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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.


G91-1027 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?


Nf91-33 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.


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.


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.


Nf91-42 Farm Lease Termination, J. David Aiken Jan 1991

Nf91-42 Farm Lease Termination, J. David Aiken

Agricultural Research Division News & Annual Reports

This NebFact examines the types of farm leases available and the necessary steps to termination.


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 ...


Nf91-9 Financial Planning When Called To Active Military Duty, Kathy Prochaska-Cue Jan 1991

Nf91-9 Financial Planning When Called To Active Military Duty, Kathy Prochaska-Cue

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact lists important financial management considerations for persons on active military duty.


Nf91-18 Cutting Family Living Insurance Expenses, Kathy Prochaska-Cue Jan 1991

Nf91-18 Cutting Family Living Insurance Expenses, Kathy Prochaska-Cue

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses methods of cutting household insurance expenses.


G91-1024 Two Crops In One Year: Relay Intercropping, Gary Lesoing, Russell Moomaw, Charles Francis Jan 1991

G91-1024 Two Crops In One Year: Relay Intercropping, Gary Lesoing, Russell Moomaw, Charles Francis

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This publication covers crop variety selection, weed control, and other cultural practices for relay intercropping a crop like soybeans into growing winter wheat or oats.

Multiple cropping refers to growing two crops on the same field during the same year. One method of multiple cropping is doublecropping, which is the growing of a second crop after harvest of the first crop. In Nebraska, where opportunities for doublecropping are limited, relay intercropping is a possible alternative.

In relay intercropping, two crops are in the field at the same time during part of the season. A small grain is usually relay intercropped ...


G91-1025 Two Crops In One Year: Doublecropping, Russell Moomaw, Gary Lesoing, Charles Francis Jan 1991

G91-1025 Two Crops In One Year: Doublecropping, Russell Moomaw, Gary Lesoing, Charles Francis

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Choice of crops, weed control, and other cultural practices for successful doublecropping are discussed here.

Multiple cropping refers to growing two crops on the same field during the same year. One method of multiple cropping is doublecropping, which is when one crop is grown after the first crop is harvested. Prime USA regions for doublecropping are the eastern cornbelt, and southeastern and south central states where relatively long growing seasons and abundant rainfall occur. By contrast, shorter growing seasons and less frequent rainfall limit the potential for doublecropping in Nebraska.

Irrigation is essential for successful doublecropping in Nebraska. Without irrigation ...


Nf91-51 Kale: The "New" Old Vegetable, Laurie Hodges Jan 1991

Nf91-51 Kale: The "New" Old Vegetable, Laurie Hodges

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses kale.


G91-1036 Environmental Stresses And Tree Health, Jon S. Wilson, Mark O. Harrell Jan 1991

G91-1036 Environmental Stresses And Tree Health, Jon S. Wilson, Mark O. Harrell

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide is intended to help tree owners identify tree health problems caused by environmental factors, and ways to prevent or reduce damage.

Environmental stresses cause many health problems of Nebraska trees. Hot and cold temperatures, drying winds, poor soil and root conditions and man's activities can cause direct damage to leaves, bark and roots, and can predispose trees to secondary insect and disease attack. Maintaining a tree in good condition through proper maintenance can prevent many environmentally related health problems.


G91-1029 Preventing Fruiting In Woody Plants, Don Steinegger Jan 1991

G91-1029 Preventing Fruiting In Woody Plants, Don Steinegger

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide covers what to use to prevent fruiting or remove fruit from ornamental landscape trees and shrubs.

The ideal shrub or tree for a home landscape is one that is aesthetically pleasing, architecturally suitable, and adapted to its site. Aesthetically, plants with season-long foliage and fall color are desirable. The landscape value of these plants increase if they also produce flowers and fruits.

Despite the increased value of a flowering plant, some people consider spent flowers and fruits undesirable litter, especially when they fall on driveways and sidewalks. Also, plants producing edible fruit and serving as landscape plants require ...


Ec91-733 Wanted Alive Jan 1991

Ec91-733 Wanted Alive

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Wanted Alive is an extension circular pamphlet that draws awareness to parents and guardians about the safety of children in and around the home, school, playgrounds, parks, and stores. It is sponsored by parents, school officials, the Nebraska State Patrol, Nebraska Farm Safety Council, Nebraska Sheriff's Department and the local police of the towns and cities across Nebraska.


Ec91-269 Domestic Poultry Feed Formulation Guide, Earl W. Gleaves, Thomas W. Sullivan, F. John Struwe Jan 1991

Ec91-269 Domestic Poultry Feed Formulation Guide, Earl W. Gleaves, Thomas W. Sullivan, F. John Struwe

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This publication provides basic, practical information about nturition and diet requirements for poultry. Nutrient requirements, diet formulations, feed ingredient analyses, and feeding methods are ever changing. Feed cost is the largest single item of expense in producing poultry meat or eggs. Poultry producers should adopt a comprehensive feeding program based on sound nutrition principles tailored to a specific production purpose. This publication provides the basis for such a feeding program.


Nf91-23 Insurance Needs Of The Home-Based Child Care Business (Revised February 2005), Kathleen Prochaska-Cue Jan 1991

Nf91-23 Insurance Needs Of The Home-Based Child Care Business (Revised February 2005), Kathleen Prochaska-Cue

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses what needs to be done before starting a child care business in your home. Think about getting business insurance coverage to provide risk protection for you, your business, your customers, and any employees. Protect business and personal assets from risk of loss. Consult with a competent insurance adviser before making insurance decisions.

This publication is meant to help you ask questions, not provide specific answers for your situation.


G91-1026 Sunflower Production In Nebraska, James A. Schild, David D. Baltensperger, Drew J. Lyon, Gary L. Hein, Eric D. Kerr Jan 1991

G91-1026 Sunflower Production In Nebraska, James A. Schild, David D. Baltensperger, Drew J. Lyon, Gary L. Hein, Eric D. Kerr

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Seeds, seedbed preparations, fertilizing and controlling weeds in sunflowers are among the topics covered here. Sunflowers are native to Nebraska. Cultivated for centuries by native American Indians as a food crop, sunflowers were taken to Europe in the mid-16th century. Oilseed sunflowers have been a U.S. crop since 1986. Sunflower production is divided into two market classes, oil and confectionery. The oil type is by far the most commonly grown market class. Recent health trends have brought sunflower cooking oil into prominence because the oil is low in saturated fats. Confectionery types are grown for the edible roasted sunflower ...


G91-1059 Point-And-Figure Analysis, Robin R. Riley, Lynn H. Lutgen Jan 1991

G91-1059 Point-And-Figure Analysis, Robin R. Riley, Lynn H. Lutgen

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This is the ninth and final NebGuide providing an overview for producers using technical analysis in marketing decisions. It covers point-and-figure analysis.

The point-and-figure chart is one kind of chart commonly used by people tracking prices in the futures market.

To construct this type of chart you need graph paper, a pencil, price information, and a little time to learn the technique. Charting services also offer point-and-figure charts for a fee.


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 ...


Nf91-19 Cutting Installment Payments, Credit Cards And Other Credit Payments, Kathy Prochaska-Cue Jan 1991

Nf91-19 Cutting Installment Payments, Credit Cards And Other Credit Payments, Kathy Prochaska-Cue

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses methods to manage and reduce credit payments.


Nf91-12 "Living" Trust: Cause For Consumer Concern, Kathy Prochaska-Cue Jan 1991

Nf91-12 "Living" Trust: Cause For Consumer Concern, Kathy Prochaska-Cue

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses warnings about possible scams related to living trusts in Nebraska.


Nf91-8 Individual Vs. Group Health Insurance, Kathy Prochaska-Cue Jan 1991

Nf91-8 Individual Vs. Group Health Insurance, Kathy Prochaska-Cue

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact examines the pros and cons of individual and group health insurance.