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G04-1529 Controlling Pond Plant Growth With Bottom Barriers, Tadd M. Barrow, John C. Holz Jan 2004

G04-1529 Controlling Pond Plant Growth With Bottom Barriers, Tadd M. Barrow, John C. Holz

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Rooted aquatic plants are a natural part of the lake ecosystem and comprise a critical component of a healthy lake. They stabilize shorelines, oxygenate water, provide cover and spawning areas for fish, and provide habitat for aquatic invertebrates that are critical for juvenile fish growth.

Although plants are an important part of a lake's ecosystem, it's important to control their growth to assure a healthy, aesthetic environment. This NebGuide offers ideas for controlling plant growth.


Ec04-704 Precision Agriculture: Listening To The Story Told By Yield Maps, Viacheslav I. Adamchuk, Achim Dobermann, Jianli Ping Jan 2004

Ec04-704 Precision Agriculture: Listening To The Story Told By Yield Maps, Viacheslav I. Adamchuk, Achim Dobermann, Jianli Ping

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

When discussing current issues in precision agriculture, the terms “yield mapping” or “yield monitoring” often are used to refer to one of the most crucial components of the entire system for site-specific crop management. In fact, yield monitoring equipment was introduced in the early 1990s and is increasingly considered a conventional practice in modern agriculture. The pioneers of precision agriculture already have generated several years of yield history and have examined different ways of interpreting and processing these data. The goal of this publication is to review several common methods of yield data analysis and to discuss potential applications for ...


G04-1537 Wind Erosion And Its Control, Drew J. Lyon, John A. Smith Jan 2004

G04-1537 Wind Erosion And Its Control, Drew J. Lyon, John A. Smith

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This NebGuide discusses how wind erosion occurs and presents methods for reducing wind erosion on land devoted to crop production. Wind erosion is widespread on agricultural land in the Great Plains, particularly in the semi-arid regions. Wind erosion physically removes the most fertile part of the soil (organic matter, clay, and silt) and lowers soil productivity. This loss in productivity increases the costs of producing crops. Blowing soil can reduce seedling survival and growth, depress crop yields, and increase the susceptibility of plants to certain types of stress, including diseases.


Ec04-183a Brown Mustard Production, David D. Baltensperger, Drew J. Lyon, Paul A. Burgener, Gary L. Hein, Robert M. Harveson, C. Dean Yonts, James F. Margheim, Glen E. Frickel, Gus J. Foster Jan 2004

Ec04-183a Brown Mustard Production, David D. Baltensperger, Drew J. Lyon, Paul A. Burgener, Gary L. Hein, Robert M. Harveson, C. Dean Yonts, James F. Margheim, Glen E. Frickel, Gus J. Foster

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Brown mustard, Brassica juncea, originated from the hybridization of Brassica nigra with Brassica campestris. This probably happened in southwestern Asia and India where the natural distribution of the two species overlaps. Brown mustard has been grown for oilseed, greens, and as a spice. In the 1940s, a yellow-seeded variety of brown mustard was imported into the United States from China and became widely cultivated because, unlike someother mustards, it could be mechanically harvested. Currently, efforts are underway in Canada to develop canola quality brown mustards for oil use; however, in the United States the market is primarily as a source ...


Ec04-183 Chickpea Production In The High Plains, James F. Margheim, David D. Baltensperger, Robert G. Wilson, Drew J. Lyon, Gary L. Hein, Robert M. Harveson, Paul A. Burgener, James M. Krall, Jack T. Cecil, John R. Rickertsen, Anthony P. Merrigan, Mark H. Watson, Brad J. Hansen Jan 2004

Ec04-183 Chickpea Production In The High Plains, James F. Margheim, David D. Baltensperger, Robert G. Wilson, Drew J. Lyon, Gary L. Hein, Robert M. Harveson, Paul A. Burgener, James M. Krall, Jack T. Cecil, John R. Rickertsen, Anthony P. Merrigan, Mark H. Watson, Brad J. Hansen

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) is an annual grainlegume or “pulse crop” that is used extensively for human consumption. The seed of this plant, when dried, is commonly used in soup. Its primary use in the United States is for salad bars, while in the Middle East and India it is more frequently cooked and blended with rice dishes. Major chickpea producers include India, Pakistan, Mexico, Turkey, Canada, and Australia. Chickpea makes up more than 20 percent of world pulse production, behind dry bean and pea. Currently, the United States imports more than 80 percent of its domestic chickpea needs.

Since ...


G04-1536 Drinking Water: Storing An Emergency Supply, Sharon Skipton, Bruce I. Dvorak, Julie A. Albrecht Jan 2004

G04-1536 Drinking Water: Storing An Emergency Supply, Sharon Skipton, Bruce I. Dvorak, Julie A. Albrecht

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Taking a little time now to store an emergency water supply can prepare for all types of disasters. If your water supply is disrupted, you will be able to provide for your entire family and possibly others. Effective methods of preparing water for storage include disinfection with chlorine and storing at room temperature, disinfection with chlorine and freezing, or canning.


Nf04-591 What Is Genetic Engineering And How Does It Work?, Patricia M. Hain, Julie A. Albrecht, Douglas A. Golick Jan 2004

Nf04-591 What Is Genetic Engineering And How Does It Work?, Patricia M. Hain, Julie A. Albrecht, Douglas A. Golick

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Genetic engineering is the process of manually adding new DNA to an organism.


G04-1542 Planning An Intergenerational™ Dialogue, Laverne Barrett, Andrea J. Gage Jan 2004

G04-1542 Planning An Intergenerational™ Dialogue, Laverne Barrett, Andrea J. Gage

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Intergenerational Dialogues can help communities address important issues. This NebGuide offers guidance.

The Intergenerational™Dialogue

An Intergenerational™Dialogue is usually a one-day, six-hour event that allows the five living generations to come together to create an action plan to address a specific community issue. When all age groups of the community are involved in problem solving, it is easier to gain solution commitment and a greater response to planned action. Does this sound too good to be true? The following is a descriptive outline for planning an Intergenerational Dialogue in a community. The basis for the NebGuide is the work ...


Ec04-219 2004 Nebraska Swine Report, Duane Reese Jan 2004

Ec04-219 2004 Nebraska Swine Report, Duane Reese

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The 2004 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.


Rabies In Nebraska, David R. Smith, Annette K. Bredthauer Jan 2004

Rabies In Nebraska, David R. Smith, Annette K. Bredthauer

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Nebraska is currently experiencing an outbreak of rabies in animals after many years with few cases. The last rabies outbreak in the state peaked in 1981 with nearly 200 animal cases diagnosed that year. After many years with few cases, many people have become complacent about this deadly disease. This NebFact describes rabies in animals and explains how people can protect themselves, as well as their pets or livestock from rabies exposure.


Nf328 A Guide To Grasshopper Control In Cropland, Gary L. Hein, John B. Campbell Jan 2004

Nf328 A Guide To Grasshopper Control In Cropland, Gary L. Hein, John B. Campbell

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses grasshopper damage to cropland, how to determine when control is required, and methods of control.


Growing Scallions (Green Onions) For Market Gardeners, Laurie Hodges Jan 2004

Growing Scallions (Green Onions) For Market Gardeners, Laurie Hodges

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Growing scallions can provide market gardeners with early cash flow and is easier than growing bulb onions; they are different than young bulbing onions.


Making Time For Work And Play, Kathy Bosch Jan 2004

Making Time For Work And Play, Kathy Bosch

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Nurturing and fostering interpersonal relationships, work and relationships with others, and balancing both needs and responsibilities is easier with guidelines and values.


Nf538 Protect Your Credit And Identity, Debra E. Schroeder, Rebecca L. Versch Jan 2004

Nf538 Protect Your Credit And Identity, Debra E. Schroeder, Rebecca L. Versch

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Recommended security precautions to prevent identity theft and protect your credit or debit card, including recommendations on using ATMs.


Nf411 Seed Treatment Fungicides For Soybeans, Loren J. Giesler Jan 2004

Nf411 Seed Treatment Fungicides For Soybeans, Loren J. Giesler

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Fungi can cause seed to rot. This publication describes treatments.


Ec04-467 There's No Excuse For Abuse: Raise Awareness About Domestic Violence (Part 4 In A Four Part Series), Kathy Bosch Jan 2004

Ec04-467 There's No Excuse For Abuse: Raise Awareness About Domestic Violence (Part 4 In A Four Part Series), Kathy Bosch

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

You can help teach the next generation that abuse or violence is not acceptable and is not to be tolerated in relationships. You can help teach by speaking up every time you see inappropriate or abusive behavior displayed against anyone. You can help teach by being a role model. This can be done by the way you show respect, communicate and interact with others.


Ec04-466 There's No Excuse For Abuse: Domestic Violence Affects The Workplace (Part 3 Of A Four Part Series), Kathy Bosch Jan 2004

Ec04-466 There's No Excuse For Abuse: Domestic Violence Affects The Workplace (Part 3 Of A Four Part Series), Kathy Bosch

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

It's no secret that domestic violence is an epidemic that is profoundly affecting American communities and workplaces. The U.S. Justice Department reports that in 60,000 incidents of on-the-job violence each year, the victims immediately knew their attacker.

For many women suffering from domestic violence, the workplace is no haven because stalking, threats and violence follow them to their job. In the past, workplaces did little to address domestic violence issues. But today, businesses realize the great costs incurred from domestic violence in lost production estimated at $3-5 billion annually. Employers and labor organizations have begun to consider ...


Ec04-465 There's No Excuse For Abuse: Men Can Help Stop Domestic Violence (Part 2 Of A Four Part Series), Kathy Bosch Jan 2004

Ec04-465 There's No Excuse For Abuse: Men Can Help Stop Domestic Violence (Part 2 Of A Four Part Series), Kathy Bosch

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

One of the hardest things to do is to confront a family member, friend, co-worker, or neighbor who abuses his wife or girlfriend about his inexcusable and wrongful behavior. You may feel that you don't know what to say, are fearful of becoming involved, or that his behavior towards his significant other is none of your business.

Your friend may want to talk about the problem but has not had the opportunity because no one has had the courage to address the issue with him. Your friend may hesitate to talk about his behavior but at least you can ...


Ec04-464 There's No Excuse For Abuse (Part 1 Of A Four Part Series), Kathy Bosch Jan 2004

Ec04-464 There's No Excuse For Abuse (Part 1 Of A Four Part Series), Kathy Bosch

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

In this series of four articles, information will be provided from the Family Violence Prevention Fund, the Nebraska and Kansas Coalitions Against Sexual and Domestic Violence, K-State Research and Extension, Nebraska Cooperative Extension, and many other research-based sources. You will learn more about how you can help a woman who is being abused, how you can offer support to children in abusive situations, how you may approach potential abusers, how to access resources, steps that can be taken in the workplace to help end domestic violence, what to teach children about partner abuse, how to raise community awareness, and how ...


Ec04-471 When Words Are Used As Weapons: Youth Can Prevent Verbal Abuse (For Use With Teen Youth) (Part 4 Of A Four Part Series), Kathy Bosch Jan 2004

Ec04-471 When Words Are Used As Weapons: Youth Can Prevent Verbal Abuse (For Use With Teen Youth) (Part 4 Of A Four Part Series), Kathy Bosch

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Most physical abuse or battering begins with some kind of verbal abuse. Physical abuse is easy to identify because you can see a black eye or bruise. But verbal abuse is hard to see and define. Laws usually don't define verbal abuse or require it to be reported. Verbal abuse might be misinterpreted as a bad habit, a bad temper, or "just the way the person talks."

Verbal abuse can be a weapon used by either girls or boys, men or women. However, reports show that more women are abused by men, than men by women. Verbal abuse sometimes ...


Ec04-470 When Words Are Used As Weapons: What Can I Do? (Part 3 Of A Four Part Series), Kathy Bosch Jan 2004

Ec04-470 When Words Are Used As Weapons: What Can I Do? (Part 3 Of A Four Part Series), Kathy Bosch

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

In the midst of conflict, it's sometimes difficult to determine if the argument is hostile or actually a misunderstanding. However, according to Elaine Johannes, Kansas State University Extension family and community mental health specialist, if the conflict intentionally humiliates, degrades, belittles or antagonizes, there is no confusion whether or not the conflict comes from conversational style differences; it's definitely abuse.

One theory that examines the lack of understanding between women and men is attributed to gender differences in the ways they speak. Problems may exist when couples ignore these differences in conversational styles. The differences are neither good ...


Ec04-469 When Words Are Used As Weapons: The Signs Of Verbal Abuse (Part 2 Of A Four Part Series), Kathy Bosch Jan 2004

Ec04-469 When Words Are Used As Weapons: The Signs Of Verbal Abuse (Part 2 Of A Four Part Series), Kathy Bosch

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Verbal abuse finally is being recognized as a form of domestic violence and as the behavior that usually precedes physical violence. There has been little support for individuals who are verbally abused because it's not as readily visible as a black eye or bruise. However, many individuals, particularly women, suffer with verbal assaults from their partners.


Ec04-468 When Words Are Used As Weapons: Verbal Abuse (Part 1 Of A Four Part Series), Kathy Bosch Jan 2004

Ec04-468 When Words Are Used As Weapons: Verbal Abuse (Part 1 Of A Four Part Series), Kathy Bosch

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

"Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me." Do you remember hearing or saying this when you were a child? How much wiser people become as they mature into adulthood and realize that words can indeed be weapons; words can hurt very much. Why would someone who supposedly loves another say things to make a partner feel sick inside, betrayed and confused? Those who are verbally abused often think they may have caused the abuse or are at fault. Some even believe the terrible things said about them may be true. But they're not ...


Ec04-1759 Nebraska Register Of Champion Trees 2004, Scott J. Josiah, Christine Meyer Jan 2004

Ec04-1759 Nebraska Register Of Champion Trees 2004, Scott J. Josiah, Christine Meyer

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Nebraska is famous for its sports champions, but how about Champion Trees? While Nebraska is considered a "prairie state," trees have always played a prominent role in the quality of life in Nebraska. Native trees were used to build the first pioneer homes, to heat them and protect them from wind. They provide beauty, wildlife, habitat, protection from wind and blowing snow, cleaner air and water and many other benefits.

The Nebraska Champion Tree Register helps to remind us of the contribution trees make to the quality of our lives, and to celebrate the beauty, mystery, inspiration and sense of ...


Nf04-616 Managing Foliar Diseases Of Winter Wheat With Fungicides Treatment Criteria, Profitability And Products, John E. Watkins Jan 2004

Nf04-616 Managing Foliar Diseases Of Winter Wheat With Fungicides Treatment Criteria, Profitability And Products, John E. Watkins

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The leaf rust, stripe rust, powdery mildew, tan spot, Septoria leaf blotch and occasionally stem rust comprise the primary foliar disease of wheat in the central Great Plains. In southeast and south central Nebraska, leaf and stripe rusts, powdery mildew and Septoria leaf blotch are the most common and important foliar diseases. Tan spot predominates in the dryland wheat-fallow-wheat or ecofallow cropping systems found in the west central, southwest and Panhandle areas of Nebraska.

This NebFact discusses the treatment criteria, profitability of treatment, and the treatment products and timing of managing foliar diseases of winter wheat with fungicides.


Ec04-1891 Residential Turf Diseases Ii, John E. Watkins Jan 2004

Ec04-1891 Residential Turf Diseases Ii, John E. Watkins

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This two-page, 4-color extension circular covers the diseases and symptoms of residential turfgrasses. The diseases include: ascochyta leaf blight, fairy ring, slime mold, stripe smut, pink snow mold, gray show mold, and pythium blight.


Ec04-1890 Residential Turf Disease I, John E. Watkins Jan 2004

Ec04-1890 Residential Turf Disease I, John E. Watkins

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This two-page, 4-color extension circular identifies the disease and symptoms of residential turfgrasses in Nebraska. The list of diseases include: powdery mildew, summer patch, brown patch, rust diseases, dollar spot, leaf spot and melting out, and Curvularia leaf spot and blight.


Ec04-1570 Identification Of Structure-Invading Ants In Nebraska, Barbara P. Ogg, Vicki Jedlicka, Clyde Ogg, Shripat T. Kamble Jan 2004

Ec04-1570 Identification Of Structure-Invading Ants In Nebraska, Barbara P. Ogg, Vicki Jedlicka, Clyde Ogg, Shripat T. Kamble

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This extension circular covers the species, workers, and habits/management of one-node and two-node structure-invading ants in Nebraska. These ants include: black carpenter, "red" carpenter, field, small (false) honey, large yellow, odorous house, thief, pharaoh, little black, acrobat, pavement and big-headed ants.


Ec04-835 Hedging And Basis Considerations For Feeder Cattle Livestock Risk Protection Insurance, Darrell R. Mark Jan 2004

Ec04-835 Hedging And Basis Considerations For Feeder Cattle Livestock Risk Protection Insurance, Darrell R. Mark

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) insurnace for feeder cattle is a price-risk management tool initially offered in June 2003 to feeder cattle producers in Nebraska, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming.

This extension circular examines historical LRP basia dn demonstrates its use in hedging with LRP.


Ec04-442 Adjusting Recipes To Meet Dietary Guidelines, Georgia Jones, Julie A. Albrecht, Linda S. Boeckner Jan 2004

Ec04-442 Adjusting Recipes To Meet Dietary Guidelines, Georgia Jones, Julie A. Albrecht, Linda S. Boeckner

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

You may be one of millions of Americans trying to make some eating adjustments and finding time-honored traditions and habits get in the way. Possible and acceptable changes take time and consideration and should focus on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

This Extension Circular provides tips to help make the Dietary Guidelines work for you by adjusting recipes for some of the foods you prepare at home.