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Nf96-273 Establishment Of Kentucky Bluegrass For Seed Production In The Nebraska Panhandle And Southeastern Wyoming, Ray E. Weed, David D. Baltensperger, Robert C. Shearman, Roger Hammons, Jim Krall Jan 1996

Nf96-273 Establishment Of Kentucky Bluegrass For Seed Production In The Nebraska Panhandle And Southeastern Wyoming, Ray E. Weed, David D. Baltensperger, Robert C. Shearman, Roger Hammons, Jim Krall

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This NebFact contains information on selecting turfgrass seed fields, preparation of the fields for seeding, fertilizing for grass establishment, seeding, certification of seed quality, cultivar selection and quality maintenance, and suggested additional readings and resources.


Ec96-450 Let's Preserve: Meat, Poultry, Fish And Seafood, Julie A. Albrecht, Dennis E. Burson Jan 1996

Ec96-450 Let's Preserve: Meat, Poultry, Fish And Seafood, Julie A. Albrecht, Dennis E. Burson

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Canning meat, poultry and seafood is one way to preserve food for the future. This publication provides accurate, up-to-date methods for safe canning of meat, poultry and seafood.

For general directions on how to can, refer to “Let’s Preserve: Canning Basics” EC90-434.


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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 ...


Nf96-306 Olestra — Fat Substitute Approved By Fda In January 1996, Linda S. Boeckner, Jan Massey Jan 1996

Nf96-306 Olestra — Fat Substitute Approved By Fda In January 1996, Linda S. Boeckner, Jan Massey

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On January 24, 1996, after $200 million and 25 years of study by Procter & Gamble, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved another fat substitute called Olestra. At this time, the product is approved for use only in snack foods such as potato, corn and tortilla chips, and crackers. The company plans to use the fat substitute under the trade name Olean. This publication discusses the facts of this fat substitute.


Cc96-396 Productcion Flexibility Contracts: Provisions, Implications And The Participation Decision, Roy Frederick, Bruce B. Johnson Jan 1996

Cc96-396 Productcion Flexibility Contracts: Provisions, Implications And The Participation Decision, Roy Frederick, Bruce B. Johnson

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The Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform (FAIR) Act of 1996 (P.L. 104-127) was signed into law by President Clinton on April 4, 1996. Most provisions of the new law, including the commodity provisions, will be effective for seven years, 1996-2002.

Unlike previous farm bills, provisions relating to commodity supports are grouped together under what is known as the Agricultural Market Transition Act (AMTA) program. Producers of seven commodities: corn, sorghum, barley, oats, wheat, rice and cotton must sign Productive Flexibility Contracts (PFCs) to participate in the AMTA. These seven commodities are referred to as "contract commodities."

This publication focuses ...


Ec96-764 Teaching Farm & Ranch Safety: Multi-Disciplinary Activities For Elementary Students Jan 1996

Ec96-764 Teaching Farm & Ranch Safety: Multi-Disciplinary Activities For Elementary Students

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You've heard the stories. Perhaps you've even experienced one first-hand. Each year in the United States, about 300 kids are killed in agricultural accidents, and at least 5,000 more are seriously injured. Education is a valuable tool in reducing these frightening numbers.

This Teacher's Guide is targeted toward elementary students (Grades 4-6), and contains background information to help you implement the accompanying student activities. If you do not have an agricultural background, some of this information will be new to you. Even if you live or have grown up on a farm or ranch, you may ...


Ec96-143 Pesticide Runoff And Water Quality In Nebraska, Steven Comfort, Thomas G. Franti, S.K. Smith Jan 1996

Ec96-143 Pesticide Runoff And Water Quality In Nebraska, Steven Comfort, Thomas G. Franti, S.K. Smith

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Nebraska's natural resources provide its residents with an abundance of wildlife, recreation, and agricultural opportunities. Some of the state's most important resources are its lakes, rivers and streams. These surface waters provide year-round habitat for aquatic and terrestrial wildlife, rest stops for migratory birds, and countless hours of enjoyment for outdoor enthusiasts. In addition, surface waters provide a source of drinking water for many Nebraska residents, and are vital for some farming and industrial operations. To better understand how surface waters become contaminated from pesticide runoff, the various factors and processes influencing runoff must be understood. With this ...


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

Ec96-802 Soybean Basis Patterns, Lynn H. Lutgen

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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.


Ec96-142 Conservation Reserve Program: Crp Land Use Guide, Douglas Anderson Jan 1996

Ec96-142 Conservation Reserve Program: Crp Land Use Guide, Douglas Anderson

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Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts held by Nebraska producers will begin to expire in 1996. Thousands of acres of grassland will be eligible for haying, grazing or to be returned to other uses. Land-use decisions made by owners and operators will impact the economic viability and long-term productivity of individual farms, as well as the region as a whole.

The intent of the CRP Land Use Guide is not to provide all of the answers, in many instances we don't even know the questions. It is, however, intended to provide an outline of the key issues you will face ...


Nf96-286 Settting Up Your Own Business: Monitoring The Health And Growth Of Your Business (Revised April 2005), Cheryl A. Burkhart-Kriesel, Paul H. Gessaman Jan 1996

Nf96-286 Settting Up Your Own Business: Monitoring The Health And Growth Of Your Business (Revised April 2005), Cheryl A. Burkhart-Kriesel, Paul H. Gessaman

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

If you are an entrepreneur and business proprietor, it's likely that you are, or you soon will be, compiling financial statements for your business. Doing so is part of being the owner and manager of a business unit. It's important to regularly compile financial statements that are fully accurate, even if you may not enjoy the investment of time, effort, and number crunching.

This NebFact provides information on the use of easily calculated financial ratios and performance indicators derived from financial statements for your business.


G96-279 Setting Up Your Own Business: Glossary Of Financial Management Terms (Revised April 2005), Cheryl A. Burkhart-Kriesel, Paul H. Gessaman Jan 1996

G96-279 Setting Up Your Own Business: Glossary Of Financial Management Terms (Revised April 2005), Cheryl A. Burkhart-Kriesel, Paul H. Gessaman

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

If you have ever sat down with an accountant or banker, you quickly learn that they have a language all their own. This glossary is designed to help you understand some frequently used words in what sometimes is called "the language of business." Being familiar with the terminology can help you become more comfortable and effective in communicating with accountants, lenders, suppliers, and others in the business community.


1996 Nebraska Swine Report, Duane E. Reese Jan 1996

1996 Nebraska Swine Report, Duane E. Reese

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This publication was prepared by the staff in Animal Science and cooperating Departments for use in Extension,Teaching and Research programs. It deals with the results that were done in reproduction, breeding, health, nutrition, economics and housing of swine.


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

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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

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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

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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.


Let's Preserve: Meat, Poultry, Fish And Seafood, Julie A. Albrecht, Dennis E. Burson Jan 1996

Let's Preserve: Meat, Poultry, Fish And Seafood, Julie A. Albrecht, Dennis E. Burson

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Procedures for safely canning and preserving meat, poultry and seafood; includes recommended pressures for pressure canners for various products.

Covers recommended canning procures for meats, poultry and seafood, including: Nebraska altitudes and recommended adjustments to canning procedures; preparing and preserving chicken or rabbit, ground or chopped meat, strips, cubes or chunks of meat, meat stock, clams, king and dungeness crab meat, fish, oysters, tuna, and smoked fish.


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

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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 ...


G96-1277 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

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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.


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

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

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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

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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.


Ncr96-235 Feeding Ewes, Leon F. Bush, James Thompson Jan 1996

Ncr96-235 Feeding Ewes, Leon F. Bush, James Thompson

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Proper feeding and year-roundmanagement of ewes are essential toprofitable sheep production. Feed forthe ewes can be 60 to 80% of the totalproduction costs of the sheepenterprise. Either excessive orinadequate nutrition is expensive. Toavoid these costly extremes you mustknow something of the nutritiverequirements of the ewe throughout theyear. That knowledge may make thedifference between profit and loss inyour operation.


Ec96-219 1996 Nebraska Swine Report, Duane Reese Jan 1996

Ec96-219 1996 Nebraska Swine Report, Duane Reese

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The 1996 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.


Ec96-823 1996 Nebraska Farm Custom Rates - Part I, H. Douglas Jose, William L. Miller Jan 1996

Ec96-823 1996 Nebraska Farm Custom Rates - Part I, H. Douglas Jose, William L. Miller

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Every two years a survey of custom operations is conducted to determine the current rates charged for specific machinery operations, The survey is divided into two parts: spring and summer operations, including planting and small grain harvest; and fall operations, including fall crop harvest. This report describes the spring and summer operations only. Part II of this publication includes the information about fall operations.


Ec96-822 Crop Revenue Coverage And Group Risk Plan--Additional Risk Managment Tools For Wheat Growers, Roger Selley, H. Douglas Jose Jan 1996

Ec96-822 Crop Revenue Coverage And Group Risk Plan--Additional Risk Managment Tools For Wheat Growers, Roger Selley, H. Douglas Jose

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This article examines two new multi-peril crop insurance offersings, Crop Revenue Coverage (CRC) and the Group Risk Plan (GRP), that may help wheat producers manage risk. First, bsaic crop-hail and Actual Production History (APH) coverage and the protection they offer will be compared. Then, additional protection offered by CTRC, which is avilable to Nebraska wheat growers on a pilot basis for 1997 with be outlined. Finally, GRP will be discussed, which will also be offered to Nebraska wheat growers for the first time for 1997 crop wheat.

The Federal Agricultural Improvemoent and Reform (FAIR) Act, better known as "Freedom to ...