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Which Bodies of Water Present an Elevated Health Hazard?

AUBURN, Ala. – Alabama has many lakes, rivers and streams. This makes fishing a popular sport and recreational activity. Sometimes certain toxic chemicals find their way into some bodies of water. Fish in these areas may have levels of these chemicals in their system. The Alabama Department of Public Health publishes an annual fish consumption advisory booklet to inform people ... Read More »

Fish Camp Slated for June

AUBURN, Alabama — Auburn University’s School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Science and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System are offering a Fish Camp June 11-16. The camp is for young people aged 15 to 18, that have a knack for finding fun and adventure in nature and learning at the same time. Dr. David Cline, an Alabama Extension fisheries specialist and camp ... Read More »

Aquaponics Workshop Set for April 11

AUBURN, Ala. – If you are looking for an interesting new business venture or hobby, consider attending the aquaponics workshop by Alabama Extension. One of the hottest topics in agriculture right now is aquaponics. Aquaponics is a form of farming that integrates aquaculture and hydroponics (growing plants without soil) to provide homegrown fish and vegetables that you control. The workshop ... Read More »

Dealing with food allergies

Auburn, Ala.—Over the past few decades, the number of people with apparent food allergies has risen. According to The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network, a U.S. education group, about 12 million Americans have a food allergy. That’s around 4 percent of the population. Scientists are not entirely sure of the cause, though many believe it comes from a mix of ... Read More »

Fishing for Protein

Everyone knows that protein is a vital part of our dietary needs, but what most people often forget, is that they can substitute popular protein choices such as red meat and poultry for fish and seafood, which is a leaner and healthier option. Fish and seafood offer a great source of lean protein that is low in saturated fat and rich in ... Read More »

Pond Upkeep–Testing the Waters

picture provided by Dr. Rusty Wright

Some land owners may believe that their ponds should be left alone and self-sustaining. Some say “nature will run its course”, but in many areas, that may not be the best practice. Areas with high levels of soil acidity (low pH) can cause a pH imbalance in ponds. Overall, Alabama soils are generally acidic, typically containing red clay with high ... Read More »