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Using Foliar Fungicides To Manage Soybean Rust
SR-2005, Land Grant Universities Cooperating NC-504
The Extension Plant Science, Econ and Ag Engineering specialists
at South Dakota State University recently collaborated to produce
an eight-page publication on Asian soybean rust. It also includes
a section on soybean aphid. To order a copy contact: Media Distribution
Communications and Technology, The Ohio State University, 385
Kotman Hill, 2021 Coffey Rd., Columbus, OH 43210-1044, 614-292-1607,
email@example.com. To download a copy, visit: agbiopubs.sdstate.edu/pub_description.cfm?Item=ABS205
Wheat Variety Trials
The 2005 yield, test weight, and height from public and private
wheat varieties grown at University of Illinois Agronomy Research
Centers across the state are available at this website http://vt.cropsci.uiuc.edu/wheat.html
Also included is the two-year and three-year yield average. Data
is available back to 1997. In addition to yield, agronomic characteristics
and pest resistance are listed.including head type (bearded, not
bearded), maturity, winter hardiness, plant height, standability,
and resistance to various diseases (leaf rust and Septoria) and
to the Hessian fly.
Contact your local University of Illinois Extension office for
Estrus Synch Cd
The University of Minnesota Beef Team has created a "Estrus
Synch Planner," available on CD. It is a user-friendly Excel
spreadsheet designed to customize a breeding schedule utilizing
estrus synchronization (ES) and artificial insemination (AI).
The planner consists of five worksheets including a planner worksheet,
printout worksheet and a printable calendar.
The planner provides tips and program overviews, optional supporting
papers and a list of 22 ES protocols described in detail. The
planner worksheet allows customization of a specific breeding
season using any of the ES protocols with the capabilities of
choosing breeding date, type of AI method, product cost and preferred
time of day to AI.
The reports give detailed cost of the protocol, operating cost
and cost analysis with varying estrous responses and conception
rates, based on the number of head synchronized. A detailed calendar
is created with capabilities of printing your customized calendar,
along with tips to achieve optimal reproductive performance. The
$35 CD, includes shipping and handling. To order, e-mail Denise
Plonis at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 218/ 327-4490. For more info, visit www.extension.umn.edu/beef/
Integrated Weed Management: "One Year's Seeding”
The second part of this book's title comes from the traditional
saying, "one year's seeding, seven years' weeding.”
The book's focus is on practical, specific methods of integrated
weed management based on understanding weed life cycles, seedbank
dynamics, and soil properties. For example, nitrogen fertilizer,
if used, should be applied using methods that direct it to the
crop, not weeds (banding, split applications, adjusted timing.
The ten chapters are authored by many scientists and is edited
by D.R. Mutch and K.A. Renner, University of Michigan, 2005, p.
To order contact: MSU Bulletin Office, 117 Central Svcs., Michigan
State Univ., East Lansing, MI 48824-1001, USA. Phone: 1-517-353-6740.
Fax: 1-517-353-7168. Web: http://www.emdc.msue.msu.edu/newpubs.cfm.