University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Extension Publications

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New Publications (published or revised in past 60 days)

Let's FightBAC!, EC494
“Let’s FightBAC®!” is a food safety education program for Native American and Hispanic caregivers who prepare meals for children 10 years and younger. The four-part program is designed to be completed in three hours. Handouts are available in English and Spanish. 12/15/14

Nutrient Management for Agronomic Crops in Nebraska, EC155
A guide to nutrient use from all sources for the production of Nebraska's major agronomic crops. Content in this 159-page, comprehensive book is divided into two main areas: the basic principles of soil fertility for the primary, secondary and micronutrients and fertilizer recommendations for individual crops. 12/11/14

2015 Guide to Weed Management in Nebraska with Insecticide and Fungicide Information, EC130
Research results and recommendations on weed management in Nebraska crop production, now with fungicide and insecticide information. Use the Table of Contents and bookmarks to open specific sections of this comprehensive, 304-page guide. A print edition and downloadable PDF edition can be ordered at 12/10/14

Nebraska Beef Cattle Reports 1997-2015, MP100
Table of contents that links to annual Nebraska Beef Cattle Reports from 1997 - 2015 and annual report summaries for 2001 to 2015. 12/09/14

2014 Nebraska Beef Report Summaries, G425
Brief synopses of UNL beef research. 12/08/14

Management of Sandhills Rangelands for Greater Prairie-Chickens, EC305
A species of prairie grouse historically found in the central part of North America, the greater prairie-chicken is a frequent attraction among birders and hunters alike. While it is hard to control predators and impossible to control weather conditions, following special land management practices for brood-rearing sites will help increase chick survival and greater prairie-chicken populations. 12/05/14

Expanded Learning Opportunities: Experiential Learning Leader Guide, EC486
The avenues to use experiential learning can be seen in multiple settings from youth organizations to traditional classrooms. The challenges of experiential learning are designing the environment and having youth who are open and engaged in the learning process. 12/05/14

Expanded Learning Opportunities: Youth to Youth Positive Interactions, EC489
Friendships help youth develop emotionally and morally, and help them to learn critical life skills such as social skills, communication, cooperation, problem solving, and many more. This publication has strategies and activities for youth development professionals to use in building positive peer relationships. 12/05/14

2015 Nebraska Crop Budgets, EC872
Sixty-nine crop production budgets track revenue and costs for 16 crops and a variety of production systems. Individual budgets are available at as PDFs and as Excel files that can be customized for individual farm operations. This resource also includes tables of power, machinery, labor, and input costs used to develop the budgets. 12/04/14

Beef Feedlot Nitrogen Management, G2252
Provides for management of nitrogen in the beef feedlot. 11/20/14

Impact of Feeding Byproducts on Nutrient Management, G2251
This research-based publication presents the effects of feeding byproducts in feedlot diets as they relate to nutrient management, and gives recommendations designed for managing dietary phosphorus and nitrogen. 11/18/14

Common Stalk Rot Diseases of Corn, EC1898
Descriptions of stalk rot diseases common to Nebraska corn, including anthracnose, fusarium, gibberella, diplodia, charcoal, and bacterial. Also includes risk factors favoring stalk rots and scouting recommendations. 11/12/14

Managing Manure Phosphorus from Feedlots, G2250
This NebGuide presents recommendations designed for managing dietary phosphorus in the feedlot and the impact on nutrient management plans. 11/12/14

Nitrogen Loss Assessment Tool (N-LAT) for Nebraska: Background and Users Guide, G2249
This publications provides the basis and procedure for using N-LAT to estimate average nitrogen (N) loss over several years for corn and soybean production to leaching, volatilization, denitrification, and nitrous oxide emission for specific field-management situations. The effects of alternative management practices can be assessed. N-LAT is not intended for short-term, in-season management decisions. 11/03/14

2015 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report, MP101
University of Nebraska-Lincoln beef cattle research on cow/calf production, growing, forage management and crop residue utilization, finishing, and beef products. 10/29/14

Expanded Learning Opportunities: Engaging Intergenerational Volunteers Leader Guide, EC490
Intergenerational programming in an out-of-school setting can provide many benefits for youth, adults and the community. 10/24/14

Expanded Learning Opportunities: Engaging International Volunteers Participant Guide, EC491
Intergenerational volunteers can play an important role in out-of-school settings. The benefits for both youth and adults are endless when blending the generations is purposeful and directed. 10/23/14