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Nebraska

1989

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G89-923 Windbreak Maintenance And Renovation, Jon Wilson, Mike Kuhns Jan 1989

G89-923 Windbreak Maintenance And Renovation, Jon Wilson, Mike Kuhns

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

What are you doing to maintain your windbreak? Is renovation necessary? This NebGuide can help you decide.

Windbreaks are integral parts of many Nebraska farming and ranching operations. They protect man, animals, crops and buildings from cold winter winds, hot summer winds, and deep snows. Windbreaks prevent wind erosion and provide wildlife habitat.

All windbreaks, even well-designed ones, need regular maintenance. Some windbreaks, especially those that are older or neglected, may need more drastic treatment or renovation.


G89-948 Safe Operation Of Compact Tractors, Robert D. Grisso, Rollin Schnieder Jan 1989

G89-948 Safe Operation Of Compact Tractors, Robert D. Grisso, Rollin Schnieder

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Follow these safety tips and maintenance procedures for checking, servicing and operating compact tractors to extend their life and reduce breakdowns and accidents.

Lawn and turf maintenance is easier because of modern compact tractors, but carelessness can spell trouble.

Most tractors used in grounds care can be classified into three size groups: 1) riding lawn mowers (3 to 8 horsepower) which are fitted with a mower and usually do not have other equipment or attachments that could be mounted separately; 2) lawn and garden or compact tractors (7 to 40 horsepower) that can be mounted with a variety of tools ...


G89-901 Understand Your Soil Test: Sulfur, K.D. Frank, Delno Knudsen Jan 1989

G89-901 Understand Your Soil Test: Sulfur, K.D. Frank, Delno Knudsen

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Factors leading to sulfur deficiency, soil and water tests, soil test interpretation and fertilizer materials that contain sulfur are covered here.

Sulfur, one of the macro-nutrients, may be deficient in some sandy soils but usually is plentiful in other soils of the state. The amounts contained by healthy crops are on the same order as phosphorus, ranging from 0.2 percent to .5 percent sulfur. It is a component of certain amino acids, and so is part of several proteins essential for plants and animals.


G89-899 Weed Control In No-Till Corn, Grain Sorghum And Soybean Production, R.S. Moomaw, Alex Martin, R.N. Stougaard, Fred Roeth, G.A. Wicks, Robert N. Klein, Paul J. Jasa Jan 1989

G89-899 Weed Control In No-Till Corn, Grain Sorghum And Soybean Production, R.S. Moomaw, Alex Martin, R.N. Stougaard, Fred Roeth, G.A. Wicks, Robert N. Klein, Paul J. Jasa

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Tips for successful no-till weed control, weed control principles for no-till row crop production, and no-till row crops planted into legume or small grain residues are covered here. Soil erosion by wind and water is a strong societal concern in our state and nation. Current estimates are that more than 100 million tons of topsoil are eroded annually in Nebraska, with 75 percent of that coming from row crop areas. Nebraska farmers have been implementing changes in their crop production practices to reduce soil erosion.


G89-908 Controlling Snake Problems Around Homes, Ron J. Johnson Jan 1989

G89-908 Controlling Snake Problems Around Homes, Ron J. Johnson

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Controlling snake problems around residences is covered here. Occasionally people encounter snakes around their homes or in other places, and wonder what to do about the snakes or whether they are dangerous. In nearly all cases, these are harmless types such as garter snakes or bullsnakes. However, Nebraska does have four kinds of poisonous snakes: the prairie rattlesnake, timber rattlesnake, small rattlesnake, copperhead.


Ec89-1551 Nebraska Management Guide For Control Of Arthropod Pests Of Poultry And Pets: Featuring: Poultry, Dogs, Cats, Rabbits, Birds, Guinea Pigs And Gerbils, John B. Campbell Jan 1989

Ec89-1551 Nebraska Management Guide For Control Of Arthropod Pests Of Poultry And Pets: Featuring: Poultry, Dogs, Cats, Rabbits, Birds, Guinea Pigs And Gerbils, John B. Campbell

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This Extension Circular covers the precautions; insecticide formulations, application methods, recommendations for insects pests and poultry, and control recommendations for insect pests of pets. This covers poultry, dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, guinea pigs and gerbils.