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New Publications (published or revised in past 60 days)

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

Skills for Life, EC493
A guide to help adults working with youth ages 5-12 understand emotional literacy and help develop it in youth. The Web Icon contains the link to a PDF version for the MAC. 07/29/14

Mulching the Landscape, EC1274
Inorganic and organic mulches can benefit a lawn, garden or field but must be understood before use, if gardeners and landscapers want the best results. 07/28/14

Protecting Landscape Plants , EC1276
Taking the necessary steps to protect landscape plants and the soils that support them is a good investment. 07/17/14

High-Risk Behaviors in Youth, G1715
Adolescence is full of changes and challenges, and teens are particularly susceptible to high-risk behaviors. Parents and other concerned adults need to be aware of these behaviors, the factors that increase their likelihood, and what can be done to abate or prevent those risks. 07/17/14

Irrigation Pumping Plant Efficiency Calculator App, A10001
A new UNL mobile app — IrrigatePump — can help you identify irrigation pumping plants that are underperforming and need to be adjusted, repaired, or replaced with a better design. Developed by University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension, this app (UNL A10001) uses existing records to help determine when pumping plants should be tested by a professional. 07/11/14

Agriculture Irrigation Costs App, A10002
This UNL mobile app can calculate ownership and operating costs for your irrigation system. IrrigateCost models center pivot and gated pipe irrigation systems and the most commonly used energy sources. 07/11/14

Plant Nutrients and Soil Fertility , EC1275
Information on essential plant nutrients, movement of nutrients in the soil and in the plant, and fertilizers. 07/11/14

Wildlife Damage Management for Nebraska Master Gardeners, EC1279
Prevention of damage is something many people can and should do to reduce potential conflicts with wildlife and economic losses. Understanding the basics of Wildlife Damage Management (WDM) and the general principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) enables homeowners, gardeners, landowners, and others to deal with a wide range of human-wlidlife conflicts. To order a printed copy of this publication go to: 07/10/14

Manure Testing for Nutrient Content, G1450
This publication contains guidelines for determining manure nutrient content to improve crop and soil management. Manure testing combined with agronomically sound nutrient management and uniform application optimizes manure nutrient use while protecting water resources. A list of Nebraska laboratories providing manure testing services and a link to a generic manure sample submission form are included. 07/07/14