New Extension guides inform forest and homeowners, farmers

Pine conesEach month, experts at WSU Extension publish free guides exploring agriculture, forestry, gardening, and other topics. The latest Extension publications include overviews of resources for forest landowners; how to effectively, efficiently water your home’s lawn; and a Spanish-language guide to interchangeable equipment used in crop sprayers.

Forestry Education and Assistance for Washington Forest and Woodland Property Owners (FS043E)

Information and assistance for forest and woodland property owners in Washington is available from a variety of sources, including public agencies, private consultants, and fellow landowners. Written by WSU Extension Forestry Professor Kevin Zobrist, this 22-page publication offers an overview and quick-reference guide to forestry resources in WSU Extension, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR), as well as other sources of assistance, such as conservation districts, associations, and councils.

Watering Lawns in Washington to Save Water, Save Money, and Have a Healthy, Green Lawn (FS362E)

This guide helps Washington residents improve the health and vigor of their landscapes. Under-watering lawns leads to poor-quality grass. Overwatering leads to high water bills, contributes to lawn diseases, and leaches plant nutrients out of the soil, potentially degrading groundwater quality. Written by Department of Biological Systems Engineering Professor Troy Peters.

Boquillas Intercambiables de Uso Comun para Pulverizadoras o Aspersoras Usadas en Cultivos Perennes con Copa o Follaje (FS352S).

Las boquillas de su aspersora pueden afectar de manera significativa la eficacia de su programa de manejo de plagas. Estas afectan la cantidad de producto que se aplica (tasa de aplicación), el patrón de aspersión en el cultivo objetivo y el tamaño de la gota.

This is the Spanish language version of the Extension guide, Common Interchangeable Nozzles for Perennial Crop Canopy Sprayers, by doctoral alumna Margaret McCoy, and Extension Specialists Michelle Moyer and Gwen-Alyn Hoheisel.