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Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

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1997

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Nf97-319 What Kids Really Need Are Adults Who C.A.R.E., Pat Steffens, Susan Williams Jan 1997

Nf97-319 What Kids Really Need Are Adults Who C.A.R.E., Pat Steffens, Susan Williams

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This NebFact discusses a positive approach to youth development.


G97-1323 Best Management Practices To Reduce Atrazine Runoff From Corn Fields In Nebraska, Thomas G. Franti, Fred W. Roeth, Gary L. Zoubek Jan 1997

G97-1323 Best Management Practices To Reduce Atrazine Runoff From Corn Fields In Nebraska, Thomas G. Franti, Fred W. Roeth, Gary L. Zoubek

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This NebGuide presents best management practices (BMPs) which can be used to reduce atrazine runoff from dryland and irrigationd corn fields in Nebraska. Atrazine is one of the most widely used herbicides in Nebraska. It is used alone or combination with other herbicides for weed control in both dryland and irrigationd corn. Atrazine is popular because of its effectiveness and economy. However, environmental concerns are an increasingly important part of producer decisions regarding weed control, fertility and irrigation management practices. A public concern is reducing atrazine runoff to surface waters. Best management practices (BMPs) reduce the amount of atrazine at ...


G97-1333 Drinking Water: Lead, Sharon Skipton, Delynn Hay Jan 1997

G97-1333 Drinking Water: Lead, Sharon Skipton, Delynn Hay

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Too much lead in the human body can cause serious damage to the brain, kidneys, nervous system and red blood cells. This NebGuide discusses practices to address lead in a domestic water supply. Lead in Drinking Water Small quantities of lead can be a serious health concern, especially for children. Sources of lead in the environment include lead-based paint; lead contaminated soil, air and dust; lead contaminated food; imported food in lead-soldered cans; non-FDA regulated ceramics with lead glazes; leaded crystal and lead contaminated drinking water.


Ec97-1874 Diseases Affecting Grain And Seed Quality In Wheat, John E. Watkins, Larry J. Prentice Jan 1997

Ec97-1874 Diseases Affecting Grain And Seed Quality In Wheat, John E. Watkins, Larry J. Prentice

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Seed-associated diseases of wheat draw considerable attention because they often reduce both grain quality and yield. In addition ergot and scab diseases bring in a third dimension because toxins associated with each present a potentially serious health risk to humans and animals. Yield losses caused by smuts are roughly equal to the percentage of smutted heads in the field; however, losses from black point, scab or ergot are less easily measured. For example, wheat in the soft dough stage that is infected by one of the scab pathogens may still produce plump, good test weight kernels resulting in minimal yield ...


Nf97-355 House Finch "Eye" Disease, Eva Wallner-Pendleton, Ron J. Johnson, John Dinan Jan 1997

Nf97-355 House Finch "Eye" Disease, Eva Wallner-Pendleton, Ron J. Johnson, John Dinan

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A newly-recognized disease that causes swollen eyelids and weepy eyes in house finches was confirmed in Nebraska in 1996 and has been observed as far west as McCook. Other symptoms of this emerging disease include wet, matted feathers around the eyelids and face, weight loss, fluffed feathers, inactivity, loss of sight, and eventual death in some affected birds. This disease, caused by a strain of the bacteria-like organism Mycoplasma gallisepticum, was first observed in several mid-Atlantic and eastern states in 1994. It has now spread to Canada, all of the eastern and Midwestern United States, and as far west as ...


Nf97-350 Tencel Lyocell, The New Generic Fiber, Rose Marie Tondl Jan 1997

Nf97-350 Tencel Lyocell, The New Generic Fiber, Rose Marie Tondl

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact is about the characteristics of Tencel Lyocell, a new synthetic fiber similar to rayon.


G97-1332 Backyard Wildlife Tips For Success (Revised August 2003), Ron J. Johnson Jan 1997

G97-1332 Backyard Wildlife Tips For Success (Revised August 2003), Ron J. Johnson

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The fifth in the backyard wildlife series, this NebGuide describes tips for success in bird feeding, adding water, birds to expect, dealing with nuisance wildlife, and others. Bring the mystery, color, and wonder of nature to your home and provide a helping hand for wildlife at the same time. Songbirds, butterflies, and even fish or turtles in a backyard pool provide an open window for nature observation, an opportunity often lost in nonfarm environments. Awareness of migrating songbirds can increase interest in global connectivity, with return of migrants from Mexico and South and Central America during spring, and return during ...


G97-1331 Backyard Wildlife To Feed A Hummingbird, Ron J. Johnson, Donald H. Steinegger Jan 1997

G97-1331 Backyard Wildlife To Feed A Hummingbird, Ron J. Johnson, Donald H. Steinegger

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The sixth in the backyard wildlife series, this NebGuide describes plants and nectar feeding for attracting hummingbirds to your backyard in Nebraska. Four species of hummingbirds are found in Nebraska, one in the east and three in the west. Ruby-throated hummingbirds migrate through eastern Nebraska in spring and fall, and some nest here, mostly along the Missouri river valley. Typically, ruby-throat migration in Nebraska peaks about May 5-17 and September 2-18, but northward migration may occur from April to June and southward flights from August to early October. Broad-tailed and rufous hummingbirds are seen in the Nebraska panhandle during fall ...


Nf97-344 Weights And Measures Guidelines For Sales At Farmers' Markets, Roadside Stands And Other Commercial Outlets, Laurie Hodges Jan 1997

Nf97-344 Weights And Measures Guidelines For Sales At Farmers' Markets, Roadside Stands And Other Commercial Outlets, Laurie Hodges

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact focuses on the sale of fresh produce at farmers' markets, roadside stands, and other seasonal outlets.


G97-1329 How To Manage Your Woodlands For Sustained And Maximum Benefits, Steven D. Rasmussen Jan 1997

G97-1329 How To Manage Your Woodlands For Sustained And Maximum Benefits, Steven D. Rasmussen

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This NebGuide explains how to identify possible forest management needs for a woodland in Nebraska and provides management options to maintain healthy trees and meet desired objectives.

Nebraska's forest lands comprise less than 2 percent of the total land base in the state (718,300 acres). However, on an acre by acre comparison, woodlands provide more associated benefits for society, the environment and our quality of life than most other land uses.

Trees provide soil protection from wind and water erosion. Woodlands help protect the quality of adjacent water resources by eliminating contaminates, shading for cooler water temperatures and ...


Nf97-348 Making Decisions: Buying A Clothes Dryer, Virginia Peart, Shirley Niemeyer Jan 1997

Nf97-348 Making Decisions: Buying A Clothes Dryer, Virginia Peart, Shirley Niemeyer

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact examines factors to consider when purchasing a clothes dryer.


Nf97-347 Making Decisions About Service Contracts And Appliances, Shirley Niemeyer, Kathy Prochaska-Cue Jan 1997

Nf97-347 Making Decisions About Service Contracts And Appliances, Shirley Niemeyer, Kathy Prochaska-Cue

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This NebFact examines factors to consider when purchasing a service contract for home appliances.


Nf97-346 Making Decisions: Buying A Washing Machine, Virginia Peart, Shirley Niemeyer Jan 1997

Nf97-346 Making Decisions: Buying A Washing Machine, Virginia Peart, Shirley Niemeyer

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This NebFact examines factors that should be considered when purchasing a washing machine.


Nf97-345 Making Decisions: Energyguides And Major Home Appliances, Shirley Niemeyer Jan 1997

Nf97-345 Making Decisions: Energyguides And Major Home Appliances, Shirley Niemeyer

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact examines EnergyGuide labels and major home appliances.


Nf97-338 Making Decisions: Household Water Saving Equipment And Practices, Shirley Niemeyer Jan 1997

Nf97-338 Making Decisions: Household Water Saving Equipment And Practices, Shirley Niemeyer

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact provides information about water-saving practices in the household.


Nf97-337 Making Decisions: Buying A Range, Virginia Peart, Shirley Niemeyer Jan 1997

Nf97-337 Making Decisions: Buying A Range, Virginia Peart, Shirley Niemeyer

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact examines factors to consider when purchasing a range.


Nf97-336 Making Decisions: Buying A Refrigerator, Virginia Peart, Shirley Niemeyer Jan 1997

Nf97-336 Making Decisions: Buying A Refrigerator, Virginia Peart, Shirley Niemeyer

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact examines factors to consider when purchasing a refrigerator.


Nf97-335 Making Decisions: Buying Home Appliances, Virginia Peart, Shirley Niemeyer Jan 1997

Nf97-335 Making Decisions: Buying Home Appliances, Virginia Peart, Shirley Niemeyer

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact examines factors to consider when purchasing a home appliance.


Nf97-334 Making Decisions: Buying A Microwave Oven, Virginia Peart, Shirley Niemeyer Jan 1997

Nf97-334 Making Decisions: Buying A Microwave Oven, Virginia Peart, Shirley Niemeyer

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact examines factors to consider when purchasing a microwave.


Nf97-333 Making Decisions: Buying A Dishwasher, Virginia Peart, Shirley Niemeyer Jan 1997

Nf97-333 Making Decisions: Buying A Dishwasher, Virginia Peart, Shirley Niemeyer

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact examines factors to consider when purchasing a dishwasher.


G97-1317 Rug Selection And Use, Shirley Niemeyer Jan 1997

G97-1317 Rug Selection And Use, Shirley Niemeyer

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Rug types and styles, as well as cost and consumer considerations, are covered here.

Unlike carpeting, which is a wall-to-wall, permanent installation, rugs can be relocated.


G97-1316 Carpet Selection: Construction And Texture, Shirley Niemeyer Jan 1997

G97-1316 Carpet Selection: Construction And Texture, Shirley Niemeyer

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Carpet construction methods of weaving, tufting, needlepunching, flocking and knitting are covered, as are options on carpet texture.

Construction methods and texture vary the appearance of any carpet. Both should be carefully considered when selecting carpeting.


G97-1318 Nebraska Insurance Purchasing Groups: A Guide For Implementation, Angela Parato, Mary Ellen Rider Jan 1997

G97-1318 Nebraska Insurance Purchasing Groups: A Guide For Implementation, Angela Parato, Mary Ellen Rider

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This publication provides interested Nebraskans with a step-by-step guide to follow when setting up an insurance purchasing group. It also details the responsibilities of a third party administrator. It should be used in concert with NebFact NF96-263.


Nf97-340 Sun Protection Guide For Children, Rose Marie Tondl Jan 1997

Nf97-340 Sun Protection Guide For Children, Rose Marie Tondl

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact has information on precautions that should be taken to protect children from harmful exposure to the sun.


Nf97-325 Cancer Resources: Education, Risk Reduction, Treatment And Support, Linda S. Boeckner Jan 1997

Nf97-325 Cancer Resources: Education, Risk Reduction, Treatment And Support, Linda S. Boeckner

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact contains information about sources of cancer information that may be helpful to cancer patients, family members, support groups and health professionals.


Ec97-2505 Signs And Symptoms Of Pesticide Poisoning, Larry D. Schulze, Clyde Ogg, Edward F. Vitzthum Jan 1997

Ec97-2505 Signs And Symptoms Of Pesticide Poisoning, Larry D. Schulze, Clyde Ogg, Edward F. Vitzthum

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Accidental exposure or overexposure to pesticides can have serious implications. The potential for pesticide accidents is real. It has been estimated that more than 36 million pounds of pesticide active ingredients are used annually in Nebraska. While most of these pesticides can be used with relatively little risk (as long as label directions are followed), some are extremely toxic and require special precautions.

The Poison Center, at the Children's Hospital in Omaha, reports that agricultural pesticides are responsible for 4.6 percent of all accidental exposures reported. A recent study surveyed callers to The Poison Center who were exposed ...


G97-1321 Powdery Mildew Of Landscape Ornamentals, John E. Watkins Jan 1997

G97-1321 Powdery Mildew Of Landscape Ornamentals, John E. Watkins

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Powdery mildew can diminish the beauty of landscape ornamentals; however, it can be controlled through cultural practices or chemical alternatives.

Powdery mildew is the name for the grayish white powdery coating of fungus mycelium and masses of spores growing on plant leaves, shoots and flowers. This disease is caused by a distinct group of similar fungi that attacks a wide variety of plants. Lilac, zinnia and many other flowers and shrubs can be damaged. Although plants infected with powdery mildew rarely die, the disease detracts from the natural beauty of ornamentals. Damage ranges from an unsightly white powdery coating on ...


G97-1327 Cedar-Apple And Related Rusts Of Apple And Ornamentals, Don Steinegger, Jane A. Christensen Jan 1997

G97-1327 Cedar-Apple And Related Rusts Of Apple And Ornamentals, Don Steinegger, Jane A. Christensen

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Discussion of complex inter-species disease life cycle in junipers and apple trees, description of symptoms, control measures, and lists of varieties of species resistant to cedar-apple rust and related rusts.

Cedar-apple rust is a disease that causes substantial injury to apple and crabapple trees in Nebraska. The disease is caused by the fungus Gymnosporangium juniperi-virginianae and occurs wherever apples and junipers are grown in close proximity.


G97-1319 Management Of Smooth Sumac On Grasslands, John Ortmann, Katherine L. Miles, James L. Stubbendieck, Walter H. Schacht Jan 1997

G97-1319 Management Of Smooth Sumac On Grasslands, John Ortmann, Katherine L. Miles, James L. Stubbendieck, Walter H. Schacht

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The herbicide 2,4-D LV4 ester provides excellent low-cost smooth sumac control. Prescribed burning before herbicide application does not substantially improve sumac control, but may ease herbicide application and provide other benefits.

Smooth sumac (Rhus glabra L.) is a native deciduous shrub that forms dense thickets from widely spreading roots. It is found in the Sandhills, mixed-grass, and tallgrass areas throughout Nebraska. Introduced cool-season grasses, such as Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis L.), invade the thickets, and production of desirable forage species is reduced below the dense canopies. Trees and other shrubs readily establish in aging sumac thickets, accelerating the conversion ...


G97-1342 Feeding Value Of Alfalfa Hay And Alfalfa Silage, Terry L. Mader, Todd Milton, Ivan G. Rush, Bruce Anderson Jan 1997

G97-1342 Feeding Value Of Alfalfa Hay And Alfalfa Silage, Terry L. Mader, Todd Milton, Ivan G. Rush, Bruce Anderson

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide discusses the feeding value of alfalfa under different harvesting, storage and feeding methods, as compared to other protein sources.

In Nebraska, alfalfa is used primarily as a protein source. However, for cow-calf producers it can sometimes be an economical energy source, depending on the prevailing price of feed grains and other sources of energy.

Alfalfa is generally harvested as dry hay or as silage (65 percent moisture). Ensiling at 45 to 55 percent moisture is also common, particularly if the alfalfa is stored in an upright oxygen-limiting structure. Regardless of harvesting and storage methods, some dry matter and ...