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Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

1973

Farming

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G73-46 Hessian Fly On Wheat, John E. Foster, Gary L. Hein Jan 1973

G73-46 Hessian Fly On Wheat, John E. Foster, Gary L. Hein

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide discusses the life cycle, control and prevention of the Hessian fly. Plant-safe dates and resistant wheat varieties are also examined.

The Hessian fly, Mayetiola destructor (Say), is not native to the United States, but was probably introduced by Hessian soldiers during the Revolutionary War. This insect was given its common name by Americans because of its damage on Long Island in 1779. The pest has become distributed throughout the United States wheat production areas since then.

The Hessian fly belongs to the family of insects known as gall midges (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae), a group noted for their habit of ...


G73-24 Winter Wheat Varieties, Lenis Alton Nelson, R.H. Hammons, P. Stephen Baenziger Jan 1973

G73-24 Winter Wheat Varieties, Lenis Alton Nelson, R.H. Hammons, P. Stephen Baenziger

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide provides brief descriptions of selected winter wheat varieties released since 1984. The University of Nebraska Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources conducts wheat variety trials in all parts of Nebraska. Private companies enter their varieties or hybrids in the test voluntarily. Public entries are chosen by the agronomy staff at the University. The current copy of the annual Extension Circular, Nebraska Fall-Sown Small Grain Variety Tests, includes detailed yield, bushel weight, other performance data, and period of years data. Nebraska Cooperative Extension and the University's Agricultural Research Division jointly publish these circulars which are available from Extension ...


G73-35 How To Plant Wheat, C. R. Fenster, G. A. Peterson Jan 1973

G73-35 How To Plant Wheat, C. R. Fenster, G. A. Peterson

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Winter wheat needs a seedbed that is firm enough to provide good seed-soil contact and is moist enough to provide water for germination and seedling establishment. Winter wheat needs a seedbed that is firm enough to provide good seed-soil contact and is moist enough to provide water for germination and seedling establishment. Other Nebraska Experiment Station information is available on how to properly prepare the seedbed.


G73-14 Grain Processing For Feedlot Cattle, Paul Q. Guyer Jan 1973

G73-14 Grain Processing For Feedlot Cattle, Paul Q. Guyer

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Several changes have occurred in the cattle feeding business which have focused attention on grain processing. The first of these was, the arrival of big feedlots provided an opportunity to use larger and more sophisticated processing equipment at reasonable cost per ton of feed produced. Also, the need to minimize feed separation and digestive disturbances encouraged the use of more sophisticated methods of processing.

A second development that is now focusing attention on grain processing is the rapidly increasing costs of equipment, fuel and labor involved in grain processing. In recent years, these have been increasing more rapidly than the ...