Extension Ag Update
July/August 2001
Articles Research Resources Internet Links Ag Facts Education

Internet Links

Biosecurity and Livestock Disease
http://il-traill.outreach.uiuc.edu/biosecurity/
Up-to-date information on Biosecurity on your farm as well as information on "Mad Cow", "Foot and Mouth" and "Johne’s" diseases.

Photoperiodic Manipulation of Lactation in Dairy Cattle
http://il-traill.outreach.uiuc.edu/photoperiod/
Photoperiod manipulation offers dairy producers a management tool that increases efficiency of the lactating cow. The technique is cost-effective, simple, and does not involve extra labor or cow handling. It's as simple as leaving on the lights. Use of photoperiod to stimulate milk production in dairy cattle should be considered in all dairy housing.

Pest Management Centers
http://www.pmcenters.org/
Current information on pest management research, state pest newsletters, crop profiles, pesticide information, up-to-date news articles on pesticides, and much more.

University of Illinois Extension Grain Price Outlook
http://www.farmdoc.uiuc.edu/marketing/outlook_grain.html
These newsletters examine the implications of the USDA's Grain Stocks and Crop report for corn, soybean and wheat prices for the current as well as the 2001-02 marketing year.

Ecological Monitoring of Genetically Modified Crops
http://books.nap.edu/catalog/10068.html
The National Research Council workshop summary "Ecological Monitoring of GM Crops" has been published by National Academy Press. This public workshop was held July 13-14, 2000 in response to a specific request from USDA and its focus was on monitoring approaches for ecological effects of genetically modified crops.

Agriculture: Industry of the Future
http://www.oit.doe.gov/agriculture/
Offering a new vision for agriculture and it’s many by-products.

Global Warming Report
http://www.nationalacademies.org/
This site has the text of the National Academies recent report which responds to an inquiry by the Bush Administration. It sums up science's current understanding of global climate change. It characterizes warming trends over the last 100 years and the next 100 years and review human activities impact on warming. For White House comments on warming see: http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2001/06/20010611-2.html

EPA Web-Based Drinking Water Training
http://www.epa.gov/safewater/dwa/electronic.html
The EPA Office of Water has an interactive, web-based Drinking Water Academy Electronic Workshop designed to provide self-paced training modules that give a broad introduction to the Safe Drinking Water Act. Training modules feature four sections: Introductory, Regulatory, Technical, and Other.

Answers to Biotech Questions
http://www.ucbiotech.org
This University of California website gives scientists, teachers and other users a better understanding of the issues surrounding biotechnology related to food, with quick access to science-based information.