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Northeast Research Station Watertown, South Dakota Annual Progress Report, 1986, Agricultural Experiment Station, Plant Science Department Dec 1986

Northeast Research Station Watertown, South Dakota Annual Progress Report, 1986, Agricultural Experiment Station, Plant Science Department

Agricultural Experiment Station and Research Farm Annual Reports

This is the 1986 annual progress report for the Northeast Research Station in Watertown, South Dakota. This report is issued by the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station and the South Dakota State University Plant Science Department. This report includes information on the 1986 crop season, climate data applications of chloride for wheat, spring wheat breeding, oats research, barley and rye testing, grain trials, corn breeding row spacing, sunflower studies and trials, and weed control.


Endangered And Threatened Wildlife And Plants; Proposal To Determine The Black-Capped Vireo To Be An Endangered Species Dec 1986

Endangered And Threatened Wildlife And Plants; Proposal To Determine The Black-Capped Vireo To Be An Endangered Species

Endangered Species Bulletins and Technical Reports (USFWS)

The Service proposes to list the black-capped vireo (Vireo atricapillus) as an endangered species under provisions of the Endangered Species Act of I973 as amended. This small bird formerly bred from Kansas through Oklahoma and Texas to central Coahuila in Mexico. The vireo population is declining. It no longer occurs in Kansas, is gravely endangered in Oklahoma where it was found in only three small areas in 1986, and is no longer found in several parts of its former range in Texas. The black-capped vireo is threatened by brown beaded cowbird (Molothrus ater) nest parasitism and by loss of habitat ...


Revised Checklist Of North American Mammals North Of Mexico, 1986, J. Knox Jones Jr., Dilford C. Carter, Hugh H. Genoways, Robert S. Hoffmann, Dale W. Rice, Clyde Jones Dec 1986

Revised Checklist Of North American Mammals North Of Mexico, 1986, J. Knox Jones Jr., Dilford C. Carter, Hugh H. Genoways, Robert S. Hoffmann, Dale W. Rice, Clyde Jones

Mammalogy Papers: University of Nebraska State Museum

As in previous lists, orders, families, and genera are listed in conventional phylogenetic sequence mostly following Hall (1981) but, in a departure from previous lists, species are entered alphabetically within each genus. This will facilitate use of the checklist by those unfamiliar with intrageneric taxonomy. Some assemblages are not well enough understood to create a meaningful hierarchy at the specific level.


The 1986 Iowa Corn Yield Test Report, District 7, K. E. Ziegler Dec 1986

The 1986 Iowa Corn Yield Test Report, District 7, K. E. Ziegler

Iowa Corn Yield Tests

Results of the Iowa Com Yield Test are published to aid Iowa farmers in selecting com varieties. This is the sixty-sixth consecutive year for the test.


The 1986 Iowa Corn Yield Test Report, District 6, K. E. Ziegler Dec 1986

The 1986 Iowa Corn Yield Test Report, District 6, K. E. Ziegler

Iowa Corn Yield Tests

Results of the Iowa Com Yield Test are published to aid Iowa farmers in selecting com varieties. This is the sixty-sixth consecutive year for the test.


The 1986 Iowa Corn Yield Test Report, District 5, K. E. Ziegler Dec 1986

The 1986 Iowa Corn Yield Test Report, District 5, K. E. Ziegler

Iowa Corn Yield Tests

Results of the Iowa Com Yield Test are published to aid Iowa farmers in selecting com varieties. This is the sixty-sixth consecutive year for the test.


The 1986 Iowa Corn Yield Test Report, District 4, K. E. Ziegler Dec 1986

The 1986 Iowa Corn Yield Test Report, District 4, K. E. Ziegler

Iowa Corn Yield Tests

Results of the Iowa Com Yield Test are published to aid Iowa farmers in selecting com varieties. This is the sixty-sixth consecutive year for the test.


The 1986 Iowa Corn Yield Test Report, District 3, K. E. Ziegler Dec 1986

The 1986 Iowa Corn Yield Test Report, District 3, K. E. Ziegler

Iowa Corn Yield Tests

Results of the Iowa Com Yield Test are published to aid Iowa farmers in selecting com varieties. This is the sixty-sixth consecutive year for the test.


The 1986 Iowa Corn Yield Test Report, District 2, K. E. Ziegler Dec 1986

The 1986 Iowa Corn Yield Test Report, District 2, K. E. Ziegler

Iowa Corn Yield Tests

Results of the Iowa Com Yield Test are published to aid Iowa farmers in selecting com varieties. This is the sixty-sixth consecutive year for the test.


Cassin’S Sparrow In Garden County, Thomas E. Labedz Dec 1986

Cassin’S Sparrow In Garden County, Thomas E. Labedz

Nebraska Bird Review

On 21 May 1986, while searching for evidence of breeding birds in atlas block 2G04 near Lisco, Garden County, Nebraska, I discovered a Cassin’s Sparrow (Aimophila cassinii). This sighting was at 5:20 PM Mountain Daylight Time, along the county road in the northeast corner of Section 11. I was driving slowly down the road and stopped to observe an odd sparrow. I nearly drove past, thinking it was another Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum), which I had heard and seen all day. The sparrow, which appeared larger than a Grasshopper Sparrow, was perched on the low wire of a ...


Nebraska Bird Review (December 1986) 54(4), Whole Issue Dec 1986

Nebraska Bird Review (December 1986) 54(4), Whole Issue

Nebraska Bird Review

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper and Ivory Gull Reported … 70

“. . . On Our Nebraska Records,” Revisited … 71

By-laws of the NOU Records Committee … 72

Writing a Documentation … 74

California Gull in Keith County, Nebraska … 77

Avian Cholera in the Panhandle, 1985–1986 … 78

1986 Fall Field Day … 79

Book Reviews … 80

Cassin’s Sparrow in Garden County … 80

Notes … 81

Proximity Nesting: The Great Horned Owl and Red-tailed Hawk … 84

Index to Volume 54 … 86


California Gull In Keith County, Nebraska, Mark A. Brogie Dec 1986

California Gull In Keith County, Nebraska, Mark A. Brogie

Nebraska Bird Review

The status of the California Gull (Larus californicus) in Nebraska has undergone a series of changes in recent years. Rapp et al. (1958) makes no mention of this species for Nebraska, although one was collected 19 March 1933 in Lancaster County (Hudson 1933) and is now an axial skeleton #ZM11152 in the University of Nebraska State Museum (Bray et al. 1986). Johnsgard (1980) lists the species as an extremely rare migrant or vagrant in most of Nebraska, while Rasche (1982) designates it as casual in spring and summer and accidental in autumn in northwestern Nebraska and southwestern South Dakota. Rasche ...


“On Our Nebraska Records," Revisited, Wayne J. Mollhoff Dec 1986

“On Our Nebraska Records," Revisited, Wayne J. Mollhoff

Nebraska Bird Review

At the second annual meeting of the NOU, Dr. Robert H. Wolcott, one of our founders, presented a paper titled “On Migration Records and On Our Nebraska Records” (Proc. NOU 2:69, 1901), which included a plea for better documentation. He said, in part, “These problems must be met and answered in a spirit of scientific accuracy, if our conclusions are to carry weight with those living outside our borders. We must know what we know and record only what we know we know. We must be open at all times to conviction, but at the same time we must ...


Sharp-Tailed Sandpiper And Ivory Gull Reported, Sandy Kovanda, Jim Kovanda, Bill Otto, Eldon Marsh, Barbara Marsh Dec 1986

Sharp-Tailed Sandpiper And Ivory Gull Reported, Sandy Kovanda, Jim Kovanda, Bill Otto, Eldon Marsh, Barbara Marsh

Nebraska Bird Review

SHARP-TAILED SANDPIPER. On 12 October 1986 we saw an unusual sandpiper, in company of three dowitchers, on the east side of Nebraska Highway 15, about half the distance between the Platte River and Octavia, Butler County. We thought the bird to be a juvenile Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Calidris acuminata).

IVORY GULL. On 12 October 1986 we were birding six miles east and half a mile south of Brunswick, Antelope County. . . . We were sitting in our vehicle at the edge of the road, facing south, when a white gull appeared. . . . [W]e identified this bird as an Ivory Gull.

These apparently are ...


Research Report No. 13, Estimating Dry Weight Of Understory Woody Plants In East Texas, Hershel C. Reeves, J. David Lenhart Dec 1986

Research Report No. 13, Estimating Dry Weight Of Understory Woody Plants In East Texas, Hershel C. Reeves, J. David Lenhart

Informal Project Reports

Equations are presented to estimate the total aboveground ovendry Weight of 19 different species of small woody plants common to understory of East Texas forests. For each of the 19 species, the predicting variable is basal diameter.


Fapri Trade Model For The Soybean Sector: Specification, Estimation, And Validation, William H. Meyers, Michael D. Helmar, S. Devadoss Dec 1986

Fapri Trade Model For The Soybean Sector: Specification, Estimation, And Validation, William H. Meyers, Michael D. Helmar, S. Devadoss

CARD Staff Reports

The international components and the overall structure of this model are based on recent work by Huyser (1983). The U.S. Structure and components of the model are based on recent work by Ash (1984) and earlier work by Baumes and Meyers (1980) and Meyers and Hacklander (1979). The roots of all these models trace back to the seminal work on the soybean industry by Houck, Ryan, and Subotnik (1972). A review of related modeling work in the soybean sector can be found in Huyser and Ash.


Fapri Trade Model For Feed Grains: Specification, Estimation, And Validation, Aniss Bahrenian, S. Devadoss, William H. Meyers Dec 1986

Fapri Trade Model For Feed Grains: Specification, Estimation, And Validation, Aniss Bahrenian, S. Devadoss, William H. Meyers

CARD Staff Reports

This model was developed to quantify the trade and policy linkages for feed grains among the major importing and exporting regions. It is intended primarily for use in making intermediate-term projections and conducting policy impact analysis. Thus it is a relatively small partial equilibrium model but incorporates the most basic supply, demand, price, and policy variables in the feed grains sector.


The 1986 Iowa Corn Yield Test Report, District 1, K. E. Ziegler Dec 1986

The 1986 Iowa Corn Yield Test Report, District 1, K. E. Ziegler

Iowa Corn Yield Tests

Results of the Iowa Com Yield Test are published to aid Iowa farmers in selecting com varieties. This is the sixty-sixth consecutive year for the test.


Book Review Of "A Theory Of Technology", Carl J. Bajema Dec 1986

Book Review Of "A Theory Of Technology", Carl J. Bajema

Other Scholarly Publications

The definitive version is available at http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=BBS


Proximity Nesting: The Great Horned Owl And Red-Tailed Hawk, Steve Shupe Dec 1986

Proximity Nesting: The Great Horned Owl And Red-Tailed Hawk, Steve Shupe

Nebraska Bird Review

Introduction: Forty-two nests of the Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) and 78 nests of the Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaieensis) were surveyed during a three-year ecological study (1982–84). In 11 instances nests of the two species overlapped the hunting areas of the other. Home ranges, in which most hunting takes place, have been defined by various authors (Miller, 1930; Baumgartner, 1939; Hagar, 1967). For this study Hawks and Owls nesting within one-half mile of each other were compared. The proximity nesting of these two species seemed likely to increase the possibility of predation upon the young of the other, as ...


“Notes” From Nebraska Bird Review (December 1986) 54(4) Dec 1986

“Notes” From Nebraska Bird Review (December 1986) 54(4)

Nebraska Bird Review

CORRECTION TO 1986 SPRING OCCURRENCE REPORT. The q and r tor Dark-eyed Junco in Column l should be in Column 2, and the explanations in the text should likewise be moved.

THE DESOTO NWR EIDERS. The March 1986 issue (NBR 54:10) reported Eiders, probably King or Common, at DeSoto NWR, and that photographs were being circulated for confirmation of the species.

NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION MIDWINTER EAGLE SURVEY. The 1986 survey total of 462 Bald Eagles is the second highest total reported for Nebraska, surpassed only by the 746 recorded during last year’s unusually mild winter.—Greg Wingfield, Nebraska ...


“Book Reviews” From Nebraska Bird Review (December 1986) 54(4) Dec 1986

“Book Reviews” From Nebraska Bird Review (December 1986) 54(4)

Nebraska Bird Review

Bears and Men: A Gathering, William Mills, 108 pp., 9¼ x 9¼, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, cloth $24. 95. The author’s pictures, mostly of polar bears, but with a few of seals, arctic fox, men and their machine, and two of Ptarmigan, are probably more important than the text, which describes a trip out from Churchill in a tundra buggy towing a dormitory accommodation, both supposedly (but not too) bear-proof. The trip was organized for those who were interested in photographing polar bears under relatively natural conditions. In the course of the narrative the author ...


Writing A Documentation, Barbara L. Wilson Dec 1986

Writing A Documentation, Barbara L. Wilson

Nebraska Bird Review

As the previous article makes clear, the written documentation helps birdwatchers communicate clearly about unusual sightings. Preparing the report can even add to the excitement of the event as one settles into a comfortable chair with the field notes and paper, chortling “Wait ‘til they read about this!” Then one relives the whole experience while organizing one’s thoughts for writing. Those field notes are an important part of the process, for they keep small but critical details accurate. Train yourself to take some kind of notebook or paper into the field, though in a pinch the margin of a ...


Masthead From Nebraska Bird Review (December 1986) 54(4) Dec 1986

Masthead From Nebraska Bird Review (December 1986) 54(4)

Nebraska Bird Review

Published quarterly in March, June, September, and December by the Nebraska Ornithologists' Union, Inc., as its official journal and sent to all members who are not in arrears for dues. Subscriptions (on calendar year basis only) are $10.00 per year in the United States, $12.00 per year in Canada and Mexico, and $12.50 per year in all other countries, payable in advance. Single copies are $3.00 each, postpaid, in the United States; $3.50 elsewhere.

Memberships (on a calendar year basis only): Student, $3.00; Active, $7.00; Sustaining, $15.00; Family Active, $10.00; Family ...


By-Laws Of The Nou Records Committee Dec 1986

By-Laws Of The Nou Records Committee

Nebraska Bird Review

I. NAME. The name of the committee is the Nebraska Ornithologists’ Union Records Committee, hereafter referred to as “the committee.”

II. STATEMENT OF PHILOSOPHY. This committee exists to serve the ornithological community in Nebraska, not vice versa. It exists to promote and help maintain a high degree of quality and integrity in Nebraska ornithology. All Nebraska ornithologists should understand this and realize that for the committee to achieve these goals, it needs the support of all interested persons. The committee should be regarded as a logical, convenient clearinghouse in regards to records of Nebraska birds. All ornithologists, professional and amateur ...


Index To Volume 54 Dec 1986

Index To Volume 54

Nebraska Bird Review

Accipiter sp. 4

Adcock, Dorothy 64

Albino 20

Alexander, George and Irene 6

Alfred, Norris 15, 17, 31, 43, 49, 64

Allen, Betty 3

Ani, Groove-billed 30

Ants 26

Avocet, American 9, 12, 30, 31, 50, 79

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Yellowlegs, Greater 12, 50

Lesser 13, 30, 50

sp. 13, 15, 50

Yellowthroat, Common 21, 30, 31, 34, 60, 79

Ziewitz, Jerry W., Whooping Crane Roost Site Characteristics on the Platte River, Buffalo County, Nebraska 36

Zlonke, Jack 58


Avian Cholera In The Panhandle, 1985–1986, Stephen M. Kerr Dec 1986

Avian Cholera In The Panhandle, 1985–1986, Stephen M. Kerr

Nebraska Bird Review

Between 28 November 1985 and 14 February 1986, over 2,500 waterfowl, 48 Wild Turkeys, and at least one Bald Eagle died due to avian cholera in an area from 5 miles west of Scottsbluff, Nebraska, to 5 miles west of Lingle, Wyoming.

On 28 November a severe snowstorm blanketed the North Platte River valley with 10 inches of snow and wind chills of –20°F. An estimated 50,000 Mallards were concentrated 5 miles west of Scottsbluff, at the headwaters of Spring Creek. The area consists of 2 small dredged channels, 10 feet wide and less than 3 feet ...


1986 Fall Field Day Dec 1986

1986 Fall Field Day

Nebraska Bird Review

The 1986 Fall Field Day was held at the 4-H Camp at Halsey National Forest on 4 and 5 October. The cloudy, rainy weather, which had been rather general over the state the previous few days, cleared up (the last rain at Halsey was late Friday night), and Saturday and Sunday were clear, which pleased the 51 who attended. Of the rare bird reports submitted, the Lesser Goldfinch, by Jim Minyard, was ranked first, and the Laughing Gull, by Paul and Karla Kaufman, the Prairie-Chickens at Omaha, by Douglas Fritz, and the King Rail, by Wayne Mollhoff, were ranked next ...


Comparative Cost Analysis Of Alternative Solid Waste Collection Systems In Rural Tennessee Counties, University Of Tennessee Agricultural Experiment Station, Faye Church, Deborah M. Markley, William M. Park Dec 1986

Comparative Cost Analysis Of Alternative Solid Waste Collection Systems In Rural Tennessee Counties, University Of Tennessee Agricultural Experiment Station, Faye Church, Deborah M. Markley, William M. Park

Research Reports

No abstract provided.


Weed Control Investigations In Corn And Grain Sorghum, 1986, University Of Tennessee Agricultural Experiment Station, G. N. Rhodes Jr., R. M. Hayes, M. L. Thornton, G. A. Mitchell, D. D. Howard Dec 1986

Weed Control Investigations In Corn And Grain Sorghum, 1986, University Of Tennessee Agricultural Experiment Station, G. N. Rhodes Jr., R. M. Hayes, M. L. Thornton, G. A. Mitchell, D. D. Howard

Research Reports

No abstract provided.