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Determinants Of Teachers' Intentions To Teach Physically Active Physical Education Classes, Jeffrey J. Martin, Pamela Hodges Kulinna, Robert C. Eklund, Brett Reed Apr 2001

Determinants Of Teachers' Intentions To Teach Physically Active Physical Education Classes, Jeffrey J. Martin, Pamela Hodges Kulinna, Robert C. Eklund, Brett Reed

Kinesiology, Health and Sport Studies

The purpose of the present investigation was to examine determinants of teachers' intentions to teach physically active physical education classes (i.e., spend at least 50% of class time with the students engaged in moderate to vigorous physical activity). Based on the theories of reasoned action, planned behavior, and self-efficacy, a model was examined hypothesizing that teachers' intentions were determined by subjective norm, attitude, perceived behavioral control, and self-efficacy. Using hierarchical regression analyses, the theories of reasoned action and planned behavior were supported by accounting for 65% of the variance in intention due to the main effects of attitude and ...


Nf01-453 Written Cropland Lease Checklist, J. David Aiken Jan 2001

Nf01-453 Written Cropland Lease Checklist, J. David Aiken

Agricultural Research Division News & Annual Reports

A written lease is likely to be more complete than an oral lease, can specify a definite lease term, and can satisfy written contract requirements.


Nf01-449 An Introduction To Agricultural Production And Marketing Contracts, Tom Holman, Dillon Feuz, David D. Baltensperger Jan 2001

Nf01-449 An Introduction To Agricultural Production And Marketing Contracts, Tom Holman, Dillon Feuz, David D. Baltensperger

Agricultural Research Division News & Annual Reports

This NebFact provides information on Agricultural Contracts.


Nf01-481 Creating A Strong Family: Life As A Soap Opera, John Defrain Jan 2001

Nf01-481 Creating A Strong Family: Life As A Soap Opera, John Defrain

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

And one doesn't have to look far to see loopy behavior among adults, either. Meetings at the office occasionally get out of control as we feed off each other's emotions, both negative and positive. Citizens in this country - and many others - often view national politics as one gigantic and long-running uncontrollable cybernetic feedback loop. As we strive to communicate effectively with each other in our families, the delicate balance lies in how we manage to keep the sparkle of positive emotion alive in our very intimate relationships with each other, while minimizing negative emotional interchanges that can easily ...


Nf01-454 Information About Foot And Mouth Disease For Nebraska Residents, David R. Smith Jan 2001

Nf01-454 Information About Foot And Mouth Disease For Nebraska Residents, David R. Smith

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Foot and mouth disease (FMD) is an extremely contagious viral disease of cloven-hooved animals such as cattle, pigs, sheep, and deer. The disease is not commonly fatal, but causes extreme production losses in affected herds. Clinical signs of the disease include lameness, excessive salivation, reluctance to eat, abortion and blister-like erosions on the mouth and feet. Affected animals are debilitated and may not recover to their original production levels. The disease has long been recognized as one of the most economically devastating diseases of livestock.


Nf01-472 Growing Annual Flowers, Anne Streich, Susan D. Schoneweis, Steven Rodie Jan 2001

Nf01-472 Growing Annual Flowers, Anne Streich, Susan D. Schoneweis, Steven Rodie

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Annual flowers can be a prime source of color to accent and enliven a home's landscape. While flowering trees and shrubs provide short bursts of color, most annuals begin blooming within a month of planting and flower until frost. The wide range of colors, sizes and species adapted to either sun or shade makes it possible to plant annual flowers almost anywhere. Annuals are perfect for beds, borders, rock gardens, window boxes, hanging baskets or as temporary ground covers and fillers.


Nf01-468 Turf Disease Fact Sheet No. 8: Management Program For Powdery Mildew, John E. Watkins Jan 2001

Nf01-468 Turf Disease Fact Sheet No. 8: Management Program For Powdery Mildew, John E. Watkins

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact is about turf disease and includes information dealing with the management of powdery mildew.


Nf01-467 Turf Disease Fact Sheet No. 7: Management Program For Anthracnose, John E. Watkins Jan 2001

Nf01-467 Turf Disease Fact Sheet No. 7: Management Program For Anthracnose, John E. Watkins

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact is about turf disease and includes information about managing anthracnose.


Nf01-466 Turf Disease Fact Sheet No. 6: Management Program For Gray Leaf Spot, John E. Watkins Jan 2001

Nf01-466 Turf Disease Fact Sheet No. 6: Management Program For Gray Leaf Spot, John E. Watkins

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact is about turf disease and includes information about managing gray leaf spot.


Nf01-495 Creating A Strong Family: The Chinese Symbol For Crisis, John Defrain Jan 2001

Nf01-495 Creating A Strong Family: The Chinese Symbol For Crisis, John Defrain

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact is about how a family should reframe in a time of crisis.


Nf01-497 Creating A Strong Family: Universal Values, Family Strengths And The Quest For A Peaceful World, John Defrain Jan 2001

Nf01-497 Creating A Strong Family: Universal Values, Family Strengths And The Quest For A Peaceful World, John Defrain

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact is about the universal values, family strengths and the quest for a peaceful world.


Nf01-480 Creating A Strong Family: Wants Are Insatiable, John Defrain Jan 2001

Nf01-480 Creating A Strong Family: Wants Are Insatiable, John Defrain

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This creative genius never disappears, even in those times when family income is shrinking rather than expanding. But in tough times, it is especially important that family members remember to communicate with each other in positive rather than negative ways. This is not easy to do, of course, Parents flush with money still find it difficult to keep their cool when faced with what may seem like a teen-ager's insatiable demand for the latest clothing or shoes so that the youngster can fit in with everyone else at school. In the best of times, $75 or $100 or $125 ...


Nf01-485 Creating A Strong Family: Listening And Speaking From The Heart, John Defrain Jan 2001

Nf01-485 Creating A Strong Family: Listening And Speaking From The Heart, John Defrain

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

For 45 minutes the woman discussed her husband's distress and her own feelings of inadequacy as she struggled in vain to find ways to help him. I listened closely and suggested she contact a good counselor in her hometown - one familiar with alcohol use - to work with both of them. The conversation wouldn't have been particularly remarkable, except that she and I had just met for the first time on a brief airplane flight. I sat down next to her, said How's life? and she told me. In great detail.


Nf01-489 Creating A Strong Family: The Family That Eats Happily Together Stays Together, John Defrain Jan 2001

Nf01-489 Creating A Strong Family: The Family That Eats Happily Together Stays Together, John Defrain

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

When people in strong families talk about what makes them strong, doing enjoyable things together is mentioned time and time again. The list of enjoyable activities is a lengthy one, of course, and each family is unique in this regard.


Nf01-488 Creating A Strong Family: Quality Time In Great Quantity, John Defrain Jan 2001

Nf01-488 Creating A Strong Family: Quality Time In Great Quantity, John Defrain

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Societies are often fueled by the platitude, which can be defined as conventional, hackneyed wisdom packaged for general consumption. This common sense created for common living is called upon so often in day-to-day speech that we sometimes fail to recognize it for what it often really is.


Nf01-487 Creating A Strong Family: Living In The Moment, John Defrain Jan 2001

Nf01-487 Creating A Strong Family: Living In The Moment, John Defrain

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

As a young father, I learned to live in the moment. And to enjoy the moment. I think it was the time when the doctors thought I might have a brain tumor or an aneurysm. I'd been having headaches for several weeks, and they just wouldn't go away. As a young professor back then, I had been under considerable stress, or, perhaps, was creating considerable stress in my life by over-involving myself in what at the time seemed to be important activities.


Nf01-451 Consumer Responsibility In Health Care: Improving Communication With Your Provider, Mary Ellen Rider, Paul Flack Jan 2001

Nf01-451 Consumer Responsibility In Health Care: Improving Communication With Your Provider, Mary Ellen Rider, Paul Flack

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The U.S. health care system continues to undergo reform. The direction of change places more emphasis on the patient to be a responsible partner in his/her own care and for those for whom they are responsible (family members) for care. One of the most important skills consumers have to exercise in this partnership is communication skills.


G01-1418 Turf In The Landscape (Revised April 2003), Anne Streich, Steven Rodie, Roch E. Gaussoin Jan 2001

G01-1418 Turf In The Landscape (Revised April 2003), Anne Streich, Steven Rodie, Roch E. Gaussoin

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

To many people, landscape design means choosing the right tree, shrub or flower for a particular place. An important aspect of the landscape often overlooked, however, is the use of turf. Turf often becomes the leftover areas in the landscape rather than an integral design element.

Turf is a significant part of successful landscaping. This NebGuide explores the benefits and uses of turf in the landscape.


Nf01-460 Total Maximum Daily Loads, Tmdls, For Surface Water Pollutants: What They Mean To Nebraska Agriculture, Christopher G. Henry, Thomas G. Franti Jan 2001

Nf01-460 Total Maximum Daily Loads, Tmdls, For Surface Water Pollutants: What They Mean To Nebraska Agriculture, Christopher G. Henry, Thomas G. Franti

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

What is the TMDL Process? A Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) is a written plan specific to a pollutant and a body of water that incorporates water quality monitoring data, exceedence frequency, sample time flow conditions, and the sources that may be contributing to the water quality problem. Its purpose is to identify pollution sources and propose a plan that will help achieve water quality standards for the body of water. The Clean Water Act calls for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to work with state agencies which in turn work with interested parties in an effort to develop TMDLs ...


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.


Ec01-1880 Diseases Of Nebraska's Field Crops, Loren J. Giesler, Robert M. Harveson, Jim Stack, John E. Watkins, Jennifer L. Chaky Jan 2001

Ec01-1880 Diseases Of Nebraska's Field Crops, Loren J. Giesler, Robert M. Harveson, Jim Stack, John E. Watkins, Jennifer L. Chaky

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Each year, plant diseases are an important factor in reducing yields of Nebraska's field crops. The purpose of this publication is to provide concise information in an easy to use table for many of Nebraska's field crop diseases. The disease information is organized by crop.

Diseases covered in this publication include the four main groups of plant pathogens: fungi, bacteria, viruses, and nematodes.


Ec01-2500 Federally Registered Restricted Use Pesticides, Larry D. Schulze Jan 2001

Ec01-2500 Federally Registered Restricted Use Pesticides, Larry D. Schulze

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The list of federally registered restricted use pesticides published herein is intended solely to assist applicators, educators and consumers in recognizing products which may be classified for such use.

This publication is based on the Restricted Use Product (RUP) Report database maintained by the Office of Pesticide Programs, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This publication follows the EPA report format and lists the active ingredients as cross-referenced with the restricted use pesticides/product trade names.


Ec01-153 Selecting Alfalfa Varieties For Nebraska 2001, Bruce Anderson, Michael Trammell, Patrick E. Reece Jan 2001

Ec01-153 Selecting Alfalfa Varieties For Nebraska 2001, Bruce Anderson, Michael Trammell, Patrick E. Reece

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Yield potential, pest resistance and seed price should be considered when selecting alfalfa varieties in Nebraska.

The most important variety decision for many farms and ranches is the selection of alfalfa. The choice of alfalfa variety affects production for three to 10 or more years, whereas varieties of annual crops can be changed every year.

Varieties that have been tested with commercial seed since 1991 for two or more years at locations in Nebraska and marketed in the state are shown in this 2001 extension circular revision.


Ec01-797 Filtration And Maintenance: Considerations For Subsurface Drip Irrigation (Sdi), Brian Benham, Jose O. Payero Jan 2001

Ec01-797 Filtration And Maintenance: Considerations For Subsurface Drip Irrigation (Sdi), Brian Benham, Jose O. Payero

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

When using Subsurface Drip Irrigation (SDI) systems, it is important to prevent clogging problems before they occur. The best prevention plan includes an effective filtration and water treatment strategy. Depending on the water source and its quality, various combinations of sand separation, filtration and chemical treatments may be required and are discussed here in this extension circular.


Ec01-150 Range Judging Handbook And Contest Guide For Nebraska, James T. Nichols, Peter N. Jensen Jan 2001

Ec01-150 Range Judging Handbook And Contest Guide For Nebraska, James T. Nichols, Peter N. Jensen

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Range judging contests can be a challenging and effective learning tool for everyone - youth, adults, beginners, professionals - whether from rural or urban areas. This circular provides information about Nebraska's rangelands and grasslands. It is designed to help individuals and teams prepare for range judging contests and to learn more about rangeland and its management. Each of the nine sections that follow corresponds to a section on the range judging scorecard used in contests.


Ec01-809 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Developments 2000-01, Bruce B. Johnson, Peter Brummels, Lance Kuenning Jan 2001

Ec01-809 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Developments 2000-01, Bruce B. Johnson, Peter Brummels, Lance Kuenning

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Nebraska's agricultural land base is considerable, being comprised of more than 45 million acres of land in farms and ranches according to the most recent 1997 Census of Agriculture. Currently, it's total estimated market value is more than $32 billion. There is much diversity to this base as one moves across the state, reflecting major differences in soils and climatic features which, in turn, affect agricultural productivity and the various non-agricultural uses. The result is a virtual collage of hundreds of local agricultural land markets, each having unique land value levels and market characteristics.

This extension circular gives ...


Ec01-107 Nebraska Proso, Sunflower, Pulse Crop, Amaranth, Oat And Spring Wheat Variety Tests 2001, David D. Baltensperger, Glen E. Frickel, Robert N. Klein, James Krall, Jack Cecil, James Hain, Clair Stymiest, John Rickertson, Jerry Nachtman, Lenis Alton Nelson, P. Stephen Baenziger, B. Todd Campbell Jan 2001

Ec01-107 Nebraska Proso, Sunflower, Pulse Crop, Amaranth, Oat And Spring Wheat Variety Tests 2001, David D. Baltensperger, Glen E. Frickel, Robert N. Klein, James Krall, Jack Cecil, James Hain, Clair Stymiest, John Rickertson, Jerry Nachtman, Lenis Alton Nelson, P. Stephen Baenziger, B. Todd Campbell

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 Agricutlural Research Division and the Cooperative Extension Service.


Ec01-219 2001 Nebraska Swine Report, Duane Reese Jan 2001

Ec01-219 2001 Nebraska Swine Report, Duane Reese

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The 2001 Nebraska Swine Report was prepared by the staff in Animal Science and cooperating Departments for use in Extension, Teaching and Research programs. This publications deals with research on swine reproduction, breeding, health, nutrition, economics, and housing.


Ec01-798 Residential On-Site Wastewater Treatment: An Overview, Janet R. Hygnstrom, Wayne Woldt, Sharon Skipton Jan 2001

Ec01-798 Residential On-Site Wastewater Treatment: An Overview, Janet R. Hygnstrom, Wayne Woldt, Sharon Skipton

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This publication will answer many questions that homeowners or potential homeowners, realtors and lenders may have about residential on-site wastewater treatment systems. Information is based on Title 124: Rules and Regulations for the Design, Operation and Maintenance of On-site WastewaterTreatment Systems of the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ), which requires that a dwelling or establishment that generates wastewater have an on-site wastewater treatment system in accordance with those regulations, or be connected to a public wastewater treatment system. An establishment is a house, building, structure, or place that generates more than 1,000 gallons of wastewater per day, generates ...


G1420 Direct Sales Of Beef, Paul Swanson Jan 2001

G1420 Direct Sales Of Beef, Paul Swanson

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide offers producers suggestions for selling beef directly to consumers.

Successful direct selling of beef to consumers requires a different mind-set from our traditional sale of commodity beef to processors, wholesalers and retailers. The much closer relationship of the beef producer to the actual consumer creates many opportunities to provide more income from each individual animal and for the consumer to receive a product which is generally not available in the store. A growing number of consumers are interested in purchasing beef that is produced locally, on small farms or ranches, humanely raised, without implants, without the feeding of ...