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1991

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Ec91-1764 Windbreak Establishment, James R. Brandle, Patricia Boehner, Sherman Finch Jan 1991

Ec91-1764 Windbreak Establishment, James R. Brandle, Patricia Boehner, Sherman Finch

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

successful windbreak planting depends on proper establishment and care during the first few years after planting. Time spent in site preparation, weed control, and replanting is repaid many times during the lifetime of the windbreak. Take no shortcuts in the planning and establishment of your windbreak.

Windbreaks are investments in the future value of your property. Each windbreak system is unique and your windbreak should be designed for your site and objectives. Your local conservation office can provide help in designing and installing your windbreak. These organizations can also help with recommendations on where to buy planting stock and how …


G91-1023 Insects That Attack Seeds And Seedlings Of Field Crops, Stephen D. Danielson, Robert J. Wright, Gary L. Hein, Leroy Peters, James A. Kalisch Jan 1991

G91-1023 Insects That Attack Seeds And Seedlings Of Field Crops, Stephen D. Danielson, Robert J. Wright, Gary L. Hein, Leroy Peters, James A. Kalisch

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide discusses how to identify and control eight insects that feed on planted seeds and seedlings.

Planted seeds of field crops can attract several kinds of insects. In many cases, the insects do not cause enough damage to justify control procedures. However, under some conditions seed pests may be very destructive. Seed that is slow to germinate and establish is more likely to be damaged. Situations such as first-year crops following sod or pasture, ecofallow, or reduced tillage/heavy crop residue conditions have a good chance for seed/seedling damage. Consider grower experience and past pest problems when deciding about individual …


G91-1024 Two Crops In One Year: Relay Intercropping, Gary Lesoing, Russell Moomaw, Charles Francis Jan 1991

G91-1024 Two Crops In One Year: Relay Intercropping, Gary Lesoing, Russell Moomaw, Charles Francis

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This publication covers crop variety selection, weed control, and other cultural practices for relay intercropping a crop like soybeans into growing winter wheat or oats.

Multiple cropping refers to growing two crops on the same field during the same year. One method of multiple cropping is doublecropping, which is the growing of a second crop after harvest of the first crop. In Nebraska, where opportunities for doublecropping are limited, relay intercropping is a possible alternative.

In relay intercropping, two crops are in the field at the same time during part of the season. A small grain is usually relay intercropped …


Nf91-39 Precipitation And Sprinkler Irrigation Monitoring For Managing Irrigation Scheduling, Steve Meyer, Kenneth Hubbard Jan 1991

Nf91-39 Precipitation And Sprinkler Irrigation Monitoring For Managing Irrigation Scheduling, Steve Meyer, Kenneth Hubbard

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses precipitation and sprinkler irrigation monitoring for managing irrigation scheduling.


G91-1025 Two Crops In One Year: Doublecropping, Russell Moomaw, Gary Lesoing, Charles Francis Jan 1991

G91-1025 Two Crops In One Year: Doublecropping, Russell Moomaw, Gary Lesoing, Charles Francis

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Choice of crops, weed control, and other cultural practices for successful doublecropping are discussed here.

Multiple cropping refers to growing two crops on the same field during the same year. One method of multiple cropping is doublecropping, which is when one crop is grown after the first crop is harvested. Prime USA regions for doublecropping are the eastern cornbelt, and southeastern and south central states where relatively long growing seasons and abundant rainfall occur. By contrast, shorter growing seasons and less frequent rainfall limit the potential for doublecropping in Nebraska.

Irrigation is essential for successful doublecropping in Nebraska. Without irrigation, …


Nf91-50 Bee Pollination Of Cucurbit Crops, Laurie Hodges, Fred Baxendale Jan 1991

Nf91-50 Bee Pollination Of Cucurbit Crops, Laurie Hodges, Fred Baxendale

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses bee pollination of cucurbit crops.


Ec91-1771 Windbreaks And Wildlife, Ron J. Johnson, James R. Brandle, Mary M. Beck Jan 1991

Ec91-1771 Windbreaks And Wildlife, Ron J. Johnson, James R. Brandle, Mary M. Beck

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Windbreaks can support wildlife that add beauty and pleasure to our lives. They also sustain birds that eat insect pests, improve hunting opportunities, and provide a focal point for family outdoor activities. The world around us would be less appealing without the stimulation--the color, sounds, tracks, and mystery--of wild creatures; windbreaks help wildlife and in some areas are essential to survival of the wildlife we enjoy. You can add wildlife benefits to windbreak plantings whether your main goal is to shelter crops, livestock, roads, or a home or farmstead. This publication provides an overview of windbreaks and wildlife, and gives …


Nf91-36 Growing Safflower In Nebraska, Drew J. Lyon, David D. Baltensperger, Ray Sall, Eric Kerr Jan 1991

Nf91-36 Growing Safflower In Nebraska, Drew J. Lyon, David D. Baltensperger, Ray Sall, Eric Kerr

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses safflower production in the Nebraska Panhandle.