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Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

1995

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G95-1273 Radial Tractor Tires -- Performance That Counts!, Robert Grisso Jan 1995

G95-1273 Radial Tractor Tires -- Performance That Counts!, Robert Grisso

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Radial tractor tires offer advantages over bias-ply tires that usually result in increased productivity and reduced fuel consumption.

The axle power developed by a tractor is distributed four ways: overcoming rolling resistance, wheel slip losses, tire-soil action and useful drawbar work. The most efficient use of tractor power occurs when the drawbar power is maximized and the first three items are minimized.

Radial tractor tires can improve tractive efficiency and extend tire wear. There are benefits and disadvantages of radial tractor tires compared to bias-ply tires. Radial tractor tires should be considered as original equipment on new tractors and as ...


Nf95-226 Estimating Floor Space For Farm Equipment Storage, Robert D. Grisso, Gerald R. Bodman Jan 1995

Nf95-226 Estimating Floor Space For Farm Equipment Storage, Robert D. Grisso, Gerald R. Bodman

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This NebFact provides a guide for planning storage for farm equipment.


Nf95-213 1995 Home Garden And Landscape Fungicide Survey, John E. Watkins, John C. Fech Jan 1995

Nf95-213 1995 Home Garden And Landscape Fungicide Survey, John E. Watkins, John C. Fech

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This NebFact has information on the various fungicides available and what types of plants they are registered for.


Nf95-214 Turfgrass Fungicide Trade Names, John E. Watkins Jan 1995

Nf95-214 Turfgrass Fungicide Trade Names, John E. Watkins

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This NebFact offers information regarding specific trade names and turfgrass fungicides.


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

G95-1267 Manure Applicator Calibration, Richard K. Koelsch

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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.


Ec95-815 Extending The Safe Drinking Water Act: Issues And Alternatives, Roy Frederick Jan 1995

Ec95-815 Extending The Safe Drinking Water Act: Issues And Alternatives, Roy Frederick

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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 have not changed, the schedule for reauthorization of the Safe Drinking Water Act and the approach to issues may have been altered by the change in political-party leadership in the Congress. For example, contamination standards for drinking water may become a part of general "risk-assessment" legislation in 1995.

In 1974, Congress passed the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), P.L. 93-523. Its purpose was to protect the nation's drinking water from harmful biological ...


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

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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 ...


G95-1260 Fate Of Insecticides Used For Termite Control In Soil, Shripat T. Kamble Jan 1995

G95-1260 Fate Of Insecticides Used For Termite Control In Soil, Shripat T. Kamble

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This NebGuide provides information on effects of soil and chemical properties affecting behavior of termiticides in soil.

Termites cause substantial damage to residential and commercial buildings in the United States. It has been estimated that the annual cost for controlling termites and repairing their damage in the United States exceeds $1.7 billion. Subterranean termites, the most destructive of all termites, account for 95 percent of this damage.


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

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

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This NebFact addresses valuing and marketing SEW pigs in Nebraska.


Nf95-221 Feeder Pig Price Patterns At Omaha, Al Wellman Jan 1995

Nf95-221 Feeder Pig Price Patterns At Omaha, Al Wellman

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This NebFact provides data about seasonal feeder pig price patterns.


Nf95-220 Cull Sow Price Patterns At Omaha, Al Wellman Jan 1995

Nf95-220 Cull Sow Price Patterns At Omaha, Al Wellman

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This NebFact examines the market values of cull cow slaughter over a twenty-year time span.


Nf95-210 Slaughter Hog Price Patterns At Omaha, Al Wellman Jan 1995

Nf95-210 Slaughter Hog Price Patterns At Omaha, Al Wellman

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This NebFact provides data about seasonal price patterns in slaughter hogs.


G95-1239 Managing To Prevent Equine Developmental Orthopedic Diseases, Kathleen P. Anderson Jan 1995

G95-1239 Managing To Prevent Equine Developmental Orthopedic Diseases, Kathleen P. Anderson

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This NebGuide describes and discusses management techniques to prevent orthopedic disease in horses.

Equine Developmental Orthopedic Disease (DOD) is a significant problem facing today's horse breeders. A serious case of DOD can render a young horse essentially worthless due to crippling lameness. There is continuous debate as to the interplay of nutrition, management, genetics and exercise on the incidence of bone disease in young, growing horses. In the early stages, growing horses may appear unaffected by the disease, but may later develop lameness and eventually chronic arthritis. Recent research has identified many factors which will aid breeders to minimize ...


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

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

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This NebFact discusses the many advantages to an oil analysis.


Nf95-222 Nutrition Resources For Modified Or Prescribed Diets, Linda S. Boeckner Jan 1995

Nf95-222 Nutrition Resources For Modified Or Prescribed Diets, Linda S. Boeckner

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This list of books is only a beginning resource list if you have been recommended to follow a modified diet for therapeutic or preventive purposes.


G95-1266 Environmental Considerations For Manure Application System Selection, Richard K. Koelsch Jan 1995

G95-1266 Environmental Considerations For Manure Application System Selection, Richard K. Koelsch

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Selection and operation of manure application equipment must consider environmental issues along with materials handling and economic factors.

Land application of livestock manure faces growing scrutiny because of potential surface and groundwater contamination and odor nuisances. Producers must consider features of a manure application system that enhance their ability to use manure's nutrients, and provide ways to minimize nuisances experienced by neighbors during manure application.


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

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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 ...


G95-1255 Shock Chlorination Of Domestic Water Supplies, William L. Kranz, Delynn Hay, Al Ackerman Jan 1995

G95-1255 Shock Chlorination Of Domestic Water Supplies, William L. Kranz, Delynn Hay, Al Ackerman

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide describes procedures for introducing chlorine to eliminate bacteria in private water systems.

Unlike public water supplies that are regularly tested to ensure the water is safe to drink, individuals or families using private water supplies are responsible for testing for contamination. If test results indicate that bacterial contamination is occurring, shock chlorination is the most widely suggested method of treatment. Shock chlorination is the one-time introduction of a strong chlorine solution into the entire water distribution system (well, pump, distribution pipeline, hot water heater, etc.).


Ec94-219 1995 Nebraska Swine Report, Rodger K. Johnson Jan 1995

Ec94-219 1995 Nebraska Swine Report, Rodger K. Johnson

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The 1995 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.


Nf95-212 Supporting Stepfamilies, Tana Seymour, Connie Francis, Pat Steffens Jan 1995

Nf95-212 Supporting Stepfamilies, Tana Seymour, Connie Francis, Pat Steffens

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This NebFact is the first in a series of NebFacts developed to support and strengthen stepfamilies.


Nf95-223 Supporting Stepfamilies: What Do The Children Feel?, Tana Seymour, Connie Francis, Patricia Steffens Jan 1995

Nf95-223 Supporting Stepfamilies: What Do The Children Feel?, Tana Seymour, Connie Francis, Patricia Steffens

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This NebFact is part of a series about the special circumstances of stepfamilies.


Nf95-244 Dating Violence And Acquaintance Assault, Herbert G. Lingren Jan 1995

Nf95-244 Dating Violence And Acquaintance Assault, Herbert G. Lingren

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This NebFact discusses dating violence and acquaintance assault.


G95-1272 Blue Mustard Control, Gail A. Wicks, Drew J. Lyon, Robert N. Klein Jan 1995

G95-1272 Blue Mustard Control, Gail A. Wicks, Drew J. Lyon, Robert N. Klein

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Blue mustard is a serious weed in winter wheat and alfalfa in central and western Nebraska. This NebGuide discusses methods of control.

Blue mustard [Chorispora tenella (Pallas) D.C.] was introduced into the U.S. from Siberia in 1929 and was first reported in Lewiston, Idaho. It was identified in Keith County Nebraska in 1953.


G95-1254 Weed Control In Alfalfa, Robert Wilson, Gail Wicks, Alex Martin Jan 1995

G95-1254 Weed Control In Alfalfa, Robert Wilson, Gail Wicks, Alex Martin

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This NebGuide describes how weeds can be controlled in alfalfa. Weeds can interfere with alfalfa from the time of seeding through the life of the crop. Increased weed density in new seedings of alfalfa can decrease alfalfa stand. Weeds can also substantially reduce yield and quality of established alfalfa. In severe situations alfalfa yield can be reduced over 50 percent from weed competition (Figure 1). As weed content increases, the percentage of alfalfa in forage declines. Normally the quality of forage declines as the percentage of weeds increases.


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

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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 ...


Nf95-215 How's Your Nutritional Health?, Darlene Martin Jan 1995

Nf95-215 How's Your Nutritional Health?, Darlene Martin

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This NebFact discusses the warning signs of poor nutritional health. Use this list to find out if you are selecting the minimum number of servings from each food group.


Nf95-243 Soil Compaction Tips, Alice J. Jones Jan 1995

Nf95-243 Soil Compaction Tips, Alice J. Jones

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This NebFact offers 50 tips to prevent soil compaction.


G95-1259 Wildlife And Disease--Public Health Concerns, Dallas Virchow, Scott E. Hygnstrom, Wayne L. Kramer Jan 1995

G95-1259 Wildlife And Disease--Public Health Concerns, Dallas Virchow, Scott E. Hygnstrom, Wayne L. Kramer

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This NebGuide describes human health risks and symptoms associated with prominent diseases of Nebraska's wildlife. Listed are precautions for minimizing exposure and preventing infection.

Zoonoses (zoe-uh'-no-sez') are diseases that can be transmitted from animals to humans. Wild animals and domestic animals share some disease-causing organisms and either group can transmit diseases to people. Transmission can occur directly through contact with tissues or body fluids of animals. Indirect transmission can occur through insects, ticks and mites that feed on infected animals.


Nf95-246 Nebraska Turkey Facts, Sheila E. Scheideler, Rebecca Brown Jan 1995

Nf95-246 Nebraska Turkey Facts, Sheila E. Scheideler, Rebecca Brown

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This NebFact provides readers with Nebraska turkey industry facts.