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1997

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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

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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 ...


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

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

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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.


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

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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

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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

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


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.


Nf97-318 Nebraska Welfare Reform Act, Kathy Prochaska-Cue Jan 1997

Nf97-318 Nebraska Welfare Reform Act, Kathy Prochaska-Cue

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact has information on the 1995 Walfare Reform Act.


Nf97-331 Using Values And Resources As Criteria For Decision Making, Kathleen Lodl, Myrna Dubois Jan 1997

Nf97-331 Using Values And Resources As Criteria For Decision Making, Kathleen Lodl, Myrna Dubois

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact contains information about learning to develop criteria such as values and resources to use when making decisions.


G97-1329 How To Manage Your Woodlands For Sustained And Maximum Benefits, Steven D. Rasmussen Jan 1997

G97-1329 How To Manage Your Woodlands For Sustained And Maximum Benefits, Steven D. Rasmussen

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide explains how to identify possible forest management needs for a woodland in Nebraska and provides management options to maintain healthy trees and meet desired objectives.

Nebraska's forest lands comprise less than 2 percent of the total land base in the state (718,300 acres). However, on an acre by acre comparison, woodlands provide more associated benefits for society, the environment and our quality of life than most other land uses.

Trees provide soil protection from wind and water erosion. Woodlands help protect the quality of adjacent water resources by eliminating contaminates, shading for cooler water temperatures and ...


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.


Nf97-347 Making Decisions About Service Contracts And Appliances, Shirley Niemeyer, Kathy Prochaska-Cue Jan 1997

Nf97-347 Making Decisions About Service Contracts And Appliances, Shirley Niemeyer, Kathy Prochaska-Cue

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact examines factors to consider when purchasing a service contract for home appliances.


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

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

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.


Nf97-316 School Lunch Requirements Using Nutrient Standard Menu Planning, Darlene Martin Jan 1997

Nf97-316 School Lunch Requirements Using Nutrient Standard Menu Planning, Darlene Martin

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact contains information on Nutrient Standard Menu Planning.


Nf97-315 Overview Of The Usda School Meals Initiative For Healthy Children, Darlene Martin Jan 1997

Nf97-315 Overview Of The Usda School Meals Initiative For Healthy Children, Darlene Martin

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact provides an overview of the USDA School Meals Initiative for Healthy Children.


Nf97-326 Family And Children Web Sites, Herbert G. Lingren Jan 1997

Nf97-326 Family And Children Web Sites, Herbert G. Lingren

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact presents Web sites that will provide you with useful information about family, children and parenting issues.


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.


Nf97-317 Managing Dairy Cows To Avoid Abomasal Displacement, Rick Grant Jan 1997

Nf97-317 Managing Dairy Cows To Avoid Abomasal Displacement, Rick Grant

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses feeding strategies to reduce the incidence of displaced abomasum in your dairy herd.


Nf97-320 Daily Activities For Family Time Together, Herbert G. Lingren Jan 1997

Nf97-320 Daily Activities For Family Time Together, Herbert G. Lingren

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact has suggestions for family activities and outings.


Nf97-339 Sun's Up! Cover Up!, Rose Marie Tondl Jan 1997

Nf97-339 Sun's Up! Cover Up!, 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.


Nf97-337 Making Decisions: Buying A Range, Virginia Peart, Shirley Niemeyer Jan 1997

Nf97-337 Making Decisions: Buying A Range, Virginia Peart, Shirley Niemeyer

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact examines factors to consider when purchasing a range.


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.


Nf97-334 Making Decisions: Buying A Microwave Oven, Virginia Peart, Shirley Niemeyer Jan 1997

Nf97-334 Making Decisions: Buying A Microwave Oven, Virginia Peart, Shirley Niemeyer

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact examines factors to consider when purchasing a microwave.


Nf97-333 Making Decisions: Buying A Dishwasher, Virginia Peart, Shirley Niemeyer Jan 1997

Nf97-333 Making Decisions: Buying A Dishwasher, Virginia Peart, Shirley Niemeyer

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact examines factors to consider when purchasing a dishwasher.


G97-1318 Nebraska Insurance Purchasing Groups: A Guide For Implementation, Angela Parato, Mary Ellen Rider Jan 1997

G97-1318 Nebraska Insurance Purchasing Groups: A Guide For Implementation, Angela Parato, Mary Ellen Rider

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This publication provides interested Nebraskans with a step-by-step guide to follow when setting up an insurance purchasing group. It also details the responsibilities of a third party administrator. It should be used in concert with NebFact NF96-263.


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.