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Preparing Fabric For Use, Rose Marie Tondl Apr 1991

Preparing Fabric For Use, Rose Marie Tondl

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Grain perfection is the goal for people who sew. Smart styling and a professional look in clothing construction require correct use of the grain of the fabric. No formula or method can conceal a poorly cut garment.


Nf91-28 Psittacosis (Chlamydia Psittaci Infections) In Pet Birds, Eva Wallner-Pendleton Jan 1991

Nf91-28 Psittacosis (Chlamydia Psittaci Infections) In Pet Birds, Eva Wallner-Pendleton

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Companion birds continue to increase in popularity as pets in the United States. Birds most frequently kept belong to the family psittacidae, or the parrot family. Although domestic breeding of parrots is becoming more widespread, a large number of birds are still imported from outside the United States. By law, these birds must enter the country through quarantine stations. There they spend at least 30 days and are tested for disease and fed food containing tetracycline, an antibiotic. The antibiotic treatment is to hopefully eliminate infections with Chlamydia psittaci, the bacterium that causes psittacosis.


Nf91-7 Communicating About Money, Kathy Prochaska-Cue Jan 1991

Nf91-7 Communicating About Money, Kathy Prochaska-Cue

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact offers suggestions for communicating about money.


Nf91-29 Ringworm And Club Lamb Fungus, Doyle Wolverton, Ted Doane Jan 1991

Nf91-29 Ringworm And Club Lamb Fungus, Doyle Wolverton, Ted Doane

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Sheep exhibitors, as you prepare for summer shows, examine how you prepare your sheep for the show ring. Washing and shearing removes the natural lanolin and suint that protects sheep from getting some diseases. Anyone who shows sheep this summer should be aware of ringworm and a ringworm-like disease that can be transmitted from infected sheep to humans. One ringworm type disease, caused by a fungus, is currently being called "club lamb" fungus.


G91-1047 Acidosis, Rick Stock, Robert Britton Jan 1991

G91-1047 Acidosis, Rick Stock, Robert Britton

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide discusses why acidosis occurs, its economic considerations, and methods to prevent and treat acidosis.

Acidosis is the most important nutritional disorder in feedlots today. Caused by a rapid production and absorption of acids from the rumen when cattle consume too much starch (primarily grain) or sugar in a short period of time, acidosis causes cattle to be stressed. As long as cattle are finished on grain, cows are grazed on cornstalk fields (grain consumption) or high energy (grain) diets are fed to dairy cows, acidosis will be an important problem.

Cattle evolved digesting roughages that ferment slowly in ...


G91-1032 Dairy Cow Health And Metabolic Disease Relative To Nutritional Factors, Duane N. Rice, Rick Stock Jan 1991

G91-1032 Dairy Cow Health And Metabolic Disease Relative To Nutritional Factors, Duane N. Rice, Rick Stock

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide describes the various implications and effects of dairy cow metabolic problems, their causes, and management recommendations for prevention.

Nutritional imbalances, deficiencies, or erratic management of feeding programs for dairy cows can create large numbers and various types of health problems generally categorized as metabolic diseases.

Compounding the problem are the ever-changing nutritional needs of the cow, her lactation/dry period needs, feed quality changes, and producer personal management practices.


G91-1039 Respiratory Infections In Domestic Poultry Flocks, Eva Wallner-Pendleton, Dale Webb Jan 1991

G91-1039 Respiratory Infections In Domestic Poultry Flocks, Eva Wallner-Pendleton, Dale Webb

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide discusses the most common respiratory infections in poultry, and includes steps to diagnose, prevent, and treat each.

Small poultry flocks are susceptible to a number of respiratory infections. Some of these produce extremely mild illness while others may result in a high number of deaths.

Regardless of whether birds are raised for meat, eggs, breeding or show purposes, respiratory infections result in decreased performance. They may also disqualify a bird for show, and pose disease hazards for other poultry on the same premises.

Respiratory infections in poultry have several causes, but outward signs may appear similar to the ...


G91-1027 Protein And Carbohydrate Nutrition Of High Producing Dairy Cows, Rick J. Grant Jan 1991

G91-1027 Protein And Carbohydrate Nutrition Of High Producing Dairy Cows, Rick J. Grant

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide discusses the protein and carbohydrate requirements for milk production by dairy cows, and feeding guidelines to meet those requirements.

Crude protein makes up 14 to 19 percent, and carbohydrates 65 to 75 percent of the total ration dry matter in common dairy cow diets. As milk production per cow increases above 19,000 to 20,000 pounds per year, understanding how these nutrients are used by the dairy cow for milk production allows the formulation of diets that optimize solids-corrected milk production.


G91-1041 Feeding The Bovine Somatotropin (Bst) Treated Dairy Cow, Rick J. Grant, Jeffrey F. Keown Jan 1991

G91-1041 Feeding The Bovine Somatotropin (Bst) Treated Dairy Cow, Rick J. Grant, Jeffrey F. Keown

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Proper feeding management of dairy cows treated with bovine somatotropin is emphasized.

When dairy producers decide to use bovine somatotropin (BST) in their herds, proper nutritional management is critical to its success.

The final decision to use BST is likely an economic one: will the use of BST in a producer's operation generate a positive cash flow?


Nf91-34 Food Safety For Farmers' Market Vendors, Julie A. Albrecht Jan 1991

Nf91-34 Food Safety For Farmers' Market Vendors, Julie A. Albrecht

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses food safety issues for farmers' market vendors.


Nf91-33 Handling Eggs Safely At Home, Julie A. Albrecht, Alice Henneman Jan 1991

Nf91-33 Handling Eggs Safely At Home, Julie A. Albrecht, Alice Henneman

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses egg handling safely.


Nf91-32 A Quick Consumer Guide To Safe Food Handling, Dennis Burson, Julie A. Albrecht Jan 1991

Nf91-32 A Quick Consumer Guide To Safe Food Handling, Dennis Burson, Julie A. Albrecht

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact provides strategies to avoid foodborne illnesses.


G91-1048 Average Composition Of Feeds Used In Nebraska, Rick Stock, Rick Grant, Terry Klopfenstein Jan 1991

G91-1048 Average Composition Of Feeds Used In Nebraska, Rick Stock, Rick Grant, Terry Klopfenstein

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Analyses of frequently used feedstuffs are shown on a dry matter basis in the following table. Because the moisture content of feedstuffs varies widely, formulating rations on a dry basis contributes to accuracay in feeding cattle, compared to formulating on "as-fed" analyses.


G91-1034 Evaluating The Feeding Value Of Fibrous Feeds For Dairy Cattle, Rick J. Grant Jan 1991

G91-1034 Evaluating The Feeding Value Of Fibrous Feeds For Dairy Cattle, Rick J. Grant

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide describes what makes fiber unique as a nutrient, how it's measured, and the impact different dietary fiber levels have on milk production and feed intake.

Fiber content of feed or forage affects its feeding value. Understanding fiber and how it is used is necessary to properly feed dairy cows. Each of the following topics will be addressed to better understand fiber nutrition in the dairy cow:

1. What is fiber?

2. How will too little or too much fiber in the diet affect the cow's metabolism and subsequent production?

3. What are optimal levels of fiber ...


Nf91-36 Growing Safflower In Nebraska, Drew J. Lyon, David D. Baltensperger, Ray Sall, Eric Kerr Jan 1991

Nf91-36 Growing Safflower In Nebraska, Drew J. Lyon, David D. Baltensperger, Ray Sall, Eric Kerr

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses safflower production in the Nebraska Panhandle.


Nf91-35 Amaranth Grain Production In Nebraska, David D. Baltensperger, Drew J. Lyon, Lenis Alton Nelson, Alan J. Corr Jan 1991

Nf91-35 Amaranth Grain Production In Nebraska, David D. Baltensperger, Drew J. Lyon, Lenis Alton Nelson, Alan J. Corr

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses amaranth grain production in Nebraska.


G91-1043 Water Runoff Control Practices For Sprinkler Irrigation Systems, William L. Kranz, David P. Shelton, Elbert C. Dickey, John A. Smith Jan 1991

G91-1043 Water Runoff Control Practices For Sprinkler Irrigation Systems, William L. Kranz, David P. Shelton, Elbert C. Dickey, John A. Smith

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide describes techniques to help reduce water runoff from fields irrigationd with sprinkler irrigation systems.

Water runoff is often a problem associated with sprinkler irrigation systems operated on sloping terrain. Soil particles, fertilizers and pesticides can become part of runoff waters and can be moved from their target locations, causing degradation of surface water quality.

Other potential problems associated with runoff include a lack of soil moisture in localized areas of the field, crop nutrient deficiencies, washed-out seeds or plants, and increased irrigation water pumping costs.


G91-1101 Peach Leaf Curl And Related Diseases, L.V. Coziahr, David S. Wysong Jan 1991

G91-1101 Peach Leaf Curl And Related Diseases, L.V. Coziahr, David S. Wysong

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The identification, causes and control of peach leaf curl and related diseases are discussed.

Peach leaf curl is a common and widespread disease of peaches. In Nebraska it is found wherever peaches are grown, but it is usually not severe in the drier areas of western Nebraska. The disease is favored by the milder, wetter climate of eastern Nebraska.


G91-1039 Respiratory Infections In Domestic Poultry Flocks, Eva Wallner-Pendleton, Dale Webb Jan 1991

G91-1039 Respiratory Infections In Domestic Poultry Flocks, Eva Wallner-Pendleton, Dale Webb

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide discusses the most common respiratory infections in poultry, and includes steps to diagnose, prevent, and treat each.

Small poultry flocks are susceptible to a number of respiratory infections. Some of these produce extremely mild illness while others may result in a high number of deaths.

Regardless of whether birds are raised for meat, eggs, breeding or show purposes, respiratory infections result in decreased performance. They may also disqualify a bird for show, and pose disease hazards for other poultry on the same premises.


G91-1000 Guidelines For Soil Sampling, Richard B. Ferguson, K.D. Frank, Gary W. Hergert, Edwin J. Penas, Richard A. Wiese Jan 1991

G91-1000 Guidelines For Soil Sampling, Richard B. Ferguson, K.D. Frank, Gary W. Hergert, Edwin J. Penas, Richard A. Wiese

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Soil test values are no better than the soil samples you collect. Proper soil sampling procedures must be followed to obtain meaningful test results for fertilizer decisions.

The best guideline for determining fertilizer needs is a reliable analysis of a soil sample that is representative of the field. Proper procedures must be followed to collect representative soil samples.


G91-1028 Preparing Fabric For Use, Rose Marie Tondl Jan 1991

G91-1028 Preparing Fabric For Use, Rose Marie Tondl

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Grain perfection is the goal for people who sew.

Smart styling and a professional look in clothing construction require correct use of the grain of the fabric. No formula or method can conceal a poorly cut garment.

Garment pieces cut or pulled off grain will not fit correctly and will hang poorly when worn. Whether simple or elaborate in design, the fabric shows whether or not it has been cut on the exact grain.


Nf91-44 Ineffectiveness Of Home Remedy Dye Setting Treatments, Rose Marie Tondl Jan 1991

Nf91-44 Ineffectiveness Of Home Remedy Dye Setting Treatments, Rose Marie Tondl

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses methods for setting dyes in fabrics.


Nf91-47 Micro-Fibers, Rose Marie Tondl Jan 1991

Nf91-47 Micro-Fibers, Rose Marie Tondl

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses the advancements of micro-fibers in the clothing industry.


Nf91-45 Ramie, Rose Marie Tondl Jan 1991

Nf91-45 Ramie, Rose Marie Tondl

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses ramie.


G91-1045 Turfgrass Weed Prevention And Management (Revised December 1994), Roch E. Gaussoin, Alex Martin Jan 1991

G91-1045 Turfgrass Weed Prevention And Management (Revised December 1994), Roch E. Gaussoin, Alex Martin

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide discusses control strategies and recommendations for weed control in turf.

Weeds are a major problem in lawns and normally are the most visible of turfgrass pests. Weeds affect the function, health and appearance of the turf as they compete with desirable turfgrass plants for space, light, water and nutrients.


Ec91-2503 Management Of Fabric Pests, Shripat T. Kamble Jan 1991

Ec91-2503 Management Of Fabric Pests, Shripat T. Kamble

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The common fabric destroying insects in Nebraska are clothes moths, carpet beetles, and silverfish. Clothes moths and carpet beetles feed on and digest wool, leather, cotton, silk, and synthetic fibers. They generally infest clothes, carpets, rugs, upholstery, etc. Silverfish feed principally on paper products, glue, paste, wallpaper, starch, and any food products consumed by humans. They also damage clothing, cotton, linen, rayon and ramie fabrics.

This extension circular explains these insects and the proper ways of eliminating them in your household.


Ec91-735 The Impact Of Nitrogen And Irrigation Management And Vadose Zone Conditions On Ground Water Contamination By Nitrate-Nitrogen, K.D. Frank, Darrell Watts, Andrew Christiansen, Edwin Penas Jan 1991

Ec91-735 The Impact Of Nitrogen And Irrigation Management And Vadose Zone Conditions On Ground Water Contamination By Nitrate-Nitrogen, K.D. Frank, Darrell Watts, Andrew Christiansen, Edwin Penas

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The single largest contaminant found in ground water samples taken throughout Nebraska is nitrate-nitrogen (nitrate-N). Much of it reaches the ground water as a "non-point source" contaminant leached out of the crop root zone.

Nitrate-N is essential to corn production. However, when leached from the crop root zone it can become a major source of ground water contamination. There are serious contamination problems in shallow aquifers beneath several river valleys in Nebraska. Increasing nitrate-N concentrations are beginning to appear in deeper aquifer.


G91-1054 How To Study Gaps In The Technical Side Of Marketing, Lynn H. Lutgen Jan 1991

G91-1054 How To Study Gaps In The Technical Side Of Marketing, Lynn H. Lutgen

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This is the fourth of nine NebGuides laying the foundation for producers who want to study the technical side of market analysis.

Anyone studying technicals or markets is continually looking for trends, ways to measure market movement, and support and resistance areas. Many market analysts say the market "wants to fill a gap." Producers need to understand what this statement means, starting with a definition of the term "gap."

A gap in the market is formed when the trading range (high, low) operates outside the previous day's trading range. This occurs in highly volatile markets, not in slow moving ...


G91-1055 Using Moving Averages To Effectively Analyze Trends, Robin R. Riley, Lynn H. Lutgen Jan 1991

G91-1055 Using Moving Averages To Effectively Analyze Trends, Robin R. Riley, Lynn H. Lutgen

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This fifth of a nine NebGuide series is designed to show how trend lines can assist producers and others in analyzing the market's technical side.

What is the objective in using moving averages?

Technical analysts construct a moving average of price to provide a better market timing indicator than the traditional straight-line method. The idea is to smooth out daily price fluctuation to get a clear view of the market trend. The moving average is a method for averaging near-term prices in relation to long-term prices. This technique should not be confused with the oscillators described in NebGuide No ...


G91-1053 Looking For Buy And Sell Signals From Charts, Lynn H. Lutgen Jan 1991

G91-1053 Looking For Buy And Sell Signals From Charts, Lynn H. Lutgen

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The third in a series of nine on the basics of technical analysis, this NebGuide explains what to look for in commodity charts.

Producers always look for the ultimate: ever-accurate, foolproof, technical signals to tell what moves to make in the market. The problem is the markets are an ever-changing phenomenon; no one signal can predict prices with 100 percent accuracy.

This NebGuide is design to give readers a feel for different kinds of tecnical signals analysts look for to determine market direction. Major signals discussed are: key reversals, double and triple bottoms, head and shoulders (top and bottom), and ...