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Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

1990

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G90-1005 Fruit Tree Cultivars For Nebraska (Revised September 1997), William A. Gustafson Jan 1990

G90-1005 Fruit Tree Cultivars For Nebraska (Revised September 1997), William A. Gustafson

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Proper fruit cultivar (variety) selection is important for successful and satisfying results from the home gardener's efforts. Selection should be based on family preferences, available space and intended use of the fruits. Harvest can be spread over several weeks if cultivars with different periods of maturity are planted.

It is important that homeowners select the kinds of fruit plants or cultivars that are best adapted for cultivation in their area of the state. They must have adequate hardiness to survive the winter, heat and drought tolerance to thrive in the summer, and the ability to survive spring frosts.


G90-1004 Growing Radishes And Table Beets, Susan D. Schoneweis Jan 1990

G90-1004 Growing Radishes And Table Beets, Susan D. Schoneweis

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Radishes and beets are easy to grow. Little space is required for them, and small successive plantings can yield an abundance of produce.

The radish, Raphanus sativus, is thought to have originated in East Asia, but the exact location is unknown. Radishes are one of the fastest growing vegetables, ready to harvest in 22 to 60 days. They prefer cool growing temperatures, and quickly become pungent (hot) when the weather gets too warm. Varieties (cultivars) may have round, long tapered, or oblong roots. Colors include crimson, hot pink, pink, white, bicolored and black.

Quick maturing radishes (30 days or less ...


G90-993 Basic Cultural Practices For Commercial Production Of Green (Snap) Beans, Laurie Hodges Jan 1990

G90-993 Basic Cultural Practices For Commercial Production Of Green (Snap) Beans, Laurie Hodges

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide discusses cultivar selection, production, pest management and packing of commercial green beans.

Cultivars

Selection of cultivars depends on intended use or market. "Processor" cultivars are low in fiber and are best for home garden and roadside markets as well as processing. These include the various Bush Blue Lake selections (BBL 47, BBL 92, BBL 274) and others such as Early Gallatin, Eagle, Slenderwhite, Labrador, Flo, and Peak. The "fresh market" or "shipping" beans have high fiber to maintain quality during long distance shipping. These include Strike, Podsquad, Blazer, Triumph, Atlantic, Gatorgreen, Greencrop, Sprite, and many others. Cultivars with ...


G90-990 Explosion Venting And Suppression Of Bucket Elevator Legs, David D. Jones Jan 1990

G90-990 Explosion Venting And Suppression Of Bucket Elevator Legs, David D. Jones

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Explosion vents and explosion suppression devices limit the danger and damage associated with grain dust explosions. This NebGuide discusses these devices and design guidelines for application on bucket elevator legs.

The bucket elevator leg has been identified as a major source of grain dust explosions. As a bucket elevator leg conveys grain, the elements necessary for a grain dust explosion are possible. Fuel (grain dust in suspension above the minimum explosive concentration), oxygen and confinement are inherent inside a functioning bucket elevator leg. Introduction of an ignition source will initiate a grain dust explosion.


Ncr90-379 Sheep Diseases, R.M. Jordan Jan 1990

Ncr90-379 Sheep Diseases, R.M. Jordan

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Sheep do get sick, but fewer would die if producers recognized that a problem existed, made the correct diagnosis, and treated sheep in the most effective manner. Correct diagnosis is most difficult. It requires experience, and the only way to get that experience is to make the effort. Consulting with your veterinarian can be most helpful.

The following brief comments are intended to provide some help in diagnosing, treating, and preventing some of the more prevalent health problems of sheep.


G90-970 Summer Patch And Necrotic Ring Spot, John E. Watkins, Robert C. Shearman, Terrance P. Riordan Jan 1990

G90-970 Summer Patch And Necrotic Ring Spot, John E. Watkins, Robert C. Shearman, Terrance P. Riordan

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide describes the causes, predisposing conditions, and symptoms of summer patch and necrotic ring spot, and provides recommendations for their control.

Research since 1980 has resulted in considerable progress in identifying causes of the "patch"-type disease of turfgrass. Two of the most destructive patch diseases of turfgrasses are summer patch and necrotic ring spot.

Both summer patch and necrotic ring spot are present in Nebraska turfs. Unfortunately, necrotic ring spot and summer patch cause identical symptoms and cannot be distinguished in the field, and identification in the laboratory is time-consuming (3-6 months) and laborious.


G90-958 House Fly Control Guide, John B. Campbell Jan 1990

G90-958 House Fly Control Guide, John B. Campbell

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Control and background of house flies are discussed here.

Description

The adult house fly is dull gray, 1/4 inch long, with four distinct stripes behind the head. The abdomen is pale. The underside of the male is yellowish. The larvae are typical whitish fly maggots. The pupae are dark brown and 1/3 inch long.


G90-992 Evapotranspiration (Et) Or Crop Water Use, Norman L. Klocke, Kenneth Hubbard, William L. Kranz, Darrell G. Watts Jan 1990

G90-992 Evapotranspiration (Et) Or Crop Water Use, Norman L. Klocke, Kenneth Hubbard, William L. Kranz, Darrell G. Watts

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

What must irrigators consider in the most efficient use of water? Read on.

Irrigators in the Great Plains have two major challenges in the years ahead:

1. Maintain groundwater quality by adjusting management to minimize the leaching of agri-chemicals from the crop root zone;

2. Continue profitable production in the face of a less abundant and increasingly costly water supply.

Irrigators must learn to convert water to grain the most efficient manner possible. Applying only enough water to meet full evapotranspiration (ET) of the crop is one key to efficient water use (ET is also called crop water use.)


G90-968 Nebraska's Forest Resources: Acreages And Ownership, Thomas L. Schmidt, Michael R. Kuhns Jan 1990

G90-968 Nebraska's Forest Resources: Acreages And Ownership, Thomas L. Schmidt, Michael R. Kuhns

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This guide describes the forest types found in Nebraska and lists acreages by ownerships.

Nebraska's forest resources are very diverse and represent a unique combination of eastern hardwood, western coniferous, and northern boreal forests. Species in Nebraska hardwood forests include bur oak, red oak, silver maple, green ash, cottonwood, black willow, hackberry, black walnut, American basswood, boxelder, American elm, honeylocust, hickories and mulberry. In addition, eastern redcedar (a conifer) is found throughout the eastern hardwood forests. Conifer forests primarily contain ponderosa pine and Rocky Mountain juniper. The boreal forests contain a mixture of several of the above species and ...


G90-983 Equipment Adjustments For Herbicide Incorporation, Robert Grisso, Elbert C. Dickey, Alex Martin Jan 1990

G90-983 Equipment Adjustments For Herbicide Incorporation, Robert Grisso, Elbert C. Dickey, Alex Martin

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide discusses how to operate liquid herbicide application equipment on tillage implements.

Heightened concerns for energy and soil conservation have caused producers to reduce the number of secondary tillage operations while trying to maintain satisfactory incorporation of herbicides. Many herbicides are carried into the soil by rainfall or sprinkler irrigation and do not require mechanical incorporation. However, some soil-applied herbicides require mechanical incorporation to reduce volatility and photodecomposition losses. These are Eradicane, Sutan+ and Treflan.


Cc90-352 Team Building: Developing A Productive Team, Arnold J. Bateman Jan 1990

Cc90-352 Team Building: Developing A Productive Team, Arnold J. Bateman

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Team building is an effort in which a team studies its own process of working together and acts to create a climate that encourages and values the contributions of team members. Their energies are directed toward problem solving, task effectiveness, and maximizing the use of all members' resources to achieve the team's purpose. Sound team building recognizes that it is not possible to fully separate one's performance from those of others.


G90-989 Drinking Water: Bacteria (Revised November 1998), Sharon Skipton, Paul J. Jasa, David L. Varner, Delynn Hay Jan 1990

G90-989 Drinking Water: Bacteria (Revised November 1998), Sharon Skipton, Paul J. Jasa, David L. Varner, Delynn Hay

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide discusses recommended practices to manage bacteria in a domestic water supply.

The presence of bacteria and pathogenic (disease-causing) organisms is a concern when considering the safety of drinking water. Pathogenic organisms can cause intestinal infections, dysentery, hepatitis, typhoid fever, cholera, and other illnesses.


Rp367 Strategies For Feeding The Ewe Flock, R.M. Jordan Jan 1990

Rp367 Strategies For Feeding The Ewe Flock, R.M. Jordan

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This publication covers the strategies of feeding the ewe flock from aspects to consider and problems likely to be encountered, useful feed consumption data, characteristics of feedstuffs for sheep, pastures, mineral deficiencies and toxicities, and feeding the ewe.


Cc90-342 Soil Compaction...Fact And Fiction: Common Questions And Their Answers, Alice J. Jones, Robert D. Grisso, Charles A. Shapiro Jan 1990

Cc90-342 Soil Compaction...Fact And Fiction: Common Questions And Their Answers, Alice J. Jones, Robert D. Grisso, Charles A. Shapiro

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

What causes soil compaction? Compaction occurs when soil particles move closer together because of external forces exerted by humans, animals, equipment and water droplets. It can be found on the soil surface and at almost any depth. Compacting soils leads to conditions that are less than optimum for crop growth, soil water management and efficient use of agricultural chemicals.


G90-994 Full-Fat Soybeans For Pigs (Revised July 1992), Duane Reese Jan 1990

G90-994 Full-Fat Soybeans For Pigs (Revised July 1992), Duane Reese

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Several factors should be considered when feeding full-fat soybeans to swine, including nutrient composition, performance, economic considerations and diet formulations.

Soybean meal is the most common supplemental protein source used in pig diets. It is widely available, and often produces the most economical gains when compared with other protein sources. For various reasons, feeding full-fat soybeans to pigs, instead of soybean meal, may be an attractive alternative.


G90-971 Accent On Accessories, Carol Thayer Jan 1990

G90-971 Accent On Accessories, Carol Thayer

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This publication describes how to select shoes, hosiery, handbags, belts, scarves, and jewelry to complement and add the finishing touches to your appearance.

Accessories are the little things that add sparkle to your appearance; the finishing touches that complete an outfit and make it yours. Accessories can center others' attention on your best features through harmony of line, color, and texture. They can add a touch of the latest fashion.


G90-963 Narrow-Row Soybeans, Roger Wesley Elmore, Russell S. Moomaw, Roger Selley Jan 1990

G90-963 Narrow-Row Soybeans, Roger Wesley Elmore, Russell S. Moomaw, Roger Selley

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Narrow-row spacing of soybeans may be a profitable practice with modern herbicides and new lodging-resistant varieties. This NebGuide describes considerations for producing narrow-row soybeans. Early in this century crop row spacing was determined by the breadth of the animals used to work the fields. Spacing had an impact on methods of weed control and the varieties of soybeans developed. Even a decade ago row spacing was determined by tractor tire size since cultivation was required. Also, the tall varieties of soybeans lodged severely in narrow-row systems. However, the broad spectrum of herbicides now available and lodging-resistant soybean varieties have made ...


G90-975 Health Insurance For Older People (Revised February 1991), Kathleen Prochaska-Cue Jan 1990

G90-975 Health Insurance For Older People (Revised February 1991), Kathleen Prochaska-Cue

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This guide discusses basic Medicare benefits on private health insurance, commonly called Medigap insurance, available to supplement Medicare.

Medicare

What are the two parts of Medicare?

Medicare Part A -- Hospital Benefits. This pays for your care while you are in the hospital, and for related health services after you leave the hospital, including necessary care in a Medicare approved nursing home.

Medicare Part B -- Medical Insurance. This helps pay doctor bills and hospital out-patient expenses.