Extension Ag Update
November/December 2003
Articles Research Resources Internet Links Ag Facts Education


Publications Plus –University of Illinois Agricultural and Horticultural Publications

Call 1-800-345-6087 or order on the web www.PublicationsPlus.uiuc.edu. It’s a one-stop shop for a current catalog of research-based information (MasterCard and VISA accepted)

  • NEW! Pocket Guide to Crop Development

A handy pocket guide that describes the different stages of crop growth. Call University of Illinois Publications 1-800-345-6087

Agriculture of the Middle

This project focuses on strategies for regenerating mid-scale US farms and food-related enterprises. For more information contact Steve Stevenson, Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems, Univ. of WI, gwsteven@wisc.edu; 608-262-5202.

Management-Intensive Grazing, the Grassroots of Grass Farming

Author: Jim Gerrish (an Illinois native and formerly with University of Missouri), 320 p.
Chapters include Growing Quality Pasture, Matching Forage and Animals, Managing Pastures and Animals, Extending the Grazing Season, Fencing, Water Basics, Designing Your Grazing System, Putting It All Together, etc. To order contact the Stockman Grass Farmer, P.O. Box 2300, Ridgeland, MS 39158-2300.

Steps to Successful No-till Establishment of Forages, Ext. Bull. E-2880, Oct. 2003

This 15-page bulletin focuses on best management practices in Midwest to use no-till to establish forages. This publication is a joint bulletin from Michigan State University, University of Wisconsin, University of Minnesota, and NRCS. To order, contact Michigan State University publications, phone 517-353-6740, or online at http://web2.msue.msu.edu/bulletins