Interested in adopting a new practice or product on your farm? On-farm research can help you test how it will work before you commit a large acreage. Grower’s Guide to On-Farm Research (Z300), a new interactive online publication, includes information, videos, and a spreadsheet to help you plan and conduct research with your farming practices and under your farm conditions.
The 2014 Guide for Weed Management in Nebraska (EC130) offers research-based information and recommendations for integrated pest management and safe and effective pesticide applications. It also includes fungicide and insecticide guides. Whether you manage crop, pasture, range, turf, or aquatic environments, this 286-page book is an invaluable tool. Print copies are available from marketplace.unl.edu
Observing a honey bee swarm provides a fascinating opportunity to learn about pheromones, the swarming process, and the function of the queen bee. A new NebGuide (G2225), How to Set Up and Conduct a Honey Bee Swarm Biology Demonstration, gives extension educators tips on how to set up a swarm as a teaching tool. Includes safety precautions, a handout for participants, and review questions.