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Understanding and Minimizing Veneer Checking on Furniture Panels
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Added: February 12, 2008

This report presents a brief explanation of the causes of veneer checks, and discusses some of the major factors which have been shown to correlate with veneer checking.

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Timber Bridges
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Added: March 22, 2008

Timber bridges can help protect water quality and stream habitat during forestry operations. This publication discusses three basic types of temporary timber bridges.

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Animal Waste Management and the Environment:

Animal waste includes livestock and poultry manure, bedding and litter, plus such things as dairy parlor waste water, feedlot runoff, silage juices from trench silos and even wasted feed. These wastes can affect water quality if proper practices are not followed. These protective practices are very often referred to as best management practices (BMPs) and includes facilities or structures, management practices or vegetative cover.

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Easy-To-Make Bird Feeders

Though many birds migrate south for the winter, there are still some around during the cold months. Food is hard to find, especially when there is snow on the ground. By feeding birds near your home, you can help them out and enjoy the benefits of their presence as well.

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Aquaculture Newsletter 7.1

This newsletter contains nine articles including "Why Use Minnows in Catfish Ponds?," "Fish Growth in Sportfishing Ponds," "PESCAT Handbooks Available," "Getting a Head Start on Pond Weeds," "Ich--The Parasite Problem," "Conserving Water in a Levee Pond."...

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WDFW -- Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary Program

A Department of Fish and Wildlife program to help you help wildlife around your home.

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Harvesting: From Manual to Mechanical

Details the history, research, and development behind the switch from manual to mechanical harvesting

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Best Management Practices

Most of the BMPs in this manual address the protection of water quality or the requirements of Section 404 (dredge and fill) of the Clean Water Act. The BMPs in this manual have been designed to be consistent with the management measures as described in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publication entitled Guidance Specifying Management Measures for Sources of Non-Point Pollution in Coastal Waters, January 1993.

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U.S. Timber Production, Trade, Consumption, and Price Statistics: 1965-1997

This report presents statistical information on production, trade, consumption, and prices of forest products in the United States.

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National Interagency Fire Center

All agencies involved in fire control.

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How to Measure Trees and Logs

Selling timber without measuring the products is like selling livestock without weighing the animals. Knowing what you have to sell and securing several bids can mean many additional dollars from your timber sales.

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Wood-Fueled Home Heating Systems - Which is Best?

Which system is best? This is a simple question for which there is no simple answer. Many factors have to be considered and many alternatives weighed, and each situation must be considered individually.

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Organizing A Hunting Club

The popularity of hunting clubs in Alabama grows each year. Hunting clubs offer their members several advantages not available to independent hunters. Members cite fellowship, opportunities to actively manage resources, and an increased sense of safety and security while hunting as primary reasons for joining clubs.

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Managing Mississippi Farm Ponds and Small Lakes

Because of poor planning, improper construction, or lack of proper management, many Mississippi lakes and ponds are relatively unproductive. A pond that consistently produces good catches of fish is a result of proper planning, construction, and management. The purpose of this publication is to encourage Mississippi landowners to plan, construct, and manage their ponds and lakes properly for recreational fishing.

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BRANCHING OUT: The North Carolina Forest Stewardship Activity Guide
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Added: October 06, 2004

Branching Out is your guide for helping youth appreciate and understand our forest and natural surroundings. Easy to follow classroom and outdoor activities link youth to the forest. Soil and water, wildlife, trees, recreation and natural beauty are the topic areas used to develop the concept of stewardship.

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A Guide for Prescribed Fire in Southern Forests
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Added: February 08, 2008

This guide provides basic information needed to help you become technically proficient in the proper use of prescribed fire. A glossary toward the end of this manual will help you with unfamiliar terms.

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Pruning Forest Trees
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Added: February 26, 2008

This article describes the benefits and techniques for the proper pruning of trees in the yard and in the forest.

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Planting and Care of Fine Hardwood Seedlings
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Added: October 20, 2008

This brochure discusses the most important topics to consider in establishing a plantation of healthy fast-growing hardwoods.

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Urban Forestry Laboratory Exercises

Urban Forestry Laboratory Exercises has been developed as a supplemental activity guide that can be used in any science or interdisciplinary class. The hands-on activities are designed to be data gathering exercises leading the student to make judgments based on analysis and synthesis of the gathered data.

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Insect Defoliators of Missouri Trees: Colony Feeders

All parts of a tree are susceptible to insect attack; there are leaf feeders, sap feeders, and bud, twig, branch and stem borers. The most noticeable type of tree injury is foliage consumption. This article discusses some of the common "colony feeding" pests of Missouri.

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Help Frogs Survive the Winter

With the arrival of chilly fall nights, I've been getting calls from ornamental pond owners who are wondering what to do for their frogs and turtles during winter.

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Gypsy Moth Management for Homeowners

Soon, the gypsy moth will become a household word in Tennessee. This obnoxious new neighbor will be eating its way through our hardwood forests, leaving some forests bare.

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Evaluating High-Graded Hardwood Stands

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Comparison of Certification Schemes of Interest to USA Landowners
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Added: October 25, 2008

Matrix of forest certification schemes including sponsor, costs, etc. by program.

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Chain Saw Safety After a Disaster

Chain saws can be great laborsaving tools. But if not operated properly and with respect, they can quickly cause severe injury and death. This publication addresses some potential hazards that may be encountered while using a chain saw.

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Calibrating Hand-Held and Backpack Sprayers for Applying Pesticides

This article is a fantastic guide for using hand-held backpack sprayers whics are inexpensive tools used to apply pesticides on small acreage.

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Citrus Tree Stresses: Effects on Growth and Yield
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Added: November 17, 2011

The objectives of this document are to: a)Explain how citrus trees respond to changes in availability of water and nutrients; b)Discuss plant-stress situations and their effects on citrus growth and productivity; and c)Discuss the balance between roots and shoots. The target audience for this document dealing with citrus responses to drought conditions includes: Certified Crop Advisers, citrus producers, agrochemical and equipment industry representatives, and other parties interested in citrus management practices.

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Roadside Management For Wildlife

Roadsides if managed properly can provide habitat for various wildlife species. Development of these areas is relatively inexpensive and requires very little maintenance.

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Maintaining Tree/Turfgrass Associations: A Plant Health Care Approach

The common association of trees and turf in landscapes is plagued by competition for scarce water, nutrient, and sunlight resources. In the following article you will find an explanation of the problems that arise from this incompatibility and how to overcome them to achieve healthy, attractive trees and turfgrass.

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Kentucky's Timber Harvesting BMP Implementation Study: Preliminary Results

This publication contains the preliminary results of a study performed to provide information on non-point source pollution issues as they relate to timber harvesting operations in Kentucky.

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