Pest Management and Crop Development Newsletter
A weekly newsletter during the growing season, providing up-to-date
information on current pest problems and management options for
growers. To order: call (800) 345-6087 or write U of I Extension
Newsletter Service, 528WN Bevier Hall, 905 South Goodwin Ave.,
Urbana, IL 61801
Value-Enhanced Corn and Soybean Production in Illinois
"About two-thirds of the 16,800 farmers reported that value-enhanced
crops had increased their farm income by an average of 12.5 percent,"
said Swanson. "It is estimated that Illinois farmers received
a total of about $32 million in additional farm income during
1999 and 2000 from growing value-enhanced corn and soybeans."
This report discusses changes in value-enhanced corn and soybean
production in Illinois including opinions of farmers on the importance
of value-enhanced crops in their production systems. Market and
production information for high oil corn, non-GMO corn, white
and yellow food-grade corn, waxy corn, high-extractable starch
corn, non-GMO soybeans, STS (registered trademark), and clear
hilum, food-grade soybeans are also discussed. Copies of the report
can be obtained by contacting the Value Project office at (217)
244-4796, fax (217) 333-5502, or e-mail: email@example.com
2001 Illinois Agronomy Report: Listing of Projects and Selected
Research Reports from the Research and Education Centers
Crop Sciences Special Report Number 2001-05, Dec. 2001,
A summary of 18 research projects is included in this listing
of current research projects by the University of Illinois, Crop
Science Department. To order a copy call 217-333-9480, write Crop
Sciences Dept., AW-101 Turner Hall, MC-046, Urbana, IL 60181.
Profitable Poultry: Raising Birds on Pasture
A free 16-page color bulletin offered by USDAs Sustainable
Agriculture Network (SAN) - features farmer experiences, plus
the latest research in a new "how-to" guide to raising
chickens and turkeys using pens, movable fencing, and pastures.
To order a copy, call 301-504-6422.
Thinking Paper On Mad Cow Disease
A report by the USDAs Food Safety and Inspection Service
(FSIS) on possible actions to minimize human exposure to meat
food products from cattle that could contain Bovine Spongiform
Encephalopathy (BSE) or the so-called Mad Cow Disease. BSE is
a chronic degenerative disease affecting the nervous system of
cattle. FSIS requests comments on both the current thinking paper
and the Harvard risk assessment. For further information contact
Daniel Engeljohn, Director, Regulations and Directives Development
Staff, Office of Policy, Program Development and Evaluation, USDA
Food Safety and Inspection Service, phone 202-720-5627.
Kim Kaplan, ARS News Service, Agricultural Research Service,
USDA, (301) 504-1637, Kaplan@ars.usda.gov
In 16 hours, a grasshopper will eat its own weight in green food.
Seven grasshoppers per square yard over 10 acres can eat the same
amount as one cow. The web site and CD-ROM are comprehensive sources
for the most recent research in grasshopper management, identification,
biology, ecology and control tactics for land managers, and farmers.
Decision-making software, which is part of the package, can also
help land managers decide if and when pesticide spraying will
make economic and environmental sense. The grasshopper CD project
is a collaborative effort of ARS, USDA's Animal and Plant Health
Inspection Service, and the University of Wyoming, was coordinated
by the ARS Northern Plains Agricultural Research Laboratory in
Sidney, Mont. The CD-ROM is available without charge by contacting
the Northern Plains Agricultural Research Laboratory, 1500 North
Central Ave., Sidney, MT 59270, phone (406) 433-5038, fax (406)
Precision Farming Profitability
James Lowenberg-DeBoer, editor, (765) 494-4230, firstname.lastname@example.org
Topics in this book 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.
To order call the Purdue Media Distribution Center at (888) 398-4636
or e-mail: Media.Order@ces.purdue.edu
"The Dirty Dozen: 12 Pasture Weeds"
Jerry Doll, Extension Weed Scientist, University of Wisconsin
The booklet contains descriptions and color pictures of our most
common pasture weeds. For a copy, contact Peggy Compton at the
Lancaster ARS, 7396 State Hwy. 35/81, Lancaster, WI 53813; ph.
608-723-6243, fax 608-723-2607 or e-mail email@example.com
Low Cost Parlors for Wisconsin and Minnesota Dairy Producers
A description on options for low cost dairy parlors by the Wisconsin
Center for Dairy Profitability. To order the fact sheet and CD-ROM
call Arlin Brannstrom at 608-265-3030.
Field Guide to Butterflies of Illinois
A field guide to identify butterflies found in Illinois. This
guide contains color photographs of species plus information on
habitats, natural history, and distribution. To order: call (217)
333-6880, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org,
or send request to: Distribution Office, Illinois Natural History
Survey, 607 E. Peabody Dr., Champaign, Illinois 61820.