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Life Sciences

1987

Agriculture

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G87-835 Ecofarming: No-Till Ecofallow Proso Millet In Winter Wheat Stubble, Robert E. Ramsel, Lenis Alton Nelson, Gail A. Wicks Jan 1987

G87-835 Ecofarming: No-Till Ecofallow Proso Millet In Winter Wheat Stubble, Robert E. Ramsel, Lenis Alton Nelson, Gail A. Wicks

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

No-till farming is gaining acceptance in semiarid areas of the Central Great Plains. Proso millet can be planted no-till into wheat stubble. This NebGuide tells you how. No-till farming is rapidly gaining acceptance in semiarid areas of the Central Great Plains. Corn and sorghum are now being no-till planted directly into undisturbed wheat stubble and grown successfully. They are planted the spring following wheat harvest. Proso millet can also be planted no-till into wheat stubble.


G87-831 Identification Of Soil Compaction And Its Limitations To Root Growth, Alice J. Jones, Elbert C. Dickey, Dean E. Eisenhauer, R.A. Wiese Jan 1987

G87-831 Identification Of Soil Compaction And Its Limitations To Root Growth, Alice J. Jones, Elbert C. Dickey, Dean E. Eisenhauer, R.A. Wiese

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide will help you identify soil compaction and determine if compaction is limiting yield. Soil compaction is primarily caused by working or driving on wet fields. Compaction can develop at or below the soil surface (Figure 1) and can lead to inefficient fertilizer and water use and reduced yields. Observation of crop growth and soil surface conditions can give clues as to the extent of soil compaction.


G87-849 Vaccinations In Sheep Flocks, Dale M. Grotelueschen Jan 1987

G87-849 Vaccinations In Sheep Flocks, Dale M. Grotelueschen

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

High economic return per dollar invested can result from proper flock health management. Vaccinations are part of health management.

A preventive health program in modern sheep production systems is advisable. High economic return per dollar invested can result from proper flock health management. Health management is much more than a vaccination program. Vaccinations themselves are considered for a variety of reasons. These include disease risk management and strict prevention. Vaccinations may also be indicated in situations where management practices other than vaccine administration do not produce optimum health or economic benefits.

It is not feasible to outline one vaccination program ...


G87-845 Electrical Systems For Agricultural Buildings (Recommended Practices), Gerald R. Bodman, Laverne E. Stetson, Jack L. Schinstock Jan 1987

G87-845 Electrical Systems For Agricultural Buildings (Recommended Practices), Gerald R. Bodman, Laverne E. Stetson, Jack L. Schinstock

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide describes some of the specialized wiring practices and equipment required in agricultural buildings.

During June 1982, electrical system failures resulted in animal losses in excess of $100,000 on three Nebraska swine farms. In 1983, more than $45,000 worth of feeder pigs were electrocuted on another Nebraska farm. Dairy and beef animals also have been electrocuted--as have producers. A survey of more than 400 Nebraska farms revealed that over 50 percent have problems due to poor on-farm wiring. A more recent survey of 14 farms revealed none with 100 percent properly wired buildings. Many had conditions which ...


G87-846 Electrical Systems For Agricultural Buildings (Checklist), Gerald R. Bodman, Laverne E. Stetson, Jack L. Schinstock Jan 1987

G87-846 Electrical Systems For Agricultural Buildings (Checklist), Gerald R. Bodman, Laverne E. Stetson, Jack L. Schinstock

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide is a checklist to help in evaluating both existing and new electrical installations for agricultural buildings.

Good electrical system design and installation is required to assure a safe, efficient system. Good practices and appropriate equipment are essential.