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2004

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Nf04-605 Smoking Meat And Poultry, Julie A. Albrecht Jan 2004

Nf04-605 Smoking Meat And Poultry, Julie A. Albrecht

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Where there's smoke, there's well-flavored meat and poultry. Using a smoker is one method of imparting natural smoke flavor to large cuts of meat, whole poultry and turkey breasts. This slow cooking technique keeps them tender, too.

Smoking is slowly cooking food indirectly in the presence of a fire. This can be done by using a "smoker," which is an outdoor cooker especially designed for this purpose. Use these simple guidelines for smoking food safely.


Nf04-604 Barbecue Food Safety, Julie A. Albrecht Jan 2004

Nf04-604 Barbecue Food Safety, Julie A. Albrecht

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Cooking outdoors was once only a summer activity shared with family and friends. Now more than half of Americans say they are cooking outdoors year round. So, whether the snow is blowing or the sun is shining brightly, it's imporant fo follow food safety guidelines to prevent harmful bacteria from multiplying and causing foodborne illness. Use these simple guidelines for grilling food safely.


Nf04-608 Fighting Methamphetamine In Nebraska: Strategies For Individuals And Communities, Marilyn Fox, Sue Brown Jan 2004

Nf04-608 Fighting Methamphetamine In Nebraska: Strategies For Individuals And Communities, Marilyn Fox, Sue Brown

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses a few ideas on to help protect your family, neighbors and community from dangers associated with methamphetamine (commonly called meth). You can implement these ideas as an individual, as part of a community plan, or develop your own strategies. The goal is not simply to educate your family on the hazards of using meth, but also to help protect them from the many other hazards posed by meth use and production.


Nf04-622 Senior Gambling In The United States, Debra E. Schroeder, Mary Ann Holland Jan 2004

Nf04-622 Senior Gambling In The United States, Debra E. Schroeder, Mary Ann Holland

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

For an increasing number of older citizens, retirees ages 65 and up, casino gambling has become a new form of recreation and entertainment. Older adults now form the largest age group of annual visitors to Las Vegas and have become a significant segment of the population who frequent riverboat, Indian reservation, and the commercial gambling casino industry.

This NebFact discusses the prevalence, gambling opportunities, consequences, and common signs of senior gambling. It also discusses where to go for help for these senior gamblers.


G04-1529 Controlling Pond Plant Growth With Bottom Barriers, Tadd M. Barrow, John C. Holz Jan 2004

G04-1529 Controlling Pond Plant Growth With Bottom Barriers, Tadd M. Barrow, John C. Holz

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Rooted aquatic plants are a natural part of the lake ecosystem and comprise a critical component of a healthy lake. They stabilize shorelines, oxygenate water, provide cover and spawning areas for fish, and provide habitat for aquatic invertebrates that are critical for juvenile fish growth.

Although plants are an important part of a lake's ecosystem, it's important to control their growth to assure a healthy, aesthetic environment. This NebGuide offers ideas for controlling plant growth.


Nf04-606 Deep Fat Frying Turkeys, Carol J. Plate Jan 2004

Nf04-606 Deep Fat Frying Turkeys, Carol J. Plate

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Deep fat frying began in the southern part of the United States and has gradually spread nationwide. Turkeys are the most common food prepared by this method. However, chicken, turkey parts (breasts, wings and thighs), and Cornish game hens may be deep fat fried. Deep fat frying results in a juicy product because the hot fat seals the outside and the skin becomes crisp.

This NebFact talks about the equipment, ingredients, preparation, frying, and safety of deep fat frying turkeys and other poultry.


Nf04-597 Biosecurity And The Poultry Flock, Dan Mcguire, Sheila Scheideler Jan 2004

Nf04-597 Biosecurity And The Poultry Flock, Dan Mcguire, Sheila Scheideler

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

What is Biosecurity? Biosecurity is a modern term created out of a need to protect, in our case poultry, from an intentional or unintentional threat from a biological agent. In our everyday management, biosecurity is an endless endeavor to keep viral disease agents and/or the spread of such disease agents at bay. We have learned from our own personal welfare that by keeping our environment clean, i.e., "cleanliness is next to godliness" and by reducing contact with infected people or animals, i.e., "being a good neighbor," we can reduce our chance of catching or spreading disease. This ...


Nf04-614 Management Program For Powdery Mildew Of Wheat (Revised August 2005), John E. Watkins Jan 2004

Nf04-614 Management Program For Powdery Mildew Of Wheat (Revised August 2005), John E. Watkins

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact, Wheat Disease Fact Sheet No. 7, discusses the management program for powdery mildew of wheat. It covers the cause and occurrence, key symptoms, cultural management practices, fungicide treatment programs with a table listing the fungicdes registered for foliar diseases of wheat, and application.


Nf04-599 Soybean Aphid Management In Nebraska, Thomas E. Hunt Jan 2004

Nf04-599 Soybean Aphid Management In Nebraska, Thomas E. Hunt

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The soybean aphid (Aphis glycines) is Nebraska's newest soybean insect pests, arriving in the United States in 2000 and in Nebraska in 2002. Yield losses of over 20 percent have been documented in some northeast Nebraska fields.

This NebFact covers the description, initial observations, life cycle and injury, and management of the soybean aphid in Nebraska.


Nf04-607 Growing Scallions (Green Onions) For Market Gardeners, Laurie Hodges Jan 2004

Nf04-607 Growing Scallions (Green Onions) For Market Gardeners, Laurie Hodges

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Growing scallions (green onions) can provide market gardeners with early cash flow and customers with quality increases in storage life, freshness and flavor. Growing quality scallions is easier than growing quality bulb onions simply because they are in the field for a shorter time and bulb formation is not an issue when growing true scallions.

This NebFact discusses choosing and growing scallions from seed, fertilizing, the use of pesticides and herbicides for controlling pests and weeds, and a listing of seeding companies.


Ec04-219 2004 Nebraska Swine Report, Duane Reese Jan 2004

Ec04-219 2004 Nebraska Swine Report, Duane Reese

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The 2004 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.


Nf04-609 Proper Light Management For Your Home Laying Flock, Chad Zadina, Sheila Scheideler Jan 2004

Nf04-609 Proper Light Management For Your Home Laying Flock, Chad Zadina, Sheila Scheideler

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Raising a home flock for the primary purpose of producing fresh eggs can be a rewarding and challenging venture. The main goal for egg producers is to ensure that their hens continue to produce eggs year-round. To accomplish this goal, one of the most important factors to consider, next to the overall health and nutrition of the flock, is lighting. This NebGuide discusses what a producer must do to manage proper lighting for the home laying flock.