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Producers Going Soilless to Grow Vegetables

  AUBURN, Ala. – How do your vegetables grow?  Increasingly, some produce is grown hydroponically. Commercial hydroponic production is not as common as livestock or row crop production in Alabama, but hydroponically produced leafy greens and tomatoes are extremely popular in several Alabama restaurants and dining facilities. The term “hydroponically produced” means the produce was grown in a media such as rock wool, ... Read More »

February Snow: Alabama Agriculture Avoids Damage

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Winter Storm Remus dumped heavy snow across north Alabama. Some areas saw accumulations of 8 to 10 inches with a few spots topping a foot. But farmers and other producers are breathing a sigh of relief.  Alabama Extension professionals say it appears the snowstorm did not severely impact agriculture. Alabama Extension horticulturist Mike Reeves reports that fruit crops in North Alabama ... Read More »