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Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

1988

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G88-877 Zoysiagrass Lawn Calendar (Revised April 1999), Robert C. Shearman, Roch E. Gaussoin Jan 1988

G88-877 Zoysiagrass Lawn Calendar (Revised April 1999), Robert C. Shearman, Roch E. Gaussoin

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide is a calendar containing information on mowing, fertilizing, watering, herbicides, insects and disease, thatch removal, aerification, and plugging of your Zoysiagass Lawn.


Heg88-231 Carpet Selection: General, Shirley Niemeyer Jan 1988

Heg88-231 Carpet Selection: General, Shirley Niemeyer

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Carpet cost, installation and measuring are discussed here, along with labels and special considerations for carpet buyers.

Carpet can be one of the largest furnishing expenses you have, so carefully examine the possibilities before making a purchasing decision. Considerations in purchasing carpet include cost, installation, measurements, labeling, color, traffic or activity level, acoustics and energy.


Heg88-237 Sewing With Stripes, Rose Marie Tondl Jan 1988

Heg88-237 Sewing With Stripes, Rose Marie Tondl

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Sewing with stripes is easier when you know what pitfalls to avoid. This Guide covers pattern selection, yardage requirements, stripe strategies and more.

Any way you line them up, stripes make a striking fashion statement. You can be as bold or as subtle as you like with stripes. Nothing gives a garment less appeal than stripes that do not meet and match at seams.


G88-890 Pythium Blight Of Turfgrass, John E. Watkins, Robert C. Shearman Jan 1988

G88-890 Pythium Blight Of Turfgrass, John E. Watkins, Robert C. Shearman

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Causes, symptoms and treatment for pythium blight are covered here.

Pythium blight, sometimes called "grease spot" or "cottony blight," is no longer a disease of golf courses; it also is a serious problem in home lawns and other turfs. Caused by several species of Pythium fungi, the two most commonly associated with Pythium blight are Pythium aphanidermatum and P. graminicola. These fungi are in a group known as "the water molds," a group that includes Phytophthora and other pathogenic genera. They are referred to as "water molds" because they function best under wet, saturated soil conditions.

The Pythium species that ...


G88-879 Peafowl, Earl W. Gleaves Jan 1988

G88-879 Peafowl, Earl W. Gleaves

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This NebGuide discusses the care and feeding of the colorful and ornamental peafowl.

The peafowl is an ornamental bird which is often grown to adorn farmsteads, private estates or public parks and zoological gardens. They enjoy living in the open and prefer to roost in trees. The roosting place should be arranged some distance from dwellings because peafowl are inclined to be noisy, especially at night.


G88-888 Flow Control Devices For Center Pivot Irrigation Systems, William L. Kranz Jan 1988

G88-888 Flow Control Devices For Center Pivot Irrigation Systems, William L. Kranz

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Several factors contribute to the need for sprinkler flow rate regulators. This NebGuide discusses them.

Many center pivot irrigation systems operate on undulating terrain. Systems operated on undulating terrain experience large pressure differences in the pivot pipeline. Since water distributed by each sprinkler is determined by the pressure in the pipeline, water applied by these systems can be non-uniform.

Pressure regulating devices that equalize the flow of water from individual sprinklers have become more common since uniform water application may save water and increase overall crop production. When installing a sprinkler package on a new system or replacing sprinklers on ...


G88-869 Daylilies, Debra Schwarze Jan 1988

G88-869 Daylilies, Debra Schwarze

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This guide offers hints on growing daylilies, discusses site selection, varieties, propagation and planting and plant culture.

Daylilies, members of the Liliaceae (lily family), are some of the most tolerant and popular of the garden perennials. Their range in size, color, and use means that there is a daylily for almost everyone.

Like their name Hemerocallis, "beauty for a day", the individual daylily flower lasts only one day. However, a single plant may produce over 50 flowers. This large number of flowers can extend the blooming period of a plant for several weeks. With over 10,000 cultivars available and ...


G88-874 Management Tips For Round Bale Hay Harvesting, Moving, And Storage, John A. Smith, Robert D. Grisso, Kenneth Von Bargen, Bruce Anderson Jan 1988

G88-874 Management Tips For Round Bale Hay Harvesting, Moving, And Storage, John A. Smith, Robert D. Grisso, Kenneth Von Bargen, Bruce Anderson

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide discusses management of hay harvesting with a large round baler. Specific management practices are necessary to maintain hay quality and minimize hay loss during harvest, transportation and storage of large round bales.

Large round bale packaging systems allow one person to harvest, store and feed large quantities of hay for small as well as large acreages. Good management is required to maximize effectiveness. Losses in baling, transportation and storage of large round bales can far exceed the losses of rectangular bales unless the large round bale system is properly managed.


G88-863 Annual Broadleaf Weed Control In Winter Wheat (Revised January 1990), Gail A. Wicks, Robert N. Klein, Alex Martin Jan 1988

G88-863 Annual Broadleaf Weed Control In Winter Wheat (Revised January 1990), Gail A. Wicks, Robert N. Klein, Alex Martin

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide discusses preventive, cultural, and chemical weed control in winter wheat. Best weed control is obtained by using a combination of these three methods. Winter and summer annual broadleaf weeds are economically important pests of Nebraska winter wheat. They reduce grain yields by competing with winter wheat for water, light and nutrients. Weeds are estimated to reduce Nebraska winter wheat yields 10 percent each year.


Heg88-240 Sewing With Denim, Rose Marie Tondl Jan 1988

Heg88-240 Sewing With Denim, Rose Marie Tondl

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Selecting, preparing, interfacing and lining denim, as well as denim sewing techniques, are covered in this guide.

Denim is popular all over the world. Jeans made of denim are worn by millions of people. The term denim is derived from the French "serge de Nimes," a twilled fabric made in Nimes, France. It was used as "sail" cloth for ships crossing the Atlantic Ocean.


G88-881 Heating With Wood I. Species Characteristics And Volumes, Mike Kuhns, Tom Schmidt Jan 1988

G88-881 Heating With Wood I. Species Characteristics And Volumes, Mike Kuhns, Tom Schmidt

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Heat content, burning characteristics and overall quality of woods commonly burned in Nebraska, as well as information on buying firewood, are included here.

Wood is a source of heat currently used by many Nebraskans, and more firewood likely will be burned as the cost of other energy sources, such as gas and electricity, rises. In order to use firewood effectively, an understanding of species' characteristics and firewood volumes is needed.


G88-876 Ridge Plant Systems: Equipment, Elbert C. Dickey, Paul J. Jasa, Robert N. Klein, Dean E. Eisenhauer, David P. Shelton, Bryn J. Dolesh, John A. Smith Jan 1988

G88-876 Ridge Plant Systems: Equipment, Elbert C. Dickey, Paul J. Jasa, Robert N. Klein, Dean E. Eisenhauer, David P. Shelton, Bryn J. Dolesh, John A. Smith

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Ridge plant systems, ridge cleaning equipment, planter stabilizing attachments, cultivation and ridge management are discussed here. Ridge plant systems are methods of planting crops into a ridge formed during cultivation of the previous crop. Such systems combine tillage and herbicides to control weeds. Weed seed and residue lying on the soil surface are pushed from the ridge to the area between the rows by row-cleaning devices on the planter. Crop seed is planted into the old row in a cleanly tilled strip at an elevation slightly higher than the row middles. A band application of herbicide behind the planter typically ...