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Life Sciences

1987

Management

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G87-851 Improving Reproductive Performance And Productivity Of Beef Herds, Gene H. Deutscher Jan 1987

G87-851 Improving Reproductive Performance And Productivity Of Beef Herds, Gene H. Deutscher

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

NebGuide discusses management practices that can be used to improve reproduction and productivity of beef herds. The major objective of cow-calf producers should be to wean a calf from each cow every year. The average calf crop weaned in Nebraska is estimated at 80 calves weaned per 100 cows in breeding herds. A realistic goal is 90 to 95 calves weaned per 100 cows.


G87-836 Coldframes And Hotbeds, Dale T. Lindgren Jan 1987

G87-836 Coldframes And Hotbeds, Dale T. Lindgren

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Coldframes and hotbeds can help the home gardener in many ways. This NebGuide explains uses, construction, and management.

Hotbeds and coldframes are mini-greenhouses in that both use solar energy and sunlight. Coldframes and hotbeds can help the home gardener start, grow and maintain plant material and the commercial grower propagate and display plant material.

The main difference between hotbeds and coldframes is that hotbeds have a supplemental heat source. This supplemental heat source may be organic, such as manure, or non-organic, such as an electric heating cable. Construction can be simple and inexpensive or quite sophisticated. Hotbed/coldframe size can ...


G87-838 Management Of Greenbugs In Sorghum (Revised May 1994), Robert J. Wright, Stephen D. Danielson, Zb Mayo Jan 1987

G87-838 Management Of Greenbugs In Sorghum (Revised May 1994), Robert J. Wright, Stephen D. Danielson, Zb Mayo

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide describes the identification, biology and management options for greenbugs in Nebraska sorghum.

The greenbug is the most important insect pest of grain and forage sorghums in Nebraska. Although numbers fluctuate from year to year, greenbugs are a limiting factor to sorghum yield in most years. Their management is complicated by the fact that greenbugs have been able to evolve populations capable of overcoming plant resistance and organophosphate insecticides, so best management practices continue to change over time.

Another common aphid found in sorghum is the corn leaf aphid. Corn leaf aphids are often mistaken for greenbugs; however, they ...


G87-895 Pelvic Measurements For Reducing Calving Difficulty, Gene H. Deutscher Jan 1987

G87-895 Pelvic Measurements For Reducing Calving Difficulty, Gene H. Deutscher

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Pelvic measurements in heifers and bulls can be an important tool to help reduce the incidence and severity of calving difficulty. Calving difficulty results in a major economic loss to beef producers. This loss is estimated at $750 million annually nationwide. Calving difficulty increases calf death loss, cow mortality, labor and veterinary costs; it delays the return of cows to estrus and reduces conception rates. It also lowers calf weaning weight and market value, which results from breeding young heifers and cows to easy calving bulls to reduce calving difficulty. Studies show calf losses of 4 percent within 24 hours ...


Ec87-420 Household Inventory, Kathleen Prochaska-Cue Jan 1987

Ec87-420 Household Inventory, Kathleen Prochaska-Cue

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

A household inventory is an itemized list of a household's possessions and an estimate of their worth. Making a household inventory will benefit you in several ways:

• The inventory can help you determine how much insurance you need for household goods and personal items.

• It will furnish a record on which to base insurance claims in the event of an insured loss or theft.

• It will show money value of household goods and personal items for net worth statements.

• It can be useful in planning for replacements of household furnishings and equipment and personal items.

This publication discusses the ...