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Nf98-382 Dealing With Change: Emotional Overload, Herbert G. Lingren Jan 1998

Nf98-382 Dealing With Change: Emotional Overload, Herbert G. Lingren

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses ways to cope with extreme stress and change.


Ec98-1776 Nebraska Groundwater Of Aquaculture, Terrence B. Kayes, Stuart K. Mcfeeters Jan 1998

Ec98-1776 Nebraska Groundwater Of Aquaculture, Terrence B. Kayes, Stuart K. Mcfeeters

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Aquaculture, the cultivation or husbandry of aquatic plants and animals, is the fastest growing component of United States agriculture. Nebraska presently has an extremely small aquaculture industry, but the potential benefits of investing in the development of a large-scale industry are enormous.

Nebraska is one of the nation's most water-rich states. Its groundwater resources are enormous, and include the High Plians Aquafer, which ranks among the world' largest near-surface aquifers.


Ec98-1562 Corn Insects: Quick Reference, Robert J. Wright, J. F. Witkowski Jan 1998

Ec98-1562 Corn Insects: Quick Reference, Robert J. Wright, J. F. Witkowski

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This Extension Circular provides abbreviated information on the economically important corn insect pests found in Nebraska. It provides a brief description of the insect, damage symptoms, incidence, sampling scheme, economic thresholds and available references for each pest.


Ec98-454 Nutrition For The Older Adult, Wanda Koszewski, Carol Ray, Amy Sutton, Lisa Beretta Jan 1998

Ec98-454 Nutrition For The Older Adult, Wanda Koszewski, Carol Ray, Amy Sutton, Lisa Beretta

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Nutrition is important for everyone at any age and is one of the keys to healthy living. We are all overwhelmed with new information about nutrition each day. This publication focuses on nutrition topics specifically related to the elderly.


Ec98-754 Farm*A*Syst Nebraska’S System For Assessing Water Contamination Risk Worksheet 7: Hazardous Materials And Waste Management, Robert Grisso, Delynn Hay, Paul J. Jasa, Richard K. Koelsch, Sharon Skipton, Wayne Woldt Jan 1998

Ec98-754 Farm*A*Syst Nebraska’S System For Assessing Water Contamination Risk Worksheet 7: Hazardous Materials And Waste Management, Robert Grisso, Delynn Hay, Paul J. Jasa, Richard K. Koelsch, Sharon Skipton, Wayne Woldt

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Why should I be concerned? Consider the variety of products commonly used in households, on acreages and on farms: paints, solvents, oils, cleaners, wood preservatives, batteries, adhesives, and pesticides. Also consider the amount of these products which goes unused or is thrown away. Some common disposal practices can create an unsafe environment around the home and may contaminate groundwater. Additionally, many of these common disposal practices violate Nebraska law.


Nf98-374 Corn Blotch Leafminer, Robert J. Wright Jan 1998

Nf98-374 Corn Blotch Leafminer, Robert J. Wright

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact describes what is known about the biology of the Corn Blotch Leafminer, in preparation for the possibility of highter numbers in future years.


G98-1353 Fed Cattle Pricing, Dillon M. Feuz, Ted C. Schroeder, Clement E. Ward Jan 1998

G98-1353 Fed Cattle Pricing, Dillon M. Feuz, Ted C. Schroeder, Clement E. Ward

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide discusses pricing alternatives for fed cattle, including live weight, dressed weight and grid pricing. Pricing fed cattle is becoming more complex, requiring more time to evaluate pricing alternatives and marketing cattle. Is there one best pricing method? How are live weight, dressed weight, and grid or formula prices related? This NebGuide will provide answers to these and other questions about fed cattle pricing.


G98-1355 Cropshare Leasing Patterns In Nebraska - 1996, Bruce B. Johnson, H. Douglas Jose, John D. Cole Jan 1998

G98-1355 Cropshare Leasing Patterns In Nebraska - 1996, Bruce B. Johnson, H. Douglas Jose, John D. Cole

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Leasing agricultural land is very common in Nebraska. This NebGuide discusses the most common leasing arrangements in the state in 1996.

Nearly half, 47 percent, of Nebraska's agricultural land is leased each year; and of the cropland acreage, cropshare leasing remains the primary leasing arrangement used throughout most of the state. In cropshare arrangements, the landowner and the tenant agree to specific shares of the crop production as well as shares of certain key crop input costs. In principle, the division of the output between the landowner and the tenant should reflect the relative level of contributions of inputs ...


Ec98-758 Farm*A*Syst Nebraska’S System For Assessing Water Contamination Risk Worksheet 11: Land Application Of Manure, Robert Grisso, Delynn Hay, Paul J. Jasa, Richard K. Koelsch, Sharon Skipton, Wayne Woldt Jan 1998

Ec98-758 Farm*A*Syst Nebraska’S System For Assessing Water Contamination Risk Worksheet 11: Land Application Of Manure, Robert Grisso, Delynn Hay, Paul J. Jasa, Richard K. Koelsch, Sharon Skipton, Wayne Woldt

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Why should I be concerned? Stewardship of soil and water resources should be a goal of every livestock producer. Management decisions made relative to land application of livestock manure will influence the ability to attain that goal.


G96-1362 Soil Temperatures And Spring Planting Dates, Steven J. Meyer, Allen L. Dutcher Jan 1998

G96-1362 Soil Temperatures And Spring Planting Dates, Steven J. Meyer, Allen L. Dutcher

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Dates on which soil temperatures reach a threshold value are presented as a spring planting guide for agronomic and horticultural producers.

For a seed to germinate it must have good contact with the soil and be placed in a favorable soil environment. A good soil environment is one that has suitable soil temperature, adequate soil moisture, good aeration, and for certain seeds, light. Conditions necessary for germination depend on the species and variety of seed being planted. Alone, none of these factors guarantee germination; rather it is the interaction of these factors that affects seed germination.

In Nebraska, soil moisture ...


G98-1354 Irrigating Corn, Brian Benham Jan 1998

G98-1354 Irrigating Corn, Brian Benham

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide discusses corn irrigation strategies options and objectives.

There are over 16 million acres in harvested row crop production in Nebraska. About 8 million of these acres are irrigated. Corn occupies approximately 70 percent of the irrigated acreage, or 5.6 million acres. Given this, improving irrigation management on corn production can have significant positive impacts on the quantity and quality of Nebraska's most precious resource: water.


G98-1364 Feeding Children Ages 2 To 5, H. Darlene Martin Jan 1998

G98-1364 Feeding Children Ages 2 To 5, H. Darlene Martin

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide defines nutritional needs and healthy eating patterns for children ages 2 to 5.

Children Grow at Their Own Rate

Children move though growth spurts throughout childhood. Usually, a child will grow about 2 1/2 inches and gain about four or five pounds each year between the ages of 2 and 5. By 15 months old, most children have developed enough fine motor skills to feed themselves without help, if allowed to do so. Appetites vary with young children as well as adults. Parents and caregivers need to help promote a healthy pattern of eating rather than using ...


G98-1374 Escherichia Coli: Testing For Process Control Verification: Beef Carcass Sampling, Mindy Brashears, Dianne Peters Jan 1998

G98-1374 Escherichia Coli: Testing For Process Control Verification: Beef Carcass Sampling, Mindy Brashears, Dianne Peters

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

In July 1996, the U.S.D.A. published the Final Rule on Pathogen Reduction for meat and poultry processing facilities. Its goal is to reduce the occurrence of food-borne pathogens in meat and poultry products. The rule requires carcass sampling for "generic" E. coli in meat and poultry slaughter operations. The U.S.D.A. has developed guidelines for acceptable, marginal and unacceptable amounts of E. coli to be used by the processor to determine if their process is controlling microbial hazards. If E. coli testing indicates that the process is not in control of the microbial hazards, then ...


Nf98-377 Kentucky Bluegrass Seed Production Management In Western Nebraska And Eastern Wyoming, Rebecca L. Harms, David D. Baltensperger, Robert C. Shearman, Dan Laursen, Roger Hammons, Tony Merrigan, Jim Krall, C. Dean Yonts Jan 1998

Nf98-377 Kentucky Bluegrass Seed Production Management In Western Nebraska And Eastern Wyoming, Rebecca L. Harms, David D. Baltensperger, Robert C. Shearman, Dan Laursen, Roger Hammons, Tony Merrigan, Jim Krall, C. Dean Yonts

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses management practicies related to Kentucky Bluegrass seed production.


G98-1777 Windbreak Renovation, James R. Brandle, Jon Wilson, Craig Stange, Mike Kuhns Jan 1998

G98-1777 Windbreak Renovation, James R. Brandle, Jon Wilson, Craig Stange, Mike Kuhns

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Windbreaks are an integral part of many farms and ranches and provide critical protection for farmsteads, livestock and crops. Unfortunately, many windbreaks planted in the 1930s and 1940s are losing their effectiveness due to age, poor health or neglect. In some cases, the windbreak no longer has the necessary density to provide winter protection. In other cases, overcrowding may have reduced the health and vigor of the windbreak, or the windbreak may have been invaded by aggressive sod-forming grasses such as smooth brome, reducing tree growth. Whatever the reason, many older windbreaks need renovation.


G98-1349 Woody Landscape Plants: Selection And Planting, Justin R. Evertson, David P. Mooter, Mark O. Harrell Jan 1998

G98-1349 Woody Landscape Plants: Selection And Planting, Justin R. Evertson, David P. Mooter, Mark O. Harrell

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide discusses how to select the right tree or shrub for any location and how to properly plant and care for it.

Properly planted and cared for trees and shrubs add beauty, protection, diversity and value to almost any property, whether they are planted in a park, in front of your house, or along a street or highway.

Planting is only the first step in the process of maintaining a well kept, desirable landscape. Proper maintenance practices need to be considered and performed on an annual basis to ensure the plant's long term health and vigor. Landscape trees ...


Nfs-1 Forestry Best Management Practices For Nebraska Jan 1998

Nfs-1 Forestry Best Management Practices For Nebraska

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

A reference guide for loggers, landowners and managers.

Nebraska's Forest Resource

Forests cover 947,000 acres in Nebraska. Other land with scattered tree cover, including narrow wooded strips along streams, windbreaks, and wooded pasture lands, occupy an additional 1,252,000 acres. Managing Nebraska's forest lands can produce significant benefits without negative impacts; however, careless activities in woodlands can damage water resources, soils, wildlife habitat, aesthetic values, and even the ability to produce future benefits.


Nf98-365 Second Generation European Corn Borer Scouting And Treatment Decisions, Robert J. Wright, John F. Witkowski Jan 1998

Nf98-365 Second Generation European Corn Borer Scouting And Treatment Decisions, Robert J. Wright, John F. Witkowski

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses the factors growers need to consider when assessing the need for control of second generation European corn borers in non-Bt corn.


Nf98-364 First Generation European Corn Borer Scouting And Treatment Decisions, Robert J. Wright, John F. Witkowski Jan 1998

Nf98-364 First Generation European Corn Borer Scouting And Treatment Decisions, Robert J. Wright, John F. Witkowski

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses how to control first generation European corn borers in non-Bt corn.


G98-1378 Testing Nebraska's Young Children For Lead, Carroll S. Welte Jan 1998

G98-1378 Testing Nebraska's Young Children For Lead, Carroll S. Welte

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide discusses why young children in Nebraska should be tested for lead poisoning. It explains sources of lead and ways parents can reduce children's exposure to lead.

Introduction

Lead, a poison that affects virtually every system in the body, is a health issue for parents and caretakers of Nebraska children 6 years old and younger. Small amounts of lead in the body can do serious harm to the developing brain and nervous system of a young child. The risks associated with lead exposure are not assumed or based on laboratory animals, but documented from the studies of children ...


G98-1379 Remodeling Nebraska Homes Containing Lead-Based Paint, Carroll S. Welte Jan 1998

G98-1379 Remodeling Nebraska Homes Containing Lead-Based Paint, Carroll S. Welte

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide discusses precautions do-it-yourself home remodelers should take when working with surfaces that may contain lead-based paint. It also addresses the effects of lead poisoning in children and adults and testing surfaces for lead-based paint.

Introduction

All it takes is a trip to one of the discount lumber yards on a Sunday afternoon to realize the huge number of do-it-yourself home remodelers. Books and videos making projects and repairs look simple line the aisles.

Home remodeling isn't simple, though. Before beginning a project one needs to plan. In homes built before 1978, do-it-yourself home remodelers need to consider ...


G98-1350 Basics Of Feeding Horses: What To Feed And Why, Kathleen P. Anderson Jan 1998

G98-1350 Basics Of Feeding Horses: What To Feed And Why, Kathleen P. Anderson

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide discusses the horse's digestive system and appropriate feeding procedures.

Because of the horse's eating habits and digestive system, feeding practices common to other species of livestock often result in severe digestive dysfunction or even death for the horse. In fact, several anatomical peculiarities of the horse's digestive tract predispose horses to digestive disorders such as colic and laminitis even under the best management. Under poor feeding management, the onset of these disorders is almost assured. The objective of feeding management is to provide a ration with balanced nutrition that both maximizes nutrient utilization while minimizing ...


G98-1344 Basics Of Feeding Horses: Feeding Management, Kathleen P. Anderson Jan 1998

G98-1344 Basics Of Feeding Horses: Feeding Management, Kathleen P. Anderson

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide outlines appropriate practices for feeding horses.

Often, nutritional management of the equine is a misunderstood topic. Successful nutritional management depends upon combining information on the nutrient requirements of different horses and their eating behaviors with the knowledge of how to best meet those requirements. Proper nutritional management is extremely critical in the horse due to the unique arrangement and anatomy of its digestive tract. Often, it is the feeding method, not feed composition, which leads to digestive disorders in horses. This NebGuide includes information on the basic, daily feeding management for horses.


G98-1361 Hostas, Don Steinegger, Amy Greving, Steven Rodie Jan 1998

G98-1361 Hostas, Don Steinegger, Amy Greving, Steven Rodie

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide discusses selecting, growing and caring for hosta.

Hosta Selection

As landscapes mature, shaded areas develop. An excellent perennial plant for shade is hosta, also called plantain lily. Originally from the Orient, hosta, a herbaceous perennial, is grown for its attractive foliage. Some recent cultivars also have attractive and/or fragrant flowers.


G98-1343 Fall Vegetable Gardening, Dale T. Lindgren, Susan D. Schoneweis Jan 1998

G98-1343 Fall Vegetable Gardening, Dale T. Lindgren, Susan D. Schoneweis

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide discusses the possibilities for and needs of a fall garden.

Though often overlooked by the gardener, planting vegetables in July and August for fall production is an excellent practice. Late plantings of cool- and warm-season vegetables can extend the harvest long after spring-planted crops have ceased production. Most cool-season vegetables grow as well as or better than those planted in the spring as they mature during shorter, cooler days. Flavors of vegetables maturing in the cool, crisp days of autumn are often sweeter and milder than those grown during hot summer weather. This is especially true for cole ...


Nf98-381 So Where Do I Put That $2,000?, Kathy Prochaska-Cue Jan 1998

Nf98-381 So Where Do I Put That $2,000?, Kathy Prochaska-Cue

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact provides an estimation for retirement financial planning.


Nf98-380 Where Am I Going To Find $2,000 To Save?, Kathy Prochaska-Cue Jan 1998

Nf98-380 Where Am I Going To Find $2,000 To Save?, Kathy Prochaska-Cue

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact provides an estimation for retirement financial planning.


Nf98-379 Ballpark Estimate Of Retirement Financial Needs, Kathy Prochaska-Cue Jan 1998

Nf98-379 Ballpark Estimate Of Retirement Financial Needs, Kathy Prochaska-Cue

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact provides an estimation for retirement financial planning.


G96-1346 Plants For Shade Landscapes, Don Steinegger, Donald E. Janssen, Roch E. Gaussoin, Steven Rodie, Anne Streich Jan 1998

G96-1346 Plants For Shade Landscapes, Don Steinegger, Donald E. Janssen, Roch E. Gaussoin, Steven Rodie, Anne Streich

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide includes a plant list for shade landscapes.

While some may think of shade as a deterrent to gardening, it can be an asset if the special needs of shade-loving plants are considered. There are also ways to reduce the amount of shade, allowing more sunlight and air circulation into the landscape. To solve shade garden problems, shade's positive and negative aspects need to be considered.


Nf98-385 Returning Crp Land To Crops: Grass Management/Cropping Suggestions For Land Released In Winter Or Early Spring, Charles A. Shapiro, Mari Lubberstedt, Lisa Lunz, William L. Kranz, Steven D. Rasmussen, David P. Shelton, Keith J. Jarvi, John F. Witkowski, Robert Frerichs, Ray Brentlinger, Pat Bathke, Terry Gompert, Alex Martin, Paul J. Jasa, Robert N. Klein Jan 1998

Nf98-385 Returning Crp Land To Crops: Grass Management/Cropping Suggestions For Land Released In Winter Or Early Spring, Charles A. Shapiro, Mari Lubberstedt, Lisa Lunz, William L. Kranz, Steven D. Rasmussen, David P. Shelton, Keith J. Jarvi, John F. Witkowski, Robert Frerichs, Ray Brentlinger, Pat Bathke, Terry Gompert, Alex Martin, Paul J. Jasa, Robert N. Klein

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact gives grass control and planting recommendations for producers who learn in January that their Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) land applications have been denied and who wish to put the land into production the upcoming spring.