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Identification Guide to Common Spiders in Nebraska

A new publication from Nebraska Extension, Identification Guide to Common Spiders in Nebraska, Extension Circular 1590, is designed to assist with identification of common spiders from 18 families that live in Nebraska as well as two common spider-like arthropods—harvestmen and … Continue reading

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Update on Bacterial Leaf Streak of Corn in Nebraska

Feb. 23, 2017 http://cropwatch.unl.edu/2017/update-bacterial-leaf-streak-corn-nebraska Terra Hartman – Graduate Research Assistant Tamra Jackson-Ziems, Extension Plant Pathologist Bacterial leaf streak disease of corn is caused by the bacterium Xanthomonas vasicola (syn. X. campestris pv. zeae). It was previously only reported on corn … Continue reading

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Systems Research for Ag Handbook: Innovative Solutions to Complex Challenges

As farmers and ranchers strive to maintain profitability, they face a multitude of pressures such as protecting water and air resources, conserving biodiversity and limiting soil erosion. Too often, however, single-faceted agricultural research fails to account for the complex links … Continue reading

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Public Tick IPM Working Group funded by the North Central IPM Center announces new national pest alert on Ticks and Tick-borne diseases.

The Public Tick IPM Working Group funded by the North Central IPM Center has announced the release of their new national pest alert on Ticks and Tick-borne diseases. The pest alert contains information on the tick life cycle, spread of … Continue reading

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Cleaning pesticide application equipment

Clyde Ogg – University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Pesticide Safety Extension Educator Cleaning pesticide spray equipment between crops or after use for the year means exercising precautions. These precautions include using more personal protective equipment (PPE) than when spraying, and possibly … Continue reading

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Just the facts: A review of the biology and economics behind soybean aphid insecticide recommendations

University of Minnesota: Bruce Potter, Robert Koch & Phil Glogoza Iowa State University: Erin Hodgson Purdue University: Christian Krupke Penn State University: John Tooker Michigan State University: Chris DiFonzo Ohio State University: Andrew Michel & Kelley Tilmon North Dakota State … Continue reading

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Identification Guide to Common Spiders in Nebraska published on web

This guide (EC 1590), featuring high quality color photos, is designed to assist with identification of common spiders that live in Nebraska as well as two common spider-like arthropods—harvestmen and windscorpions. But the information in this publication is also broadly … Continue reading

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Herbicide options for planting forage cover crops after corn and soybeans shared

The following article is being added to the current issue of CropWatch.unl.edu Based on a recent Nebraska survey about cover crops, producing forage was among the top five desired benefits. With tighter margins this year, more producers may be considering … Continue reading

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Announcing new publications on climate, native and invasive plants, pollinators, and birds January-February 2016

Drought and leaf herbivory influence floral volatiles and pollinator attraction. Global Change Biology. 22: 1644-1654. website. Components of climate change have the potential to strongly influence floral volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and, in turn, plantpollinator interactions. In this study, we … Continue reading

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A proposal for public and private partnership in Extension

Journal of Integrated Pest Management (2016) 7(1): 4; 1–10  Rayda K. Krell, Marc L. Fisher, Kevin L. Steffey DOI: Article 4 First published online: Feb. 23,  2016 Article Figures & data Information & metrics Explore PDF Abstract Public funding for Extension … Continue reading

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