January 16, 2013
Newly Released UNL Extension Publications
The following crop publications were recently released by UNL Extension and are available on the Extension Publications Website.
- 2013 Guide for Weed Management with Insecticide and Fungicide Information. This 286-page manual includes research results and recommendations on weed management in Nebraska crop production and now also includes fungicide and insecticide information. This volume mainly deals with herbicides, fungicides and insecticides as aids for crop production, but also includes sections on cultural and biological pest control. It is available free on-line or can be ordered in print or in a downloadable version from Marketplace.unl.edu.
- Irrigating Soybean (G1367, revised). Proper irrigation management is critical to optimize both yields and irrigation water resources. Irrigated soybean production in Nebraska encompasses a region with diverse soils and climate that require different irrigation management strategies. This NebGuide details irrigation water management recommendations that accommodate Nebraska's soil, climate, and precipitation variability.
- Using a Chlorophyll Meter to Improve N Management (G1632, revised). How to use a chlorophyll meter as a tool to improve nitrogen management by detecting nitrogen deficiency and determining the need for additional N fertilizer.
- Bait Stations for Controlling Rats and Mice (G1646, revised). Bait stations increase both the effectiveness and safety of the toxic baits used to control rats and mice. Learn how to build, bait and position bait stations around your home and farm to maximize rodent control.
- Nutrient Management Suggestions for Grain Sorghum (G1669, revised). Nutrient management for grain sorghum integrates fertilizer use with other factors that affect soil nutrient availability, including application of manure or other organic materials, and consideration of previous crops and of soil test values. Fertilizer nutrient needs for grain sorghum may be based on expected yield, soil nutrient levels, previous crop, and fertilizer-nitrogen costs relative to grain value. Includes fertilizer information and recommendations for nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, sulfur, zinc, iron and starter fertilizer.
- Management of Residue-Borne Diseases of Winter Wheat (G1671, revised). Recommendations for an integrated management plan to reduce the development of residue-borne diseases in no-till and reduced tillage wheat production systems.
- Micronutrient Management in Nebraska (G1830, revised). Of the 16 elements known to be essential for plant growth, seven are used in very small amounts and, with the exception of iron, have an uptake of less than 1 pound per acre per year (Table I). These are classified as micronutrients and include zinc (Zn), iron (Fe), manganese (Mn), copper (Cu), boron (B), molybdenum (Mo), and chlorine (Cl). Interest in micronutrients has increased with increasing yield levels, increasing rates of nutrient removal in harvests, and availability of alternative micronutrient products. This NebGuide addresses issues of micronutrient fertilizer use with a focus on the use of zinc and iron.
- Summer Annual Forage Grasses (G2183, new). The summer annual grasses used most frequently for forage in Nebraska each have unique growth characteristics. Proper management is essential for optimum production. This NebGuide includes plant descriptions for sudangrass, sorghum-sudangrass hybrids, forage sorghum, foxtail millet, pearl millet, and teff; seeding, fertilizer, and weed control recommendations; methods of use and prussic acid and nitrate poisoning.