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Nf93-146 Delayed Payment Of Federal Estate Taxes, Ray Massey, Gary Bredensteiner Jan 1993

Nf93-146 Delayed Payment Of Federal Estate Taxes, Ray Massey, Gary Bredensteiner

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses delayed payment of federal estate taxes.


Nf93-136 Chemical Spots, Stains And Discoloration Of Home Furnishings, Shirley Niemeyer Jan 1993

Nf93-136 Chemical Spots, Stains And Discoloration Of Home Furnishings, Shirley Niemeyer

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

We live in a world of chemicals. Unfortunately, some of the characteristics that make household chemical products the most useful are the same qualities that lead to trouble when these products are carelessly handled. A chemical stain or spot is a serious kind of stain that is appearing with increasing frequency and is different from ordinary stains. This type of discoloration or color is caused by a variety of chemical ingredients contains in dozens of common household products.

This NebFact discusses the different chemical spots, stains and discolorations that are found in your home furnishings.


G93-1129 Cockroaches And Their Control, Shripat T. Kamble, David L. Keith Jan 1993

G93-1129 Cockroaches And Their Control, Shripat T. Kamble, David L. Keith

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide provides information on common cockroaches found in Nebraska, and management strategies, including prevention, sanitation, trapping and use of insecticides.

At the height of its popularity many years ago, millions of Americans could hum or sing the song, "La Cucaracha".... The Cockroach. But singing is usually the farthest thing from one's mind when these hardy pests become invaders.

Cockroaches are the most important insect pests in Nebraska households and public places. These insects are oval, flat-bodied, dark colored, with chewing mouth parts, three pairs of legs and usually two pairs of wings. All roaches have three stages in ...


G93-1146 Cover Crop Use In Crop Production Systems, Robert G. Wilson Jr., John A. Smith, Russell Moomaw Jan 1993

G93-1146 Cover Crop Use In Crop Production Systems, Robert G. Wilson Jr., John A. Smith, Russell Moomaw

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide describes how cover crops can be integrated into various cropping systems. Agricultural producers are hearing more about cover crops, but many are unsure how such plants might be used in current crop production systems. Cover crops are legumes, cereals or an appropriate mixture. They are grown specifically to protect soil from erosion, protect emerging crops from blowing soil particles, improve soil structure, enhance soil fertility, reduce nutrient leaching, recycle nutrients and suppress weeds. A number of plant species could be used, but they must be successfully integrated into a diverse number of cropping systems used in Nebraska. Nebraska ...


G93-1126 Crambe Production, Lenis Alton Nelson, Alan Grombacher, David D. Baltensperger Jan 1993

G93-1126 Crambe Production, Lenis Alton Nelson, Alan Grombacher, David D. Baltensperger

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This is a complete guide to the specifics of crambe production, from seedbed preparation to harvesting, storage and marketing. Crambe (Crambe abyssinica) is an oil crop from the mustard family. The seed contains 30 to 35 percent oil with 40 to 60 percent erucic acid in the oil. The erucic acid oil content of crambe is 8-9 percent more than that of rapeseed.


G93-1133 Estimating Percent Residue Cover Using The Line-Transect Method, David P. Shelton, Roger Kanable, Paul J. Jasa Jan 1993

G93-1133 Estimating Percent Residue Cover Using The Line-Transect Method, David P. Shelton, Roger Kanable, Paul J. Jasa

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide describes how to use the line-transect method to estimate the percentage of the soil surface covered with crop residue.

Crop residue left on the soil surface is one of the easiest and most cost-effective methods of reducing soil erosion. Research in Nebraska and other midwestern states has shown that leaving as little as 20 percent of the soil surface covered with crop residues can reduce soil erosion by one-half of what it would be from residue-free conditions. Greater amounts of residue cover will further reduce erosion.


Nf93-131 Vegetative Buffalograss Management Calendar, Roch E. Gaussoin, Terrance Riordan Jan 1993

Nf93-131 Vegetative Buffalograss Management Calendar, Roch E. Gaussoin, Terrance Riordan

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses buffalograss management.


Nf93-65 Turfgrass Cultivars For Nebraska, Robert C. Shearman, Roch E. Gaussoin, Steve Westerholt, Terrance P. Riordan Jan 1993

Nf93-65 Turfgrass Cultivars For Nebraska, Robert C. Shearman, Roch E. Gaussoin, Steve Westerholt, Terrance P. Riordan

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This fact sheet will assist in turfgrass cultivar selection for Nebraska. Cultivar lists are not inclusive. Consumers should use them as guides. Use all available information before making a final selection of grasses best adapted for use in your situation.


Nf93-140 Water Management For Irrigation In Nebraska, Norman L. Klocke, Joel E. Cahoon, Dean E. Eisenhauer, Delynn R. Hay, Glenn J. Hoffman, William L. Kranz, Derrel L. Martin, Darrell Watts, C. Dean Yonts Jan 1993

Nf93-140 Water Management For Irrigation In Nebraska, Norman L. Klocke, Joel E. Cahoon, Dean E. Eisenhauer, Delynn R. Hay, Glenn J. Hoffman, William L. Kranz, Derrel L. Martin, Darrell Watts, C. Dean Yonts

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses water management for irrigation.


Nf93-121 Practices That Reduce Risk Of Spreading Rhizomania, John A. Smith, Eric D. Kerr Jan 1993

Nf93-121 Practices That Reduce Risk Of Spreading Rhizomania, John A. Smith, Eric D. Kerr

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses the rhizomania virus in sugar beets.


G93-1169 Coalitions For Building Community Understanding (Revised April 1994), Georgia L. Stevens Jan 1993

G93-1169 Coalitions For Building Community Understanding (Revised April 1994), Georgia L. Stevens

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide identifies eight steps for coalitions involved in building community understanding and applies them to the issue of school-age child care.

The process of building community understanding is an important one, regardless of the area of concern. As more and more citizens recognize a particular problem, that problem moves from the private to the public domain and requires the involvement of a larger segment of the community. Though this NebGuide deals specifically with the example of school-age child care, the process of involving the whole community is relevant to any area of policy-making.


G93-1164 About Money And Children, Kathleen Prochaska-Cue Jan 1993

G93-1164 About Money And Children, Kathleen Prochaska-Cue

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Money takes on a new meaning when there are children in the family. Parents realize the added pressure on the family's income to cover more wants and needs. They also feel and express a concern for helping their children develop healthy, positive attitudes about money.

Attitudes and habits about money are learned at an early age. Very young children begin to learn about money by observing how their parents feel about money and react to it. They notice whether parents argue or discuss calmly how money is to be spent, who pays the bills, and who keeps the records ...


G93-1163 Choosing A Financial Planner, Kathleen Prochaska-Cue Jan 1993

G93-1163 Choosing A Financial Planner, Kathleen Prochaska-Cue

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This publication questions your need for a financial planner, costs involved, explains financial plans, offers criteria for selecting a planner and offers suggestions on how to register complaints regarding a financial planner.

A financial planner is not someone who tells you what to do with your money. A planner is someone who is a money coach, trained to draw up a financial game plan with your help and information, and who is there when advice is needed.


G93-1162 Financial Planning, Kathleen Prochaska-Cue Jan 1993

G93-1162 Financial Planning, Kathleen Prochaska-Cue

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide discusses the importance of financial planning, the results of not planning finances, and the important steps to take in making a financial plan.

Achieving financial security in today's rapidly changing world requires more than earning an adequate income. Making sound decisions about managing financial resources is essential if financial success and security is to be attained. Financial planning refers to this decision making process.

Financial planning is the continuing process of decision making about obtaining, protecting, and using financial resources throughout life. Financial planning means developing and implementing plans to meet defined financial goals and objectives.

Financial ...


G93-1161 Investment Alternatives...For The Beginner, Kathleen Prochaska-Cue Jan 1993

G93-1161 Investment Alternatives...For The Beginner, Kathleen Prochaska-Cue

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This publication discusses risks associated with investing, and then gives a brief introduction to 21 investment alternatives. The alternatives are classified into seven types of investments.

Risks Associated With Investing

There are many types of risk involved with investments. Let's consider two types: investment risk and purchasing power risk.

Investment risk is the probability that the actual return on an investment will be different from what you expect. This is the type of risk one usually thinks of when considering investments. For example, CD's and EE savings bonds are considered safe investments because the probability that the actual ...


G93-1160 Investment Basics...For The Beginner, Kathleen Prochaska-Cue Jan 1993

G93-1160 Investment Basics...For The Beginner, Kathleen Prochaska-Cue

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Investing is a complex and ever-changing field. Consequently, most of us, even those involved in the investment field, occasionally are confused. This publication defines the difference between saving and investing, considers some financial requirements you need to meet before you start to invest, helps you define just what type of investor you are, gives advice on choosing an investment adviser, and offers some investment tips for beginning investors.

Savings and Investments

To help clarify just what is being discussed when talking about investing, let's define two terms. Saving is money set aside for future use while investing is money ...


G93-1166 Budgeting: The Basics And Beyond, Kathleen Prochaska-Cue Jan 1993

G93-1166 Budgeting: The Basics And Beyond, Kathleen Prochaska-Cue

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Budgeting is a word which usually gets negative reactions from people. But, a budget can help you use the money you have more effectively. A budget is a financial plan for spending; not a bookkeeping chore of keeping track of every penny.


G93-1165 Essentials Of A Home Business Center, Kathleen Prochaska-Cue Jan 1993

G93-1165 Essentials Of A Home Business Center, Kathleen Prochaska-Cue

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This publication outlines the equipment, storage space and supplies needed to set up a well-equipped home business center at a reasonable cost.

A business center doesn't have to be elaborate. But, to be adequate it should...

be located in a convenient, comfortable area of the home;

provide necessary equipment, supplies, papers, records and references; and

have good light.


G93-1127 Petunias, Dale T. Lindgren Jan 1993

G93-1127 Petunias, Dale T. Lindgren

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This is a practical guide to sowing, transplanting and caring for petunias.

Petunias are a popular, reliable flowering ornamental plant for use in Nebraska landscapes. This versatile annual can be used in flower beds, hanging baskets, window boxes and other types of containers. They also can be used as cut flowers. The blossoms of petunias come in many colors with petal edges that are straight or ruffled.

Two general classes of petunias are Grandiflora and Multiflora. Grandiflora petunias are characterized by having fewer, but larger, showy flowers. A number of Grandifloras are cascade selections, well suited to growing in hanging ...


G93-1140 Red Cloud: A New Red-Skinned Potato Cultivar From Nebraska, Alexander D. Pavlista, Robert B. O'Keefe Jan 1993

G93-1140 Red Cloud: A New Red-Skinned Potato Cultivar From Nebraska, Alexander D. Pavlista, Robert B. O'Keefe

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The description, characteristics and performance of Red Cloud potato are described. Its primary market is as a fresh table potato for boiling, mashing and baking. he Red Cloud potato cultivar is named after the great Sioux chief who lived in Nebraska and South Dakota. It was selected, developed and tested at the University of Nebraska's Panhandle Research and Extension Center under the pedigree number NE A143.70-2. The cross was made in Alliance, NE in 1970. The parents were a red-skinned selection from the Nebraska breeding program and Superior, a white-skinned cultivar chosen for its scab resistance. Red Cloud ...


Nf93-130 Food Guide Pyramid For Older Adults, Lisa M. Beretta, Wanda M. Koszewski Jan 1993

Nf93-130 Food Guide Pyramid For Older Adults, Lisa M. Beretta, Wanda M. Koszewski

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) developed the pyramid. It outlines what foods should be eaten each day to promote health.


G93-1176 Raspberries For The Home Garden, Donald E. Janssen, Don Steinegger Jan 1993

G93-1176 Raspberries For The Home Garden, Donald E. Janssen, Don Steinegger

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide provides guidelines for identifying and cultivating raspberries.

Raspberries can be successfully grown in Nebraska. They are grown primarily by the home gardener and used fresh or frozen, in jams or in jellies. The red, yellow, black, and purple raspberry types are grown in eastern Nebraska, while western Nebraskans primarily grow only red berries.

This publication is not intended for the commercial grower but is, instead, targeted towards home gardeners who have limited space for raspberry production.


G93-1183 Butterfly Gardening, Dale T. Lindgren, Stephen M. Spomer, Amy Greving Jan 1993

G93-1183 Butterfly Gardening, Dale T. Lindgren, Stephen M. Spomer, Amy Greving

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide outlines planting schemes and arrangements that will help attract butterflies to a garden area.

Butterflies can be found in almost any part of Nebraska, from the Pine Ridge's coniferous forests and across the grasslands of the Sandhills to the deciduous forests along the Missouri River. Watching butterflies, much like bird watching or observing wildflowers has become a popular and enjoyable pastime. Since many natural butterfly habitats have been lost to urbanization and other development, some environmental organizations have incorporated butterfly conservation into their programs. Many people are taking a personal interest in attracting these fascinating insects to ...


G93-1181 Evaluating Your Landscape Irrigation System, Don Steinegger, Roch E. Gaussoin, Garald L. Horse Jan 1993

G93-1181 Evaluating Your Landscape Irrigation System, Don Steinegger, Roch E. Gaussoin, Garald L. Horse

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide addresses irrigation techniques and methods that can improve water usage.

In the summer months, most water used in residential areas is applied to landscapes. By learning how much water to apply to your landscape and when to apply it, you simultaneously support four landscape irrigation goals: reducing costs, conserving water, reducing non-point pollution (contamination from a broad geographical area such as fertilizer, run off from urban landscapes), and maintaining an attractive landscape.


Nf93-120 The 1993 Atrazine Label Revision, Fred W. Roeth Jan 1993

Nf93-120 The 1993 Atrazine Label Revision, Fred W. Roeth

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses the 1993 label revision of Atrazine.


G93-1136 Potato Leafhopper Management In Alfalfa, Stephen D. Danielson, Keith J. Jarvi Jan 1993

G93-1136 Potato Leafhopper Management In Alfalfa, Stephen D. Danielson, Keith J. Jarvi

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide explains how to detect and manage potato leafhoppers to minimize alfalfa damage.

The potato leafhopper is capable of causing serious damage to alfalfa in Nebraska. This insect overwinters in the gulf states and migrates northward in the spring, usually in April or early May. During the summer months, several generations develop while feeding primarily on legumes such as alfalfa and clover. Although an occasional host, soybeans rarely suffer economic damage, particularly with the pubescent (i.e. hairy) soybean varieties that are commonly grown today. Infested potatoes also can sustain economic damage from this insect. Generally, the potato leafhopper ...


G93-1145 Management Of The Army Cutworm And Pale Western Cutworm, Gary L. Hein, John B. Campbell, Stephen D. Danielson, James A. Kalisch Jan 1993

G93-1145 Management Of The Army Cutworm And Pale Western Cutworm, Gary L. Hein, John B. Campbell, Stephen D. Danielson, James A. Kalisch

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide describes the life cycle of the army cutworm and pale western cutworm, and provides recommendations for management.

The army cutworm, Euxoa auxiliaris, and the pale western cutworm, Agrotis orthogonia, are sporadic pests that are distributed throughout the Great Plains. The army cutworm can be found throughout Nebraska, but is more common in the western half of the state. Because of the drier environment, the pale western cutworm is found only in the western third of Nebraska. Both cutworms can feed on a vast array of crops and weeds. Their major economic impact is limited to winter wheat and ...


G93-1167 Spider Mite Management In Corn And Soybeans, Robert J. Wright, Ronald C. Seymour, Leon G. Higley, John B. Campbell Jan 1993

G93-1167 Spider Mite Management In Corn And Soybeans, Robert J. Wright, Ronald C. Seymour, Leon G. Higley, John B. Campbell

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide describes the two common spider mites found in Nebraska corn and soybeans, their natural enemies and management.

Two species of spider mites, the Banks grass mite and twospotted spider mite, commonly feed on Nebraska corn. Banks grass mites (BGM) feed almost exclusively on grasses, including corn and sorghum. Twospotted spider mites (TSM) not only feed on many species of grasses, but also on soybeans, fruit trees and a variety of vegetables and ornamental plants. Although these two species are somewhat similar in appearance, they differ in several biological characteristics and in their susceptibility to pesticides.

Banks grass mites ...


Nf93-113 Proper Way To Ear Notch Pigs, Scott Brady, Doyle R. Wolverton, Donald G. Levis, Michael C. Brumm Jan 1993

Nf93-113 Proper Way To Ear Notch Pigs, Scott Brady, Doyle R. Wolverton, Donald G. Levis, Michael C. Brumm

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact offers instruction in pig ear notching.


Nf93-142 Buying A Serger, Rose Marie Tondl, Kathleen Heiden Jan 1993

Nf93-142 Buying A Serger, Rose Marie Tondl, Kathleen Heiden

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses various features available in sergers.