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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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Forestry Guide

Forestry Guide is an internet based subject gateway to scholarly relevant information in Forestry. Resources are described and evaluated with a set of metadata based on the Dublin Core Metadata Element. Each resource is described with a set of metadata based on the Dublin Core Metadata Element Set in order to make records browsable in the Subject Catalog or the Source Type Catalog as well as searchable with local Search Options.

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Winter Kill in Channel Catfish

Winter Kill Syndrome is a serious disease affecting farm-raised channel catfish during colder months.

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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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Timber Sale Volumes, Weights and Prices

Timber is Georgia's number one single cash crop for landowners. However, buying or selling timber can be a puzzling process, since different units of measure may be used for different products.

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Wildlife Food Planting Guide For The Southeast

This guide has been designed for the Southeast to help landowners, recreation clubs, and hunters better manage populations of the white-tailed deer, eastern wild turkey, bobwhite quail, mourning dove, and various species of waterfowl by providing wildlife habitat and food-planting management techniques.

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Protecting Trees and Shrubs Against Winter Damage

Minnesota's harsh climate is often responsible for severe damage to landscape plants. Winter sun, wind, and cold temperatures can bleach and desiccate evergreen foliage, damage bark, and injure or kill branches, flowerbuds, and roots. Snow and ice can break branches and topple entire trees. All is not bleak, however, as landscape plants can be protected to minimize some of this injury.

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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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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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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish and wildlife and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people..

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Tennesee Yellow-eyed Grass (Xyris tenneseensis)

A narrow-leaved perennial 0.5 - 0.8 meters (20 - 32 in) tall; grows in clumps from a fleshy bulb-like base wrapped with small, dark-purple outer leaves. Interior leaves are larger, longer, flat to slightly twisted, smooth-edged and linear. These deep gree...

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Smoke Management Guidelines

The South Carolina Smoke Management Guidelines provide for minimizing the impact of smoke from vegetative debris burning operations.``To do this, the Guidelines define smoke sensitive areas, amounts of vegetative debris that may be burned, and atmospheric conditions suitable for burning this debris

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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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Private Forest Management Team Pine Plantation Investment Calculator (PPIC)

The PFMT's Pine Plantation Investment Calculator is an EXCEL spreadsheet that allows you to evaluate expected economic returns from establishment and management of pine plantations in the Southern US.

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Organic Fertilizers

Compared to synthetic fertilizer formulations,organic fertilizers contain relatively low concentrations of actual nutrients, but they perform important functions which the synthetic formulations do not.

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Attract Hole Nesting Birds
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Added: October 20, 2008

We put up a nest box for squirrels, and a screech owl moved in. How do we run it off so we can have squirrels?'' To me, that seems like a bizarre request.

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Tree Crops for Marginal Farmland Loblolly Pine

This guide describes the most effective practices used to grow loblolly pine trees in the southern United States and the cost of those practices. It includes a financial analysis which uses typical costs and expected returns to evaluate a representative investment.

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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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Sealing Leaking Ponds

Excessive seepage in ponds is generally due either to a poor site--that is, one in which the soils in the impounded area are too permeable to hold water--to improperly constructed levees or dams, or to physical damage caused by tree roots, burrowing rodents, or other factors.

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Legal Terms & Concepts for Forest Land Owners
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Added: October 05, 2008

This publication contains selected legal terms and concepts designed to acquaint the forest land owner with terminology designed to help specialized needs.

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Weeds Gone Wild: Alien Plant Invaders of Natural Areas

Weeds Gone Wild: Alien Plant Invaders of Natural Areas is a web-based project of the Plant Conservation Alliance's Alien Plant Working Group, that provides information for the general public, land managers, researchers, and others on the serious threat and impacts of invasive alien (exotic, non-native) plants to the native flora, fauna, and natural ecosystems of the United States.

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Testing Your Soil
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Added: October 20, 2008

This publication explains the benefits and process of testing your soil.

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Soil Nutrient Variability in Southern Piedmont Soils

When sampling soil, it is usually recommended that one collect a small amount of soil from a number of locations within a field, then mix the soil together in a pail for a good, representative sample. The reasoning behind this approach is that soil nutrient level tends to vary across a field due to the heterogenous nature of soil.

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Controlling Undesirable Trees, Shrubs and Vines in Your Woodland

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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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Introduction to Growing Christmas Trees

Christmas trees can be grown successfully in Oklahoma; however, knowledge of production procedures and marketing potentials are essential.

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Private Landowners Guide to Forest Certification in the South
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Added: September 17, 2008

After hearing the phrase forest certification, many people ask, what, how, and why. This publication helps forest landowners understand forest certification, how it began, why it should be considered, what types of certification systems are available, and the steps necessary to become certified.

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Protecting Existing Trees During Constructioin

Working around existing trees or under their canopies can be harmful to the trees. If you are planning to do work under the tree canopy or dripline of the tree it will be beneficial to read this article first and decide if the tree you will be working under is worth saving and how to protect it from stress.

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Tree Crops for Marginal Farmland Royal Paulownia
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Added: February 12, 2008

This guide briefly describes the methods and costs of growing Royal Paulownia trees in the southern United States. It includes a financial analysis which uses estimated costs and expected returns to evaluate a representative investment.

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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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