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Nf98-378 Juvenile Diversion, Stephen T. Russell, Susan Wood Jan 1998

Nf98-378 Juvenile Diversion, Stephen T. Russell, Susan Wood

Agricultural Research Division News & Annual Reports

This NebFact discusses the opportunities juvenile diversion programs offer at-risk youth.


Nfs-1 Forestry Best Management Practices For Nebraska Jan 1998

Nfs-1 Forestry Best Management Practices For Nebraska

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

A reference guide for loggers, landowners and managers.

Nebraska's Forest Resource

Forests cover 947,000 acres in Nebraska. Other land with scattered tree cover, including narrow wooded strips along streams, windbreaks, and wooded pasture lands, occupy an additional 1,252,000 acres. Managing Nebraska's forest lands can produce significant benefits without negative impacts; however, careless activities in woodlands can damage water resources, soils, wildlife habitat, aesthetic values, and even the ability to produce future benefits.


G98-1374 Escherichia Coli: Testing For Process Control Verification: Beef Carcass Sampling, Mindy Brashears, Dianne Peters Jan 1998

G98-1374 Escherichia Coli: Testing For Process Control Verification: Beef Carcass Sampling, Mindy Brashears, Dianne Peters

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

In July 1996, the U.S.D.A. published the Final Rule on Pathogen Reduction for meat and poultry processing facilities. Its goal is to reduce the occurrence of food-borne pathogens in meat and poultry products. The rule requires carcass sampling for "generic" E. coli in meat and poultry slaughter operations. The U.S.D.A. has developed guidelines for acceptable, marginal and unacceptable amounts of E. coli to be used by the processor to determine if their process is controlling microbial hazards. If E. coli testing indicates that the process is not in control of the microbial hazards, then ...


Nf98-387 Children And Stress, Herbert G. Lingren Jan 1998

Nf98-387 Children And Stress, Herbert G. Lingren

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact offers some advice to help reduce stress in children's lives.


Nf98-381 So Where Do I Put That $2,000?, Kathy Prochaska-Cue Jan 1998

Nf98-381 So Where Do I Put That $2,000?, Kathy Prochaska-Cue

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact provides an estimation for retirement financial planning.


G98-1343 Fall Vegetable Gardening, Dale T. Lindgren, Susan D. Schoneweis Jan 1998

G98-1343 Fall Vegetable Gardening, Dale T. Lindgren, Susan D. Schoneweis

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide discusses the possibilities for and needs of a fall garden.

Though often overlooked by the gardener, planting vegetables in July and August for fall production is an excellent practice. Late plantings of cool- and warm-season vegetables can extend the harvest long after spring-planted crops have ceased production. Most cool-season vegetables grow as well as or better than those planted in the spring as they mature during shorter, cooler days. Flavors of vegetables maturing in the cool, crisp days of autumn are often sweeter and milder than those grown during hot summer weather. This is especially true for cole ...


Nf98-374 Corn Blotch Leafminer, Robert J. Wright Jan 1998

Nf98-374 Corn Blotch Leafminer, Robert J. Wright

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact describes what is known about the biology of the Corn Blotch Leafminer, in preparation for the possibility of highter numbers in future years.


Nf98-365 Second Generation European Corn Borer Scouting And Treatment Decisions, Robert J. Wright, John F. Witkowski Jan 1998

Nf98-365 Second Generation European Corn Borer Scouting And Treatment Decisions, Robert J. Wright, John F. Witkowski

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses the factors growers need to consider when assessing the need for control of second generation European corn borers in non-Bt corn.


G98-1378 Testing Nebraska's Young Children For Lead, Carroll S. Welte Jan 1998

G98-1378 Testing Nebraska's Young Children For Lead, Carroll S. Welte

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide discusses why young children in Nebraska should be tested for lead poisoning. It explains sources of lead and ways parents can reduce children's exposure to lead.

Introduction

Lead, a poison that affects virtually every system in the body, is a health issue for parents and caretakers of Nebraska children 6 years old and younger. Small amounts of lead in the body can do serious harm to the developing brain and nervous system of a young child. The risks associated with lead exposure are not assumed or based on laboratory animals, but documented from the studies of children ...


G98-1360 Drinking Water: Copper, Sharon Skipton, Delynn Hay Jan 1998

G98-1360 Drinking Water: Copper, Sharon Skipton, Delynn Hay

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Too much copper in the human body can cause stomach and intestinal distress such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and stomach cramps. This NebGuide discusses how to determine if copper is in a domestic water supply and options that can be taken to reduce the copper in water.

Copper rarely occurs naturally in water. Most copper contamination in drinking water happens in the water delivery system, as a result of corrosion of the copper pipes or fittings. Copper piping and fittings are widely used in household plumbing.


Nf98-375 What Is The "Cooperative Agreement" For Endangered Species Habitat Along The Central Platte River?, Gary R. Lingle, Thomas G. Franti Jan 1998

Nf98-375 What Is The "Cooperative Agreement" For Endangered Species Habitat Along The Central Platte River?, Gary R. Lingle, Thomas G. Franti

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The governors of Nebraska, Colorado and Wyoming and the Secretary of the Interior signed a historic agreement on July 1, 1997. This agreement addresses endangered species issues affecting the Platte River Basin upstream of its confluence with the Loup River. The Cooperative Agreement for Platte River Research and Other Efforts Relating to Endangered Species Habitats Along the Central Platte River, Nebraska provides funding and an administrative structure to allow the states and the federal government to work together in enhancing water and land resources for endangered species. The agreement has two main objectives: 1. To develop and implement a "recovery ...


Ec98-149 Summer Annual Forages For The Nebraska Panhandle: Variety Tests, 1989-1992 And 1997, Burt Weichenthal, David Baltensperger, Patrick E. Reece Jan 1998

Ec98-149 Summer Annual Forages For The Nebraska Panhandle: Variety Tests, 1989-1992 And 1997, Burt Weichenthal, David Baltensperger, Patrick E. Reece

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Summer annual forage grasses can provide valuable forage as pasture, green chop, silage, and hay. With adequate soil moisture these forages grow very rapidly during warm summer months. Most varieties are relatively drought resistant because of efficient water use. It is important to select a type and variety most suitable to the system in which it is to used. Nebraska producers have relied primarily on six types of summer annual forage grasses to meet or supplement forage needs. This circular is a summary report of summer annual forage trials conduted in 1989-92 and 1997 to obtain forage production and quality ...


Ec98-1562 Corn Insects: Quick Reference, Robert J. Wright, J. F. Witkowski Jan 1998

Ec98-1562 Corn Insects: Quick Reference, Robert J. Wright, J. F. Witkowski

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This Extension Circular provides abbreviated information on the economically important corn insect pests found in Nebraska. It provides a brief description of the insect, damage symptoms, incidence, sampling scheme, economic thresholds and available references for each pest.


Nf98-385 Returning Crp Land To Crops: Grass Management/Cropping Suggestions For Land Released In Winter Or Early Spring, Charles A. Shapiro, Mari Lubberstedt, Lisa Lunz, William L. Kranz, Steven D. Rasmussen, David P. Shelton, Keith J. Jarvi, John F. Witkowski, Robert Frerichs, Ray Brentlinger, Pat Bathke, Terry Gompert, Alex Martin, Paul J. Jasa, Robert N. Klein Jan 1998

Nf98-385 Returning Crp Land To Crops: Grass Management/Cropping Suggestions For Land Released In Winter Or Early Spring, Charles A. Shapiro, Mari Lubberstedt, Lisa Lunz, William L. Kranz, Steven D. Rasmussen, David P. Shelton, Keith J. Jarvi, John F. Witkowski, Robert Frerichs, Ray Brentlinger, Pat Bathke, Terry Gompert, Alex Martin, Paul J. Jasa, Robert N. Klein

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact gives grass control and planting recommendations for producers who learn in January that their Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) land applications have been denied and who wish to put the land into production the upcoming spring.


G98-1348 Cercospora Leaf Spot Of Sugar Beet, Eric D. Kerr, Albert Weiss Jan 1998

G98-1348 Cercospora Leaf Spot Of Sugar Beet, Eric D. Kerr, Albert Weiss

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide describes the symptoms, factors favoring infection, prediction and control measures for Cercospora leaf spot of sugar beet.

Cercospora leaf spot, caused by the fungus Cercospora beticola, is the most serious leaf disease of sugar beet in western Nebraska. This disease has significantly reduced root and sugar yield in several production areas in the North Platte River Valley and was a major reason for the shift of sugar beet production from eastern Nebraska to other regions in the 1960s. Many vegetable and field crops and a wide range of weed species can serve as hosts for this fungus.


G98-1344 Basics Of Feeding Horses: Feeding Management, Kathleen P. Anderson Jan 1998

G98-1344 Basics Of Feeding Horses: Feeding Management, Kathleen P. Anderson

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide outlines appropriate practices for feeding horses.

Often, nutritional management of the equine is a misunderstood topic. Successful nutritional management depends upon combining information on the nutrient requirements of different horses and their eating behaviors with the knowledge of how to best meet those requirements. Proper nutritional management is extremely critical in the horse due to the unique arrangement and anatomy of its digestive tract. Often, it is the feeding method, not feed composition, which leads to digestive disorders in horses. This NebGuide includes information on the basic, daily feeding management for horses.


G98-1361 Hostas, Don Steinegger, Amy Greving, Steven Rodie Jan 1998

G98-1361 Hostas, Don Steinegger, Amy Greving, Steven Rodie

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide discusses selecting, growing and caring for hosta.

Hosta Selection

As landscapes mature, shaded areas develop. An excellent perennial plant for shade is hosta, also called plantain lily. Originally from the Orient, hosta, a herbaceous perennial, is grown for its attractive foliage. Some recent cultivars also have attractive and/or fragrant flowers.


G98-1349 Woody Landscape Plants: Selection And Planting, Justin R. Evertson, David P. Mooter, Mark O. Harrell Jan 1998

G98-1349 Woody Landscape Plants: Selection And Planting, Justin R. Evertson, David P. Mooter, Mark O. Harrell

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide discusses how to select the right tree or shrub for any location and how to properly plant and care for it.

Properly planted and cared for trees and shrubs add beauty, protection, diversity and value to almost any property, whether they are planted in a park, in front of your house, or along a street or highway.

Planting is only the first step in the process of maintaining a well kept, desirable landscape. Proper maintenance practices need to be considered and performed on an annual basis to ensure the plant's long term health and vigor. Landscape trees ...


Nf98-363 Chemical Weed Control In Tree Planting Projects: Part Ii - Post-Emergence Herbicides, John Duplissis Jan 1998

Nf98-363 Chemical Weed Control In Tree Planting Projects: Part Ii - Post-Emergence Herbicides, John Duplissis

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact examines weed control in tree planting projects.


Nf98-362 Chemical Weed Control In Tree Planting Projects: Part I - Pre-Emergence Herbicides, John Duplissis Jan 1998

Nf98-362 Chemical Weed Control In Tree Planting Projects: Part I - Pre-Emergence Herbicides, John Duplissis

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact examines weed control in tree planting projects.


Nf98-386 Get Rid Of Anger For A Healthy Life, Herbert G. Lingren Jan 1998

Nf98-386 Get Rid Of Anger For A Healthy Life, Herbert G. Lingren

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact offers some advice to help reduce anger in one's life.


Nf98-391 Nebraska's Child And Adult Care Food Program Meal Pattern For Infants, Darlene Martin Jan 1998

Nf98-391 Nebraska's Child And Adult Care Food Program Meal Pattern For Infants, Darlene Martin

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact provides meal information regarding dietary recommendations for infants by the Nebraska Child and Adult Food Care Program.


Nf98-360 Cooking With Bison Meat, Berdine Maginnis, Linda S. Boeckner Jan 1998

Nf98-360 Cooking With Bison Meat, Berdine Maginnis, Linda S. Boeckner

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact provides information about bison as an alternate meat source.


Nf98-361 The Female Athlete Triad, Linda S. Boeckner Jan 1998

Nf98-361 The Female Athlete Triad, Linda S. Boeckner

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

As more and more females become active in sports, physicians, coaches, trainers, parents and athletes need to be aware of a potential condition termed the Female Athlete Triad.


Nf98-381 So Where Do I Put That $2,000?, Kathy Prochaska-Cue Jan 1998

Nf98-381 So Where Do I Put That $2,000?, Kathy Prochaska-Cue

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact provides an estimation for retirement financial planning.


Nf98-359 The Earned Income Credit: Extra $ If You Qualify, Lisa Ahlberg, Kathy Prochaska-Cue Jan 1998

Nf98-359 The Earned Income Credit: Extra $ If You Qualify, Lisa Ahlberg, Kathy Prochaska-Cue

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact examines the EIC (Earned Income Credit) program, which was created to reduce the tax burden on workers who earn low or moderate incomes.


G98-1372 Management Recommendations For Blocked-End Furrow Irrigation, Dean E. Eisenhauer, Brian L. Benham Jan 1998

G98-1372 Management Recommendations For Blocked-End Furrow Irrigation, Dean E. Eisenhauer, Brian L. Benham

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Proper blocked-end furrow irrigation management practices can minimize water application, irrigation costs and the leaching of agri-chemicals below the root zone.

The goal of every irrigator should be to apply the right amount of water uniformly to meet crop needs. To do this, irrigators need to know how much water is applied and where it goes. In other words, they need to know how uniformly the irrigation water infiltrates into the soil profile. Achieving a uniform water application is not easy when using furrow irrigation. However, with a better understanding of how irrigation system management affects water distribution and a ...


G98-1370 Abandonment Planning For Earthen Manure Storages, Holding Ponds And Anaerobic Lagoons, Richard K. Koelsch Jan 1998

G98-1370 Abandonment Planning For Earthen Manure Storages, Holding Ponds And Anaerobic Lagoons, Richard K. Koelsch

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The purpose of this NebGuide is to define some critical issues to be addressed by an abandonment plan of an earthen manure storage, anaerobic lagoon or runoff holding pond.

A Nebraska construction permit for a Livestock Waste Control Facility (LWCF) requires a written plan defining possible abandonment procedures in the event the operation (and associated LWCF) is discontinued. The plan must be approved by the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) prior to permit issuance.


Ec98-219 1998 Nebraska Swine Report, Duane Reese Jan 1998

Ec98-219 1998 Nebraska Swine Report, Duane Reese

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The 1998 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.


G98-1356 Polyacrylamide – A Method To Reduce Soil Erosion, C. Dean Yonts, Brian Benham Jan 1998

G98-1356 Polyacrylamide – A Method To Reduce Soil Erosion, C. Dean Yonts, Brian Benham

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide describes polyacrylamide, what it is, how it can be used to reduce soil erosion due to, irrigation and what water management changes must be considered.

Topsoil loss can mean a long-term reduction in soil productivity, crop yield and the life expectancy of downstream storage reservoirs. In the short term, producers are faced with reuse pits to clean or a buildup of soil at the lower ends of fields which must be redistributed. Measures must be taken to reduce or eliminate soil erosion and sustain Nebraska's soil resource.