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Cooperative Extension

1983

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G83-659 Irrigating Onions, C. Dean Yonts, David Nuland, Paul Fischbach Jan 1983

G83-659 Irrigating Onions, C. Dean Yonts, David Nuland, Paul Fischbach

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide outlines the onion's water requirements as it develops through the season and how to best meet them to assure marketable grade and optimum yield.

Growing an irrigationd crop of onions is a very involved process. This is because the onion is a shallow rooted biennial that depends on daylength and temperature for the development of the marketable product—the bulb.


G83-638 Strawberry Pests, Timothy P. Miller, David L. Keith Jan 1983

G83-638 Strawberry Pests, Timothy P. Miller, David L. Keith

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide discusses the more common pests of strawberries in Nebraska, their damage, and recommended control procedures.

Several pests attack strawberries and cause varying types and degrees of injury. Damaging infestations of strawberry pests do not occur in Nebraska in most years. However, control measures are occasionally required to maintain quality, yield, and health of the strawberry bed.


G83-684 Row Crop Planters: Equipment Adjustments And Performance In Conservation Tillage, Elbert C. Dickey, Paul J. Jasa Jan 1983

G83-684 Row Crop Planters: Equipment Adjustments And Performance In Conservation Tillage, Elbert C. Dickey, Paul J. Jasa

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide discusses planters used in conservation tillage systems and gives recommendations for improving planter performance.

The planter's primary job is to place seed where it will germinate and grow. Proper seed spacing minimizes competition for the light, nutrients and soil moisture essential for crop growth.

Several factors influence planter performance, including adjustments and correct operation. Field conditions also are important.

Traditionally, producers used tillage equipment that created a well-tilled, residue-free seedbed for planting. Many producers now are adopting conservation tillage methods that have fewer tillage operations and leave a protective residue cover on the soil surface.


G83-681 Velvetleaf, Fred Roeth, Russell Moomaw, Alex Martin, Orvin Burnside Jan 1983

G83-681 Velvetleaf, Fred Roeth, Russell Moomaw, Alex Martin, Orvin Burnside

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide provides guidelines on how to control velvetleaf by prevention, cultural and mechanical methods, and by use of recommended herbicides.

Velvetleaf (Abutilon theophrasti Medic.), a member of the Mallow family, is related to cotton, hollyhocks, and numerous weeds. Other common names include buttonweed, Indian mallow, butterprint, piemarker, velvetweed, and cottonweed. The preferred name, velvetleaf, amply describes its velvety-textured, hairy-surfaced leaves.

A native of China and presumably introduced into the U.S. from India as a fiber crop, this annual weed is adapted to cropland throughout most of the United States. Over the past 10 years, velvetleaf has increased dramatically ...


G83-665 Hemp Dogbane, John D. Furrer, Alex R. Martin, Fred W. Roeth Jan 1983

G83-665 Hemp Dogbane, John D. Furrer, Alex R. Martin, Fred W. Roeth

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide describes hemp dogbane, including how it spreads, and provides recommendations for cultural and chemical control. Hemp dogbane is a perennial broadleaf weed native to North America. In Nebraska it is most prevalent in the eastern and central areas, but is occasionally found throughout the state.


G83-648 Wild Proso Millet (Revised April 1992), Robert G. Wilson Jan 1983

G83-648 Wild Proso Millet (Revised April 1992), Robert G. Wilson

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide describes wild proso millet and its life cycle and provides recommendations for control.

Wild proso millet (Panicum millaceum L.) is one of the fastest spreading weeds in the corn belt. In the early 1970s, wild proso millet was found in a few isolated corn fields in Wisconsin. By 1987 wild proso millet had infested over one million acres in Wisconsin, had infested most of the southern corn-growing counties in Minnesota, and was present in Iowa, North and South Dakota, Illinois, Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska.

In Nebraska, wild proso millet was found first in a small area in Scotts ...


G83-675 Yield Grades And Quality Grades For Lamb Carcasses, Dennis E. Burson, Ted Doane Jan 1983

G83-675 Yield Grades And Quality Grades For Lamb Carcasses, Dennis E. Burson, Ted Doane

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide discusses yield and quality grades for lamb carcasses and their importance to producers.

Lamb carcass grades when applied by a USDA meat grader must consist of a yield grade and a quality grade. Yield grades estimate the percentage of closely trimmed, boneless retail cuts from the leg, loin, rib and shoulder. Quality grades indicate the palatability or eating characteristics of lamb.

Evaluating lamb carcasses for USDA Yield and Quality Grades recognizes carcasses with traits that influence live animal and carcass value, and identifies breeding animals that produce lambs of superior carcass merit.


Heg83-173 Follow That Grainline, Linda K. Biles Jan 1983

Heg83-173 Follow That Grainline, Linda K. Biles

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This publication covers the importance of following fabric grainline in pattern layout and cutting, staystitching, sewing seams, pressing, topstitching and fitting for a professional-looking garment.

Strict attention to the grainline is one of the most critical factors in cutting and sewing professional-looking garments. Following the grainline is important when pinning the pattern to the fabric, cutting the fabric, and sewing the garment.


G83-669 Backyard Wildlife Feeding Birds (Revised May 1997), Ron J. Johnson Jan 1983

G83-669 Backyard Wildlife Feeding Birds (Revised May 1997), Ron J. Johnson

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The first in a series of six, this NebGuide describes the essentials of bird feeding for attracting birds to your backyard.

Bird feeding is a popular and convenient way to observe birds up close, and it augments the primary habitat formed by backyard and neighborhood plantings. Nebraska is an excellent place to discover the joys of learning about birds, with nearly 400 bird species, 200 of which nest in the state. Bird feeding can provide regular observation of 15 to 20 or more species that commonly come to backyard feeders.


Heg83-183 Negotiating With Creditors, Kathleen Prochaska-Cue Jan 1983

Heg83-183 Negotiating With Creditors, Kathleen Prochaska-Cue

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

At some time, almost everyone gets behind in paying a bill. This publication offers suggestions about how to deal with creditors during those times.

The Problem

Due to some unexpected event, you are behind on your bills and don't expect to be able to catch up in the next month or two. You may have lost your job, or have had large medical bills.

You make promises to pay you can't keep; checks bounce, or you receive threats from creditors (people to whom you owe money) that they will sue or turn the account over to a collection ...


Heg83-177 Budgeting Systems When There Are Two Earners In The Household, Kathleen Prochaska-Cue Jan 1983

Heg83-177 Budgeting Systems When There Are Two Earners In The Household, Kathleen Prochaska-Cue

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This publication describes various ways of managing the income of two earners in the same household, including the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Two earners in the household pose additional problems for the money management system. Should each person have money that is not accountable to the other -- money that is one's own? How are the bills to be paid? Should they be divided down the middle with each spouse taking responsibility for separate items (one gets the mortgage, the other the car payment), or is one partner responsible for all the basics and the other for the frills ...