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Alabama Poultry Producers Monitor Indiana Avian Influenza Outbreak

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Auburn, Ala. – Indiana confirmed the nation’s first outbreak of high pathogen avian influenza in 2016. It was found on an Indiana turkey farm in January. In Alabama, poultry producers continue to monitor flocks and use extensive biosecurity measures to protect the state’s largest agri-business from avian influenza. Dr. Ken Macklin, a poultry scientist with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, ... Read More »

Widespread Zika outbreak unlikely in United States

AUBURN, Ala.—Public health officials are working to contain an outbreak of Zika virus across Central and South America. But scientists at Auburn University do not believe that the United States will face the disease in the numbers appearing in Brazil and other Central and South American nations. Dr. Derrick Mathias, an assistant professor specializing in medical entomology at Auburn University, ... Read More »

Alabama Extension Professionals Host Precision Ag Workshop

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AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn University and Alabama Extension professionals will host a Precision Agriculture Workshop in Auburn, Ala. on Jan. 28, 2016. The event will take place at the Auburn University Dixon Hotel and Conference Center. Cutting edge precision agriculture presentations and precision ag demonstrations will be led by Extension professionals and private companies. Alabama Extension Precision Ag and Grain Crops Specialist Brenda ... Read More »

Coconut Oil is the New Black

AUBURN, Ala. – Some may think coconut oil is nothing but the latest fad in dieting, but does it actually contain solid nutritional benefit?  Claims of its ability to boost energy, lower cholesterol and aid in weight loss have circulated for years, but a recent increase in demand for the product has more health professionals taking notice. Concerns over the high ... Read More »

Hunters Beware of Ticks in the Woods

AUBURN, Ala.— Before venturing into the woods this hunting season, it is important that hunters are educated on the dangers of ticks and know how to avoid them. “Many hunters are complaining that ticks have become a fact of life in the outdoors,” said Dr. Xing Ping Hu an Alabama Cooperative Extension specialist and professor in Auburn University’s Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology. ... Read More »

4-H Football Day Nov. 21 at Auburn University

Auburn, AL—4-H members and volunteers from around the state will converge on the Auburn University campus Nov. 21 for a fun-filled day, and enjoy tailgating, Tiger Walk, pregame festivities including the Eagle flight and the football game. 4-H Football Day is sponsored by The Alabama Cooperative System, Alabama 4-H and Auburn University Athletics. Nancy Alexander, an Alabama Extension specialist in ... Read More »

Don’t Get Tricked When Trick or Treating

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AUBURN, Ala.–It’s time for pumpkin patches, jack-o-lanterns, hay rides, colorful leaves–and most exciting for the kids–trick or treating on Halloween! As a parent or as an adult who will be handing out candy to trick-or-treaters, it is important to know how to keep children safe on Halloween. The following are a few tips for parents and homeowners from Leigh Akins, ... Read More »

Extension Leads Memorial Garden Effort at Historic Bethel Baptist Church

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—New growth is springing up around the original sanctuary of historic Bethel Baptist Church in Birmingham’s Collegeville neighborhood, thanks to a partnership led by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. Alabama Extension, the Alabama Green Industry Training Center, Auburn University’s Department of Horticulture and NuFarm Americas guided the effort of creating a Memorial Garden adjacent to the church. Bethany O’Rear, ... Read More »

Legislators Tour Sand Mountain Research and Extension Center

CROSSVILLE, Ala.—Alabama state senator Clay Scofield and state representative Becky Nordgren visited Auburn University’s Sand Mountain Research and Extension Center Friday, Oct. 2. Dr. Gary Lemme, director of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, and Dr. Art Appel, interim dean of Auburn University’s College of Agriculture, guided the legislative tour, which featured ongoing research efforts and Extension program efforts. “This research ... Read More »

Take Control of Fire Ants

Summer is here. Children are spending  more time outdoors enjoying the sun and their break from the classroom. Many parents and homeowners are concerned about how to clear their yard of insect pests, especially fire ants. Red and black imported fire ants (Solenopsis invicta and Solenopsis richteri) are invasive species that not only bite, but also sting and inject venom that ... Read More »