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Nf05-653 Pyemotes Itch Mites, James A. Kalisch, David L. Keith, Alberto R. Broce Jan 2005

Nf05-653 Pyemotes Itch Mites, James A. Kalisch, David L. Keith, Alberto R. Broce

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Two North American Species of itch mites — the straw itch mite and the "oak leaf gall mite" (Family Pyemotidae) — are found in Nebraska and Kansas. The straw itch mite was known in the early 1900s as a nuisance pest after farm workers handled small grains. Wheat, oats, and barley were often infested with insects on which the itch mites fed, allowing them to reach large numbers by harvest. The oak leaf gall mite recently discovered in galls on pin oaks in Lincoln, Neb., and Manhattan, Kan., is believed to be a relatively recent introduction to the United States.

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Nf05-652 Soybean Rust Fungicide Use Guidelines For Nebraska, Loren J. Giesler, John A. Wilson, Jennifer M. Rees Jan 2005

Nf05-652 Soybean Rust Fungicide Use Guidelines For Nebraska, Loren J. Giesler, John A. Wilson, Jennifer M. Rees

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

While the impact that soybean rust will have on Nebraska's soybean crop is unknown, producers should be prepared to manage the disease. When soybean rust occurs or is expected to occur shortly in Nebraska, growers can use the decision-aid flow chart on page 2 of this NebFact to determine whether to treat and, if treating, which class of fungicide (chlorothalonil, strobilurin, or triazole) to use.


Ec05-130 Guide For Weed Management In Nebraska, Roch E. Gaussoin, Brady F. Kappler, Robert N. Klein, Stevan Z. Knezevic, Drew J. Lyon, Alex Martin, Fred Roeth, Gail A. Wicks, Robert G. Wilson, Robert A. Masters, Patrick J. Shea, Larry D. Schulze Jan 2005

Ec05-130 Guide For Weed Management In Nebraska, Roch E. Gaussoin, Brady F. Kappler, Robert N. Klein, Stevan Z. Knezevic, Drew J. Lyon, Alex Martin, Fred Roeth, Gail A. Wicks, Robert G. Wilson, Robert A. Masters, Patrick J. Shea, Larry D. Schulze

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

One of the major thrusts of all University of Nebraska weed science faculty is the Guide for Weed Management in Nebraska. This guide is not just the work of one or two people, rather it is a joint effort of all the authors to produce a comprehensive, information-packed resource. Each weed science faculty member is responsible for particular sections of the guide. The process of reviewing the current content, checking labels and research data and updating the content can be an extensive process. Each year new herbicide active ingredients and trade names are introduced and figuring out what a herbicide ...


G05-1557 Planning Your Riparian Buffer: Design And Plant Selection, Amanda Fox, Thomas G. Franti, Scott J. Josiah, Mike Kucera Jan 2005

G05-1557 Planning Your Riparian Buffer: Design And Plant Selection, Amanda Fox, Thomas G. Franti, Scott J. Josiah, Mike Kucera

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Learn how to plan and design a riparian buffer and select appropriate tree and grass species.

Conservation buffers are planted for environmental, aesthetic, recreational, and economic reasons. Grass filter strips, grassed waterways, field borders, and field windbreaks are examples of conservation buffers. A conservation buffer also may be a streamside or riparian forest buffer and include trees, shrubs, and grasses. Riparian buffers are a best management practice to protect stream water quality, reduce streambank erosion, and provide wildlife habitat. Buffers also can provide income through payments from federal, state and local cost-share programs or through production and sale of specialty ...


G05-1551 Multiple-Year Droughts In Nebraska, Michael Hayes, Cody Knutson, Q. Steven Hu Jan 2005

G05-1551 Multiple-Year Droughts In Nebraska, Michael Hayes, Cody Knutson, Q. Steven Hu

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide discusses the history and impact of drought in Nebraska.

Most people understand that droughts have had a major impact on Nebraska in the past. Yet, many Nebraskans continue to be surprised when drought occurs. It is important to remember that droughts, including multiple-year droughts, are a normal part of Nebraska’s climate. This NebGuide discusses the history of drought in Nebraska, and aims to help Nebraskans better understand the range of climatic variability when they plan for drought.


Ec05-185 Grazing Winter Wheat In Nebraska, Tom Holman, Drew J. Lyon, David D. Baltensperger, Ivan G. Rush, Ray Weed Jan 2005

Ec05-185 Grazing Winter Wheat In Nebraska, Tom Holman, Drew J. Lyon, David D. Baltensperger, Ivan G. Rush, Ray Weed

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Grazing cattle on winter wheat, often prior to grain harvest, is common throughout the southern Great Plains. Grazing generates about $50 million in income for Texas wheat producers and reduces the risk of growing wheat by providing a substantial income source other than grain. Benefits can be realized by grazing prior to the primary environmental risk period for drought, heat stress, and hail, all of which frequently reduce grain yield while having limited impact on forage production. Cattle also are grazed on winter wheat fields in western Nebraska and the surrounding region. Typically in Nebraska, fall forage would be used ...


Ec04-1759 Nebraska Register Of Champion Trees 2004, Scott J. Josiah, Christine Meyer Jan 2004

Ec04-1759 Nebraska Register Of Champion Trees 2004, Scott J. Josiah, Christine Meyer

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Nebraska is famous for its sports champions, but how about Champion Trees? While Nebraska is considered a "prairie state," trees have always played a prominent role in the quality of life in Nebraska. Native trees were used to build the first pioneer homes, to heat them and protect them from wind. They provide beauty, wildlife, habitat, protection from wind and blowing snow, cleaner air and water and many other benefits.

The Nebraska Champion Tree Register helps to remind us of the contribution trees make to the quality of our lives, and to celebrate the beauty, mystery, inspiration and sense of ...


Nf04-608 Fighting Methamphetamine In Nebraska: Strategies For Individuals And Communities, Marilyn Fox, Sue Brown Jan 2004

Nf04-608 Fighting Methamphetamine In Nebraska: Strategies For Individuals And Communities, Marilyn Fox, Sue Brown

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses a few ideas on to help protect your family, neighbors and community from dangers associated with methamphetamine (commonly called meth). You can implement these ideas as an individual, as part of a community plan, or develop your own strategies. The goal is not simply to educate your family on the hazards of using meth, but also to help protect them from the many other hazards posed by meth use and production.


Nf04-599 Soybean Aphid Management In Nebraska, Thomas E. Hunt Jan 2004

Nf04-599 Soybean Aphid Management In Nebraska, Thomas E. Hunt

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The soybean aphid (Aphis glycines) is Nebraska's newest soybean insect pests, arriving in the United States in 2000 and in Nebraska in 2002. Yield losses of over 20 percent have been documented in some northeast Nebraska fields.

This NebFact covers the description, initial observations, life cycle and injury, and management of the soybean aphid in Nebraska.


Ec04-103 Fall Seed Guide, 2004, Lenis Alton Nelson, David D. Baltensperger, Robert N. Klein, Roger Wesley Elmore, P. Stephen Baenziger, James Krall Jan 2004

Ec04-103 Fall Seed Guide, 2004, Lenis Alton Nelson, David D. Baltensperger, Robert N. Klein, Roger Wesley Elmore, P. Stephen Baenziger, James Krall

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This circular is a progress report of variety trials conducted by personnel of the Agronomy Department and the South Central, West Central and Panhandle Research and Extension Centers and their associated agricultural laboratories. Conduct of experiments and publications of results is a joint effort of the Agricultural Research Division and the Cooperative Extension Service.


Nf03-589 New Onsite Wastewater Treatment Law Protects Nebraska's People And Environment, Janet R. Hygnstrom, Sharon Skipton, Wayne Woldt Jan 2003

Nf03-589 New Onsite Wastewater Treatment Law Protects Nebraska's People And Environment, Janet R. Hygnstrom, Sharon Skipton, Wayne Woldt

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

New Law Requires Certification to Perform On-site Wastewater Treatment Work

Beginning Jan. 1, 2004, a new Nebraska law allows only certified professionals or Nebraska-licensed professional engineers to perform work on on-site wastewater treatment systems (septic systems and individual lagoons). There is a concern that failing septic systems are having a negative impact on the environment and creating potentially harmful health conditions. This legislation will protect public health and the environment by authorizing development of a certification system so that people in the industry have, and demonstrate, the knowledge base necessary to minimize risks.

This NebFact discusses what this law will ...


Ec03-1759 Nebraska Register Of Champion Trees 2003, Scott J. Josiah Jan 2003

Ec03-1759 Nebraska Register Of Champion Trees 2003, Scott J. Josiah

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This register lists the largest trees of over 80 species identified in Nebraska. The name of the owner and nominator, size and location of each tree follow each listing.

Many people across Nebraska have worked hard to make this register as comprehensive and accurate as possible, but the quest to find the largest trees in Nebraska is never over. Champion trees are by nature old, and old trees diminish and die. Larger trees are newly discovered. Thus, this list continually changes as new nominations are submitted.


Ec03-181 Alfalfa In Nebraska, Bruce Anderson, Loren J. Giesler, Thomas E. Hunt, Shripat T. Kamble, Stevan Z. Knezevic, Charles A. Shapiro Jan 2003

Ec03-181 Alfalfa In Nebraska, Bruce Anderson, Loren J. Giesler, Thomas E. Hunt, Shripat T. Kamble, Stevan Z. Knezevic, Charles A. Shapiro

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Alfalfa is the most important forage crop grown in Nebraska, with over 1,000 acres grown in every county. It has the highest feeding value for livestock and one of the highest yield potentials. Alfalfa can produce more protein per acre than any other crop and can provide all of the protein needed by many livestock as well as supplying large amounts of vitamins, minerals, and energy. Protein of alfalfa. In also covers the cultural practices, insect pests, diseases, weeds that affect alfalfa.


Ec02-823 2002 Nebraska Farm Custom Rates - Part I, H. Douglas Jose, Lydee Jo Brown Jan 2002

Ec02-823 2002 Nebraska Farm Custom Rates - Part I, H. Douglas Jose, Lydee Jo Brown

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Every two years a survey of the custom oeprations is conducted to determine the current rates charged for specific machinery operations. The survey is divided into two parts: spring and summer operations, including planting and small grains harvest in Part I, and information about fall and miscellaneous operations in Part II.


Ec02-106 Nebraska Grain Sorghum Hybrid Tests, 2002, Lenis Alton Nelson, Roger Wesley Elmore, Robert N. Klein, David D. Baltensperger Jan 2002

Ec02-106 Nebraska Grain Sorghum Hybrid Tests, 2002, Lenis Alton Nelson, Roger Wesley Elmore, Robert N. Klein, David D. Baltensperger

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This circular is a progress report of grain sorghum trials conducted to obtain yield land other information for some of the hybrids being marketed. The 2002 season was the 45th year that private hybrids were included in these trials. Seed producers supported test through fee payments. Cooperating were the Agronomy Department and the South Central, West Central and Panhandle Research and Extension Centers. Conduct of experiments and publication of results is a joint effort of the Agricultural Research Division and the Cooperative Extension Service.


Ec02-893 Basis Patterns For Selected Sites In Nebraska For Corn, Wheat, Sorghum, And Soybeans, Lynn Lutgen Jan 2002

Ec02-893 Basis Patterns For Selected Sites In Nebraska For Corn, Wheat, Sorghum, And Soybeans, Lynn Lutgen

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The following publication contains corn basis patterns for several towns in Nebraska. The basic price information was collected through electronic media. The listing includes towns that are representative of different geographic locations in Nebraska. The amount of data varies among locations. This publication will be updated each year by adding a year's data to each location which will allow the user to observe changes in the basis patterns over time.


Ec02-105 Nebraska Corn Hybrid Tests, 2002, Lenis Alton Nelson, Robert N. Klein, Roger Wesley Elmore, David D. Baltensperger, Charles A. Shapiro, Stevan Z. Knezevic, James Krall Jan 2002

Ec02-105 Nebraska Corn Hybrid Tests, 2002, Lenis Alton Nelson, Robert N. Klein, Roger Wesley Elmore, David D. Baltensperger, Charles A. Shapiro, Stevan Z. Knezevic, James Krall

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This circular is a progress report of corn hybrid performance tests conducted by the Agronomy Department and the Northeast, South Central, West Central and Panhandle Research Extension Centers of Nebraska and University of Wyoming at Torrington. Conduct of experiments and publication of results is a joint effort of the Agricultural Research Division and the Cooperative Extension Service. Tests were supported in part by fees paid by hybrid seed corn producers.


Ec02-104 Nebraska Soybean Variety Tests, 2002, Lenis Alton Nelson, Roger Wesley Elmore, Robert N. Klein, Charles A. Shapiro, Stevan Z. Knezevic Jan 2002

Ec02-104 Nebraska Soybean Variety Tests, 2002, Lenis Alton Nelson, Roger Wesley Elmore, Robert N. Klein, Charles A. Shapiro, Stevan Z. Knezevic

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This circular is a progress report of soybean variety trials conducted by personnel of the Agronomy Department and the Northeast, South Central and West Central Research and Extension Centers. Conduct of experiments and publication of results is a joint effort of the Agricultural Research Division and the Cooperative Extension Service.


Ec02-107 Nebraska Proso, Sunflower, Pulse Crop Amaranth, Oat And Barley Variety Tests, 2002, Glen E. Frickel, David D. Baltensperger, Robert N. Klein, James Krall, Jack Cecil, James Hain, Jerry Nachtman, Lenis Alton Nelson, P. Stephen Baenziger, Robert Heyduck Jan 2002

Ec02-107 Nebraska Proso, Sunflower, Pulse Crop Amaranth, Oat And Barley Variety Tests, 2002, Glen E. Frickel, David D. Baltensperger, Robert N. Klein, James Krall, Jack Cecil, James Hain, Jerry Nachtman, Lenis Alton Nelson, P. Stephen Baenziger, Robert Heyduck

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This circular is a progress report of spring small grain trials grown throughout Nebraska, and proso, amaranth, sunflower, and pulse crop variety trials conducted by the Panhandle Research and Extension Center, Scottsbluff, and the High Plains Agricultural Laboratory, Sidney. Conduct of the experiments and publication of results is a joint effort of the Agricultural Research Division and the Cooperative Extension Service.


Nf01-490 Using Paylean® With Show Pigs, Rosie Nold Jan 2001

Nf01-490 Using Paylean® With Show Pigs, Rosie Nold

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Paylean® is a trademark name for the feed additive ractopamine. Ractopamine alters how the feed that pigs consume is used for growth.


Ec01-120 Certified Perennial Grass Varieties Recommended For Nebraska, Bruce Anderson, Roger Kanable, Ken Vogel Jan 2001

Ec01-120 Certified Perennial Grass Varieties Recommended For Nebraska, Bruce Anderson, Roger Kanable, Ken Vogel

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

More than 100 species of perennial grasses are adapted to and grown in Nebraska. They are classified as either "cool-season" or "warm-season" grasses. The following map, "Major Land Resource Areas For Selecting Adapted Grass Species and Varieties," depicts 16 regions within the state of Nebraska. The table, "Varieties of Grasses for Use in Major Land Resource Areas of Nebraska," shows which grass varieties are best adapted to different sites in each region. After identifying the region on the map, use the table to select an appropriate grass variety for your site.


G00-1419 Community Supported Agriculture, Paul Swanson Jan 2000

G00-1419 Community Supported Agriculture, Paul Swanson

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide explains what community supported agriculture is, how it works and what producers will need to do to participate.

Most Nebraskans have not heard of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) but the concept is about three decades old in Japan and Europe and about 10-15 years old on the east coast of the United States.


Nf00-435 Consumer Responsibility In Health Care: Selecting Mental Health Care, Paul Flack, Mary Ellen Rider Jan 2000

Nf00-435 Consumer Responsibility In Health Care: Selecting Mental Health Care, Paul Flack, Mary Ellen Rider

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact offers guidance for persons in need of mental health care for themselves or a loved one.


G00-1778 Field Windbreaks, James R. Brandle, Laurie Hodges Jan 2000

G00-1778 Field Windbreaks, James R. Brandle, Laurie Hodges

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

gricultural producers face many challenges as they try to balance efficient production systems with increasing environmental demands. For these systems to be successful, they must optimize the balance between inputs and final production. Field windbreaks are one way to increase yields while at the same time reducing inputs and improving both environmental quality and production efficiency. Windbreaks reduce wind speed and alter the microclimate in sheltered areas. Field windbreaks reduce wind erosion and the damage to crops caused by wind-blown soil. They improve water use efficiency, reduce risks associated with drought, and manage blowing snow.

Field windbreaks provide positive economic ...


Ec00-1759 Nebraska Register Of Champion Trees 2000, Scott J. Josiah Jan 2000

Ec00-1759 Nebraska Register Of Champion Trees 2000, Scott J. Josiah

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Nebraska is famous for its sports champions, but how about Champion Trees? While Nebraska is considered a "prairie state," trees have always played a prominent role in the quality of life of Nebraskans. Native trees were used to build the first pioneer homes. They also were used to heat them and protect them from wind.

The Nebraska Champion Tree program identifies and recognizes the largest living specimen of all native and the most common introduced tree species in Nebraska.


G00-1417 Site Preparation: Key To Successful Conservation Tree Planting In Western Nebraska (Revised February 2002), Doak Nickerson Jan 2000

G00-1417 Site Preparation: Key To Successful Conservation Tree Planting In Western Nebraska (Revised February 2002), Doak Nickerson

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Establishing a conservation tree planting can be a challenge in semiarid regions like western Nebraska, where annual precipitation of 20 inches or less is the norm. Tree planting failure commonly occurs as a result of poor site preparation coupled with inadequate weed and grass control the first three to five years after planting. Effective site preparation begins the year before planting. The results help young trees survive and grow in several ways. This NebGuide explains when and how to do site preparation for conservation tree planting in Western Nebraska.


Nf00-410 Fungicide Options For Managing Foliar Diseases On Wheat, John E. Watkins Jan 2000

Nf00-410 Fungicide Options For Managing Foliar Diseases On Wheat, John E. Watkins

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Stripe and leaf rusts, tan spot and Septoria leaf blotch comprise the four primary foliar diseases of wheat in the central Great Plains. In eastern and south central Nebraska leaf rust and Septoria leaf blotch are common, and in the wheat-fallow-wheat regions of western Nebraska, tan spot is an important foliar disease. Stripe rust occurs statewide.

This NebFact discusses the options of treatment criteria, profitability of treatment, treatment products and timing for managing foliar diseases of wheat.


Ec00-898 Wheat Basis Patterns From Selected Sites In Nebraska, Lynn Lutgen Jan 2000

Ec00-898 Wheat Basis Patterns From Selected Sites In Nebraska, Lynn Lutgen

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The following publication contains wheat basis patterns for several towns in Nebraska. The basic price information was collected through surveys, newspaper, electronic media, etc. The listing includes towns that are representative of different geographic locations in Nebraska. This publication will be updated each year by adding a year's data to each location which will allow the user to observe the changes in the basis patterns over time.


Ec00-802 Soybean Basis Patterns From Selected Sites In Nebraska, Lynn Lutgen Jan 2000

Ec00-802 Soybean Basis Patterns From Selected Sites In Nebraska, Lynn Lutgen

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The following publication contains soybean basis patterns for several towns in Nebraska. The basic price information was collected through surveys, newspaper, electronic media, etc. The listing includes towns that are representative of different geographic locations in Nebraska. The amount of data varies among locations. This publication will be updated each year by adding a year's data to each location which will allow the user to observe the changes in the basis patterns over time.


Ec00-899 Sorghum Basis Patterns From Selected Sites In Nebraska, Lynn Lutgen Jan 2000

Ec00-899 Sorghum Basis Patterns From Selected Sites In Nebraska, Lynn Lutgen

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The following publication contains the sorghum basis patterns for several towns in Nebraska. Price information was collected through surveys, newspapers, electronic media, etc. The listing includes towns representative of different geographic locations in Nebraska. The amount of data varies among locations. This publication will be updated each year by adding a year's data to each location. This allows the user to observe the changing of basis patterns over time.