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1999

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G99-1385 Common Stalk Rot Diseases Of Corn, James Stack Jan 1999

G99-1385 Common Stalk Rot Diseases Of Corn, James Stack

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Corn stalk rot diseases occur every year in every field to some extent. This NebGuide discusses the symptoms, impacts and management of these diseases.

Corn is grown throughout Nebraska on over 8 million acres of land; approximately 5 million acres are irrigated. Seed corn, field corn and specialty corns (e.g., high oil, high amylose and white corn) comprise the three main corn production systems. Field corn is grown on the most acreage. Whether grown in an irrigated or dryland production system, all corn hybrids are susceptible to a variety of stalk rot diseases. These diseases occur every year in ...


G99-1377 Tree Squirrels And Their Control, Dallas R. Virchow, Scott E. Hygnstrom, John M. Hobbs Jan 1999

G99-1377 Tree Squirrels And Their Control, Dallas R. Virchow, Scott E. Hygnstrom, John M. Hobbs

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This NebGuide describes tree squirrel biology and behavior and characterizes the types of damage they cause. It suggests control methods and equipment and describes legal restrictions.

Tree squirrels are known for their bushy tails and their ability to climb high into trees. The eastern fox squirrel (Sciurus niger) is the most common tree squirrel in Nebraska. It is common throughout the state. The eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) occurs only in the extreme southeastern portion of Nebraska. The southern flying squirrel (Glaucomys volans) occurs uncommonly and only in southeastern Nebraska in the forested Missouri River bluffs and, possibly, along associated ...


G99-1388 Seam Finishes For A Plain Seam, Rose Marie Tondl Jan 1999

G99-1388 Seam Finishes For A Plain Seam, Rose Marie Tondl

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This NebGuide covers seam finishes for a plain seam.

A plain seam is the basic element in all garment construction. It is created by stitching two pieces of fabric together, usually 5/8 inch from the cut edge using 10-12 stitches per inch. It is used with a variety of fabrics and found in all areas of a garment. Unless noted differently in the pattern instructions, the seam allowance is pressed open and an appropriate seam finish is used. For fabrics that ravel excessively, consider finishing the edge of the fabric before sewing the seam.


Ec99-455 Starting An Investment Club, Leanne Manning, Kathleen Prochaska-Cue Jan 1999

Ec99-455 Starting An Investment Club, Leanne Manning, Kathleen Prochaska-Cue

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When establishing an investment club, one of the most important things for the group to decide is the club's purpose. If all the members are interested in getting rich quickly, the investment club is not the answer. If, on the other hand, members view it as a chance to learn over the years about selecting and making wise investments, the investment club is a great way to accomplish this goal. Investing in the stock market is a long-term proposition and one that should not be taken lightly. Forming an investment club means going into business with 10 to 20 ...


Nf99-366 Larval Western Corn Rootworm Insecticide Resistance In Nebraska, Robert Wright, Lance Meinke, Blair Siegfried Jan 1999

Nf99-366 Larval Western Corn Rootworm Insecticide Resistance In Nebraska, Robert Wright, Lance Meinke, Blair Siegfried

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Reports from south central Nebraska of decreased adult rootworm control with foliar insecticides led to a series of studies beginning in 1994. These studies documented the presence of insecticide resistant western corn rootworms near York and Holdrege, Nebraska.


Ec99-1563 Corn Rootworm Management, Robert J. Wright, Lance J. Meinke, Keith J. Jarvi Jan 1999

Ec99-1563 Corn Rootworm Management, Robert J. Wright, Lance J. Meinke, Keith J. Jarvi

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Corn rootworms (Diabrotica spp.) are one of the most economically important corn insects in Nebraska. The western corn rootworm, D. virgifera virgifera LeConte, and the northern corn rootworm, D. barberi Smith and Lawrence, are the most economically important rootworm species in Nebraska. A third species, the southern corn rootworm, D. undecimpunctata howardi Barber, causes little economic damage to corn and has not been shown to overwinter in Nebraska. This publication will focus on the biology and management of the western and northern corn rootworms.


G99-1393 Grazing Alfalfa, Jerry D. Volesky, Bruce Anderson Jan 1999

G99-1393 Grazing Alfalfa, Jerry D. Volesky, Bruce Anderson

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Grazing alfalfa may be a cost efficient means of harvest for some producers. This NebGuide explores alfalfa and alfalfa/grass options, varieties and stand establishment, and grazing and bloat management.

Alfalfa is the most productive and versatile forage legume grown in Nebraska. Cutting for hay or silage has been the traditional method of harvest, but many opportunities and options exist for grazing. With current technology and proper management, beef gain can exceed 1,000 pounds per acre with acceptable stand persistence.


G99-1390 Altering Swine Manure By Diet Modification, Duane Reese, Richard K. Koelsch Jan 1999

G99-1390 Altering Swine Manure By Diet Modification, Duane Reese, Richard K. Koelsch

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This NebGuide explores options for altering the nitrogen and phosphorus content of swine manure.

There are situations in which it is necessary to change the nutrient content and/or the odor-producing potential of swine manure in order for pork production to thrive. For example, current Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) permit procedures for livestock facilities require producers to document that sufficient land is available for crop use of the nitrogen (N) in manure. If sufficient land is not available for managing nutrients in manure, producers can alter the nitrogen and phosphorus content of swine manure by modifying the pig ...


G99-1384 Gray Leaf Spot Of Corn, James Stack Jan 1999

G99-1384 Gray Leaf Spot Of Corn, James Stack

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All corn hybrids and inbreds are susceptible to gray leaf spot in varying degrees. This NebGuide discusses the symptoms, impacts and management of this disease.

Corn is grown throughout Nebraska on over 8 million acres of land; approximately 5 million acres are irrigated. The market is segmented into seed corn, field corn and specialty corns (e.g., high oil, high amylose and white corn). Field corn represents the largest portion of the acreage grown. To varying degrees, all corn hybrids and inbreds are susceptible to gray leaf spot disease.

Gray leaf spot is a significant disease worldwide. It has been ...


G99-1391 Diseases Of Home Garden Tomatoes, John E. Watkins Jan 1999

G99-1391 Diseases Of Home Garden Tomatoes, John E. Watkins

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Tomato diseases occur every year in every garden to some extent. This NebGuide discusses the symptoms and management of the most common and damaging ones in Nebraska.

Gardening is a favorite summer activity of backyard farmers and nothing tastes better than a ripe, home grown tomato. The popularity of local farmer's markets has increased tremendously in the 90s. Tomatoes are a mainstay of the backyard garden and the Saturday morning farmer's market. Being a successful gardener requires knowledge, skill and persistence. Every summer, nature pits the skills of the gardener against weather, insects and diseases. These challenges test ...


G99-1375 Lilacs, Dale T. Lindgren, Don Steinegger, Todd Morrisey Jan 1999

G99-1375 Lilacs, Dale T. Lindgren, Don Steinegger, Todd Morrisey

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This NebGuide discusses lilac species, propagation, culture and pests.

Lilacs are among the most versatile shrubs grown in Nebraska. They come in various shapes, sizes, flower types and flower colors. Time of flowering also varies with species and cultivars. Lilacs can be used statewide for wind screens, hedges, accent plants or strictly for flower beauty and fragrance. Their drought and winter hardiness makes them easy to grow. They can survive, even when neglected, but perform better with care. Good soil drainage and full sun exposure are essential for optimal performance.


Nf99-404 Income Generation Using Alternative Crops, Roger D. Uhlinger, Laurie Hodges Jan 1999

Nf99-404 Income Generation Using Alternative Crops, Roger D. Uhlinger, Laurie Hodges

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This NebFact examines considerations for utilizing alternative crops for income generation.


Nf99-398 Sun Safety Issues For Children In Day Care, Rose Marie Tondl Jan 1999

Nf99-398 Sun Safety Issues For Children In Day Care, Rose Marie Tondl

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This NebFact emphasizes the importance of sun protection for children, especially for day care providers.


Nf99-401 Nebraska Competitive Livestock Markets Act, J. David Aiken Jan 1999

Nf99-401 Nebraska Competitive Livestock Markets Act, J. David Aiken

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This NebFact offers the text of the Nebraska Competitive Livestock Markets Act.


Ec99-219 1999 Nebraska Swine Report, Duane Reese Jan 1999

Ec99-219 1999 Nebraska Swine Report, Duane Reese

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The 1999 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.


Nf99-396 Prevention And Control Of Cercospora Needle Blight Disease In Junipers And Cedars, Steven D. Rasmussen, John G. Duplissis Jan 1999

Nf99-396 Prevention And Control Of Cercospora Needle Blight Disease In Junipers And Cedars, Steven D. Rasmussen, John G. Duplissis

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This NebFact discusses methods to prevent and control cercospora needle blight disease in junipers and cedars.


Nf99-402 Is Your Small Business Y2k Ok?, Carol Thayer Jan 1999

Nf99-402 Is Your Small Business Y2k Ok?, Carol Thayer

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This NebFact provides information about preparing your small business for Y2K.


Nf99-405 Processing Corn Grain For Dairy Cows, Rick Grant Jan 1999

Nf99-405 Processing Corn Grain For Dairy Cows, Rick Grant

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This NebFact offers suggestions for processing forn for lactating cows.


G99-1389 Cultural Practices To Improve Weed Control In Winter Wheat, Gail A. Wicks, Alex Martin, Drew J. Lyon Jan 1999

G99-1389 Cultural Practices To Improve Weed Control In Winter Wheat, Gail A. Wicks, Alex Martin, Drew J. Lyon

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This NebGuide explains the influence of cultural practices on weeds in winter wheat. Precipitation and temperature greatly influence crop and weed growth in the semiarid areas of the central Great Plains. Precipitation in Nebraska varies from 14 to 24 inches where fallow is practiced. The purpose of fallow is to control weeds and, when not cropping a field, to store water and stabilize winter wheat fields. With good prewheat-fallow techniques, sufficient soil moisture is usually available to establish winter wheat. Peak rainfall occurs in May and June during the pollination and grain-filling period of winter wheat. The latter part of ...


Nf99-367 Adult Western Corn Rootworm Insecticide Resistance In Nebraska, Robert Wright, Lance Meinke, Blair Siegfried Jan 1999

Nf99-367 Adult Western Corn Rootworm Insecticide Resistance In Nebraska, Robert Wright, Lance Meinke, Blair Siegfried

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses insecticide resistance by adult western corn rootworms in Nebraska.