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Nf92-88 Nebraska Solar Energy Companies, Ann Ziebarth Jan 1992

Nf92-88 Nebraska Solar Energy Companies, Ann Ziebarth

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Energy conservation measures are the first step that most households can make to reduce their contribution to the energy glut. For people interested in more significant changes using solar energy is one alternative. This NebFact identifies Nebraska firms that either manufacture or distribute solar energy equipment.


Nf92-60 Feeding The Club Calf Properly, Scott Brady, Rick Stock, Doyle Wolverton Jan 1992

Nf92-60 Feeding The Club Calf Properly, Scott Brady, Rick Stock, Doyle Wolverton

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact suggests a set of diets for club calves.


Nf92-101 Marriage Burnout, Herbert G. Lingren Jan 1992

Nf92-101 Marriage Burnout, Herbert G. Lingren

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Marriage burnout, while painful, can give a couple the chance to examine their marriage and provide a trigger for growth. The couple who learns to cope with it often emerges with an even better, richer, more exciting marriage.


G92-1118 Forage Allocation System For Dairy Producers -- Using A Forage Inventory And Allocation Worksheet, Rick J. Grant Jan 1992

G92-1118 Forage Allocation System For Dairy Producers -- Using A Forage Inventory And Allocation Worksheet, Rick J. Grant

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide provides a worksheet to organize your forage inventory and properly allocate forages of different qualities to various groups of cows.

Importance of Forage Quality

Properly feeding high quality forage to the dairy herd improves the profitability of the dairy enterprise. A dairy herd demonstration program involving 28 herds in Nebraska illustrated the importance of feeding high quality forage. Herds which improved forage quality over the two-year program produced 30 percent more milk yearly, with over 8 percent less feed cost compared with those herds that failed to feed high quality forage. University of Wisconsin research indicates maximum milk ...


Nf92-72 Nutrition And The Athlete: Fluid Replacements, Linda S. Boeckner Jan 1992

Nf92-72 Nutrition And The Athlete: Fluid Replacements, Linda S. Boeckner

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Of all nutritional concerns for athletes the most critical is proper fluid hydration. One of the key functions of fluid for the athlete is for body temperature control. Lack of this element above all others can hinder performance and lead to more serious complications.


Nf92-63 Cholesterol In Your Blood, Harriet Kohn, Linda S. Boeckner Jan 1992

Nf92-63 Cholesterol In Your Blood, Harriet Kohn, Linda S. Boeckner

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses blood cholesterol.


Nf92-61 Fats In The Diet, Linda S. Boeckner Jan 1992

Nf92-61 Fats In The Diet, Linda S. Boeckner

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses the nutritive value of fats.


Nf92-102 Turkey Basics, Julie A. Albrecht Jan 1992

Nf92-102 Turkey Basics, Julie A. Albrecht

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses the handling and cooking of turkey.


Nf92-99 Emergency Food Safety, Julie A. Albrecht Jan 1992

Nf92-99 Emergency Food Safety, Julie A. Albrecht

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact offers suggestions for saving food after natural disasters.


Ec92-736 Safety With Center Pivot Irrigation, Rollin D. Schnieder Jan 1992

Ec92-736 Safety With Center Pivot Irrigation, Rollin D. Schnieder

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Center pivot irrigation has proven to be an effective and low labor method of applying water and agricultural chemicals, such as fertilizers and pesticides, to cropland. It is a young industry in terms of use. Consequently, manufacturers and users of the equipment have an opportunity keep it a safe method of water application. This publication gives pointers on how to use your center pivot irrigation system.


Nf92-54 Let's Talk About Handling Stress, Pat Steffens Jan 1992

Nf92-54 Let's Talk About Handling Stress, Pat Steffens

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

You need stress in your life! Does that surprise you? Perhaps so, but it is true. Without stress, life would be dull and unexciting. Stress adds flavor, challenge, and opportunity to life. Too much stress, however, can seriously affect your physical and mental well-being. A major challenge in this stress-filled world of today is to make the stress in your life work for you instead of against you.


Nf92-64 Diabetes Resources, Linda S. Boeckner Jan 1992

Nf92-64 Diabetes Resources, Linda S. Boeckner

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact contains a list of agencies and organizations that provide education and other services for people with diabetes.


G92-1065 How Is Your Family's Well-Being?, Herbert G. Lingren Jan 1992

G92-1065 How Is Your Family's Well-Being?, Herbert G. Lingren

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Whether or not the family is a healthy, cohesive, and nourishing unit depends on the individual family members and the ways in which they contribute to it.

Being in good health has become a growing concern throughout our society. Great emphasis is placed on nutrition and exercise to keep our bodies slim, trim, and healthy. Unfortunately, somewhere between the sit-ups and the natural foods, we've forgotten that our family's "well-being" may also need a "checkup" and a "workout."

It takes much more than exercise and a balanced diet to keep a family "fit." Whether or not the family ...


G92-1088 Pregnancy And Lactation, H. Darlene Martin Jan 1992

G92-1088 Pregnancy And Lactation, H. Darlene Martin

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Nutrition information for the pregnant and lactating woman.

Eating the right foods during pregnancy is important for you and your unborn baby. Your developing baby depends on you to provide the quality and quantity of food needed for a healthy start in life. Your unborn baby depends totally on you for nourishment.

What is best for you to eat is also best for the baby. Eating a well-balanced diet each day is one of the best ways to make certain you and your baby are getting all the needed nutrients to support growth and development.

A well balanced diet is ...


Rp92-438 Food Additives: What Are They?, Patricia Redlinger, Diane Nelson Jan 1992

Rp92-438 Food Additives: What Are They?, Patricia Redlinger, Diane Nelson

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Fewer and fewer Americans produce their own food, yet consumers demand and enjoy a food supply that is flavorful, nutritious, convenient, readily available, safe, abundant, varied, and reasonably priced. Food additives and technology make that possible.

This research publication covers what food additive are, why are they used, how they are regulated, and what can individuals do when they are concerned about food additives. It also contains a guide to food additives table.


Rp92-445 Marketing Crafts And Other Products To Tourists, Sherri Gahring, Shirley Niemeyer, Rae Reilly, Janeann Stout Jan 1992

Rp92-445 Marketing Crafts And Other Products To Tourists, Sherri Gahring, Shirley Niemeyer, Rae Reilly, Janeann Stout

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The travel and tourism industry is the third largest employer in the United States, supporting over 5.85 million travel-related jobs. Foreign and domestic visitors traveling in the United States generate over $327 billion in tourism revenues in a year, making travel and tourism the third largest retail sales industry.

If you target the tourist market, what types of products appeal to people who take part in different tourist activities? Are handcrafted items of interest to tourists? How can you improve existing marketing strategies?

To find answers to these questions, a research team from Iowa, Minnesota, and Nebraska gathered information ...


G92-1117 The Sandwich Generation: A Cluttered Nest, Herbert G. Lingren, Jayne Decker Jan 1992

G92-1117 The Sandwich Generation: A Cluttered Nest, Herbert G. Lingren, Jayne Decker

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The needs of three generations and solutions to resolve their stresses are covered here.

Lisa and Bruce both have careers. They have a teen-age son, a college student daughter, a recently divorced daughter with a one-year-old child, and an elderly mother who needs an increasing amount of caregiving, all living in the same household. They are classic members of the sandwich generation.

In the 1990s, people live longer, they postpone marriage, more children are living at home to go to college, and an increasing number of adult children are returning home after a divorce or loss of job. Consequently, larger ...


G92-1102 Fertilizer Management For Dry Edible Beans, James A. Schild, Dave Nuland, Gary W. Hergert, Robert G. Wilson Jan 1992

G92-1102 Fertilizer Management For Dry Edible Beans, James A. Schild, Dave Nuland, Gary W. Hergert, Robert G. Wilson

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Soil sampling and proper fertilization of dry beans will assist the producer in obtaining consistent top yields. Excellent yields of high quality dry beans can be obtained in western Nebraska. Traditional growing areas are the Panhandle and the southwestern part of Nebraska near Colorado. The highest bean yields are produced on fertile soils. Dry beans respond to fertilizer if the soil test shows the nutrient to be in the low to medium fertility range.


Nf92-69 Selected Vegetable Cultivars For Nebraska, Susan Schoneweis, Laurie Hodges Jan 1992

Nf92-69 Selected Vegetable Cultivars For Nebraska, Susan Schoneweis, Laurie Hodges

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact provides information about cultivars of garden vegetables available to grow in Nebraska.


Nf92-67 Nutrition And The Athlete: Weight Control For Wrestlers, Linda S. Boeckner Jan 1992

Nf92-67 Nutrition And The Athlete: Weight Control For Wrestlers, Linda S. Boeckner

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The American College of Sports Medicine warns that weight cutting through a combination of food restriction, fluid deprivation and dehydration can be harmful Restrictions of food and/or fluid can hinder normal growth and development in young athletes, impair performance, and endanger the wrestler's health. Coaches and trainers must consider the long-term needs of their student athletes.


G92-1066 Agricultural Retirement Packages, Raymond E. Massey, Gary L. Bredensteiner Jan 1992

G92-1066 Agricultural Retirement Packages, Raymond E. Massey, Gary L. Bredensteiner

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide discusses Simplified Employee Pension plans and Keogh plans as an employee benefit provided by agricultural employers.

Retirement Plans

Various retirement packages allow pre-tax dollars to be used to save money until retirement age. The most familiar and easy to use retirement account is the Individual Retirement Account (IRA). Other accounts are Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) plans and Keogh plans.

This NebGuide discusses IRA, SEP and Keogh plans in the context of an employee benefit provided by the employer.


Nf92-74 Nutrition And The Athlete: Protein Needs, Linda S. Boeckner Jan 1992

Nf92-74 Nutrition And The Athlete: Protein Needs, Linda S. Boeckner

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The following information explores some of the misconceptions about athletes' protein needs. In spite of current knowledge about protein use in the body, there is still an improper belief that protein supplements will result in a more well-muscled and efficient body. Please read on for an update on protein needs for athletes.


G92-1080 Farmstead Safety Evaluation Guide, Gerald R. Bodman Jan 1992

G92-1080 Farmstead Safety Evaluation Guide, Gerald R. Bodman

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Safe working conditions for personnel and safe, healthful living conditions for animals are critical requirements in the design of all farmsteads.

All farmsteads periodically should be evaluated for potential hazards and conditions that could lead to injury, death, or premature building failure or loss. Some hazards develop with time and are easily overlooked. Others are the result of poor planning or just being "too busy." To assess the safety of your farmstead and buildings, answer the following questions. Any question that cannot be answered with a firm "yes" indicates a need for corrective action.


G92-1096 Understand Your Soil Test: Ph-Excess Lime-Lime Needs, K.D. Frank, Delno Knudsen Jan 1992

G92-1096 Understand Your Soil Test: Ph-Excess Lime-Lime Needs, K.D. Frank, Delno Knudsen

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The relationships among pH, soil type, and lime requirements are explained.

Accurate soil tests can be an excellent management tool. Misuse of soil tests leads to increased production costs, yield losses, or both. The elements required by plants for proper growth have been determined by experimentation. Experience has shown that soils across Nebraska differ greatly in their capacity to supply these elements. The amount of each element supplied by a soil depends on several factors. Two important ones are: (1) the type of material from which the soil was formed, and (2) the treatment the soil has received since being ...


G92-1084 Culture Of Cole Crops, Laurie Hodges, R.E. Neild Jan 1992

G92-1084 Culture Of Cole Crops, Laurie Hodges, R.E. Neild

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

How to grow successfully broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, and kohlrabi.

Cole crops, which include broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, and kohlrabi, can be successfully grown on most soils if drainage is good and the crop is supplied with adequate water and nutrients, particularly nitrogen. Light-textured soils usually produce earlier crops but heavier soils hold more moisture and tend to produce crops that hold quality longer at maturity.

Cole crops have shallow root systems. Inadequate moisture may cause small cauliflower heads to form prematurely. Rainfall or irrigation following a prolonged dry spell may cause splitting of cabbage and kohlrabi. Supplemental ...


G92-1123 Spinach And Swiss Chard, Laurie Hodges Jan 1992

G92-1123 Spinach And Swiss Chard, Laurie Hodges

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This is a guide to the growing, harvesting and use of spinach and swiss chard.

Spinach

Spinach is a cool season crop and belongs to the goosefoot family (Chenopodiaceae), along with Swiss chard and beets. Spinach is low in calories. It is a good source of vitamin C, vitamin A, and minerals, especially iron. After washing the leaves, cook them in a covered pan using only the water clinging to the leaves. After cooking, add salt and butter, vinegar, or mustard for added flavor. Spinach may be prepared in a souffle, creamed soup, or used raw in salads.

Swiss Chard ...


G92-1069 The Poinsettia, Jay Fitzgerald, Don Steinegger Jan 1992

G92-1069 The Poinsettia, Jay Fitzgerald, Don Steinegger

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Growing poinsettias so that they rebloom is easier if you understand and follow some basic horticultureicultural and pest management procedures.

Poinsettias are the most popular decorative plants for the Christmas and New Year holiday seasons. The newer cultivars often remain colorful until spring and do not have to be discarded when they finish blooming. Following a few basic principles can bring the plants back into full bloom.

The poinsettia Euphorbia pulcherrima is a native to the area around Taxco, Mexico, and was introduced to the United States by Joel R. Poinsett, the first United States ambassador to Mexico. Poinsettia or ...


G92-1120 Fire Blight Of Apple, Pear And Woody Ornamentals, John E. Watkins Jan 1992

G92-1120 Fire Blight Of Apple, Pear And Woody Ornamentals, John E. Watkins

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide tells how fire blight is spread among apple, pear and woody ornamentals. It describes the disease cycle and offers advice for treatment and protection.

Fire blight, caused by Erwinia amylovora, is the oldest, most serious bacterial disease of apple and pear. It was first reported in the late 18th century in the Hudson River Valley in New York. The disease is indigenous to North America, and probably occurred on native American plants such as crabapple, hawthorn and mountain ash and then spread to susceptible cultivated apples, pears and woody ornamentals planted by the early American pioneers. As the ...


G92-1090 Black Dot Disease Of Potato, Alexander D. Pavlista, Eric D. Kerr, Robert B. O'Keefe Jan 1992

G92-1090 Black Dot Disease Of Potato, Alexander D. Pavlista, Eric D. Kerr, Robert B. O'Keefe

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The cause, symptom, disease cycle, influencing factors, effects and control of black dot are described. Black dot of potato, a disease caused by the fungus Colletotrichum coccodes, was recognized in Australia and Europe, then was observed and described in Canada in 1921. Since then this disease has spread to many potato production areas of the United States; its occurrence was first reported in Nebraska in 1988. In the past few years, black dot has been recognized on infected potato tissue from several areas of the state. The increased incidence of black dot in Nebraska may have been favored by high ...


G92-1119 Rust Diseases Of Turfgrass, John E. Watkins, Roch E. Gaussoin Jan 1992

G92-1119 Rust Diseases Of Turfgrass, John E. Watkins, Roch E. Gaussoin

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide describes the various rust diseases common to Nebraska and offers suggestions for maintaining a vigorous and disease-resistant lawn.

Rust diseases occur on all turfgrasses; however, most rust problems occur on Kentucky bluegrass, perennial ryegrass, tall fescue and zoysia. In the cool-temperate regions of North America, cool season turfgrasses may suffer severe injury late in summer by attack from one of the rust pathogens. In addition, rust-weakened plants are much more susceptible to injury from environmental stresses and to attack by other turfgrass pathogens.