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1991

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G91-1022 Guide To Growing Houseplants, Don Steinegger, Frederick P. Baxendale, John E. Watkins Jan 1991

G91-1022 Guide To Growing Houseplants, Don Steinegger, Frederick P. Baxendale, John E. Watkins

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Proper care can extend houseplants' lives. This NebGuide offers hints on conditioning, light, fertilizing and more.

Many people enjoy houseplants; in fact, raising them is one of the fastest growing indoor hobbies. Caring for houseplants offers opportunities for people who like to work with living things and watch them develop. Today, houseplants are an integral part of indoor decor -- especially in winter.

An artificial indoor environment often hinders plant development. High temperatures, low humidity, lack of sunlight, poor soil conditions, and improper watering contribute to most houseplant problems. In addition, insects or plant diseases occasionally damage houseplants.

While plants …


Ec91-1554 European Corn Borer Larval Size Card Jan 1991

Ec91-1554 European Corn Borer Larval Size Card

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This extension circular shows the following statistics of the European Corn Borer Ostrinia nubilalis (Hubner): larval instar, body length range, prothoracic shield width, and head capsule width. The larva shown is larger than life size.


G91-1061 Conserving Water In The Landscape, Don Steinegger, Frederick P. Baxendale, Garald L. Horse, Dale T. Lindgren Jan 1991

G91-1061 Conserving Water In The Landscape, Don Steinegger, Frederick P. Baxendale, Garald L. Horse, Dale T. Lindgren

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Conserve water in a landscape by following a prescribed sequence in designing and managing the site.

Beauty and utility traditionally have been the purposes of home landscapes. Because water -- in both quality and quantity -- is becoming a limited resource, conservation has become a third goal. The homeowner can achieve all three by using careful, comprehensive planning.

You can reduce water consumption by 40-80 percent by following an appropriate sequence in designing and managing your site.


G91-1045 Turfgrass Weed Prevention And Management (Revised December 1994), Roch E. Gaussoin, Alex Martin Jan 1991

G91-1045 Turfgrass Weed Prevention And Management (Revised December 1994), Roch E. Gaussoin, Alex Martin

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide discusses control strategies and recommendations for weed control in turf.

Weeds are a major problem in lawns and normally are the most visible of turfgrass pests. Weeds affect the function, health and appearance of the turf as they compete with desirable turfgrass plants for space, light, water and nutrients.


Ec91-734 Noise ... Sound Without Value (Tractor Sound Levels, 1970-1990), Rollin D. Schnieder Jan 1991

Ec91-734 Noise ... Sound Without Value (Tractor Sound Levels, 1970-1990), Rollin D. Schnieder

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Oh, for the peace and quiet of the country. Surely you have heard this statement. How true this was in years gone by. Now, however, the country environment is often filled with the noise of thumping cylinders, and turning gears in modern tractors — noises previously associated with cities have moved into rural areas.

What do the words sound and noise mean? Some people refer to sound as something pleasant. For example, a number of tones placed together might result in a beautiful symphony. However, if these notes are played too loudly or off key, they might be referred to …


G91-1060 Black Spot Of Roses, John E. Watkins Jan 1991

G91-1060 Black Spot Of Roses, John E. Watkins

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Black spot, Nebraska's most troublesome rose disease, can be controlled through selection of a resistant cultivar, spaced plantings, and an active fungicide spray program.

Roses are one of the most versatile and inspiring ornamentals for landscaping. There are roses adapted for any garden site and landscape purpose. Roses are not always easy to grow and may require a little more management than other ornamentals. One of the greatest challenges to successfully growing garden roses is disease control.


G91-1062 Termites (Revised March 2002), Shripat T. Kamble Jan 1991

G91-1062 Termites (Revised March 2002), Shripat T. Kamble

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide provides information on biology and control of subterranean termites.

Termites feed on wood and serve an important function in nature by converting dead trees into organic matter. Unfortunately, the wood in buildings is equally appetizing to termites and they cause serious damage to residential and commercial buildings. Two species of subterranean termites are found in Nebraska and both species have similar habitats.


Ec91-123 Drought Management On Range And Pastureland: A Handbook For Nebraska And South Dakota, Patrick E. Reece, Jack D. Alexander, James R. Johnson Jan 1991

Ec91-123 Drought Management On Range And Pastureland: A Handbook For Nebraska And South Dakota, Patrick E. Reece, Jack D. Alexander, James R. Johnson

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Drought is generally defined as a prolonged period during which annual precipitation is less than 75 percent of average. Based upon this definition, drought has occurred in 21 percent of the years in the northern Great Plains since 1940. Poor distribution of precipitation in a single year or less than average precipitation in successive years can also cause drought conditions.

This extension circulation discusses the following: how plants respond to drought, management preparation for drought, herd management, animal response to drought, predicting forage production and stocking rates, drought management plans, rangeland resource inventory, grazing management, and plant recovery after drought.


Nf91-23 Insurance Needs Of The Home-Based Child Care Business (Revised February 2005), Kathleen Prochaska-Cue Jan 1991

Nf91-23 Insurance Needs Of The Home-Based Child Care Business (Revised February 2005), Kathleen Prochaska-Cue

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses what needs to be done before starting a child care business in your home. Think about getting business insurance coverage to provide risk protection for you, your business, your customers, and any employees. Protect business and personal assets from risk of loss. Consult with a competent insurance adviser before making insurance decisions.

This publication is meant to help you ask questions, not provide specific answers for your situation.


G91-1016 Cool Season Turfgrass For Nebraska, Terrance P. Riordan, Garald L. Horse Jan 1991

G91-1016 Cool Season Turfgrass For Nebraska, Terrance P. Riordan, Garald L. Horse

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide describes 12 species of cool season turfgrasses and the recommended cultivars which are best adapted to Nebraska.

Cool season turfgrasses have an optimum soil temperature of 60-70°F. They grow most actively in the spring and fall, with growth slowing in summer. More than 20 cool season species are used for turf throughout the world.

Nebraska's climate is moderately conducive to cool season turfgrass species growth. The 12 species best adapted to Nebraska and some of the recommended cultivars are described.