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Rb30-244 Types Of Farming In Nebraska, Harold Hedges, F.E. Elliott Jan 1930

Rb30-244 Types Of Farming In Nebraska, Harold Hedges, F.E. Elliott

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

"Type of farming" as used in this bulletin is a term descriptive of a group of farms similar in size and enterprise combination. Thus a group of farms having the same kind, quantity, and proportion of crops oand livestock may be said to be following the same type of farming. The term "type-of-farming area" refers to an area within which there is a high degree of uniformity in the type of farming practicse and in the physical and economic conditions under which production takes place. This should not be understood to mean that there is absolute uniformity either in farming ...


Rb30-245 Water Supply And Sewage Disposal Systems For Farm Homes, Ivan D. Wood, E.B. Lewis Jan 1930

Rb30-245 Water Supply And Sewage Disposal Systems For Farm Homes, Ivan D. Wood, E.B. Lewis

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

When the well "goes dry" or when the windmill or pump breaks down, every one in the household immediately appreciates the value fo plenty of water. In other words, "You never miss the water until the well runs dry." Fortunately, in most sections of this state, plenty of pure water may be obtained by sinking wells of moderate depth, yet surprisingly few farm homes are supplied with running water in the kitchen even though the barn yards are equipped with hydrants and tanks.

It is the purpose of this bulletin to present a number of water supply and sewage disposal ...


Ec28-234 Nebraska System For Tattooing Hogs For Identification After Slaughter, G.R. Boomer, O.O. Waggener Jan 1928

Ec28-234 Nebraska System For Tattooing Hogs For Identification After Slaughter, G.R. Boomer, O.O. Waggener

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

A plan to identify the individual farm upon which hogs reaching markets are produced has been developed in connection with the efforts toward eradicating tuberculosis among farm animals. While primarily intended as a means of tracing back to determine sources of disease infection, the system of tattooing which is being developed has other significant possibilities. With the growing emphasis on quality products in the market, it is only fair that the producers of high quality commodities receive the premiums paid by processors and consumers. Health of farm animals is a quality factor. The producer of healthy hogs should be rewarded ...


Ec28-36 Spraying Tree Fruits (Revised March 1932), C.C. Wiggans, E.H. Hoppert Jan 1928

Ec28-36 Spraying Tree Fruits (Revised March 1932), C.C. Wiggans, E.H. Hoppert

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The production of sound, clean fruit is unquestionably one of the major problems facing the modern fruit grower. Culture may be neglected and pruning delayed for a time but the omission of sprays for even a single season demonstrates their absolute necessity. This applies equally to the commercial grower and to the farmer or gardener who has only a few trees.

Spray materials, equipment, management, schedules, insect pests and orchard diseases are discussed in this 1928 extension circular.


Rb28-229 Fattening Steers Of Various Ages, H.J. Gramlich Jan 1928

Rb28-229 Fattening Steers Of Various Ages, H.J. Gramlich

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

During recent years the beef industry has undergone vast changes. These have been made necessary in part by economic conditions and in part by changes in the demands of the American people. The tendency has been toward earlier marketing of steers, so that instead of going to the block as mature individuals at from 3 to 5 years of age, they are now reaching the market at a much younger age. In consuming centers where only heavy carcasses of beef were demanded formerly there is a call today for carcasses of the yearling and long yearling class.

The experiments reported ...


Ec27-811 Harvesting Wheat In Nebraska With The Combined Harvester Thresher 1926, Arthur G. George Jan 1927

Ec27-811 Harvesting Wheat In Nebraska With The Combined Harvester Thresher 1926, Arthur G. George

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Frequent inquiry from wheat growers in Nebraska and others as to the relative merits of the combined harvester-thresher as an efficienct and economical harvesting machine led the Nebraska Agricultural College to make a study of this problem in the summer of 1926. The work was carried on by the Departments of Rural Economics and Agricultural Engineering, cooperating with the United States Department of Agriculture which was conducting a similar survey in different parts of the United States. Perkins county, Nebraska, was the area selected for study as it is more or less typical of those parts of the state where ...


Ec26-129 Profitable Wheawt Production, P.H. Stewart, D.L. Gross Jan 1926

Ec26-129 Profitable Wheawt Production, P.H. Stewart, D.L. Gross

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

More profitable wheat production, rather than greater total production in Nebraska, is the object of this circular. The grower who has the largest acreage of wheat does not necessarily make the greatest profit. High yields per acre usually means a lower cost and a great profit per bushel. Wheat of high quality brings additional profits. High yield and quality are usually the combined result of good seed, disease prevention, crop rotations, a well-prepared seed bed, the proper time of seeding, and reasonable care in harvesting, threshing and storing.


Ec25-228 Farm Slaughter Of Hogs, Wm. J. Loeffel Jan 1925

Ec25-228 Farm Slaughter Of Hogs, Wm. J. Loeffel

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Slaughtering hogs and curing the meat on the farm is a common practice which makes available a palatable and nutritious food. It utilizes labor at a season of the year when usually there is no great rush of work.

As a general rule, farm slaughter is not to be recommended until cold weather is a certainty, for warm weather is apt to cause heavy spoilage. Meat is a highly perishable food product, therefore absolute cleanliness should prevail in its handling. Contamination of meat by soiled hands, clothing, tools, or containers is not only insanitary but actually lowers the keeping quality ...


Rb25-207 The Spindle-Tuber Disease: One Cause Of "Run-Out" Seed Potatoes, H.O. Werner Jan 1925

Rb25-207 The Spindle-Tuber Disease: One Cause Of "Run-Out" Seed Potatoes, H.O. Werner

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The spindle-tuber disease is one of the most prevalent potato diseases occurring in all parts of Nebraska. It has been found in all varieties tested. It does much damage to the potato crop, in that it reduces the yield and injures the market quality of the potatoes.

This 1925 publication discusses the spindler-tuber disease also known as "running-out" or degeneracy of seed potatoes; the distribution of the disease; effect upon yield and quality; symptoms of the different potato varieties; transmission of the disease and experiments; rate of increase of the disease; dry land versus irrigation in western Nebraska; straw mulching ...


Ec24-721 Dairy Barns For Nebraska, Oscar W. Sjogren, Ivan D. Wood Jan 1924

Ec24-721 Dairy Barns For Nebraska, Oscar W. Sjogren, Ivan D. Wood

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The increasing interest shown among the farmers thruout this state in the betterment of dairy stock, and the tendency to give more attention to dairying on the farms, is bringing to the Agricultural College a great many requests for plans and suggestions for dairy barn construction. It is impossible to give every one of these inquiries individual attention to the extent of drawing a detailed plan to suit the conditions in each case. It is hoped therefore, that the material contained in this bulletin will offer helpful suggestions and answer many questions in the minds of prospective dairy men and ...


Ec23-122 Sweet Clover In Nebraska, P.H. Stewart, D.L. Gross Jan 1923

Ec23-122 Sweet Clover In Nebraska, P.H. Stewart, D.L. Gross

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Sweet clover is adapted to practically all parts of Nebraska. It will grow under a wide range of soil and climatic conditions and is found growing wild in almost all sections of the state. It grows luxuriantly in eastern Nebraska and also does well in the western part of the state. Sweet clover will grow in regions of less rainfall than will red clover and, under certain conditions, it will do well where alfalfa is not easily grown.

This 1923 circular is largely based on questionnaire replies received from more than 200 farmers growing sweet clover in all parts of ...


Ec23-120 Wheat In Nebraska, W.W. Burr, P.H. Stewart Jan 1923

Ec23-120 Wheat In Nebraska, W.W. Burr, P.H. Stewart

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Wheat is one of the most important crops of the world. In total world tonnage it ranks third, being surpassed only by corn and potatoes. In th United States the tonnage is second only to corn, but wheat is far more important than corn as a human food.

Wheat is more important as a human food than any other rain crop. It is in itself almost a balanced food, and from earliest times has played an important part in the development of civilization. With the development of modern machinery wheat can now be produced without almost no hand work. On ...


Pb1908-27 Loss From Cornstalk Disease In Custer County, Nebraska, During The Winter Of 1906-1907 (Distributed January 1908, Reprinted December 1930), F.J. Alway, A.T. Peters Jan 1908

Pb1908-27 Loss From Cornstalk Disease In Custer County, Nebraska, During The Winter Of 1906-1907 (Distributed January 1908, Reprinted December 1930), F.J. Alway, A.T. Peters

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

"Cornstalk disease" is the name given to the cause or causes of death of cattle allowed to run in fields of standing cornstalks from which the ears have been gathered. It is probable that "many different maladies have been included under this name." In Nebraska, however, there is such a similarity in the symptoms reported by the farmers that it seems probable that the great majority of the losses attributed to cornstalk disease are really due to some common cause. As to the exact nature of this cause nothing is known. However, various theories have been advanced, and methods of ...