2001 Soybean Varieties with Soybean Cyst Nematode Resistance
This list of soybean varieties is compiled for informational
purposes only and is based on information provided by the seed
companies. The list of soybean varieties is complied to benefit
soybean producers who are in need of resistant soybeans to use
in the management of a soybean cyst nematode infestation. Paper
copies are available at your local Extension Office.
2000 On-Farm Specialty Crop Trial Summary
hit button "On-farm Trails Data"
This publication summarizes the results of the 2000 growing season,
on-farm trials that were carried out at 54 locations in 35 Illinois
counties to compare yields and expected economic returns from
different specialty corn hybrids and soybean varieties. To order
this free publication contact Burt Swanson, Department of Agricultural
and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
412 Mumford Hall, 1301 West Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL 61801 USA,
The Ugly Guys! Household Pests
Thirty-one common household pests are the focus of a new set
of photo cards available from the Illinois Natural History Survey.
The front of the baseball card-sized cards has a full-color photograph
of the insect, and the back contains useful information that describes
the insect, the damage it causes, and nonchemical control recommendations.
To order send a check or money order for $8 to Distribution
Center, Illinois State Natural History Survey, 607 E. Peabody
Dr., Champaign, IL 61820. Please make checks payable to the Illinois
Natural History Survey. To place a credit card order, call 217-333-6880.
Related publications: The Bad Guys! Garden Pests and The
Good Guys! Natural Enemies of Insects.
ILLINOIS: Research, Teaching and Outreach
This free bulletin is sent to anyone interested in learning about
current programs and research results of the College of Agricultural,
Consumer and Environmental Sciences. To subscribe call 217-333-4780
or write: Editor- ILLINOIS, Information Technology and Communication
Services, 9 Mumford Hall, 1301 West Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL
Grassland Birds: Fostering Habitats Using Rotational Grazing
This publication describes the benefits of pastures for protecting
nesting birds. Tables of typical birds found in pastures are included.
To order (cost $4.50): fax it to 608-265-8052 or send it to: Cooperative
Extension Publications, 45 North Charter Street, Madison, WI 53715.
To phone in your order, call 608-262-3346 or toll-free at 1-877-WIS-PUBS
"Hogs Your Way"
New publication helps you take more control over hog production
by exploring alternatives for hog production. It covers options
for keeping your operation profitable and environmentally friendly,
regardless of size. There are profiles on large- and small-scale
hog farmers who are successful using Swedish deep-straw farrowing,
pasture farrowing, hoop house finishing or confinement farrowing
and finishing. It's available for $5 plus costs from the University
of Minnesota Extension Service Distribution Center, (800) 876-8636,
Ask for number 7641. Call the MISA office, (800) 909-6472, for
Precision Farming Profitability
This new book shows farmers how to use site-specific tools and
strategies to improve crop management. The book is a joint effort
between Purdue's Site-Specific Management Center and CNH Global
N.V., which manufactures Case IH and New Holland farm equipment.
Topics covered in "Precision Farming Profitability" include:
estimating precision farming benefits, variety-performance testing
with GPS, drainage, soil fertility, weed control, yield monitoring
and mapping, soil sampling, remote sensing, variable-rate technologies,
Geographic Information Systems, on-farm research, manure management,
and weather information. The 132-page book contains 14 chapters
on profitability issues and reference material, as well as a glossary
of precision farming terms. Color photos, graphs and worksheets
are scattered throughout the book, along with short stories from
farmers who've used site-specific methods.
To order call the Purdue Media Distribution Center toll-free
at (888) 398-4636 or by e-mail at Media.Order@ces.purdue.edu.