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Farm, Ranch And Home Quarterly Institute Of Agriculture And Natural Resources, University Of Nebraska- Lincoln Apr 1983

Farm, Ranch And Home Quarterly Institute Of Agriculture And Natural Resources, University Of Nebraska- Lincoln

Farm, Ranch and Home Quarterly

In this issue:

2001 Assesses Needs..................... 2

Fats In your Diet-What Role Do They Play?...................... 3

Energy-Integrated Farming- Research and Demonstration For Energy Self-Sufficiency....................6

Consider Plant Disease in Row Crop Conservation Tillage ...............................14

Increase Production From Dry-land Pastures on Sandy Soil ..............................18

The COMPUTER-Its Time Is Now .................. 20

The Status of Family Farming in Nebraska................... 22


Experimental Evaluation Of An Instructional Packet On Supervised Occupational Experience Placement Programs For Vocational Agriculture , John William Slocombe Jan 1983

Experimental Evaluation Of An Instructional Packet On Supervised Occupational Experience Placement Programs For Vocational Agriculture , John William Slocombe

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of the study was to evaluate an instructional packet on supervised occupational experience (SOE) placement programs for vocational agriculture. The research procedure was experimental with a posttest control group design. The independent variable manipulated by the researcher was the degree to which teachers had access to the instructional packet. Two levels of the experimental variable were used: (1) the experimental treatment group was provided the instructional packet; and (2) the control treatment group was provided a list of problem areas, study questions, suggested references, and learner needs outlined in the instructional packet. Teachers in the control group were ...


Administrative Management And Perceived Importance Of Agriculture Work Experience Programs At Two-Year Post-Secondary Institutions Of Iowa , Rajab Ali Memon Jan 1983

Administrative Management And Perceived Importance Of Agriculture Work Experience Programs At Two-Year Post-Secondary Institutions Of Iowa , Rajab Ali Memon

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The study was designed to analyze the perceptions of students, faculty members, and cooperating employers about the value of two-year post-secondary agriculture work experience programs in Iowa. It also aimed at analyzing administrator perceptions about selected aspects of administrative management of these programs;For the survey of perceptions, a stratified random sample was drawn comprising 183 respondents which included 100 students in agricultural production and agribusiness programs, 50 cooperating employers, and 33 faculty members at six Iowa two-year post-secondary institutions. These respondents were asked to rate 40 items of importance of work experience education on a scale of 1 to ...


An Experimental Evaluation Of A Resource Packet On Delegation For Ffa Officer Training , Anna Beth Neason Jan 1983

An Experimental Evaluation Of A Resource Packet On Delegation For Ffa Officer Training , Anna Beth Neason

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

A resource packet for FFA officer training was developed to help officers operate the local FFA chapter as a member-centered organization and to train them in methods of delegation. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the resource packet;Specific objectives for the study were (1) to determine relationships among specified variables--tendency to delegate, respondent types, chapter/advisor characteristics, chapter activeness, and chapter achievement; and (2) to evaluate the packet by comparing the chapter achievement measures of the three treatment groups;All FFA chapters in Iowa were the population for the study. Sixty randomly selected chapters ...


Overview And Analysis Of Agricultural Programs In Higher Education In Costa Rica , D. Craig Anderson Jan 1983

Overview And Analysis Of Agricultural Programs In Higher Education In Costa Rica , D. Craig Anderson

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Programs of instruction in agriculture within higher education is a subject which has seldom been studied in Latin America. Yet, during the past two decades, the number of agricultural career programs in Latin American universities has increased significantly. This dissertation describes and analyzes the programs of instruction in agriculture within the system of higher education in Costa Rica, including the results of a follow-up study conducted among graduates of the Agronomy Faculty of the University of Costa Rica (UCR);A general overview and description of the agricultural programs in each higher education institution in Costa Rica were presented. This revealed ...


Persuasion And Instructional Media: The Use Of A Fear Provoking Videotape To Change Attitudes Toward Smoking In Field Dependent/Independent College Students, Timothy Lee Berry Jan 1983

Persuasion And Instructional Media: The Use Of A Fear Provoking Videotape To Change Attitudes Toward Smoking In Field Dependent/Independent College Students, Timothy Lee Berry

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/9559126


G83-678 Producing Milk With A Low Bacteria Count, Stanely E. Wallen, Don J. Kubik, Stephen L. James, Daniel J. Borer, Gerald R. Bodman, E. Denis Erickson, Duane N. Rice, Philip H. Cole, Foster G. Owen Jan 1983

G83-678 Producing Milk With A Low Bacteria Count, Stanely E. Wallen, Don J. Kubik, Stephen L. James, Daniel J. Borer, Gerald R. Bodman, E. Denis Erickson, Duane N. Rice, Philip H. Cole, Foster G. Owen

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide provides cleaning, sanitizing, mechanical, environmental and other procedures to follow to assure a low bacterial count in milk. Bacteria are tiny, rapidly reproducing microorganisms that are too small to be seen without a high power microscope. Their very tiny size makes it very difficult to eliminate them from dairy equipment. Because bacterial growth in milk may cause spoilage and possibly human illnesses, a low bacterial count is one of the best indicators of top quality milk. Milk will almost always be of top quality if properly harvested from healthy, clean cows with clean equipment, cooled quickly and kept ...


G83-664 Space Heaters: Safe Or Unsafe? (Revised June 1992), Gerald R. Bodman, David Morgan Jan 1983

G83-664 Space Heaters: Safe Or Unsafe? (Revised June 1992), Gerald R. Bodman, David Morgan

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide discusses safety problems associated with using space heaters, and provides precautions for use and recommendations on what to look for when purchasing one.

Space heaters or portable heaters--no matter what they are called--must be used correctly to avoid personal injury. Anyone using these heating devices should know about their wide range of safety problems.


G83-674 Hazardous Waste Management Requirements For Pesticide Applicators (Revised November 1987), Edward F. Vitzthum, Roger E. Gold, Emery W. Nelson, Larry D. Schulze Jan 1983

G83-674 Hazardous Waste Management Requirements For Pesticide Applicators (Revised November 1987), Edward F. Vitzthum, Roger E. Gold, Emery W. Nelson, Larry D. Schulze

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide is to inform Nebraska pesticide applicators about selected provisions of federal and state hazardous waste laws and regulations.

Congress passed the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) because of widespread indiscriminate disposal of hazardous chemicals. Under provisions of that law, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established national standards for proper management of hazardous wastes. "Management," as EPA uses the term, includes generating, transporting, storing, treating and disposing of hazardous waste.


G83-659 Irrigating Onions, C. Dean Yonts, David Nuland, Paul Fischbach Jan 1983

G83-659 Irrigating Onions, C. Dean Yonts, David Nuland, Paul Fischbach

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide outlines the onion's water requirements as it develops through the season and how to best meet them to assure marketable grade and optimum yield.

Growing an irrigationd crop of onions is a very involved process. This is because the onion is a shallow rooted biennial that depends on daylength and temperature for the development of the marketable product—the bulb.


G83-638 Strawberry Pests, Timothy P. Miller, David L. Keith Jan 1983

G83-638 Strawberry Pests, Timothy P. Miller, David L. Keith

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide discusses the more common pests of strawberries in Nebraska, their damage, and recommended control procedures.

Several pests attack strawberries and cause varying types and degrees of injury. Damaging infestations of strawberry pests do not occur in Nebraska in most years. However, control measures are occasionally required to maintain quality, yield, and health of the strawberry bed.


G83-684 Row Crop Planters: Equipment Adjustments And Performance In Conservation Tillage, Elbert C. Dickey, Paul J. Jasa Jan 1983

G83-684 Row Crop Planters: Equipment Adjustments And Performance In Conservation Tillage, Elbert C. Dickey, Paul J. Jasa

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide discusses planters used in conservation tillage systems and gives recommendations for improving planter performance.

The planter's primary job is to place seed where it will germinate and grow. Proper seed spacing minimizes competition for the light, nutrients and soil moisture essential for crop growth.

Several factors influence planter performance, including adjustments and correct operation. Field conditions also are important.

Traditionally, producers used tillage equipment that created a well-tilled, residue-free seedbed for planting. Many producers now are adopting conservation tillage methods that have fewer tillage operations and leave a protective residue cover on the soil surface.


G83-673 Maturity Dates And Freeze Risks Based On Growing Degree Days, Ralph E. Neild, D. T. Smith Jan 1983

G83-673 Maturity Dates And Freeze Risks Based On Growing Degree Days, Ralph E. Neild, D. T. Smith

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Explanation of growing degree days (GDD) necessary for crop maturity and tables showing estimated maturity dates and freeze risks for different GDD accumulations for different planting times in regions of Nebraska.

The concept of growing degree days (GDD) resulted from observations that:

There is a base temperature below which plants do not grow.

The rate of growth increases with temperature above this base.

Crop hybrids require different GDD accumulations to reach maturity.


G83-666 Breeding Soundness Examination Of Beef Bulls, James A. Gosey Jan 1983

G83-666 Breeding Soundness Examination Of Beef Bulls, James A. Gosey

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide describes factors to consider when evaluating a beef bull's reproductive ability. These include the reproductive tract, semen and mating desire. A herd bull that will settle a higher percentage of cows during a limited breeding season is essential to a successful cow-calf operation. In many cow-calf operations, however, the bull's role in the herd's reproductive performance is taken for granted. The bull's fertility is several times more important than that of a cow. Each bull can be expected to settle as many as 30 cows. The bull also contributes half of the genetic potential ...


G83-655 Management Of Early Weaned Calves, Paul Q. Guyer Jan 1983

G83-655 Management Of Early Weaned Calves, Paul Q. Guyer

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide discusses the benefits and disadvantages of weaning beef calves early, including rations and methods for both drylot and pasture-grain feeding programs.

Early weaning of beef calves is a management practice that should be considered under situations such as fall calving, drylot cow-calf production and drought. In areas where forage quality is very poor in late summer and early fall, early weaning might also be considered as a regular practice. Early weaning can enhance the efficiency of drylot cow-calf operations by allowing greater use of poor quality roughages by the cow herd.


Heg83-181 Managing Conflict Successfully, Herbert G. Lingren Jan 1983

Heg83-181 Managing Conflict Successfully, Herbert G. Lingren

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This publication describes the differences between conflict and disagreement, and provides procedures for resolving them successfully.

How do you typically respond when you seriously disagree with someone? Do you...

1. get mad inside but keep quiet and give the other the "silent" treatment?

2. withdraw to a safe distance because you don't like to argue?

3. get angry, criticize, call names, use sarcasm or some other aggressive behavior?

4. give in; say "I guess you are right" with a big sigh, be submissive in order to avoid conflict.

5. deny or pretend that "everything is okay"--no conflict exists ...


G83-683 Quality Concrete For Swine Facilities, David P. Shelton, Gerald R. Bodman, Thomas A. Silletto Jan 1983

G83-683 Quality Concrete For Swine Facilities, David P. Shelton, Gerald R. Bodman, Thomas A. Silletto

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide discusses the major items to consider when using concrete for swine facilities to help assure that quality concrete is obtained.

Concrete is widely used to construct swine production facilities. Versatility, durability, and relatively low cost are characteristics that make it ideally suited for floors, walls, foundations, pen dividers, and manure storage structures. With appropriate design, concrete can even be used for the building roof and feeders. There are, however, certain major items to consider to help assure quality concrete and years of reliable service regardless of the specific use.


G83-651 Nebraska's Solar Heated Modified-Open-Front Swine Nursery, Michael F. Kocher, Gerald R. Bodman, C.J. Kisling-Crouch Jan 1983

G83-651 Nebraska's Solar Heated Modified-Open-Front Swine Nursery, Michael F. Kocher, Gerald R. Bodman, C.J. Kisling-Crouch

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide discusses the design features of this unique swine nursery, including ventilation, heating and energy conservation factors, and manure handling systems.

A warm environment is essential for young pigs. High fuel costs and the practice of heating entire buildings brought about the design and testing of solar heated nurseries on several farms.


G83-652 Seeding And Renovating Alfalfa, Bruce Anderson, James T. Nichols Jan 1983

G83-652 Seeding And Renovating Alfalfa, Bruce Anderson, James T. Nichols

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide discusses alfalfa production, including site selection and preparation, fertilization, variety selection, seeding, companion crops, stand management, weed control and stand renovation.

Alfalfa can produce more protein per acre than any other crop in Nebraska. Up to 100 percent of the protein needs of most livestock can be supplied by alfalfa in addition to large amounts of vitamins, minerals, and energy.


G83-681 Velvetleaf, Fred Roeth, Russell Moomaw, Alex Martin, Orvin Burnside Jan 1983

G83-681 Velvetleaf, Fred Roeth, Russell Moomaw, Alex Martin, Orvin Burnside

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide provides guidelines on how to control velvetleaf by prevention, cultural and mechanical methods, and by use of recommended herbicides.

Velvetleaf (Abutilon theophrasti Medic.), a member of the Mallow family, is related to cotton, hollyhocks, and numerous weeds. Other common names include buttonweed, Indian mallow, butterprint, piemarker, velvetweed, and cottonweed. The preferred name, velvetleaf, amply describes its velvety-textured, hairy-surfaced leaves.

A native of China and presumably introduced into the U.S. from India as a fiber crop, this annual weed is adapted to cropland throughout most of the United States. Over the past 10 years, velvetleaf has increased dramatically ...


G83-665 Hemp Dogbane, John D. Furrer, Alex R. Martin, Fred W. Roeth Jan 1983

G83-665 Hemp Dogbane, John D. Furrer, Alex R. Martin, Fred W. Roeth

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide describes hemp dogbane, including how it spreads, and provides recommendations for cultural and chemical control. Hemp dogbane is a perennial broadleaf weed native to North America. In Nebraska it is most prevalent in the eastern and central areas, but is occasionally found throughout the state.


G83-648 Wild Proso Millet (Revised April 1992), Robert G. Wilson Jan 1983

G83-648 Wild Proso Millet (Revised April 1992), Robert G. Wilson

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide describes wild proso millet and its life cycle and provides recommendations for control.

Wild proso millet (Panicum millaceum L.) is one of the fastest spreading weeds in the corn belt. In the early 1970s, wild proso millet was found in a few isolated corn fields in Wisconsin. By 1987 wild proso millet had infested over one million acres in Wisconsin, had infested most of the southern corn-growing counties in Minnesota, and was present in Iowa, North and South Dakota, Illinois, Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska.

In Nebraska, wild proso millet was found first in a small area in Scotts ...


G83-675 Yield Grades And Quality Grades For Lamb Carcasses, Dennis E. Burson, Ted Doane Jan 1983

G83-675 Yield Grades And Quality Grades For Lamb Carcasses, Dennis E. Burson, Ted Doane

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide discusses yield and quality grades for lamb carcasses and their importance to producers.

Lamb carcass grades when applied by a USDA meat grader must consist of a yield grade and a quality grade. Yield grades estimate the percentage of closely trimmed, boneless retail cuts from the leg, loin, rib and shoulder. Quality grades indicate the palatability or eating characteristics of lamb.

Evaluating lamb carcasses for USDA Yield and Quality Grades recognizes carcasses with traits that influence live animal and carcass value, and identifies breeding animals that produce lambs of superior carcass merit.


Heg83-173 Follow That Grainline, Linda K. Biles Jan 1983

Heg83-173 Follow That Grainline, Linda K. Biles

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This publication covers the importance of following fabric grainline in pattern layout and cutting, staystitching, sewing seams, pressing, topstitching and fitting for a professional-looking garment.

Strict attention to the grainline is one of the most critical factors in cutting and sewing professional-looking garments. Following the grainline is important when pinning the pattern to the fabric, cutting the fabric, and sewing the garment.


G83-669 Backyard Wildlife Feeding Birds (Revised May 1997), Ron J. Johnson Jan 1983

G83-669 Backyard Wildlife Feeding Birds (Revised May 1997), Ron J. Johnson

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The first in a series of six, this NebGuide describes the essentials of bird feeding for attracting birds to your backyard.

Bird feeding is a popular and convenient way to observe birds up close, and it augments the primary habitat formed by backyard and neighborhood plantings. Nebraska is an excellent place to discover the joys of learning about birds, with nearly 400 bird species, 200 of which nest in the state. Bird feeding can provide regular observation of 15 to 20 or more species that commonly come to backyard feeders.


Heg83-183 Negotiating With Creditors, Kathleen Prochaska-Cue Jan 1983

Heg83-183 Negotiating With Creditors, Kathleen Prochaska-Cue

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

At some time, almost everyone gets behind in paying a bill. This publication offers suggestions about how to deal with creditors during those times.

The Problem

Due to some unexpected event, you are behind on your bills and don't expect to be able to catch up in the next month or two. You may have lost your job, or have had large medical bills.

You make promises to pay you can't keep; checks bounce, or you receive threats from creditors (people to whom you owe money) that they will sue or turn the account over to a collection ...


Heg83-177 Budgeting Systems When There Are Two Earners In The Household, Kathleen Prochaska-Cue Jan 1983

Heg83-177 Budgeting Systems When There Are Two Earners In The Household, Kathleen Prochaska-Cue

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This publication describes various ways of managing the income of two earners in the same household, including the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Two earners in the household pose additional problems for the money management system. Should each person have money that is not accountable to the other -- money that is one's own? How are the bills to be paid? Should they be divided down the middle with each spouse taking responsibility for separate items (one gets the mortgage, the other the car payment), or is one partner responsible for all the basics and the other for the frills ...