Extension Ag Update
November/December 2010
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)

Managing Alternative Pollinators: A Handbook for Beekeepers, Growers and Conservationists, NRAES-186
Eric Mader, Xerces Society Pollinator Conservation Program;  Marla Spivak University of Minnesota; and Elaine Evans, Author
A full-color guide for rearing and managing bumble bees, mason bees, leafcutter bees and other bee species that provide pollination alternatives to the rapidly declining honey bee. Information on the business, biology of pollination and guidance on raising the alternative bee species.
To order: NRAES Cooperative Extension, PO Box 4557,Ithaca, NY 14852-4557, (607) 255-7654 (O), (607) 254-8770(f),  NRAES@cornell.edu, http://www.nraes.org

Lanes That Keep Dairy Animals High and Dry, University of Wisconsin
To keep grazing dairy animals healthy, high quality lanes are needed to keep cattle high and dry. This detailed publication, illustrated with both photos and construction diagrams, offers options for designing and building quality cattle lanes.
To Order: the learning store, 432 N. Lake Street, Madison, WI 53706, 1-877-947-7827, pubs@uwex.edu

Goat Science and Production
Sandra G. Solaiman, Auburn University
State-of-the-art information on goat science and production practices from an international perspective including information on meat, dairy, and fiber goats, goat anatomy and physiology as well as practical production applications.
To order: Wiley Books, (877) 762-2974, www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0813809363.html