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Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

1996

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Nf96-291 Intestate Succession As An Estate Planning Tool, Paul H. Gessaman, J. David Aiken Jan 1996

Nf96-291 Intestate Succession As An Estate Planning Tool, Paul H. Gessaman, J. David Aiken

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

What happens if you die without a will? This NebFact has information on intestate succession.


Nf96-274 Seed Sources For Commercial Vegetable Production, Laurie Hodges Jan 1996

Nf96-274 Seed Sources For Commercial Vegetable Production, Laurie Hodges

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This NebFact has addresses of distributors of seeds for commercial vegetable production.


G96-1307 Bioengineering For Hillslope, Streambank And Lakeshore Erosion Control, Thomas G. Franti Jan 1996

G96-1307 Bioengineering For Hillslope, Streambank And Lakeshore Erosion Control, Thomas G. Franti

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This NebGuide describes bioengineering techniques for hillslope, streambank and lakeshore erosion control. Tips for a successful bioengineering installation and demonstration project are described. Soil erosion occurs whenever water meets land with enough force to move soil. Often this occurs along streambanks and lakeshores or where excess water flows over hillslopes. While streambank and hillslope erosion can be dramatic, especially after large rainfalls or floods, normal streamflows, excess runoff from urbanized areas and wave action along lakeshores continually erode soil. Erosion can be severe, as is the case in many man-made lakes, where shorelines are composed of easily erodible soil. Traditional ...


Nf96-252 Controlling Feed Costs On Your Dairy Farm, Rick Grant Jan 1996

Nf96-252 Controlling Feed Costs On Your Dairy Farm, Rick Grant

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This NebFact discusses ways to control feed costs on dairy farms.


Nf96-251 A Comparative Study Of Fiber Digestion And Subsequent Nutrient Absorption In The Ostrich Versus The Ruminant, Sheila E. Scheideler Jan 1996

Nf96-251 A Comparative Study Of Fiber Digestion And Subsequent Nutrient Absorption In The Ostrich Versus The Ruminant, Sheila E. Scheideler

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact compares the digestive systems of the ruminant and the ostrich.


Nf96-300 Selecting And Sizing Combine Drive Tires, Robert D. Grisso, Paul J. Jasa, Alice J. Jones Jan 1996

Nf96-300 Selecting And Sizing Combine Drive Tires, Robert D. Grisso, Paul J. Jasa, Alice J. Jones

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact assists in selecting and sizing combine drive tires for proper load carrying capacity as well as selecting tire widths for controlled traffic systems.


Nf96-305 Precision Farming In Nebraska: A Status Report, William Miller, Ray Supalla Jan 1996

Nf96-305 Precision Farming In Nebraska: A Status Report, William Miller, Ray Supalla

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Precision farming is a term applied to a broad array of topics that relate to the precise management of small units of land in contrast to the more traditional management of an entire field in a uniform manner.


G96-1275 Drinking Water: Sulfates And Hydrogen Sulfide, David L. Varner, Sharon Skipton, Paul J. Jasa, Bruce I. Dvorak Jan 1996

G96-1275 Drinking Water: Sulfates And Hydrogen Sulfide, David L. Varner, Sharon Skipton, Paul J. Jasa, Bruce I. Dvorak

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide discusses recommended practices to manage sulfur in a domestic water supply. Two forms of sulfur are commonly found in drinking water supplies: sulfate and hydrogen sulfide. Both forms are nuisances that usually do not pose a health risk at the concentrations found in domestic water supplies.


G96-1297 Buffalograss: An Alternative Native Grass For Turf (Revised October 1998), Terrance P. Riordan, Frederick P. Baxendale, Roch E. Gaussoin, John E. Watkins Jan 1996

G96-1297 Buffalograss: An Alternative Native Grass For Turf (Revised October 1998), Terrance P. Riordan, Frederick P. Baxendale, Roch E. Gaussoin, John E. Watkins

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide discusses the benefits of buffalograss turf plantings.

Buffalograss (Buchloë dactyloides) is a native grass species which has prospered on the Great Plains for centuries. Both cyclic and prolonged droughts have allowed it to evolve water use efficiency and sod forming ability. People are using this short, fine-leaved prairie grass as an ecologically sound and energy efficient turf.


G96-1302 Managing Varroa In The Midwest, Marion D. Ellis, Frederick P. Baxendale Jan 1996

G96-1302 Managing Varroa In The Midwest, Marion D. Ellis, Frederick P. Baxendale

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

There are important regional differences in varroa population dynamics and control. This NebGuide offers recommendations on varroa management for beekeepers in the Midwest.

Varroa management has become an essential aspect of successful beekeeping since the mite was first discovered in the United States in 1987. Unlike most parasites which coexist with their host, varroa eventually destroy honey bee colonies of European descent. A good understanding of this important bee parasite is essential for successful beekeeping.


G96-1305 Water Runoff From Sprinkler Irrigation: A Case Study, Norman L. Klocke, William L. Kranz, C. Dean Yonts, Kelly Wertz Jan 1996

G96-1305 Water Runoff From Sprinkler Irrigation: A Case Study, Norman L. Klocke, William L. Kranz, C. Dean Yonts, Kelly Wertz

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide illustrates the influence of soil texture, topography and irrigation system characteristics on potential runoff.

When water is applied to a field through a sprinkler irrigation system, it should soak into the soil where it lands rather than drain to a low spot or off the field altogether. Runoff causes non-uniformity of water application, poor irrigation efficiency and possible leaching of chemicals to the groundwater. Some systems like LEPA (Low Energy Precision Application) are designed so water does not immediately soak into the soil. However, proper LEPA designs also call for tillage practices that hold the water on the ...


Ec96-1770 Windbreaks For Snow Management, James R. Brandle, H. Doak Nickerson Jan 1996

Ec96-1770 Windbreaks For Snow Management, James R. Brandle, H. Doak Nickerson

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

In areas of high winds and blowing snow, windbreaks can reduce the amount of effort spent on snow management. They can be designed to spread snow across a large area or to confine it to a relatively small storage area. The design of your windbreak will depend on your objective. Field windbreaks designed to distribute snow evenly across a field should be tall and porous. In contrast, windbreaks designed to capture snow and control drifting should have multiple rows with high density. There is no one set design, number of rows, or width of planting that is ideal for every ...


Nf96-313 Guides For Development Of A Farmers Market, Laurie Hodges Jan 1996

Nf96-313 Guides For Development Of A Farmers Market, Laurie Hodges

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact contains a list of resources for starting and running a farmers' market.


Ec96-1768 Windbreak Management, James R. Brandle, Craig Stange Jan 1996

Ec96-1768 Windbreak Management, James R. Brandle, Craig Stange

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The windbreaks on your farm are an important part of the agricultural landscape. They provide protection for the farmstead, livestock, and crops; provide habitat for wildlife; and contribute to an overall healthy environment for you and your family. They are living systems with youth, maturity, and old age. Like any other living thing they need proper care and management in order to continue to function at their best.

Windbreak management requires an understanding of how your windbreak works. Your goal is to maintain the health and vigor of individual trees and shrubs while maintaining the overall structure of the windbreak ...


G96-1304 Windbreak Design (Revised March 2004), Scott J. Josiah, Jon S. Wilson Jan 1996

G96-1304 Windbreak Design (Revised March 2004), Scott J. Josiah, Jon S. Wilson

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide provides general information for designing a tree and shrub windbreak. Landowners should work with a natural resource professional to develop site-specific tree planting plans.

What is the best design for a windbreak? The answer depends on the purpose of the windbreak, the benefits desired and the characteristics of the site where the windbreak will be located. The optimum windbreak will include enough trees to provide both wind and snow protection.


Nf96-301 Gray Leaf Spot In Corn, David S. Wysong Jan 1996

Nf96-301 Gray Leaf Spot In Corn, David S. Wysong

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact has information on ways to manage gray leaf spot in Corn.


G96-1311 Global Warming: What Is Known And Why Nebraska Agriculture Should Care, William E. Easterling, Cynthia Hayes Jan 1996

G96-1311 Global Warming: What Is Known And Why Nebraska Agriculture Should Care, William E. Easterling, Cynthia Hayes

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The purpose of this NebGuide is to review the facts of global warming, to point out what is sheer speculation, and to suggest why Nebraska agriculture should care about global warming.

Climatologists talk about global warming one year and the next year they talk about global cooling! Depending on the time periods involved, both views may be correct. Over the next few hundred years, the earth may undergo a general cooling trend. This trend is consistent with the regular shifts into and out of ice age conditions that have characterized the earth's climate history of the last 50,000 ...


Nf96-270 Handling Feed Moisture In Ration Formulation And Inventory Control, Richard J. Rasby, Rick Grant Jan 1996

Nf96-270 Handling Feed Moisture In Ration Formulation And Inventory Control, Richard J. Rasby, Rick Grant

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact has information on livestock feed moisture.


Nf96-263s Cómo Formar Consorcios Para La Compra De Seguros En Nebraska, Mary Ellen Rider, John Rink, Angela Parato Jan 1996

Nf96-263s Cómo Formar Consorcios Para La Compra De Seguros En Nebraska, Mary Ellen Rider, John Rink, Angela Parato

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Los consorcios para comprar seguros permiten a los individuos la compra de seguros de salud a precios razonables.


Nf96-263 How To Form Insurance Purchasing Pools In Nebraska, Mary Ellen Rider, John Rink, Angela Parato Jan 1996

Nf96-263 How To Form Insurance Purchasing Pools In Nebraska, Mary Ellen Rider, John Rink, Angela Parato

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact has information on how to begin, types of coverage, what providers to include, is the plan portable, and when to evaluate the plan.


Nf96-253 Setting Up Your Own Business: The Sole Proprietorship, Paul H. Gessaman Jan 1996

Nf96-253 Setting Up Your Own Business: The Sole Proprietorship, Paul H. Gessaman

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This is one in a series of NebFacts providing information on the principal forms of business organization used by small businesses. A broad overview of the advantages, limitations, and tax implications of each form of business organization is included. Titles in the series are listed at the end of each NebFact.


G96-1300 Insects That Feed On Corn Ears, David L. Keith, J. F. Witkowski Jan 1996

G96-1300 Insects That Feed On Corn Ears, David L. Keith, J. F. Witkowski

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

How to identify mature and immature insects that infest and damage ears of corn.

Several kinds of insects infest the developing ears of corn, raising farmers' concerns and sometimes causing economic damage. Some of these insects can reduce both yield and quality of seed corn, pop corn, sweet corn and field corn. Control decisions depend in part on the economics of the corn crop produced. In many cases, particularly in field corn where the value of the crop per acre is somewhat lower, the insects may not be sufficiently damaging to require control. The higher value of seed corn compared ...


G96-1295 Scabies, Wayne L. Kramer, Donald E. Mock Jan 1996

G96-1295 Scabies, Wayne L. Kramer, Donald E. Mock

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The life cycle, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of scabies infestations in humans is addressed.

Scabies is a contagious disease of humans and other mammals. It is caused by the mite, Sarcoptes scabiei, which burrows into the dead layer of the human skin (stratum corneum). Sarcoptic mites are obligate parasites which spend most of their lives in burrows in the skin. If the mite invades a person's skin, and establishes itself, symptoms of scabies will become apparent, although it may take four to six weeks.

Scabies is transmitted from person to person by close personal and prolonged skin contact. Transmission ...


G96-1289 Diseases Of Home Garden Strawberries, John E. Watkins, David S. Wysong Jan 1996

G96-1289 Diseases Of Home Garden Strawberries, John E. Watkins, David S. Wysong

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide addresses on some of the common diseases affecting home garden strawberries in Nebraska and their control.

Strawberries are a favored fruit of home gardens. They have been adapted to a wide range of environmental conditions, but sometimes can be challenging to grow. Strawberry yields and fruit quality are influenced by interactions of environment, diseases, pests, and soil conditions.


G96-1308 Management Of Eastern Redcedar On Grasslands, John Ortmann, James L. Stubbendieck, George Pfeiffer, Robert A. Masters, Walter H. Schacht Jan 1996

G96-1308 Management Of Eastern Redcedar On Grasslands, John Ortmann, James L. Stubbendieck, George Pfeiffer, Robert A. Masters, Walter H. Schacht

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Developing an integrated control program including prescribed burning, herbicides, and cutting may be the best way to control eastern redcedar in Nebraska, according to recent research. Eastern redcedar is a serious threat to grassland productivity. Some control methods may be too expensive to use on grasslands, but in many cases, an integrated approach combining fire with more intensive follow-up methods will provide reasonable control at an acceptable cost.


Nf96-293 Joint Tenancy As An Estate Planning Tool, Paul H. Gessaman Jan 1996

Nf96-293 Joint Tenancy As An Estate Planning Tool, Paul H. Gessaman

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Joint tenancy is a way of sharing ownership among two or more persons in which each joint tenant holds an equal and undivided interest in the property.


Nf96-292 A Will As An Estate Planning Tool, Paul H. Gessaman Jan 1996

Nf96-292 A Will As An Estate Planning Tool, Paul H. Gessaman

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

What will happen to your estate when you die? This NebFact contains information on wills.


Nf96-297 Life Insurance As An Estate Planning Tool, Paul H. Gessaman Jan 1996

Nf96-297 Life Insurance As An Estate Planning Tool, Paul H. Gessaman

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact addresses life insurance as an important estate planning tool.


Nf96-296 Gifting As An Estate Planning Tool, Paul H. Gessaman Jan 1996

Nf96-296 Gifting As An Estate Planning Tool, Paul H. Gessaman

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses gifting as an aspect of estate planning.


Nf96-295 A Trust As An Estate Planning Tool, Paul H. Gessaman Jan 1996

Nf96-295 A Trust As An Estate Planning Tool, Paul H. Gessaman

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses the legal trust, a legal mechanism that separates the responsibility of owning property from the benefits of owning property.