University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Extension Publications

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New Publications (published or revised in past 60 days)

Discovery Neighborhood, EC403
Discovery Neighborhood is an interactive, six-lesson program designed for K-5-grade youth. Each lesson focuses on one FightBac!™ food safety concept (hand washing, clean, separate, cook, chill, and produce) and includes age-appropriate activities. 09/30/14

Pesticides and the Endangered Species Protection Program, G1893
This NebGuide discusses the Endangered Species Protection Program and its role in the use of pesticides. 09/24/14

Corn Soil-Water Extraction and Effective Rooting Depth in a Silt-Loam Soil, G2245
Addresses crop soil-water extraction amounts and patterns, with an emphasis on corn; also, discusses how these patterns can be impacted by soil properties, irrigation management practices, and other factors. Effective rooting depth is addressed and explained in the context of irrigation and nutrient management for corn grown in a silt-loam soil. 09/24/14

Drinking Water Treatment: What You Need to Know When Selecting Water Treatment Equipment, G1488
This guide explores household water quality and treatment options and can help consumers select a treatment system suited to a particular situation. 09/22/14

Precision Agriculture -- Best Management Practices for Collecting Accurate Yield Data and Avoiding Errors during Harvest, EC2004
Combine yield monitoring technology has been in use since the mid-1990s in the United States. Many users focus on the in-cab display as the “yield monitor.” However, a yield monitoring system is made up of several sensors that provide the data to the in-cab display for yield estimation and map generation. The impact plate mass flow sensor located at the top of the clean grain elevator is the most widely used sensor for monitoring grain flow. The goal of this publication is to provide a basic set of best management practices for combine operators to collect accurate yield data during harvest. 09/08/14

Stormwater Management: Green Roof Basics, G2244
This NebGuide provides basic information on the history, design, construction, maintenance, and benefits of green roofs as a stormwater best management practice. 09/08/14

Stormwater Management: How to Make a Rain Barrel, EC2001
Step-by-step instructions with photos on how to make a rain barrel, including a parts and tool list, and guide to assembly and set up. 09/04/14

Cold Frames, High Tunnels, and Greenhouses: Choose a Growing Structure Best for You , G2246
Cold frames, high tunnels, and greenhouses are growing structures that can be used to extend the growing season for high value horticulture crops. 08/28/14

Planting the Landscape, EC1264
A landscape is an investment of time and money that can be a beautiful, functional, and satisfying living space. Gardeners and landscape managers implementing integrated pest management strategies through good judgment in plant selection, site preparation, and planting practices will reduce insect, disease, and wildlife damage and will help ensure the growth and longevity of the investment. 08/27/14

Drinking Water Treatment: Reverse Osmosis, G1490
Homeowners can find out more about reverse osmosis in this guide, which discusses the principles and practices of RO treatment for household drinking water. 08/27/14

Drinking Water Treatment: Water Softening (Ion Exchange), G1491
Calcium (Ca) and/or magnesium (Mg) in water can result in "hard water." This guide discusses the ion exchange water softening process and related equipment used for household water treatment. 08/27/14

Sudden Death Syndrome of Soybean, G2243
Symptoms and management of Sudden Death Syndrome of soybean; includes photos to aid in disease identification. 08/26/14

Basics of Feeding Horses: Reading the Feed Tag , G1403
This NebGuide explains the role of essential nutrients and how to read the tag of a manufacturered horse feed. 08/25/14

Selecting the "Right" Horse for Youth or Adults, G1540
A horse is a major responsibility. This NebGuide discusses factors to consider when buying or leasing a horse. 08/25/14

Nebraska Cash Corn Prices and Basis Patterns, EC846
Cash corn prices and basis patterns for 31 Nebraska sites. 08/22/14

Drinking Water Treatment: An Overview, EC703
An overview of household water problems, causes, potential health effects and practical drinking water treatment methods. 08/19/14

Drinking Water: Arsenic, G1552
This publication discusses arsenic in public and private drinking water supplies. 08/19/14

Drinking Water: Uranium, G1569
Uranium occurs naturally in soil and rocks. It can enter groundwater and contaminate drinking water, which, over time, can harm health. Learn what testing and treatment options are available. 08/19/14

Grazing Crop Residues with Beef Cattle, EC278
Extending the grazing season by using crop residues, of which Nebraska has an abundance available, is one option in feeding beef cattle. 08/05/14

Livestock Risk Protection Insurance, G1723
Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) insurance protects feeder, fed cattle, and swine producers against declining prices. 08/05/14