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Grass Carp in Mississippi Farm Ponds

Controlling and eliminating aquatic weeds from farm ponds in Mississippi are often confusing and frustrating tasks. There are three basic weed control approaches, and a combination of two or more of these often is required for success. The selection of a weed control program depends on local conditions in the pond, as well as the needs, desires, and capabilities of the pond owner or manager.

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Guidelines for Developing and Evaluating Tree Ordinances

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Control of Nitrogen Levels in Trees

From an energy standpoint, uptake and reduction of nitrates with incorporation into an organic framework is one of the most expensive tasks a tree performs. It would hardly be worthwhile if useable nitrogen in the environment was not at a premium.

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Layman's Guide to Private Access Road Construction

Poorly constructed access roads often cause severe erosion and stream sedimentation that benefit no one.

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Management of Georgia Sportfishing Ponds

The over one million ponds in the United States are a significant and valuable sportfishing resource. Forty percent of the recreational fishing in Georgia is on the estimated 100,000 ponds across the state. Some ponds are used solely for fishing, while ot...

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Channel Catfish Production

This provides production requirements and marketing strategies for catfish farming as the fastest growing segment of the aquaculture industry in the United States.

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Natural Resource Skills Introduction to Tree Identification

When you feel that you are ready, simply click here for a practice leaf test, or on the word twigs for a practice winter i.d. test. You can also go to the introduction to tree identification lecture to review terminology or just to visit.

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Chipmunk Control BROKEN
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Added: November 04, 2008

Information on chipmunk biology and tips for controlling damage.

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Trees to Plant In Containers or Wells

Landscaping in a small area is challenging, but popular. Planting trees in small areas can limit root and shoot development. Proper selection of plant material for small areas is important to ensure a healthy environment for the plant. Sidewalks, patios, decks, entrances, courtyards and other small areas can be landscaped with the use of containers or wells with restricted soil area.

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Fusiform Rust Disease of Southern Pines: Biology, Ecology and Management

An extensive source for learning about the life cycle and management of fusiform rust.

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Protecting Trees from Construction Damage: A Homeowner's Guide

This publication explains some things that landowners can do to minimize the impact of construction on trees. It describes landscape protection plans, special construction techniques, symptoms of damage, and treatment strategies.

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Controlling Undesirable Trees, Shrubs and Vines in Your Woodland

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Your Trees Trouble May Be You

"Your Tree's Trouble May Be You!" is a companion to "A Tree Hurts, Too". They are part of a Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture program designed to provide information on the wise use and care of trees...some of our most versatile and renewable natural resources.

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Forestry Images

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Citrus Cold Weather Protection and Irrigation Scheduling Tools Using Florida Automated Weather Network (FAWN) Data

With a crop value of $597 million in 2006/07, citrus is the most important horticultural crop grown in Florida. The 2.4 million tons of annual citrus production in Florida accounts for approximately 75 and 20% of United States and world citrus production, respectively. Agricultural water use has become a greater concern for citrus production in Florida due to increasing competition between agricultural, commercial, and residential use of limited water supplies. Tools have been developed for the FAWN that will assist citrus growers in improving frost protection and irrigation scheduling while saving water. These tools are the Cold Protection Toolkit and the Citrus Microsprinkler Irrigation Scheduler. Use of these tools, potential benefits to citrus growers and water savings are described below.

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Timber Sale Security Guidelines for CRP Plantations
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Added: October 20, 2008

To a landowner, timber is a valuable asset. It often seems to grow by itself, requiring little care or management. However, there are security concerns during the entire process of producing salable products from a forest.

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Methods for Root Control
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Added: November 05, 2008

There has never been a time with more innovative tools and techniques available for minimizing infrastructure damage exacerbated by tree root growth. This limited bibliography helps identify the pertinent literature which contain means of controlling tree root growth. It remains the responsibility of the tree owner and the resource consultant to create and use root growth control tools and techniques that are tree-literate and do not destroy the many goods and services which trees bring to people's lives over long periods of time.

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Landowner's Handbook for Managing Southern Pines

A fantastic manual produced by USDA Forest Service for pine management in the South.

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Grow and Maintain a Healthy Birch Tree

In many landscapes, birch trees begin to decline within a few years, and many trees die well before reaching maturity. A healthy birch tree should be able to survive and thrive for 40-50 years. In many yards, however, it is not unusual for birch trees, especially the white-barked birches, to die well before reaching 20 years of age.

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Urban Trees and Shrubs

A guide to the selection of trees and shrubs and their care in urban areas.

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The Raccoon -- Friend or Foe

The raccoon (Procyon lotor) is an important link in nature's food web. Raccoons are also beneficial to humans because of their consumption of pesky insects and mice, their aesthetic qualities, and their fur. They are an enjoyable and lovable animal; however, they can cause damage and pose health problems to animals and humans. This publication describes precautions that you can take to avoid potential raccoon problems.

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Southern Pine Beetle Control Techniques

Southern pine beetle (SPB) caused timber losses can be reduced through the use of one or more recommended direct-control tactics. SPB control, to be most effective, should be a year-round activity.

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Kentucky Christmas Tree Production Workbook: Pest Control

This publication describes ways to minimize insect problems in Christmas tree plantations and completely avoid the need for insect pest control.

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Trinity Blacklands Urban Forestry Council

The Trinity Blacklands Urban Forestry Council is an organization formed to address the increasing urban forestry needs for the eight county region surrounding Dallas, Texas.````Our mission is to promote the protection and development of urban forest resources. We execute our mission by communicating important issues, needs and information about urban forest resources to our local officials, civic leaders and media.

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Trees
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Added: July 19, 2008

Colorado State University Cooperative Extension Service Gardening and Horticulture page provides information on trees.

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Tree Growth Rings: Formation and Form

Trees sense and respond to a host of environmental events and changes. Trees integrate these separate responses to individual conditions into a general whole-tree reaction. A growth increment represents hundreds of internal and external variables put into...

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Tree Crops for Marginal Farmland Black Walnut

This publication describes the most effective practices used to grow black walnut trees in the southern United States and the cost of those practices. It includes an economic analysis which employs usual costs and expected returns to determine outcomes of representative investments.

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Tree Care Industry Association

The Tree Care Industry Association is a 70-year-old public and professional resource on trees and arboriculture representing approximately 2,100 tree service and affiliated company members.

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Riparian Forest Buffers

This fact sheet is intended to identify the benefits of riparian areas, describe the various riparian systems in Oklahoma, and suggest appropriate management practices to help maintain them.

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Mat-forming Quillwort (Isoetes tegitiformans)

Aquatic plant 3-8 centimeters (1.2-3.2in) tall that reproduces by spores. Has five to 10 pointed, stiff and needle-like leaves, about 5-7 centimeters (2-2.8 in) long and 1 millimeter (0.04 in) wide. Leaves have light green tops that yellow toward the base.

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