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1995

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Nf95-216 Ascites Syndrome In Broiler Chickens, Eva Wallner-Pendleton, Sheila Scheideler Jan 1995

Nf95-216 Ascites Syndrome In Broiler Chickens, Eva Wallner-Pendleton, Sheila Scheideler

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact explains the number one cause of broiler death in home flocks and how to prevent it.


G95-1236 Developing Beef Quality Assurance, Dicky D. Griffin, Louis Perino, Don Hudson Jan 1995

G95-1236 Developing Beef Quality Assurance, Dicky D. Griffin, Louis Perino, Don Hudson

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This Neb-Guide gives guidelines for developing a feedlot beef quality assurance program.

The displacement of people from agriculture into other areas of employment has broken the relationship between most consumers and producers. The consumer's lack of knowledge about agricultural production coupled with concern for misuse of technological advances in agriculture has created great concern for the safety of their food supply. Consumers are worried that their food will be contaminated by antibiotics, hormones, and agricultural chemicals. Recently, bacterial contamination of beef has been added to their fears. These concerns, combined with diet and health concerns for eating red meat ...


Nf95-225 Oil Analysis, Robert D. Grisso, Steven R. Melvin Jan 1995

Nf95-225 Oil Analysis, Robert D. Grisso, Steven R. Melvin

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses the many advantages to an oil analysis.


G95-1250 Rust Of Dry Bean, James R. Steadman, H. F. Schwartz, Dale T. Lindgren Jan 1995

G95-1250 Rust Of Dry Bean, James R. Steadman, H. F. Schwartz, Dale T. Lindgren

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The symptoms, sources, spread and management of rust in dry edible beans is discussed in this NebGuide.

Rust is an important disease that affects dry beans in eastern Colorado, western Nebraska and adjacent regions. The disease is caused by the fungus Uromyces appendiculatus which has caused periodic epidemics in this region since the 1950s. Recent yield losses from the disease have exceeded 50 percent in some areas.


G95-1270 Sclerotinia Stem Rot Of Soybeans, James R. Steadman, S. Rutledge, D. Merrell, David Wysong Jan 1995

G95-1270 Sclerotinia Stem Rot Of Soybeans, James R. Steadman, S. Rutledge, D. Merrell, David Wysong

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Life cycle, symptoms, and control measures of sclerotinia stem rot of soybeans is discussed.

Sclerotinia stem rot of soybeans is caused by the fungus Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. This pathogen has an extremely wide host range and can affect more than 400 plant species, including oilseed, vegetable and forage legume crops. S. sclerotiorum has caused a disease known as white mold on dry edible beans in western Nebraska for 40 years, but it did not become a problem in soybeans until the 1990s. This fungal pathogen can be found on soybeans in Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North Dakota.

Stem ...


Ec95-273 Swine Nutrition Guide, Duane Reese, Robert C. Thaler, Mike Brumm, Austin J. Lewis, Philip S. Miller, George W. Libal Jan 1995

Ec95-273 Swine Nutrition Guide, Duane Reese, Robert C. Thaler, Mike Brumm, Austin J. Lewis, Philip S. Miller, George W. Libal

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This publication is a revision of the previous swine nutrition publication prepared by the Universityof Nebraska and South DakotaState University. The focus of the publication continues to be on nutrient recommendations for swine. Specific factors (nutritional, environmental and managerial) that affect nutrient recommendations have been considered and discussed. We believe that the identification and description of the factors provide the framework for the nutrient recommendations presented inTables 11 to 16. Industry advisors representing various facets of the pork industry were recruited to review and challenge the concepts incorporated in this publication. Also, in situations where “gray areas” existed, these industry ...


G95-1267 Manure Applicator Calibration, Richard K. Koelsch Jan 1995

G95-1267 Manure Applicator Calibration, Richard K. Koelsch

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Calibration methods for manure spreaders are discussed here.

Applying manure to land often is considered a waste disposal process rather than a fertilization process. Applying manure as a waste product is causing growing concerns about groundwater and surface water contamiantion. Increasing commercial fertilizer costs and regulatory mandates will encourage application of manure as a nutrient source in the future.


Ec95-816 Extending The Clean Water Act: Issues And Alternatives, Roy Frederick Jan 1995

Ec95-816 Extending The Clean Water Act: Issues And Alternatives, Roy Frederick

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Author's note: This publication was written in the months immediately prior to the beginning of the 104th Congress in January 1995. While the basic issues ave not changed, the schedule for reauthorization of the Clean Water Act and the approach to issues may have been altered by the change in political-party leadership in the Congress. For example, wetlands policy and private property rights may be treated as separate pieces of legislation in 1995.

The Federal Water Pollution Control Act of 1972, frequently referred to as the Clean Water Act (CWA), was last amended and updated in 1987. This reauthorization ...


Ec95-817 Nebraska Agricultural Producers Preferences For National Agriculture, And Food Policy After 1995, A.L. (Roy) Frederick, Glenn A. Helmers, Steven L. Elmore Jan 1995

Ec95-817 Nebraska Agricultural Producers Preferences For National Agriculture, And Food Policy After 1995, A.L. (Roy) Frederick, Glenn A. Helmers, Steven L. Elmore

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Farmers' preferences are important in the development of farm bills. In that spirit, the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Nebraska Agricultural Statistics Service recently asked a random sample of agricultural producers about their preferences for the 1995 farm bill. Similar surveys were undertaken in 1984 and 1989, prior to the last two farm bills. Each Nebraska survey was part of a larger, national effort. This year, 15 states, scattered across all regions of the United States, participated.

The purpose of this report is to summarize Nebraska producers' views on key issues likely to be ...


G95-1243 Ventilation Fans: Types And Sizes, Gerald R. Bodman, David P. Shelton Jan 1995

G95-1243 Ventilation Fans: Types And Sizes, Gerald R. Bodman, David P. Shelton

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This publication describes the most common types of ventilation fans and compares their physical and performance characteristics.

Two general types of ventilation fans are commonly used for agricultural applications. Each type has many different blade diameters, materials, blade shapes, speeds, and motor horsepowers available. The desired airflow rate and the resistance to airflow through the ventilation system, or static pressure capabilities, are the two primary considerations when selecting a ventilation fan. Other considerations include maintenance requirements, noise levels, and energy efficiency.


Ec95-1560 Use Of Cultural Practices In Crop Insect Pest Management, Robert J. Wright Jan 1995

Ec95-1560 Use Of Cultural Practices In Crop Insect Pest Management, Robert J. Wright

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This Extension Circular reviews what is known about the effects of rotations, tillage practices, and planting and harvest dates on crop insect management, focusing on major crops in Nebraska.

Before the development of synthetic organic insecticides (pre-DDT era), rotations, tillage practices, planting and harvest dates, and other nonchemical cultural controls were commonly recommended for insect management. Research focused on crop rotation and other cultural practices for insect management. With the development of DDT and later insecticides however, research on nonchemical controls decreased markedly.

With the emergence of the concept of sustainable agriculture in the 1980s, there has been increased emphasis ...


Nf95-224 Pricing Sew Piglets, Michael Brumm, Larry L. Bitney Jan 1995

Nf95-224 Pricing Sew Piglets, Michael Brumm, Larry L. Bitney

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact addresses valuing and marketing SEW pigs in Nebraska.


Nf95-219 Common Ground: State Conservation Reserve, William Miller Jan 1995

Nf95-219 Common Ground: State Conservation Reserve, William Miller

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) has been a popular part of the federal farm program for the past several years because it contributes to farm income, soil conservation, and wildlife habitat. Landowners have found the annual payments for enrolling land in the CRP to be a financially attractive alternative to producing crops. Higher commodity prices due to fewer crop acres has been an additional benefit to landowners. Environmentalists have been pleased with the lower soil losses from the land and the improved stream environment associated with the CRP. Wildlife advocates are strong supporters of the CRP. For example, the Wildlife ...


Nf95-218 Conjunctive Use Policy Options, William Miller Jan 1995

Nf95-218 Conjunctive Use Policy Options, William Miller

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Background

The hydrologic cycle controls water available for use. Rainfall, evaporation, runoff, percolation, and transpiration combine to influence the water available at a specific location at a particular point in time. The speed at which water moves among stages in the hydrologic cycle and the amount of time it spends in storage at any stage affects water availability to users. The conjunctive use issue refers to the portion of the hydrologic cycle where groundwater and surface water interface and influence each other.

Users who couldn't depend on an irregular flow of water over time developed systems that modify the ...