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Nf05-627 Communicating With Families: Communication Techniques, Debra E. Schroeder, Mary K. Warner, Mary Nelson, Eileen Krumbach, Sarah Effken Purcell, Janet S. Hanna, Kathy Bosch, John Defrain Jan 2005

Nf05-627 Communicating With Families: Communication Techniques, Debra E. Schroeder, Mary K. Warner, Mary Nelson, Eileen Krumbach, Sarah Effken Purcell, Janet S. Hanna, Kathy Bosch, John Defrain

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

In the best child-care settings, providers and families work as a team. Each brings a unique point of view, and each shows concern for the child's growth and development. As a child-care professional, one of your roles in this partnership is to promote effective communication with families. It is important for child-care providers to develop and practice effective communication skills and implement them when communicating with families about their children.


Ec05-773 Recommendations For Harvesting Dry Edible Beans With The John Deere Sts Series Combine, John A. Smith Jan 2005

Ec05-773 Recommendations For Harvesting Dry Edible Beans With The John Deere Sts Series Combine, John A. Smith

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Maximum combine performance — characterized by low mechanical seed damage, low field loss, and high field capacity — requires optimization of combine equipment, combine adjustments, and field operating practices. This Extension Circular provides information to maximize performance of the John Deere STS series combine in dry edible beans in typical western Nebraska field conditions. These recommendations are presented in three sections, covering initial to more advanced assessments and adjustments.


G05-1582 How To Reduce Heat Stress In Dairy Cattle, Jeffrey F. Keown, Paul J. Kononoff, Richard J. Grant Jan 2005

G05-1582 How To Reduce Heat Stress In Dairy Cattle, Jeffrey F. Keown, Paul J. Kononoff, Richard J. Grant

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Four ways to reduce heat stress and maintain production and fertility in dairy cattle.

Heat stress is one of the leading causes of decreased production and fertility in Nebrasks dairy cattle during summer months. These losses are apparent in the decreased amount of milk shipped, increased days open and decreased breedings per conception. Some heat stress is unavoidable, but effects can be minimized if certain management practices are followed.


Nf560 Wheat Disease Fact Sheet No. 2: Management Program For Foliar Leaf Spot Diseases Of Wheat, John E. Watkins Jan 2005

Nf560 Wheat Disease Fact Sheet No. 2: Management Program For Foliar Leaf Spot Diseases Of Wheat, John E. Watkins

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This NebFact addresses symptoms and management of foliar leaf spot diseases in wheat.

Foliar leaf spot diseases in wheat occur in spring and summer. Tan spot is characterized by small brown, oval lesions with tan centers early on. Later large tan blotches have a yellow halo. Septoria leaf blotch is characterized by tan irregularly shaped blotches with black specks and a yellow margin. Septoria leaf and glume blotch is characterized by brown irregularly shaped blotches on leaves, purple-brown lesions on glumes and black specks absent from lesions.

The disease can be managed through crop rotation and stubble management that leaves ...


Food Safety Self Inspection Form, Donna Kraus, Julie A. Albrecht Jan 2005

Food Safety Self Inspection Form, Donna Kraus, Julie A. Albrecht

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Food preparation issues such as records, reheating, cooking temperatures, cooling, holding times and temperatures, separation and segmentation, personnel and personal contact with foods are examined.


Nf05-620 Guardianship/Conservatorship Financial Responsibilities, Eileen Krumbach, John Defrain, Bruce Cudly, Dina Rathje, Carol Lieske, Rene Ferdinand, Mary Evans, Mary Gordon Jan 2005

Nf05-620 Guardianship/Conservatorship Financial Responsibilities, Eileen Krumbach, John Defrain, Bruce Cudly, Dina Rathje, Carol Lieske, Rene Ferdinand, Mary Evans, Mary Gordon

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This NebFact, the fifth in a series, discusses legal guardianship and related financial responsibilities.


Ec05-705 Precision Agriculture: Site-Specific Of Soil Ph (Faq), Viacheslav I. Adamchuk, Jerry Mulliken Jan 2005

Ec05-705 Precision Agriculture: Site-Specific Of Soil Ph (Faq), Viacheslav I. Adamchuk, Jerry Mulliken

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Site-specific management of soil pH is a precision agriculture practice that can provide positive economic and environmental impacts on modern crop production. This publication addresses several frequently asked questions related to the meaning of soil pH, lime requirement, and quality of data used to prescribe site-specific management of soil pH. What is soil pH? The term “pH” is defined as the negative logarithm of the hydrogen ion activity, and values range from 1 (very acidic) to 14 (very basic).


G05-1551 Multiple-Year Droughts In Nebraska, Michael Hayes, Cody Knutson, Q. Steven Hu Jan 2005

G05-1551 Multiple-Year Droughts In Nebraska, Michael Hayes, Cody Knutson, Q. Steven Hu

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide discusses the history and impact of drought in Nebraska.

Most people understand that droughts have had a major impact on Nebraska in the past. Yet, many Nebraskans continue to be surprised when drought occurs. It is important to remember that droughts, including multiple-year droughts, are a normal part of Nebraska’s climate. This NebGuide discusses the history of drought in Nebraska, and aims to help Nebraskans better understand the range of climatic variability when they plan for drought.


G05-1570 How To Spray A Field To Prevent Overlap And Reduce Drift Injury, Robert N. Klein Jan 2005

G05-1570 How To Spray A Field To Prevent Overlap And Reduce Drift Injury, Robert N. Klein

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Proper spraying techniques for various situations are outlined and illustrated. A table shows how changing the sprayer speed can affect pressure on sprayers with rate controllers. The method used to spray a field can affect pest control and potential crop injury to the targeted crop and adjacent crops. Start spraying a field on the side where the drift potential is greatest when wind speeds are low or blowing away from the susceptible area. Sometimes an applicator may need to return to a site later to spray when weather conditions are more favorable and would not cause spray drift. These factors ...


Ec05-185 Grazing Winter Wheat In Nebraska, Tom Holman, Drew J. Lyon, David D. Baltensperger, Ivan G. Rush, Ray Weed Jan 2005

Ec05-185 Grazing Winter Wheat In Nebraska, Tom Holman, Drew J. Lyon, David D. Baltensperger, Ivan G. Rush, Ray Weed

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Grazing cattle on winter wheat, often prior to grain harvest, is common throughout the southern Great Plains. Grazing generates about $50 million in income for Texas wheat producers and reduces the risk of growing wheat by providing a substantial income source other than grain. Benefits can be realized by grazing prior to the primary environmental risk period for drought, heat stress, and hail, all of which frequently reduce grain yield while having limited impact on forage production. Cattle also are grazed on winter wheat fields in western Nebraska and the surrounding region. Typically in Nebraska, fall forage would be used ...


G05-1579 Using Modified Atmometers (EtGage®) For Irrigation Management, Suat Irmak, Jose O, Payero, Derrel L. Martin Jan 2005

G05-1579 Using Modified Atmometers (EtGage®) For Irrigation Management, Suat Irmak, Jose O, Payero, Derrel L. Martin

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide describes the atmometer (evapotranspiration gage) and explains how it can be used for irrigation scheduling. Examlpes are provided to show how information collected with an atmometer can be used to estimate crop water use for corn and soybean.


G05-1563 Manure Incorporation And Crop Residue Cover: Part I: Reduction Of Cover, David P. Shelton Jan 2005

G05-1563 Manure Incorporation And Crop Residue Cover: Part I: Reduction Of Cover, David P. Shelton

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Residue cover reduction caused by soil-engaging components typically used with tank spreaders and towed hose systems to apply liquid or slurry manure.

Manure incorporation represents a compromise between best management practices for soil erosion control and manure management. Manure should be incorporated into the soil for odor control, increased availability of nutrients, and control of potential manure runoff; however, disturbing the soil and crop residue may increase soil erosion and water runoff. This NebGuide summarizes the results of a field study to determine the influences on crop residue cover of common equipment used to simultaneously apply and incorporate manure.


Ec05-219 2005 Nebraska Swine Report, Duane Reese Jan 2005

Ec05-219 2005 Nebraska Swine Report, Duane Reese

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The 2005 Nebraska Swine Report was prepared by the staff in Animal Science and cooperating Departments for use in Extension, Teaching and Research programs. This publications deals with research on swine reproduction, breeding, health, nutrition, economics, and housing.


G05-1557 Planning Your Riparian Buffer: Design And Plant Selection, Amanda Fox, Thomas G. Franti, Scott J. Josiah, Mike Kucera Jan 2005

G05-1557 Planning Your Riparian Buffer: Design And Plant Selection, Amanda Fox, Thomas G. Franti, Scott J. Josiah, Mike Kucera

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Learn how to plan and design a riparian buffer and select appropriate tree and grass species.

Conservation buffers are planted for environmental, aesthetic, recreational, and economic reasons. Grass filter strips, grassed waterways, field borders, and field windbreaks are examples of conservation buffers. A conservation buffer also may be a streamside or riparian forest buffer and include trees, shrubs, and grasses. Riparian buffers are a best management practice to protect stream water quality, reduce streambank erosion, and provide wildlife habitat. Buffers also can provide income through payments from federal, state and local cost-share programs or through production and sale of specialty ...


2005 Nebraska Swine Report, Duane E. Reese Jan 2005

2005 Nebraska Swine Report, Duane E. Reese

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This publication was prepared by the staff in Animal Science and cooperating Departments for use in Extension, Teaching and Research programs. It deals with the results that were done in reproduction, breeding, health, genetics, nutrition, economics and housing of swine.


Drinking Water: Approved Water Testing Laboratories In Nebraska, Sharon Skipton, Bruce I. Dvorak, Wayne Woldt Jan 2005

Drinking Water: Approved Water Testing Laboratories In Nebraska, Sharon Skipton, Bruce I. Dvorak, Wayne Woldt

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact describes the laboratory approval and certification process for those which test drinking water, lists government and commercial approved laboratories, and includes tips for contacting a water testing laboratory.


Guardianship Responsibilities To The Court, Eileen Krumbach, John Defrain, Bruce Cudly, Dina Rathje, Carol Lieske, Rene Ferdinand, Mary Evans, Mary Gordon Jan 2005

Guardianship Responsibilities To The Court, Eileen Krumbach, John Defrain, Bruce Cudly, Dina Rathje, Carol Lieske, Rene Ferdinand, Mary Evans, Mary Gordon

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact, the second in a series, discusses legal guardianship and responsibilities to the court.


Nf599 Wheat Disease Fact Sheet No. 1: Management Program For Rust Diseases Of Wheat, John E. Watkins Jan 2005

Nf599 Wheat Disease Fact Sheet No. 1: Management Program For Rust Diseases Of Wheat, John E. Watkins

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses rust diseases in wheat and management practices.

Leaf rust, stripe rust and stem rust in wheat occur from mid-May to July. In leaf rust it can occur again in September to October.

Symptoms of leaf rust include oval reddish-orange pustules on leaves; stripe rust symptoms include bright yellow-orange pustules between the veins in stripes; stem rust symptoms include reddish-brown oblong pustules with frayed margins on leaves and stems.

To manage the disease, plant varieties with at least a moderate level of resistence. Select varieties that differ in parantage, maturity and disease reaction. Fungicide can be applied but ...


G05-425 2005 Beef Report Summaries, James A. Gosey Jan 2005

G05-425 2005 Beef Report Summaries, James A. Gosey

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Reports on recent beef research are briefly summarized.


Nf05-617 Guardianship Responsibilities To The Court, Eileen Krumbach, John Defrain, Bruce Cudly, Dina Rathje, Carol Lieske, Rene Ferdinand, Mary Evans, Mary Gordon Jan 2005

Nf05-617 Guardianship Responsibilities To The Court, Eileen Krumbach, John Defrain, Bruce Cudly, Dina Rathje, Carol Lieske, Rene Ferdinand, Mary Evans, Mary Gordon

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact, the second in a series, discusses legal guardianship.


Nf05-592 Both Partners Are Responsible For The Relationship, Kathy Bosch Jan 2005

Nf05-592 Both Partners Are Responsible For The Relationship, Kathy Bosch

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Both partners in a marriage are equally responsible for nurturing the relationship and "keeping the spark alive." Too often society has placed this responsibility on the woman when it should be equally shared. Women often have accepted the "caretaker" role partially because of their connectedness with children and family; however, both partners have a great stake in the well-being of the marriage and should care deeply about keeping the relationship viable and healthy. One person cannot strengthen the relationship alone. It takes two working together to strengthen the partner relationship.


Rp 357 Quality And Yield Grades For Beef Carcasses, Dennis E. Burson Jan 2005

Rp 357 Quality And Yield Grades For Beef Carcasses, Dennis E. Burson

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

There are two types of beef grades in the United States--quality grades and yield grades. Beef carcasses may carry a quality grade, a yield grade or both a quality and yield grade.

Quality grades indicate expected palatability or eating satisfaction of the meat; yield grades are estimates of the percentage of boneless, closely trimmed retail cuts from the round, Join, rib and chuck.

Federal meat grading is a voluntary service packers request and pay for on an hourly fee basis. Meat grading should not be confused with meat inspection, which is mandatory and ensures the safety and wholesomeness of our ...


Nf05-621 Alternatives To Guardianship, Eileen Krumbach, John Defrain, Bruce Cudly, Dina Rathje, Carol Lieske, Rene Ferdinand, Mary Evans, Mary Gordon Jan 2005

Nf05-621 Alternatives To Guardianship, Eileen Krumbach, John Defrain, Bruce Cudly, Dina Rathje, Carol Lieske, Rene Ferdinand, Mary Evans, Mary Gordon

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact, the sixth in a series, discusses legal guardianship and alternatives to guardianship.


Nf05-619 Decision Making As A Guardian, Eileen Krumbach, John Defrain, Bruce Cudly, Dina Rathje, Carol Lieske, Rene Ferdinand, Mary Evans, Mary Gordon Jan 2005

Nf05-619 Decision Making As A Guardian, Eileen Krumbach, John Defrain, Bruce Cudly, Dina Rathje, Carol Lieske, Rene Ferdinand, Mary Evans, Mary Gordon

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact, the fourth in a series, discusses legal guardianship and decision making.


Nf05-618 Guardianship Responsibilities To The Ward, Eileen Krumbach, John Defrain, Bruce Cudly, Dina Rathje, Carol Lieske, Rene Ferdinand, Mary Evans, Mary Gordon Jan 2005

Nf05-618 Guardianship Responsibilities To The Ward, Eileen Krumbach, John Defrain, Bruce Cudly, Dina Rathje, Carol Lieske, Rene Ferdinand, Mary Evans, Mary Gordon

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact, the third in a series, discusses legal guardianship.


Nf05-651 Learning From Children About Severe Weather, Leanne Manning, Dianne Swanson, John Defrain Jan 2005

Nf05-651 Learning From Children About Severe Weather, Leanne Manning, Dianne Swanson, John Defrain

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

How children perceive severe weather and what adults can do to help them deal with their fears became the focus of this extension study.


G05-1587 Understandng Effective Fiber In Rations For Dairy Cattle, Paul J. Kononoff Jan 2005

G05-1587 Understandng Effective Fiber In Rations For Dairy Cattle, Paul J. Kononoff

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Fiber type, quality and length are key to herd health and production.

Fiber is a key component in dairy rations. When nutritionists are faced with herd challenges such as low milkfat tests, foot problems, or low feed conversions, ration fiber often is evaluated. Effective fiber depends on the type and amount of forages and nonforage fiber sources being fed, the particle size of those forages and the amount of available nonfiberous carbohydrates included in the diet.


G05-1583 How To Body Condition Score Dairy Animals, Jeffrey F. Keown Jan 2005

G05-1583 How To Body Condition Score Dairy Animals, Jeffrey F. Keown

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Routinely scoring the body condition of dairy animals can help detect potential problems that might cause a decrease in milk production.

As the production level of a herd increases, body condition scoring becomes more important. A routine program for body condition scoring can help detect potential health problems before they significantly reduce milk production. A herd of cattle in good body condition will produce more, and will be less susceptible to metabolic disorders, disease, mastitis and reproductive problems. Underconditioned cows are subject to health problems, and overconditioned cows are subject to calving difficulties, fatty liver syndrome and possible death.


G05-1589 Fun Family Time Together, Kathy Bosch Jan 2005

G05-1589 Fun Family Time Together, Kathy Bosch

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Listed here are some 100 activities that families can do together to help strengthen their relationships and create unity and loyalty among all family members.

"One criterion for family fun is to make time to be together."


G05-1573 Meat And Fabrication-Room Temperatures For Food Safety, Alejandro Amezquita, L. Wang, Harshavardhan Thippareddi, Dennis E. Burson, Curtis Weller Jan 2005

G05-1573 Meat And Fabrication-Room Temperatures For Food Safety, Alejandro Amezquita, L. Wang, Harshavardhan Thippareddi, Dennis E. Burson, Curtis Weller

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Within the last 20 years, several meat-borne pathogenic microorganisms have emerged in the United States, causing numerous outbreaks of disease and death, as well as drastic economical losses.

Guidelines in this NebGuide are suggested for controlling temperature of meat and meat products in fabrication rooms so as to prevent detrimental growth of meat-borne pathogens.