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Nebraska Cooperative Extension

1992

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Nf92-69 Selected Vegetable Cultivars For Nebraska, Susan Schoneweis, Laurie Hodges Jan 1992

Nf92-69 Selected Vegetable Cultivars For Nebraska, Susan Schoneweis, Laurie Hodges

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact provides information about cultivars of garden vegetables available to grow in Nebraska.


G92-1112 Lice Control On Cattle, John B. Campbell Jan 1992

G92-1112 Lice Control On Cattle, John B. Campbell

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Identifying and controlling lice on cattle both are covered here.

Cattle lice may be the most underestimated livestock insect in terms of economic losses. The USDA estimates that U.S. livestock producers lose $125 million a year to cattle lice.

Heavy louse populations cause lowered milk production, loss of flesh, stunted growth, general unthriftiness and anemia. "Chronic" or "carrier" cows may abort due to louse-induced anemia. During severe winters, louse-infested animals are more susceptible to respiratory diseases.


Nf92-63 Cholesterol In Your Blood, Harriet Kohn, Linda S. Boeckner Jan 1992

Nf92-63 Cholesterol In Your Blood, Harriet Kohn, Linda S. Boeckner

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses blood cholesterol.


Nf92-71 Nutrition And The Athlete: Vitamin And Mineral Supplements, Linda S. Boeckner Jan 1992

Nf92-71 Nutrition And The Athlete: Vitamin And Mineral Supplements, Linda S. Boeckner

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

For the public as well as for athletes, vitamin/mineral supplements are frequently used nutritional supplements. Much of this use represents an expensive and wasted effort. Well-planned diets can meet most of the vitamin and mineral needs of people.


G92-1098 Cultivators For Conservation Tillage, Robert D. Grisso, Paul J. Jasa Jan 1992

G92-1098 Cultivators For Conservation Tillage, Robert D. Grisso, Paul J. Jasa

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Cultivating residue-covered fields and ridge-till considerations are among the topics covered here.

In any conventional, conservation or no-tillage planting system, crop cultivation can be an excellent method of weed control. Cultivators used in residue-covered fields must allow residue to flow through the implement without clogging.

Extra penetration force may be required to cultivate no-till fields as compared to tilled fields. While many high-clearance cultivators are designed to handle conservation tillage conditions, some older cultivators can be modified to work in residue-covered fields when residue flow and soil penetration are maintained.

Combining mechanical and chemical weed control is economical and effective ...


Ec92-1245 Buffalograss: A Warm-Season Native Grass For Turf, S.A. Deshazer, Terrance P. Riordan, Frederick P. Baxendale, Roch E. Gaussoin Jan 1992

Ec92-1245 Buffalograss: A Warm-Season Native Grass For Turf, S.A. Deshazer, Terrance P. Riordan, Frederick P. Baxendale, Roch E. Gaussoin

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Buffalograss is a native grass species which has prospered on the Great Plains for centuries. Both cyclic and prolonged droughts have challenged it to evolve water use efficiency and sod forming ability. People are considering this short, fine-leaved prairie grass for an ecologically sound and energy efficient turf.


Nf92-59 Radon Reduction In New Home Construction, Ruth Stephens, Ann Ziebarth Jan 1992

Nf92-59 Radon Reduction In New Home Construction, Ruth Stephens, Ann Ziebarth

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Radon may cause serious health dangers and homeowners are encouraged to test their homes for radon levels.


G92-1094 Controlling External Swine Parasites, John B. Campbell, Barbara Straw Jan 1992

G92-1094 Controlling External Swine Parasites, John B. Campbell, Barbara Straw

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Mixing, safety, restrictions, and precautions for insecticides used to control external swine parasites.

Hog Lice and Mange Mites

External parasites of swine include the hog louse and two species of mange mites (the common itch mite and the less common hog follicle mite). Excessive scratching and rubbing by pigs nearly always indicate an infestation of hog lice or mange mites.

Hog lice and mange mites infest a high percentage of swine slaughtered at Midwest slaughter plants.


Nf92-93 Clothing Labels, Rose Marie Tondl Jan 1992

Nf92-93 Clothing Labels, Rose Marie Tondl

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses clothing care labels.


Nf92-60 Feeding The Club Calf Properly, Scott Brady, Rick Stock, Doyle Wolverton Jan 1992

Nf92-60 Feeding The Club Calf Properly, Scott Brady, Rick Stock, Doyle Wolverton

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact suggests a set of diets for club calves.


Nf92-104 Post-Harvest Handling Of Commercial Vegetable Crops -- Resource List, Laurie Hodges Jan 1992

Nf92-104 Post-Harvest Handling Of Commercial Vegetable Crops -- Resource List, Laurie Hodges

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact gives a resource list for post-harvest handling of commercial vegetable crops.


Nf92-80 General And Specialty Mail-Order Seed Sources, Susan Schoneweis Jan 1992

Nf92-80 General And Specialty Mail-Order Seed Sources, Susan Schoneweis

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact is a list of seed companies which carry vegetable seeds or plants.


Nf92-56 Selecting A Lawn Care Company, John C. Fech, Keith Niemann, Roch Gaussoin Jan 1992

Nf92-56 Selecting A Lawn Care Company, John C. Fech, Keith Niemann, Roch Gaussoin

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact provides criteria for selecting a lawn care company.


Nf92-62 Dietary Fiber, Linda S. Boeckner Jan 1992

Nf92-62 Dietary Fiber, Linda S. Boeckner

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses dietary fiber.


Nf92-61 Fats In The Diet, Linda S. Boeckner Jan 1992

Nf92-61 Fats In The Diet, Linda S. Boeckner

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses the nutritive value of fats.


Nf92-73 Nutrition And The Athlete: Fueling Your Sport, Linda S. Boeckner Jan 1992

Nf92-73 Nutrition And The Athlete: Fueling Your Sport, Linda S. Boeckner

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Increased activity brought on by participating in workouts, training or competition requires extra energy intake. Dietary plans that provide the most efficient energy sources will help to fuel the athlete for success. A diet built around high levels of complex carbohydrates protein intake is the best approach.


Nf92-72 Nutrition And The Athlete: Fluid Replacements, Linda S. Boeckner Jan 1992

Nf92-72 Nutrition And The Athlete: Fluid Replacements, Linda S. Boeckner

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Of all nutritional concerns for athletes the most critical is proper fluid hydration. One of the key functions of fluid for the athlete is for body temperature control. Lack of this element above all others can hinder performance and lead to more serious complications.


Nf92-57 Food Safety For Temporary Food Service Establishments, Julie A. Albrecht Jan 1992

Nf92-57 Food Safety For Temporary Food Service Establishments, Julie A. Albrecht

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses food safety practices for temporary food service establishments.


Nf92-103 Food Safety For Babysitters, Julie A. Albrecht Jan 1992

Nf92-103 Food Safety For Babysitters, Julie A. Albrecht

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses food safety for babysitters.


Nf92-100 Food Safety Thermometer, Julie A. Albrecht, Susan S. Sumner Jan 1992

Nf92-100 Food Safety Thermometer, Julie A. Albrecht, Susan S. Sumner

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact offers a food thermometer for food safety.


Nf92-66 Nutrition And The Athlete: General Guidelines, Pre- And Post-Game Advice, Linda S. Boeckner Jan 1992

Nf92-66 Nutrition And The Athlete: General Guidelines, Pre- And Post-Game Advice, Linda S. Boeckner

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The following information porvides a quick look at what works best in nutritional care for the athlete. For more information consult a professional who is trained in sports nutrition.


Nf92-67 Nutrition And The Athlete: Weight Control For Wrestlers, Linda S. Boeckner Jan 1992

Nf92-67 Nutrition And The Athlete: Weight Control For Wrestlers, Linda S. Boeckner

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The American College of Sports Medicine warns that weight cutting through a combination of food restriction, fluid deprivation and dehydration can be harmful Restrictions of food and/or fluid can hinder normal growth and development in young athletes, impair performance, and endanger the wrestler's health. Coaches and trainers must consider the long-term needs of their student athletes.


Nf92-74 Nutrition And The Athlete: Protein Needs, Linda S. Boeckner Jan 1992

Nf92-74 Nutrition And The Athlete: Protein Needs, Linda S. Boeckner

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The following information explores some of the misconceptions about athletes' protein needs. In spite of current knowledge about protein use in the body, there is still an improper belief that protein supplements will result in a more well-muscled and efficient body. Please read on for an update on protein needs for athletes.


Nf92-88 Nebraska Solar Energy Companies, Ann Ziebarth Jan 1992

Nf92-88 Nebraska Solar Energy Companies, Ann Ziebarth

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Energy conservation measures are the first step that most households can make to reduce their contribution to the energy glut. For people interested in more significant changes using solar energy is one alternative. This NebFact identifies Nebraska firms that either manufacture or distribute solar energy equipment.


Nf92-64 Diabetes Resources, Linda S. Boeckner Jan 1992

Nf92-64 Diabetes Resources, Linda S. Boeckner

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact contains a list of agencies and organizations that provide education and other services for people with diabetes.


Nf92-82 Gypsy Moth, Mark Harrell, Frederick Baxendale Jan 1992

Nf92-82 Gypsy Moth, Mark Harrell, Frederick Baxendale

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses gypsy moths.


Ec92-270 Conducting Pig Feed Trials On The Farm, Duane Reese, Walter W. Stroup Jan 1992

Ec92-270 Conducting Pig Feed Trials On The Farm, Duane Reese, Walter W. Stroup

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The purpose of this publication is to provide fundamental information that must be understood before attempting to conduct a feed trial. The concepts and procedures described here are valid for most situations involving a comparison of two feeds. Any trial involving more than two feeds raises issues that are beyond the scope of this publication. Those issues are covered in university statistics courses on design and analysis of experiments.

We suggest that pork producers adopt a "best cost" feeding program tailored to the operation and based on sound nutritional principles. Feed cost per pound of gain is a major item ...


Nf92-92 Selecting Adjustable Clothes, Rose Marie Tondl Jan 1992

Nf92-92 Selecting Adjustable Clothes, Rose Marie Tondl

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact offers clothing suggestions for persons changing sizes.


G92-1109 Musk Thistle, Robert Wilson, Fred Roeth, Alex Martin Jan 1992

G92-1109 Musk Thistle, Robert Wilson, Fred Roeth, Alex Martin

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The history, identification and chemical, mechanical and cultural control of musk thistle are discussed. Musk thistle is a major problem for many Midwestern landowners. It reduces forage yields by robbing moisture and plant food from palatable grasses. Livestock refuse to enter heavily infested areas and will not graze close to the spiny plants. Since its emergence as a serious weed problem in the late 1940s, musk thistle has invaded thousands of acres of Nebraska pastureland and even occurs in some cultivated fields. It has moved from the Kansas border to the South Dakota border and as far west as Colorado ...


G92-1110 The Thirteen-Lined Ground Squirrel: Controlling Damage, Dallas R. Virchow, Scott E. Hygnstrom Jan 1992

G92-1110 The Thirteen-Lined Ground Squirrel: Controlling Damage, Dallas R. Virchow, Scott E. Hygnstrom

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide describes the physical characteristics, habits and management of the thirteen-lined ground squirrel.

Description

Thirteen-lined ground squirrels (Spermophilus tridecemlineatus) are common throughout the Great Plains. They have many common names such as "thirteen-liner" or "striped gopher." "Gopher" is a misnomer because true (pocket) gophers (Geomys bursarius and Thomomys talpoides) belong to another family of rodents.