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Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

1979

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G79-464 Composting Municipal Sewage Sludge Slurry, Leon Chesnin Jan 1979

G79-464 Composting Municipal Sewage Sludge Slurry, Leon Chesnin

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Municipalities can save operating expenses, eliminate pollution problems and increase the convenience of their waste management program by recycling their sewage sludge slurry in agricultural soils.

Sewage sludge slurries have from 2 to 10-percent solids depending on the treatment plant design and operation procedures. Sewage slurries with more than 8 percent solids are difficult to pump because of high friction in the pipe lines and pump mechanism. Sewage slurries can be applied to agricultural fields by gravity flow and sprinkler irrigation systems, as well as by tank trucks that either broadcast spray on, or inject the slurry into, the soil ...


G79-431 The Four-Flap Graft: An Easy Grafting Technique For Nut Or Hardwood Trees, William A. Gustafson Jan 1979

G79-431 The Four-Flap Graft: An Easy Grafting Technique For Nut Or Hardwood Trees, William A. Gustafson

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide provides directions for a relatively simple method of grafting.

Grafting is the technique of propagation whereby a stem or bud of one plant is joined to a branch or root of another closely related or compatible plant so that a union forms and growth continues. The four-flap graft technique is one of the most successful propagation procedures used by homeowners and amateur tree growers. This technique of grafting does not require a great deal of grafting experience. It is ideal to use with small caliper trees or branches up to one inch in diameter.


G79-434 Feeding Guides For The Ewes, Ted Doane Jan 1979

G79-434 Feeding Guides For The Ewes, Ted Doane

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

In utilizing the information in this publication, the sheepman and those advising him must keep in mind the ultimate objectives of the production program in question.

The major problem in nutrition is the definition of the desired animal function. Maintenance of the ewe, for example, is generally thought of in terms of the dry ewe. Yet maintenance of productive functions is a constant cost in ewe nutrition, whether she is pregnant, lactating, dry, or in the process of being bred for another year.

In utilizing the information in this publication, the sheepman and those advising him must keep in mind ...


G79-432 Creep Feeding Lambs, Ted Doane Jan 1979

G79-432 Creep Feeding Lambs, Ted Doane

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide discusses creep feeding for lambs, making supplemental feed available only to nursing lambs.

Creep feeding is a management practice of making supplemental feed available only to nursing lambs. Creep feeding is desirable because: (1) lambs gain as much as a third to half a pound per day more when their milk diet is supplemented with grain, (2) the lambs are ready for market 1 to 2 months earlier, thus earlier marketing is adapted to a higher market for spring lambs, and (3) the lambs are not allowed to go to spring pasture, thus permitting more ewes on the ...


G79-453 Sheep Space Allotments, Ted Doane Jan 1979

G79-453 Sheep Space Allotments, Ted Doane

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide helps sheep producers plan for optimum spacing requirements for different classes of sheep.

Many sheep producers are converting old farmstead buildings to livestock facilities, or are interested in building new units for sheep. A producer planning his sheep facilities needs to know the optimum spacing required for different classes of sheep. This NebGuide is designed to help make these decisions.


Heg79-102 Health And Disability Insurance Insights, Kathleen Prochaska-Cue Jan 1979

Heg79-102 Health And Disability Insurance Insights, Kathleen Prochaska-Cue

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This publication covers the basics of health and disability insurance.

Good health is one of the personal goals of almost every individual or family. Because health is so important to a person's plans, providing for good health care--at a reasonable cost--is a major concern.

About 85 percent of the non-institutionalized population in the United States has some form of health insurance. Approximately three-fourths of those people covered are covered through group health insurance policies.

In the past 20 years medical costs have increased rapidly because of an increased demand for medical care by our health-conscious society, a shortage of ...


Heg79-101 Insurance -- What Kind Do You Need?, Kathleen Prochaska-Cue Jan 1979

Heg79-101 Insurance -- What Kind Do You Need?, Kathleen Prochaska-Cue

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide examines various types of risks and the need for insurance.

Have you spent time recently with an insurance agent who was trying to explain an old policy or to sell you a new one? Perhaps you felt you didn't know which questions to ask about what you were signing, or how the policy would pay in an emergency.

Most people would like to better understand insurance terms and the reasons for buying insurance. Before you visit with an agent, you will want to answer some basic questions about an insurance purchase that is adequate for your situation.


G79-428 Spring Flowering Bulbs, Don Steinegger, Anne Streich, Donald E. Janssen Jan 1979

G79-428 Spring Flowering Bulbs, Don Steinegger, Anne Streich, Donald E. Janssen

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Selecting, planting, caring for, harvesting and forcing spring flowering bulbs are discussed in this publication.

Spring flowering bulbs may be used to provide early season color in your garden while other plants are slowly developing. When the bulbs have finished blooming, the dying foliage can be hidden by the developing growth of other flowers and shrubs in the bed. Spring flowering bulbs offer an early start to a full season of color in your garden.

You can choose from hundreds of spring flowering bulbs that produce plants varying in flower color, form and height. Among the most popular are tulip ...


G79-429 Tan Spot Disease Of Wheat (Revised June 1993), John E. Watkins, Robert N. Klein, Eric D. Kerr Jan 1979

G79-429 Tan Spot Disease Of Wheat (Revised June 1993), John E. Watkins, Robert N. Klein, Eric D. Kerr

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide describes the development of tan spot disease in wheat and gives recommendations for controlling it by means of crop rotation, fungicides and good crop residue management.

Tan spot, caused by the fungus Pyrenophora tritici-repentis, is a major leafspot disease of winter wheat in the Great Plains of North America. It has become an increasing problem in wheat cropping systems using conservation tillage. Although tan spot can be a serious threat by itself, it more often occurs as a part of a foliar disease complex involving tan spot, leaf rust and Septoria leaf blotch. Usually tan spot symptoms appear ...


G79-466 Egg Cleaning Procedures For The Household Flock, Daniel E. Bigbee, Glenn W. Froning Jan 1979

G79-466 Egg Cleaning Procedures For The Household Flock, Daniel E. Bigbee, Glenn W. Froning

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide contains steps for producing clean, sanitary eggs. Household poultry flocks may produce a high percentage of dirty eggs. Many of these eggs are soiled because they are laid in dirty nests or are being laid on the floor. Dirty eggs can be a health hazard if they are not properly cleaned and sanitized. The best control method is to prevent soiling of the eggs. We can't stop the production of floor eggs, but we can keep them to a minimum if we start training the flock early.


G79-433 Rearing Lambs On Milk Replacers, Ted Doane Jan 1979

G79-433 Rearing Lambs On Milk Replacers, Ted Doane

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Rearing orphan lambs on milk replacers can help increase profit.

Orphan lambs can be an extra profit to the farm flock. As much as $40/lamb can be paid to labor if time is available. A warm room (in the winter) and some basic equipment are all that are necessary.

A large portion of the nation's lamb crop dies from starvation during the first week after birth. Orphan lambs less than 4 weeks of age usually require the use of milk replacer supplementation. Switching lambs to milk replacers shortly after birth has not reached its full potential in sheep ...


G79-436 Control Of Downy Brome In Alfalfa, Charles R. Fenster, Gail A. Wicks, Robert G. Wilson Jan 1979

G79-436 Control Of Downy Brome In Alfalfa, Charles R. Fenster, Gail A. Wicks, Robert G. Wilson

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Downy brome in alfalfa indicates poor alfalfa management or failure to control downy brome around field boundaries. It lowers the quality of the first cutting of hay, but can be controlled by one or more of the following: (1) planting in downy brome-free soil, (2) maintaining good vigorous alfalfa stands, (3) using adapted varieties, (4) having adequate fertility - especially phosphorus in the soil, (5) applying timely and correct amounts of irrigation water, (6) controlling downy brome in adjacent areas, and (7) use of herbicides.


Heg79-104 Auto Insurance Insights, Kathleen Prochaska-Cue Jan 1979

Heg79-104 Auto Insurance Insights, Kathleen Prochaska-Cue

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This publication examines the basics of auto insurance.

Transportation costs are the third largest expense category for the average family, claiming up to 20 percent and more of family take-home pay. One of the liveliest topics of conversation is the high cost of auto insurance coverage and ways to cut premium costs.


Heg79-103 Homeowners Insurance Insights, Kathleen Prochaska-Cue Jan 1979

Heg79-103 Homeowners Insurance Insights, Kathleen Prochaska-Cue

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This publication provides basic information about homeowners insurance.

Most of us have property we want to protect against unknown dangers that might damage or destroy it. Homeowners or renters insurance can provide that protection. These policies include both property and liability insurance. They usually exclude motor vehicles for recreational or highway use.

The properties covered and the perils those properties can be insured against are listed in the policy. Your house, garage, and other structures on your lot are covered. Personal properties including household contents and other personal belongings are covered up to specified limits. Perils are listed under various ...


G79-474 Understanding Wind Erosion And Its Control, William A. Hayes, C.R. Fenster Jan 1979

G79-474 Understanding Wind Erosion And Its Control, William A. Hayes, C.R. Fenster

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Wind erosion is a serious hazard on millions of acres of land in the United States, most of which are in the Great Plains.

There are a number of things an individual can do control wind erosion but basically they all point to accomplishing one or more of the following objectives:

1. Reduce the wind velocity at the soil surface. This is done with windbreaks, crop residues, cover crops, surface roughness, and wind stripcropping.

2. Trap soil particles. This is accomplished by ridging or roughening the soil surface to trap moving soil particles.

3. Increase size of soil aggregates. This ...