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Nf97-332 Contacts For Environmental Issues Affecting Residences Web Sites And Toll-Free And Other Numbers, Shirley Niemeyer Jan 1997

Nf97-332 Contacts For Environmental Issues Affecting Residences Web Sites And Toll-Free And Other Numbers, Shirley Niemeyer

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact has information on toll-free and other numbers and addresses dealing with questions relating to the environment and households.


G97-1332 Backyard Wildlife Tips For Success (Revised August 2003), Ron J. Johnson Jan 1997

G97-1332 Backyard Wildlife Tips For Success (Revised August 2003), Ron J. Johnson

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The fifth in the backyard wildlife series, this NebGuide describes tips for success in bird feeding, adding water, birds to expect, dealing with nuisance wildlife, and others.

Bring the mystery, color, and wonder of nature to your home and provide a helping hand for wildlife at the same time. Songbirds, butterflies, and even fish or turtles in a backyard pool provide an open window for nature observation, an opportunity often lost in nonfarm environments. Awareness of migrating songbirds can increase interest in global connectivity, with return of migrants from Mexico and South and Central America during spring, and return during ...


G97-1331 Backyard Wildlife To Feed A Hummingbird, Ron J. Johnson, Donald H. Steinegger Jan 1997

G97-1331 Backyard Wildlife To Feed A Hummingbird, Ron J. Johnson, Donald H. Steinegger

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The sixth in the backyard wildlife series, this NebGuide describes plants and nectar feeding for attracting hummingbirds to your backyard in Nebraska.

Four species of hummingbirds are found in Nebraska, one in the east and three in the west. Ruby-throated hummingbirds migrate through eastern Nebraska in spring and fall, and some nest here, mostly along the Missouri river valley. Typically, ruby-throat migration in Nebraska peaks about May 5-17 and September 2-18, but northward migration may occur from April to June and southward flights from August to early October. Broad-tailed and rufous hummingbirds are seen in the Nebraska panhandle during fall ...


Nf97-348 Making Decisions: Buying A Clothes Dryer, Virginia Peart, Shirley Niemeyer Jan 1997

Nf97-348 Making Decisions: Buying A Clothes Dryer, Virginia Peart, Shirley Niemeyer

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact examines factors to consider when purchasing a clothes dryer.


Nf97-346 Making Decisions: Buying A Washing Machine, Virginia Peart, Shirley Niemeyer Jan 1997

Nf97-346 Making Decisions: Buying A Washing Machine, Virginia Peart, Shirley Niemeyer

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This NebFact examines factors that should be considered when purchasing a washing machine.


Nf97-345 Making Decisions: Energyguides And Major Home Appliances, Shirley Niemeyer Jan 1997

Nf97-345 Making Decisions: Energyguides And Major Home Appliances, Shirley Niemeyer

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact examines EnergyGuide labels and major home appliances.


Nf97-338 Making Decisions: Household Water Saving Equipment And Practices, Shirley Niemeyer Jan 1997

Nf97-338 Making Decisions: Household Water Saving Equipment And Practices, Shirley Niemeyer

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact provides information about water-saving practices in the household.


Nf97-336 Making Decisions: Buying A Refrigerator, Virginia Peart, Shirley Niemeyer Jan 1997

Nf97-336 Making Decisions: Buying A Refrigerator, Virginia Peart, Shirley Niemeyer

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact examines factors to consider when purchasing a refrigerator.


Nf97-335 Making Decisions: Buying Home Appliances, Virginia Peart, Shirley Niemeyer Jan 1997

Nf97-335 Making Decisions: Buying Home Appliances, Virginia Peart, Shirley Niemeyer

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact examines factors to consider when purchasing a home appliance.


G97-1317 Rug Selection And Use, Shirley Niemeyer Jan 1997

G97-1317 Rug Selection And Use, Shirley Niemeyer

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Rug types and styles, as well as cost and consumer considerations, are covered here.

Unlike carpeting, which is a wall-to-wall, permanent installation, rugs can be relocated.


G97-1316 Carpet Selection: Construction And Texture, Shirley Niemeyer Jan 1997

G97-1316 Carpet Selection: Construction And Texture, Shirley Niemeyer

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Carpet construction methods of weaving, tufting, needlepunching, flocking and knitting are covered, as are options on carpet texture.

Construction methods and texture vary the appearance of any carpet. Both should be carefully considered when selecting carpeting.


G97-1315 Composting Manure And Other Organic Residues, Bahman Eghball Jan 1997

G97-1315 Composting Manure And Other Organic Residues, Bahman Eghball

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Composting is becoming more common in Nebraska because of the many advantages it offers. This NebGuide provides information on the composting process and its management and related issues.

The Composting Process

Composting is the aerobic decomposition of manure or other organic materials in the thermophilic temperature range (104-149°F). The composted material is odorless, fine-textured, and low-moisture and can be bagged and sold for use in gardens, or nurseries or used as fertilizer on cropland with little odor or fly breeding potential. Composting improves the handling characteristics of any organic residue by reducing its volume and weight. Composting can kill ...


G97-1335 Determining Crop Available Nutrients From Manure, Richard K. Koelsch, Charles A. Shapiro Jan 1997

G97-1335 Determining Crop Available Nutrients From Manure, Richard K. Koelsch, Charles A. Shapiro

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide discusses the availability and utilization of manure nutrients for field crop production. When managed correctly, nutrients in livestock manure can be a valuable resource. When managed improperly, however, these same nutrients represent a potential environmental pollutant. Accurate crediting of manure nutrients within a total crop nutrient program is fundamental to utilizing manure as a resource. This NebGuide illustrates how to estimate the crop available manure nutrients (Part c, Figure 1) and calculate an agronomically based manure application rate.


G97-1333 Drinking Water: Lead, Sharon Skipton, Delynn Hay Jan 1997

G97-1333 Drinking Water: Lead, Sharon Skipton, Delynn Hay

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Too much lead in the human body can cause serious damage to the brain, kidneys, nervous system and red blood cells. This NebGuide discusses practices to address lead in a domestic water supply.

Lead in Drinking Water

Small quantities of lead can be a serious health concern, especially for children. Sources of lead in the environment include lead-based paint; lead contaminated soil, air and dust; lead contaminated food; imported food in lead-soldered cans; non-FDA regulated ceramics with lead glazes; leaded crystal and lead contaminated drinking water.


G97-1323 Best Management Practices To Reduce Atrazine Runoff From Corn Fields In Nebraska, Thomas G. Franti, Fred W. Roeth, Gary L. Zoubek Jan 1997

G97-1323 Best Management Practices To Reduce Atrazine Runoff From Corn Fields In Nebraska, Thomas G. Franti, Fred W. Roeth, Gary L. Zoubek

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide presents best management practices (BMPs) which can be used to reduce atrazine runoff from dryland and irrigationd corn fields in Nebraska. Atrazine is one of the most widely used herbicides in Nebraska. It is used alone or combination with other herbicides for weed control in both dryland and irrigationd corn. Atrazine is popular because of its effectiveness and economy. However, environmental concerns are an increasingly important part of producer decisions regarding weed control, fertility and irrigation management practices. A public concern is reducing atrazine runoff to surface waters. Best management practices (BMPs) reduce the amount of atrazine at ...


Nf97-342 Chinch Bugs In Buffalograss And Zoysiagrass Turf, Frederick P. Baxendale, Thomas E. Eickhoff, Tiffany M. Heng-Moss Jan 1997

Nf97-342 Chinch Bugs In Buffalograss And Zoysiagrass Turf, Frederick P. Baxendale, Thomas E. Eickhoff, Tiffany M. Heng-Moss

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact has information on identifying, counting, and managing buffalograss chinch bugs, Blissus sp.


Nf97-329 A Guide To Grasshopper Control On Rangeland, John B. Campbell, Patrick E. Reece, Gary L. Hein Jan 1997

Nf97-329 A Guide To Grasshopper Control On Rangeland, John B. Campbell, Patrick E. Reece, Gary L. Hein

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide discusses effects of grasshoppers on rangeland, how to manage rangeland to minimize grasshopper impact, how to monitor grasshopper populations, and how to select and apply insecticides when control measures are needed.


Nf97-327 A Guide To Grasshopper Control In Yards And Gardens, Gary L. Hein, John B. Campbell, Ronald C. Seymour Jan 1997

Nf97-327 A Guide To Grasshopper Control In Yards And Gardens, Gary L. Hein, John B. Campbell, Ronald C. Seymour

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses grasshopper damage to yards and gardens, strategies to reduce the problem, and methods to achieve control.


G97-1342 Feeding Value Of Alfalfa Hay And Alfalfa Silage, Terry L. Mader, Todd Milton, Ivan G. Rush, Bruce Anderson Jan 1997

G97-1342 Feeding Value Of Alfalfa Hay And Alfalfa Silage, Terry L. Mader, Todd Milton, Ivan G. Rush, Bruce Anderson

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide discusses the feeding value of alfalfa under different harvesting, storage and feeding methods, as compared to other protein sources.

In Nebraska, alfalfa is used primarily as a protein source. However, for cow-calf producers it can sometimes be an economical energy source, depending on the prevailing price of feed grains and other sources of energy.

Alfalfa is generally harvested as dry hay or as silage (65 percent moisture). Ensiling at 45 to 55 percent moisture is also common, particularly if the alfalfa is stored in an upright oxygen-limiting structure. Regardless of harvesting and storage methods, some dry matter and ...


Ec97-1874 Diseases Affecting Grain And Seed Quality In Wheat, John E. Watkins, Larry J. Prentice Jan 1997

Ec97-1874 Diseases Affecting Grain And Seed Quality In Wheat, John E. Watkins, Larry J. Prentice

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Seed-associated diseases of wheat draw considerable attention because they often reduce both grain quality and yield. In addition ergot and scab diseases bring in a third dimension because toxins associated with each present a potentially serious health risk to humans and animals. Yield losses caused by smuts are roughly equal to the percentage of smutted heads in the field; however, losses from black point, scab or ergot are less easily measured. For example, wheat in the soft dough stage that is infected by one of the scab pathogens may still produce plump, good test weight kernels resulting in minimal yield ...


G97-1321 Powdery Mildew Of Landscape Ornamentals, John E. Watkins Jan 1997

G97-1321 Powdery Mildew Of Landscape Ornamentals, John E. Watkins

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Powdery mildew can diminish the beauty of landscape ornamentals; however, it can be controlled through cultural practices or chemical alternatives.

Powdery mildew is the name for the grayish white powdery coating of fungus mycelium and masses of spores growing on plant leaves, shoots and flowers. This disease is caused by a distinct group of similar fungi that attacks a wide variety of plants. Lilac, zinnia and many other flowers and shrubs can be damaged. Although plants infected with powdery mildew rarely die, the disease detracts from the natural beauty of ornamentals. Damage ranges from an unsightly white powdery coating on ...


G97-1327 Cedar-Apple And Related Rusts Of Apple And Ornamentals, Don Steinegger, Jane A. Christensen Jan 1997

G97-1327 Cedar-Apple And Related Rusts Of Apple And Ornamentals, Don Steinegger, Jane A. Christensen

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Discussion of complex inter-species disease life cycle in junipers and apple trees, description of symptoms, control measures, and lists of varieties of species resistant to cedar-apple rust and related rusts.

Cedar-apple rust is a disease that causes substantial injury to apple and crabapple trees in Nebraska. The disease is caused by the fungus Gymnosporangium juniperi-virginianae and occurs wherever apples and junipers are grown in close proximity.


Ec97-782 Water Quality Criteria For Irrigation, Glenn J. Hoffman Jan 1997

Ec97-782 Water Quality Criteria For Irrigation, Glenn J. Hoffman

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

In irrigated agriculture, the hazard of salt water is a constant threat. Poor-quality irrigation water is generally more concerning as the climate changes from humid to arid conditions. Salinity is not normally a threat where precipitation is a major source of salt-free water for crop production. Water entering the soil which is not stored or consumed by evapotranspiration moves through the crop root zone, eventually reaching the water table. This percolating process flushes (leaches) soluble salts. Less rainfall means smaller amounts of precipitation available to leach salts. In Nebraska, rainfall decreases from 30 inches in the east to 15 inches ...


G97-1326 Crabapples For Nebraska Landscapes, Don Steinegger, John E. Watkins Jan 1997

G97-1326 Crabapples For Nebraska Landscapes, Don Steinegger, John E. Watkins

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide discusses the selection, care and disease possibilities of crabapples.

Many of the diminutive flowering trees are not hardy in Nebraska. One notable exception: the ornamental crabapple tree (Malus). By carefully selecting the planting site and the cultivar, the beauty of flowering crabs can be enjoyed in any part of the state.

Regardless of the season, crabapples lend landscape color and interest. The winter branch pattern and bark color are as much an asset as spring's flower color.


Nf97-340 Sun Protection Guide For Children, Rose Marie Tondl Jan 1997

Nf97-340 Sun Protection Guide For Children, Rose Marie Tondl

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact has information on precautions that should be taken to protect children from harmful exposure to the sun.


Nf97-325 Cancer Resources: Education, Risk Reduction, Treatment And Support, Linda S. Boeckner Jan 1997

Nf97-325 Cancer Resources: Education, Risk Reduction, Treatment And Support, Linda S. Boeckner

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact contains information about sources of cancer information that may be helpful to cancer patients, family members, support groups and health professionals.


Nf97-321 Converting Crp To Cropland In The Nebraska Panhandle, Drew J. Lyon, Tom Holman Jan 1997

Nf97-321 Converting Crp To Cropland In The Nebraska Panhandle, Drew J. Lyon, Tom Holman

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses techniques for converting CRP ground to cropland, including minimum tillage and crop rotations.


Nf97-324 Returning Crp Land To Crops: Cool-Season Grass Management/Cropping Suggestions, Keith J. Jarvi, Melinda Mcvey Mccluskey, William L. Kranz, Steven D. Rasmussen, Charles A. Shapiro, David P. Shelton, John F. Witkowski, Richard T. Clark, Terry Gompert, Scott E. Hygnstrom, Alex Martin, David Holshouser Jan 1997

Nf97-324 Returning Crp Land To Crops: Cool-Season Grass Management/Cropping Suggestions, Keith J. Jarvi, Melinda Mcvey Mccluskey, William L. Kranz, Steven D. Rasmussen, Charles A. Shapiro, David P. Shelton, John F. Witkowski, Richard T. Clark, Terry Gompert, Scott E. Hygnstrom, Alex Martin, David Holshouser

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact contains suggestions for returning CRP land to crop production.


Nf97-343 Returning Crp Land To Crops: Warm-Season Grass Management/Cropping Suggestions, Charles A. Shapiro, Melinda Mcvey Mccluskey, Jerry Echtenkamp, William L. Kranz, Steven D. Rasmussen, David P. Shelton, Keith J. Jarvi, John F. Witkowski, Lisa Lunz, Robert Frerichs, Mari Lubberstedt, Ray Brentlinger, Jim Nelson, Pat Bathke, Richard T. Clark, Terry Gompert, Scott E. Hygnstrom, Alex Martin, David Holshouser, Swami Manickam Jan 1997

Nf97-343 Returning Crp Land To Crops: Warm-Season Grass Management/Cropping Suggestions, Charles A. Shapiro, Melinda Mcvey Mccluskey, Jerry Echtenkamp, William L. Kranz, Steven D. Rasmussen, David P. Shelton, Keith J. Jarvi, John F. Witkowski, Lisa Lunz, Robert Frerichs, Mari Lubberstedt, Ray Brentlinger, Jim Nelson, Pat Bathke, Richard T. Clark, Terry Gompert, Scott E. Hygnstrom, Alex Martin, David Holshouser, Swami Manickam

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact has information on returning CRP land to crop production including tillage and no-till recommendations.


Nf97-341 A Profit Sharing Approach To Pricing 50 Pound Feeder Pigs, Larry L. Bitney Jan 1997

Nf97-341 A Profit Sharing Approach To Pricing 50 Pound Feeder Pigs, Larry L. Bitney

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact contains a feeder pig pricing scheme which adjusts for profit and loss.