Extension Ag Update
November/December 2007
Articles Research Resources Internet Links Ag Facts Education

Internet Links

Herbicide Formulations and Calculations: Active Ingredient or Acid Equivalent?

http://weeds.cropsci.uiuc.edu/extension/factsheets/aivsae.pdf
Review how to calculate the difference between active ingredient and acid equivalents for herbicides.

Biology and Management of Common Lambsquarters, GWC11

http://glyphosateweedscrops.org/Info/GWC-11.pdf
This is the fourth part of the Glyphosate, Weeds, and Crops Series published by Purdue University in partnership with cooperating universities.

Illinois Initiative for the Development of Entrepreneurs in Agriculture

http://web.extension.uiuc.edu/iidea/factsheets.htm
The Illinois Initiative for the Development of Entrepreneurs in Agriculture program is designed to provide high quality educational support and technical assistance to farmers and others in, or dependent on, the agriculture sector. Do you have a marketing or value-added idea? For more information about the program contact Kim Tack: Extension Educator, IDEA, Phone: 309-796-0512. IDEA Fact sheets below are available:

  • Steps To Marketing Your Product
  • Preparing A Business Plan
  • What Is Entrepreneurship
  • What is Relationship Management
  • Sourcing Quality Pork: The Retailers Guide
  • Sourcing Quality Beef: The Retailers Guide
  • What Does It Mean To Be Organic?
  • Meat Regulations In Illinois
  • Making a Better Meat Product
  • Direct Marketing Lamb
  • Niche and Ethnic Markets for Goat Meat

Agriculture Health Study Update

http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Publications/EDC363.pdf
This nation wide study of farm family health continues to reveal concerns and benefits or working on the farm.

Convergence of Agriculture and Energy

http://www.cast-science.org/displayProductDetails.asp?idProduct=145
The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) has released a CAST Commentary, titled "Convergence of Agriculture and Energy: II. Producing Cellulosic Biomass for Biofuels". The report covers these questions: What issues should be evaluated in a realistic appraisal of current and future feedstock supplies? What production methods should be used to maximize agronomic systems? What characteristics should distinguish crops developed specifically for production of biomass? What improvements in the feedstock supply system will most likely lead to enhanced conversion, and in turn, create revenue? and What areas should be emphasized in educating the public on the comprehensive principles of biomass-to-ethanol production?

Selection and Use of Disinfectants, G1410, University of Nebraska

http://www.ianrpubs.unl.edu/epublic/live/g1410/build/g1410.pdf
This guide provides cattle producers and animal health workers information to help them better select and use disinfectants in their biosecurity program.