Extension Ag Update
September/October 2002
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Buying Horse Hay, #A3772

This 15-page booklet guides you through the hay buying process. It includes information on sampling and inspecting hay, a discussion of identifying problem hay, guidelines for the best methods for purchasing, transporting and storing hay. A two-page “Hay Checklist” has things to consider before you buy. To order, contact University of Illinois ITCS at 1-800-345-6087.

Pocket Guide to Soybean Diseases in the Midwestern U.S.

This user-friendly guide covers 24 common soybean diseases and offers targeted, practical information on background, disease agent, symptoms, time of occurrence, conditions favoring disease and management planning. High quality color photos will ensure accurate identification. P. 47. To order: contact Univ. of Illinois ITCS Publications office at 1-800-345-6087

Designing Feeding Programs for Natural and Organic Pork Production

Describes how to develop swine feeding programs for organic certification. Suggests diets to use according to pig size and pasture supplementation. Call 800-876-8636, or email: order@extension.umn.edu

Community Supported Agriculture Resources for Farmers or Producers

A long list of books, articles, videocassettes, etc. are listed to learn more about CSA’s. A printed version is free from Alternative Farming Systems Information Center, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD, 301-504-6422, afsic@nal.usda.gov