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Extension Publications

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University of NebraskaLincoln Extension publications offer research-based, peer-reviewed objective information in a wide range of topics.  Written by specialists and educators in UNL’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, publication topics range from crop production to flower gardening and from managing your wildlife to managing your finances and communicating with your teenager.

Publications are available in a Web-friendly format as well as a printer-friendly PDF format.  (To view PDFs download a free Adobe PDF Reader.) Many publications are also available in print from the UNL MarketPlace.  Check under Extension Publications

Publications are updated and added continually so drop by often to stay informed.

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Featured Publications

Make a Rain Barrel

A rain barrel can reduce storm runoff, storing the rainwater for irrigation use. A new Stormwater Management EC entitled Stormwater Management: How to Make a Rain Barrel (EC2001) gives step-by-step instructions with photos on how to make a rain barrel, including a parts and tool list, and guide to assembly and set up.

Water Meter Calculator App

The Water Meter Calculator App (A10003), a new mobile application, calculates the amount of water applied over a specific time period and can even apply the amount to your allocation caps.

Nebraska Cash Corn Prices and Basis Patterns

The Extension Publication Nebraska Cash Corn Prices and Basis Patterns (EC846) has been revised as of September 2014. This publication provides an understanding of how basis works for a primary commodity grown in Nebraska, aimed at improving the marketing decisions of buyers and sellers of grain. Included are cash corn prices and basis patterns for 31 Nebraska sites.