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Nf92-108 Sources Of Information — Organic Or Sustainable Vegetable Production, Laurie Hodges Jan 1992

Nf92-108 Sources Of Information — Organic Or Sustainable Vegetable Production, Laurie Hodges

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact is a list of companies, organizations and government offices that supply information for the gardener and small farmer who are looking at instituting organic or sustainable vegetable production.


Nf92-98 Good Manufacturing Practices For Apple Cider Mills, Susan S. Sumner, Durward A. Smith Jan 1992

Nf92-98 Good Manufacturing Practices For Apple Cider Mills, Susan S. Sumner, Durward A. Smith

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses sanitation procedures for apple cider mills.


Nf92-95 Design Lines To Slenderize, Rose Marie Tondl Jan 1992

Nf92-95 Design Lines To Slenderize, Rose Marie Tondl

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses design line choices for slimmer dressing.


Nf92-53 European Corn Borer Injury To Peppers, Frederick P. Baxendale, Laurie Hodges Jan 1992

Nf92-53 European Corn Borer Injury To Peppers, Frederick P. Baxendale, Laurie Hodges

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses European corn borer injury to peppers.


Nf92-103 Food Safety For Babysitters, Julie A. Albrecht Jan 1992

Nf92-103 Food Safety For Babysitters, Julie A. Albrecht

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses food safety for babysitters.


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.


G92-1093 Use Of Animal Drugs In Livestock Management, Duane N. Rice, Barbara E. Straw Jan 1992

G92-1093 Use Of Animal Drugs In Livestock Management, Duane N. Rice, Barbara E. Straw

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

How to handle antibiotics and other drugs to prevent residues in meat while maintaining an effective animal health program.

Use of animal drugs in food animal production must be accepted as a responsibility rather than a right when trying to improve animal health. Drugs should be used to enhance a health program and not as a substitute for good management.

Disease prevention is based on good nutritional and environmental factors, sanitation, and the use of a complete herd health program. Use of vaccines for common diseases and in some cases segregation or culling of infected animals is important. Good management ...


G92-1098 Cultivators For Conservation Tillage, Robert D. Grisso, Paul J. Jasa Jan 1992

G92-1098 Cultivators For Conservation Tillage, Robert D. Grisso, Paul J. Jasa

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Cultivating residue-covered fields and ridge-till considerations are among the topics covered here.

In any conventional, conservation or no-tillage planting system, crop cultivation can be an excellent method of weed control. Cultivators used in residue-covered fields must allow residue to flow through the implement without clogging.

Extra penetration force may be required to cultivate no-till fields as compared to tilled fields. While many high-clearance cultivators are designed to handle conservation tillage conditions, some older cultivators can be modified to work in residue-covered fields when residue flow and soil penetration are maintained.

Combining mechanical and chemical weed control is economical and effective ...


G92-1071 Ridge Plant Systems: Weed Control, Robert N. Klein, Gail A. Wicks, Alex Martin, Russell S. Moomaw, Fred Roeth, Robert G. Wilson, Paul J. Jasa Jan 1992

G92-1071 Ridge Plant Systems: Weed Control, Robert N. Klein, Gail A. Wicks, Alex Martin, Russell S. Moomaw, Fred Roeth, Robert G. Wilson, Paul J. Jasa

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Advantages and disadvantages of the ridge plant system, weed control before and at planting and economics of the system are discussed. Ridge planting combines tillage and herbicides to achieve improved weed control in row crops. Crop seed is planted into ridges formed during cultivation and/or ditching of the previous crop. In ridge planting, the planter follows the old row and ridge clearing sweeps or disks move the surface soil, residue and much of the weed seed out of the row. Weed seeds are deposited between the rows where, upon germination, they can be controlled with cultivation. Two cultivations are ...


G92-1115 Corn Quality For Industrial Uses, David S. Jackson Jan 1992

G92-1115 Corn Quality For Industrial Uses, David S. Jackson

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Characteristics of corn used by industry are discussed here. Publications frequently refer to the term "Corn Quality," but this term means little without being placed in context. The Official U.S. Standards for Grain defines Corn Quality for typical marketing transactions involving grain marketed in the United States. It rates corn quality based on purity, color, the amount of broken and foreign material, total numbers of damaged kernels (including heat-damaged, sprouted, frosted, weather or ground damaged, moldy, diseased), heat-damaged kernels, stones, moisture, and test weight. Official standards, however, are only useful as general indicators of grain quality.


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.


G92-1076 Canola Production, Lenis Alton Nelson, Alan Grombacher Jan 1992

G92-1076 Canola Production, Lenis Alton Nelson, Alan Grombacher

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Canola, which produces a vegetable oil low in saturated fat, has potential for becoming an alternative crop for Nebraska agriculture. Canola produces an oil that has the lowest saturated fat content of any vegetable oil. Today, there is an increasing demand for this oil by diet-conscious consumers. In 1985, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recognized rapeseed and canola as two different species, based on their content and uses. Rapeseed oil is used in industry, while canola oil is used for human consumption. High erucic acid rapeseed (HEAR) oil contains 22-60 percent erucic acid, while low erucic acid ...


G92-1068 Planting And Harvesting Information For Nebraska Crops, Drew J. Lyon, David D. Baltensperger, Lenis Alton Nelson Jan 1992

G92-1068 Planting And Harvesting Information For Nebraska Crops, Drew J. Lyon, David D. Baltensperger, Lenis Alton Nelson

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide gives information on the normal practices of planting and harvesting crops grown in Nebraska. This publication is a guide for some basic crop management practices for a variety of Nebraska crops. There are many special or unique cropping situations that will require some adjustments to these suggestions.


Nf92-104 Post-Harvest Handling Of Commercial Vegetable Crops -- Resource List, Laurie Hodges Jan 1992

Nf92-104 Post-Harvest Handling Of Commercial Vegetable Crops -- Resource List, Laurie Hodges

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact gives a resource list for post-harvest handling of commercial vegetable crops.


Nf92-80 General And Specialty Mail-Order Seed Sources, Susan Schoneweis Jan 1992

Nf92-80 General And Specialty Mail-Order Seed Sources, Susan Schoneweis

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact is a list of seed companies which carry vegetable seeds or plants.


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.


G92-1113 Family Nutrition Guide, Harriet Kohn, H. Darlene Martin Jan 1992

G92-1113 Family Nutrition Guide, Harriet Kohn, H. Darlene Martin

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This guide will help you make healthful food choices for yourself and family members over two years old.

Is your diet healthful? Write out what you and/or your family eat for one full day. Use the Dietary Guidelines (below) and the Food Guide Pyramid (center fold) to evaluate what was eaten. Check the last page for weight information. Now you are ready to plan to meet your nutritional needs.


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 ...


Ec92-443 Let's Preserve: Fermented And Pickled Foods, Julie A. Albrecht Jan 1992

Ec92-443 Let's Preserve: Fermented And Pickled Foods, Julie A. Albrecht

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Pickles and relishes are very popular as a condiment to serve with meals. They are easy to make; however, the steps are very important to follow to insure a safe product. Many vegetables can be pickled. Cucumbers and cabbage are the main vegetables that are pickled.

Two types of pickling methods can be used to make a variety of pickled products: fermented pickles and fresh-pack or quick pickles.


Nf92-106 Reference Material For Commercial Vegetable Producers And Extension Agents, Laurie Hodges Jan 1992

Nf92-106 Reference Material For Commercial Vegetable Producers And Extension Agents, Laurie Hodges

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact gives you information on reference material for commercial vegetable producers and Extension Agents.


Nf92-105 Sources Of Information On Herb Production And Marketing, Laurie Hodges Jan 1992

Nf92-105 Sources Of Information On Herb Production And Marketing, Laurie Hodges

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact gives you information on herb production and marketing sources.


Nf92-56 Selecting A Lawn Care Company, John C. Fech, Keith Niemann, Roch Gaussoin Jan 1992

Nf92-56 Selecting A Lawn Care Company, John C. Fech, Keith Niemann, Roch Gaussoin

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact provides criteria for selecting a lawn care company.


Nf92-82 Gypsy Moth, Mark Harrell, Frederick Baxendale Jan 1992

Nf92-82 Gypsy Moth, Mark Harrell, Frederick Baxendale

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses gypsy moths.


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 ...


G92-1084 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 ...


Ec92-1245 Buffalograss: A Warm-Season Native Grass For Turf, S.A. Deshazer, Terrance P. Riordan, Frederick P. Baxendale, Roch E. Gaussoin Jan 1992

Ec92-1245 Buffalograss: A Warm-Season Native Grass For Turf, S.A. Deshazer, Terrance P. Riordan, Frederick P. Baxendale, Roch E. Gaussoin

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Buffalograss is a native grass species which has prospered on the Great Plains for centuries. Both cyclic and prolonged droughts have challenged it to evolve water use efficiency and sod forming ability. People are considering this short, fine-leaved prairie grass for an ecologically sound and energy efficient turf.


G92-1121 Winter Deicing Agents For The Homeowner, Jay Fitzgerald, Donald E. Janssen Jan 1992

G92-1121 Winter Deicing Agents For The Homeowner, Jay Fitzgerald, Donald E. Janssen

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Information on deicers and how they affect plants is covered here.

Slick sidewalks and roads are hazardous. Removing compacted snow and ice with shovels or snow blowers is not always an easy task. Deicers can help by "undercutting," or loosening the snow or ice because they lower the freezing point of water.

Do not use deicers to completely melt snow or ice, but to make their removal easier. Deicers melt down through the ice or snow to the hard surface, then spread out underneath. This undercuts and loosens the snow so shoveling and plowing can be done.


G92-1108 Evaluating Corn Rootworm Soil Insecticide Performance, J. F. Witkowski, Lance J. Meinke, Gary L. Hein, Keith J. Jarvi Jan 1992

G92-1108 Evaluating Corn Rootworm Soil Insecticide Performance, J. F. Witkowski, Lance J. Meinke, Gary L. Hein, Keith J. Jarvi

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This publication describes a technique used to evaluate the relative performance of insecticides in protecting corn roots from feeding damage by corn rootworm larvae.

Insecticides applied at planting or cultivation time are commonly used in continuous corn to protect the roots from damage by western and northern corn rootworms.

Measuring the relative performance of these insecticides in protecting corn roots from rootworm larval damage is important.


Nf92-59 Radon Reduction In New Home Construction, Ruth Stephens, Ann Ziebarth Jan 1992

Nf92-59 Radon Reduction In New Home Construction, Ruth Stephens, Ann Ziebarth

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Radon may cause serious health dangers and homeowners are encouraged to test their homes for radon levels.