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Extension Publications

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University of NebraskaLincoln Extension publications offer research-based, peer-reviewed objective information in a wide range of topics.  Written by specialists and educators in UNL’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, publication topics range from crop production to flower gardening and from managing your wildlife to managing your finances and communicating with your teenager.

Publications are available in a Web-friendly format as well as a printer-friendly PDF format.  (To view PDFs download a free Adobe PDF Reader.) Many publications are also available in print from the UNL MarketPlace.  Check under Extension Publications

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Featured Publications

Gardening Guides

Spring is here, and it?s time to start thinking about gardening. Several new Extension Circulars provide practical information on identifying and caring for home, garden, and landscape plants, as well as managing their pests. Written for UNL Master Gardeners, these guides are helpful for anyone who enjoys gardening: EC1265, EC1266, EC1267, EC1268, EC1269, EC1270, EC1271, EC1272, EC1273, EC1588.

A New Kind of Sweetener

One species of stevia plant has leaves with a naturally occurring sweetness, which may be used as a sugar substitute. A new NebGuide, Stevia (G1634), gives information on stevia’s use, its advantages and disadvantages, and recipes.

Difficult Weeds

The following seven weed species now are resistant to several groups of herbicides in Nebraska: common waterhemp, giant ragweed, kochia, marestail, Palmer amaranth, and shattercane. A new publication, Herbicide-Resistant Weeds in Nebraska (EC1278), describes each of these species and discusses the evolution and management of these ecological survivors.