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New Publications (published or revised in past 60 days)

Plant Growth and Yield as Affected by Wet Soil Conditions Due to Flooding or Over-Irrigation, G1904
Wet soil conditions caused by flooding or over-irrigation can damage crops, reduce yields and contribute to groundwater contamination. Adopting proper irrigation management strategies can limit the negative impacts. 04/17/14

Principles and Operational Characteristics of Watermark Granular Matrix Sensor to Measure Soil Water Status and its Practical Applications for Irrigation Management in various Soil Textures, EC783
This publication defines soil matric potential and describes principles and operational characteristics of one of the electrical resistance type soil moisture sensors for irrigation management. Examples show how soil matric potential can be used for irrigation management. 04/16/14

The Spotted Wing Drosophila, An Invasive, Small Fruit Fly in Nebraska , G2236
The spotted wing drosophila is an invasive fruit fly species now appearing in Nebraska. Its description and methods to control it are provided in this publication. 04/10/14

Market and Financial Outlook for Production Agriculture in Nebraska, EC865
The market and financial outlook for crops, including corn, soybeans and wheat, and livestock, including cattle and hogs are outlined. 04/07/14

Home Efficiency: Insulation, G2233
Properly installed insulation can help keep heat in during winter months. This publications explains options for insulation tips for other energy-saving measures. 04/04/14

Home Efficiency: Homeowners and Energy Codes, G2234
Understanding energy codes helps homeowners make wise decisions when choosing energy efficient products, such as insulation and windows, for their new or existing home. 04/04/14

Home Efficiency: Energy Efficiency, G2235
Energy efficiency improvements often pay for themselves through reduced energy bills. This publication describes several methods you can use to calculate the potential savings. 04/03/14

Home Efficiency: Refrigerators, G2230
Refrigerators consume a significant amount of energy. Consider how you’re using your unit(s) and whether it’s more economical to replace with an energy-efficient model. 03/24/14

Home Efficiency: Air Sealing, G2231
Cracks and gaps around windows, doors, and the foundation of a home waste energy and cost money. Filling unwanted openings with the proper sealant will increase energy efficiency. 03/24/14

Energy‐Efficient Lighting, G2232
A publication to help homeowners reduce lighting costs by choosing the energy-efficient bulb that's right for different locations within the home. Money-saving tips and a video are included. 03/24/14

Variable Rate Application of Irrigation Water with Center Pivots, EC2000
This publication provides information about the electronic controls and communication equipment that have been developed to allow center pivots to deliver irrigation­ water based on spatial production levels, soil texture, fertility, or field topography. Though the focus of this publication is center pivot irrigation systems, some of the information also could apply to sprinkler irrigation systems that move in a straight line across the field. 03/13/14

Herbicide-Resistant Weeds in Nebraska, EC1278
Seven weed species now are resistant to several groups of herbicides in Nebraska. Common waterhemp, giant ragweed, kochia, marestail, Palmer amaranth, and shattercane are proven ecological survivors. They are resistant to glyphosate or acetolactate synthase (ALS) inhibiting herbicides. 02/27/14

Nematodes of Nebraska Field Crops, EC1908
Photos and brief descriptions and management suggestions for the more common and/or damaging nematodes found in Nebraska field crops. 02/27/14

False Chinch Bug on Potato, G2228
False chinch bugs appear in Nebraska when potatoes are near small grains or alfalfa. Monitor July harvests; apply insecticides if large-scale injury occurs. 02/27/14