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Here are the latest publications from NDSU Extension.

Taking Charge of Family Finances: Family Money Manager

Money is an often-discussed topic in most families, usually centering on, “Where did it go?” More money usually is not the answer for solving financial concerns for most families. Instead, developing a plan for better money management will help most families feel more satisfied with their income and their progress toward goals.

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Let's Enjoy Zucchini!

Zucchini is a type of summer squash that can be used in a variety of ways. Whether you make it sweet, spicy or savory, it provides a nourishing amount of vitamins A, C and K, plus potassium and other minerals. This handout provides tips and recipes for preparing and preserving zucchini.

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Calving Book

Successful beef production begins with good records. CHAPS™ (Cow Herd Appraisal Performance Software) is a web-based recordkeeping and analysis application for cow-calf operations. CHAPS™ can help producers track inventories, evaluate cow profitability, and monitor herd reproduction and calf performance.

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Cyanide Poisoning

Cyanide, prussic acid and hydrocyanic acid are all terms describing the same toxic substance. It is one of the most rapidly acting toxins that affect mammals. Cyanide is a lethal ingredient that has been used in rodent and vermin killers.

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Dry Pea and Lentil Root Rot Management Guide

Root rots are an important yield-limiting factor in lentil and pea production. Managing root rots requires preventative measures, early detection and accurate diagnosis. This publication describes symptoms and management strategies for root rot pathogens of peas and lentils.

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Resource Guide for Livestock Manure Management

Livestock manure management issues are becoming increasingly important and complex. Ample educational, technical and financial assistance is available to producers. Individuals are encouraged to take a proactive approach when dealing with livestock manure to take advantage of resources and avoid negative regulatory action.

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A Pocket Guide to Preparing Fruits and Vegetables

This pocket guide provides creative ideas for using fruits and vegetables as part of nutritious meals and snacks. Be sure to wash your hands with warm, soapy water before and after preparing food. Rinse fresh fruits and vegetables, even those you peel, under running tap water.

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Helping Your Child Cope After a Natural Disaster

Children have limited experiences with natural disasters, so it is normal for them to be afraid. It is important that children are met with kindness and understanding from parents and other adults to help cope with these feelings. Children should be encouraged to talk about their feelings and express their fears through play, drawing, painting or clay/play dough. Caring conversations can help them process any fears.

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Protecting Your Water Source: What’s the Condition of Your Water Well?

Water wells can become contaminated over time, and usually, the source of contamination is within 100 feet of the well. Testing the water is the only way to know what substances are present, if your well tests positive for bacteria and/or elevated nitrates, there are several questions to ask. This publication goes over testing your well water, and what questions to ask if it is contaminated.

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Nourishing Your Mind and Body: Manage Stress for Better Health

People have different definitions of stress. Probably the most common definition is “physical, mental or emotion strain or tension.” Stress is different for all of us. People will perceive the same stressor in a number of ways and, therefore, react to it differently. An event can be overwhelming to one person and exciting to another. For example, many politicians, comedians and public speakers truly enjoy appearing on stage in front of huge crowds, while the same situation provides anxiety and fear for other people.

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