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Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

1996

Nebraska

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Ec96-824 Dairy Economics In Nebraska: An Analysis Of Costs And Returns And Comparisons With Other States, H. Douglas Jose, Richard J. Grant Jan 1996

Ec96-824 Dairy Economics In Nebraska: An Analysis Of Costs And Returns And Comparisons With Other States, H. Douglas Jose, Richard J. Grant

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Dairy Economics in Nebraska

The dairy sector is undergoing major structural changes and economic adjustments. The industry is also becoming more market oriented as government price supports decline. Increased competitiveness has kept milk prices relatively stable, but increased grain and other input costs in 1995-96 have put increased pressure on profit margins which were already narrow.

This publication is a compilation of data related to the current economics of dairy farming. The objective is to provide data to help dairy farmers make adjustments in their operations, such as expanding their herds, and to provide basic data for operators setting up ...


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 ...


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 ...


Ec96-802 Soybean Basis Patterns, Lynn H. Lutgen Jan 1996

Ec96-802 Soybean Basis Patterns, Lynn H. Lutgen

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The following publication contains soybean basis patterns for several towns in Western Nebraska. The basic price information was collected through surveys, newspaper, electronic media, etc. The listing includes towns that are representative of different geographic locations in Western Nebraska. The amount of data varies among locations. This publication will be updated each year by adding a year's data to each location which will allow the user to observe the changes in the basis patterns over time.


G96-1277 Pine Moths, Mark O. Harrell, Frederick P. Baxendale, J. Ackland Jones Jan 1996

G96-1277 Pine Moths, Mark O. Harrell, Frederick P. Baxendale, J. Ackland Jones

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Pine moths can seriously damage pine trees. This NebGuide helps you recognize damage and symptoms, identify the pest, and choose a control.

Pine moths are serious pests of pines in Nebraska. Larvae (caterpillars) damage trees by tunneling just beneath the bark of the trunk and branches (Figure 1), most commonly on the trunk just below a branch. The tunnels they make can girdle the trunk or branches or physically weaken them so they are easily broken by wind or snow (Figure 2). Heavily infested trees are often deformed and are sometimes killed.


Ec96-780 Equipment Wheel Spacing For Ridge-Till And No-Till Row Crops, Robert D. Grisso, Paul J. Jasa, Alice J. Jones, Todd A. Peterson Jan 1996

Ec96-780 Equipment Wheel Spacing For Ridge-Till And No-Till Row Crops, Robert D. Grisso, Paul J. Jasa, Alice J. Jones, Todd A. Peterson

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Use of ridge-till and no-till systems has increased dramatically since the early 1980s when ridge-planting equipment and conservation tillage cultivators became readily available. The ridge-till system involves the establishment and annual re-forming of permanent, single-row ridges into which crops are planted year after year. To obtain maximum productivity with the ridge-plant system (and many believe with no-till systems), all wheel traffic should be confined to interrows. Wheel traffic on ridges can alter the ridge profile and condition of crop residue. Ridge deformation or excessive tire sinkage can affect subsequent planter performance, crop emergence and the overall productivity of both ridge-till ...


Nf96-260 Farmers' Use Of Crop Consultants In Nebraska, William Miller, Ray Supalla, Benedict Juliano Jan 1996

Nf96-260 Farmers' Use Of Crop Consultants In Nebraska, William Miller, Ray Supalla, Benedict Juliano

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact reports crop consulting survey taken in Nebraska during the 1994 crop year.


G96-1296 Gear Up And Throttle Down -- Saving Fuel, Robert Grisso, David P. Shelton, Kenneth Von Bargen Jan 1996

G96-1296 Gear Up And Throttle Down -- Saving Fuel, Robert Grisso, David P. Shelton, Kenneth Von Bargen

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

"Gear Up and Throttle Down" is a fuel-saving practice suitable for light drawbar loads (less than 65 percent of full power) when reduced PTO speed is not a problem.

For the most efficient operation, a tractor's engine should be operated near its rated capacity. However, there are many field operations (such as light tillage, planting, cultivating, and hay raking) that do not require full tractor power. This is especially true when older implements, which were sized for a smaller tractor, are used with higher horsepower tractors. Also, many operations should be performed at a fixed field speed.

For these ...


Nf96-236 Nebraska Inheritance And Estate Taxes, J. David Aiken Jan 1996

Nf96-236 Nebraska Inheritance And Estate Taxes, J. David Aiken

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses intestate succession. It is one in a series of NebFacts providing information on farm and ranch estate planning.