Vegetable Producers

Yellowmargined leaf beetle feeding

AUBURN, Ala. – Yellowmargined leaf beetle,Microtheca ochroloma, is a major pest of brassicas across the Southeast. Crops like turnips, napa cabbage, mustard, radish and cabbages among others are vulnerable. Dr. Ayanava Majumdar, an Alabama Extension entomologist, said the pest can destroy winter crops. “It doesn’t matter whether those crops are grown in open field or under high tunnels,” he said. ... Read More »

Alabama 4-H Wins NAE4-HA Interactive 4-H Educational Website Award

4-Hi website welcome screen

AUBURN, Alabama — Alabama 4-H  recently won the National Interactive 4-H Educational Website Award with its 4-Hi website. The Alabama team was recognized at the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents Annual Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. Alabama Team Members Members of the Alabama Extension team included Dr. Molly Gregg, 4-H Program Leader; Kimberly Graham, 4-H communications specialist; Bruce Dupree, Extension creative services manager; Aimee Lewis, ... Read More »

Alabama 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl Team Brings Home Reserve Championship

Dairy Quiz Bowl Team

AUBURN, Ala.— An Alabama 4-H team brought home the Reserve Championship prize from the North American 4-H Invitational Dairy Quiz Bowl Competition. Brothers Gavin and Ethan Rankins, Rice Nichols and Nathan Gullatt are all Lee County 4-H Club members and represented the state at the Louisville, Kentucky contest. Together, the team gave Alabama its best showing ever at the national ... Read More »

Insect Pests Want ‘In’

AUBURN, Ala.—Social media outlets detail stories of lady beetles invading homes through cracks, crevices and doors during the fall. These insect pests aren’t the only ones seeking warmer shelter during the cooler months. Stinkbugs and kudzu bugs are also likely to be found in homes as the weather begins to change. Alabama Cooperative Extension System entomologist Dr. Xing Ping Hu ... Read More »

Final Produce Safety Training Set for Dec. 5

produce safety training

AUBURN, Ala. — The Alabama Cooperative Extension System will conduct the final Produce Safety training workshop of 2017 on Dec. 5 in Mobile. A new produce safety rule focusing on setting the first-ever federal regulatory standards for production, harvest and handling of fruits and vegetables will subject growers to inspection by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or Alabama Department ... Read More »

Eating Venison

venison

AUBURN, Ala.—Now that deer hunting season is underway,  it is time to consider the benefits of eating venison. In Alabama, there is a wide variety of hunting one can do. Animals, such as deer, turkey, duck and wild hog hunting are plentiful in the state. Most of the time, what you harvest is served on your next dinner plate. This is particularly true in the case ... Read More »

Alabama Quizbowl Team Excels at National Competition

quizbowl

AUBURN, Ala.—An Alabama 4-H Livestock Quizbowl team placed fifth recently at the AKSARBEN 4-H Invitational Quizbowl Competition.  A composite team of youth from Bibb, Lauderdale and Tuscaloosa counties represented Alabama at the Grand Island, NE. contest.  In addition, Bibb County 4-H club member Josie Chance was the second-high individual for the contest. Chance and team members Tim Lambert, Bibb County; ... Read More »

Precision Planter Clinic Set for Nov. 30

AUBURN, Ala. – Alabama Extension is set to host a precision planter clinic Nov. 30 at the E.V. Smith Research Center Conference Facility. The clinic will begin at 8 a.m. and last until 2 p.m. Dr. Brenda Ortiz, an Alabama Extension precision agriculture specialist, said that this clinic will assist farmers in keeping up with modern planting technologies. “The adoption ... Read More »

Hurricane Evacuations: What You Need to Know

hurricane evacuation

AUBURN, Ala. – During hurricane season, there are times when people need to evacuate from an area for their safety. There are two types of evacuations that you may encounter, voluntary evacuations and mandatory/directed evacuations. It is important to know the differences between these evacuations and how to act during them. Voluntary Evacuation  A voluntary evacuation is a warning to ... Read More »

Citrus Greening Affecting Alabama Citrus

AUBURN, Ala. – Citrus greening, a bacterial disease, has been detected in Alabama. During an Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) annual survey, inspectors identified two trees in a residential landscape in Mobile County with the disease. Now detected in Baldwin County, more surveys are now ongoing by the ADAI to determine the extent of the problem. Citrus Industry ... Read More »