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Nf571 Aspergillus Flavus And Aflatoxins In Corn, Jim Stack, Mike Carlson Jan 2003

Nf571 Aspergillus Flavus And Aflatoxins In Corn, Jim Stack, Mike Carlson

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The severe weather conditions of the 2002 growing season resulted in an increase in the incidence and severity of aflatoxin contamination of both food grade and feed grade corn in Nebraska.


Ec03-1569 Grasshopper Identification Guide For Cropland Grasshoppers: Summer Feeding Species, Ronald C. Seymour, Gary L. Hein, John B. Campbell, James A. Kalisch Jan 2003

Ec03-1569 Grasshopper Identification Guide For Cropland Grasshoppers: Summer Feeding Species, Ronald C. Seymour, Gary L. Hein, John B. Campbell, James A. Kalisch

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Summer feeding grasshoppers can cause severe damage to nearly all crops when they are abundant in field borders. Identification of the grasshoppers present is important because only four species are likely to cause significant crop damage. These four species are spur-throated grasshoppers that have a rounded head and a spur between their front legs. They are more common in weed-infested field borders and weedy adjacent pastures, but will move to cropland after consuming most of the weeds. Summer feeding grasshoppers overwinter as eggs and hatch through much of May and June.


Common Stressors For Aging Adults, Kathy Bosch Jan 2003

Common Stressors For Aging Adults, Kathy Bosch

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Mental health is not easy to define, but aging successfully should mean a person has good mental health. This does not mean older adults will never experience any problems or diseases, but that symptoms will be treated and controlled. Mental health problems should not interfere with leading a rewarding life.


G03-1525 Coping In Stressful Times During Drought, Linda S. Boeckner, Kathy Bosch, Catherine E. Johnston Jan 2003

G03-1525 Coping In Stressful Times During Drought, Linda S. Boeckner, Kathy Bosch, Catherine E. Johnston

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Families are affected by drought in many ways, including financially, emotionally, and physically. Although additional research is needed to learn how families cope with personal and work lives during drought, reliable information is available to understand how families react and cope with economic hardship, stressful times and difficult situations.

This NebGuide will address financial, emotional, and physical issues that families may experience during stressful times in addition to providing help on how families may access resources.


Nf03-587 Management Program To Prevent Smut Diseases Of Wheat (Revised September 2005), John E. Watkins Jan 2003

Nf03-587 Management Program To Prevent Smut Diseases Of Wheat (Revised September 2005), John E. Watkins

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact, Wheat Disease Fact Sheet No. 6, discusses the management program to prevent smut diseases of wheat. It covers the cause and occurrence, key symptoms, cultural management practices, fungicide seed treatment program, economic significance, and applications for controlling the smut diseases.


Ec03-702 Precision Agriculture: Applications Of Remote Sensing In Site-Specific Management, Viacheslav I. Adamchuk, Richard L. Perk, James S. Schepers Jan 2003

Ec03-702 Precision Agriculture: Applications Of Remote Sensing In Site-Specific Management, Viacheslav I. Adamchuk, Richard L. Perk, James S. Schepers

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Precision farming is an emerging agricultural technology that involves managing each crop input on a site-specific basis to reduce waste, increase profits, and maintain the quality of the environment. Remote sensing is a technology that can be used to obtain various spatial layers of information about soil and crop conditions. It allows detection and/or characterization of an object, series of objects, or landscape without having the sensor in physical contact.


G03-1521 Using Corn Hybrid Yield Data To Improve Selection Of Rapidly Changing Hybrids, Robert N. Klein, Lenis Alton Nelson, Roger Wesley Elmore Jan 2003

G03-1521 Using Corn Hybrid Yield Data To Improve Selection Of Rapidly Changing Hybrids, Robert N. Klein, Lenis Alton Nelson, Roger Wesley Elmore

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Choosing the proper hybrid can greatly enhance crop production profitability. This NebGuide illustrates how to use corn hybrid test data and adjust it to your farm when selecting seed. How often should you change hybrids? An Auburn University study compared the top corn hybrids from a 3-year regional trial (114 bushel average) with the top hybrids from the previous year's test (119 bushel average). Since the yields went from 114 to 119 bushels - a 5 bushel increase - using data from 11 locations and 8 years, should we expect twice that difference - a 10 bushel increase - with yields of 228 ...


G03-1512 Establishing Conservation Plantings Of Nut Trees And Shrubs By Direct Seeding Methods, Steven D. Rasmussen, Scott J. Josiah, John Wilson Jan 2003

G03-1512 Establishing Conservation Plantings Of Nut Trees And Shrubs By Direct Seeding Methods, Steven D. Rasmussen, Scott J. Josiah, John Wilson

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide explains how to plant and raise nut trees and shrubs from seed. Seeding methods, planting design, site preparation and post-planting care are discussed.

Conservation tree and shrub plantings create wildlife habitat, improve water quality, produce marketable nuts, and enhance landscape diversity. Usually, nursery-grown seedlings are used to establish these plantings. However, a number of problems exist when using seedlings, including increased costs and reduced initial tree vigor and survival. Direct seeding of tree and shrub seeds avoids many of these problems, and is a proven, effective means to establish conservation plantings in Nebraska and elsewhere.


Nf03-588 Turf Disease Fact Sheet No. 11: Management Program For Ascochyta Leaf Blight, John E. Watkins Jan 2003

Nf03-588 Turf Disease Fact Sheet No. 11: Management Program For Ascochyta Leaf Blight, John E. Watkins

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact explains a management program for wheat streak mosaic and high plains diseases of wheat.


Ec03-1568 Grasshopper Identification Guide For Rangeland And Pasture Summer Feeding Species, Ronald C. Seymour, John B. Campbell, Gary L. Hein, James A. Kalisch Jan 2003

Ec03-1568 Grasshopper Identification Guide For Rangeland And Pasture Summer Feeding Species, Ronald C. Seymour, John B. Campbell, Gary L. Hein, James A. Kalisch

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Many kinds of summer-feeding grasshoppers are found in Nebraska rangeland and pastures. Of these, the six species listed in this guide are most likely to be numerous during outbreak years. These species overwinter as eggs and hatch through much of May and June. When abundant they can cause severe damage to rangeland and pastures, especially when dry conditions limit grass growth. Identification of the species present is important because some have greater potential for damage than others.


Ec03-1567 Grasshopper Identification Guide For Rangeland Grasshoppers: Fall/Spring Feeding Species, Ronald C. Seymour, John B. Campbell, Gary L. Hein Jan 2003

Ec03-1567 Grasshopper Identification Guide For Rangeland Grasshoppers: Fall/Spring Feeding Species, Ronald C. Seymour, John B. Campbell, Gary L. Hein

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

On rare occasions, high population of early season range grasshoppers coincide with slow growth of spring grass, causing economic loss. Most early season range grasshoppers overwinter in the nymphal stage. These grasshoppers survive by hiding under debris and organic matter.


G03-1523 Low Toxic Cockroach Control, Barbara P. Ogg, Clyde L. Ogg Jan 2003

G03-1523 Low Toxic Cockroach Control, Barbara P. Ogg, Clyde L. Ogg

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide describes how to identify common cockroach species, what they need to survive, and effective, low-toxic alternatives to traditional chemical control options.

Some people see a cockroach and immediately grab a can of bug spray, but a quick spray from an aerosol can won't provide long-term control. Ingredients in most aerosol and "bomb" treatments repel cockroaches. Using these products can cause the cockroaches to hide deeper inside walls and be more difficult to control later. To make the most of your efforts to control cockroaches, use a multiple tactic approach. First, you need to understand a little about ...


Mp03-81 The 2003 Nebraska Poultry Report, Sheila Scheideler, Mary M. Beck, Curtis L. Novak, Leanne Labrash, Danilo J. Franco, Mohammad A. Jalal, David Monsalve, Trish Weber Jan 2003

Mp03-81 The 2003 Nebraska Poultry Report, Sheila Scheideler, Mary M. Beck, Curtis L. Novak, Leanne Labrash, Danilo J. Franco, Mohammad A. Jalal, David Monsalve, Trish Weber

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The Nebraska Poultry Report is produced every two years by the Animal Science Department's poultry faculty with contributions from others in the University of Nebraska who work with avian species. The purpose of the report is to make our activities known to the poultry industries in Nebraska. The majority of articles are based on on-going research but are written in a relaxed style for ease of reading.


G03-1504 Lime Use For Soil Acidity Management, Martha Mamo, Charles S. Wortmann, Charles A. Shapiro Jan 2003

G03-1504 Lime Use For Soil Acidity Management, Martha Mamo, Charles S. Wortmann, Charles A. Shapiro

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Soil acidity can reduce crop production by directly affecting roots and changing the availability of essential nutrients and toxic elements. Liming can neutralize soil acidity, but several factors can affect the economic benefits of liming. With continuous cropping, soil pH can decrease (i.e., increase in acidity) because of various factors, including crop removal and leaching of basic cations, application of ammoniabased nitrogen fertilizers, and organic matter decomposition. Adding lime or other materials can raise soil pH to the ideal range for crop production, create an environment for a healthy function of microbes, and increase the levels of calcium or ...


Ec03-219 2003 Nebraska Swine Report, Duane Reese Jan 2003

Ec03-219 2003 Nebraska Swine Report, Duane Reese

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The 2003 Nebraska Swine Report was prepared by the staff in Animal Science and cooperating Departments for use in Extension, Teaching and Research programs. This publications deals with research on swine reproduction, breeding, health, nutrition, economics, and housing.


Cc03-431 Make Every Drop Count In Your Home Jan 2003

Cc03-431 Make Every Drop Count In Your Home

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

There are four ways to reduce water in your home ...

1. Maintain -- Fix leaks and dripping faucets. Leaks can account for 14 to 25 percent of all indoor water use.

2. Change -- Change the way water is used in the home.

3. Equipment -- Purchase water-reducing equipment and appliances.

4. Think -- Develop creative water conserving practices that are safe and sanitary.

Start wtih the largest water users. The toilet, shower/bath, and clothes washer account for two-thirds of the water used in an average household.


Cc03-432 Make Every Drop Count In Your Home On Your Yard Jan 2003

Cc03-432 Make Every Drop Count In Your Home On Your Yard

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Did You Know...

Weather adjustments to an automatic irrigation system can conserve A LOT of water.

A system applying 1 inch of water to an average size lawn (approximately 5,000 square feet) that has already received sufficient rain wastes over 3,000 gallons of water -- a year's supply of drinking water for 17 people.


"Bullying" — How To Stop It!, Kathy Bosch Jan 2003

"Bullying" — How To Stop It!, Kathy Bosch

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

"Bullying" is a common experience for many children growing up. According to the National Association of School Psychologists, about one in seven school children—that’s about 5 million kids—has been either a bully or a victim.


Nf579 Aging Sexuality, Kathy Bosch Jan 2003

Nf579 Aging Sexuality, Kathy Bosch

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Contrary to popular belief, the elderly are sexual beings. Each person is created to be a sexual being with normal desires of wanting to be loved and touched. Our culture tends to believe that love and sex belong only to the younger generations but many older adults enjoy being loved, touched and having sexual relations.


Consistency In Discipline, Pat Steffens, Kathy Bosch Jan 2003

Consistency In Discipline, Pat Steffens, Kathy Bosch

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Consistency in dealing with children’s behavior is recommended if you want to be an effective parent. Although no parent can expect to be perfectly consistent, some level of consistency is needed for children to learn the lessons of social life and feel self-assured. Children learn appropriate behavior easier when learning conditions remain constant. Parents should consider at least four aspects of consistent discipline.


Depression In Later Life, Kathy Bosch Jan 2003

Depression In Later Life, Kathy Bosch

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

We all understand feeling sad or "blue" from time to time. Personal losses or crises can leave us with low energy and a sense of unhappiness. These reactions are a normal part of living. But depression and depressive symptoms in the older individual present unique challenges.


Grief — A Human Experience, Kathy Bosch Jan 2003

Grief — A Human Experience, Kathy Bosch

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Like stress, grief is a part of everyone’s life, but it seems to happen more often when a person gets older. Grief can be caused by any loss.


Help Children Cope With Separation And Loss, Kathy Bosch Jan 2003

Help Children Cope With Separation And Loss, Kathy Bosch

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

If you know a child or family who is feeling distress because of separation caused by military deployment or jobduties, you can help. Helping children with their emotions means that we must look at the world through a child’s eyes.


How Can I Help An Older Person Who May Have A Mental Illness?, Kathy Bosch Jan 2003

How Can I Help An Older Person Who May Have A Mental Illness?, Kathy Bosch

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Even though many persons suffer with a mental illness or disease at some point in their lives, these problems are treatable.


Mental Health And Aging, Kathy Bosch Jan 2003

Mental Health And Aging, Kathy Bosch

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Mentally healthy people have the ability to respond to others, to love and be loved, and to cope with others in give-and-take relationships.


Why Children Misbehave, Pat Steffens, Kathy Bosch Jan 2003

Why Children Misbehave, Pat Steffens, Kathy Bosch

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Understanding why children misbehave is important. We can respond more effectively to them and their behavior when we figure out what is causing the problem.


2003 Nebraska Swine Report, Duane E. Reese Jan 2003

2003 Nebraska Swine Report, Duane E. Reese

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This publication was prepared by the staff in Animal Science and cooperating Departments for use in Extension, Teaching and Research programs. It deals with the results that were done in reproduction, breeding, health, genetics, nutrition, economics and housing of swine.


Nf581 Aronia Berries, Durward Smith, Carol Ringenberg Jan 2003

Nf581 Aronia Berries, Durward Smith, Carol Ringenberg

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Aronia, sometimes called black chokeberry, is a deciduous shrub native to eastern North America. It is sometimes used in landscapes for its creamy white flowers in late spring, and colorful flame red autumn foliage contrasted with dark berries.


Nf247 Assistance With Wildlife Damage Problems In Nebraska, Scott E. Hygnstrom, John M. Hobbs, James G. Bruner, James Weverka, Dallas R. Virchow, Dennis M. Ferraro Jan 2003

Nf247 Assistance With Wildlife Damage Problems In Nebraska, Scott E. Hygnstrom, John M. Hobbs, James G. Bruner, James Weverka, Dallas R. Virchow, Dennis M. Ferraro

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Nebraskans who experience damage and nuisance problems with wildlife can get assistance from several public and private organizations. This NebFact describes the most direct route to the solution of your problem. A reference guide lists who to contact for information, materials, permits, and hands-on assistance.


Bindweed Identification And Control Options For Organic Production, Laurie Hodges Jan 2003

Bindweed Identification And Control Options For Organic Production, Laurie Hodges

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Two species of bindweed are commonly found in the Great Plains and one unrelated weed is often confused with bindweed.