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Nf96-280 Hog Cash Contracts Advantages And Disadvantages, Allen C. Wellman Jan 1996

Nf96-280 Hog Cash Contracts Advantages And Disadvantages, Allen C. Wellman

Agricultural Research Division News & Annual Reports

This NebFact has information on different types of hog cash contracts.


Nf96-267 Hog Cash Contracts, Allen C. Wellman Jan 1996

Nf96-267 Hog Cash Contracts, Allen C. Wellman

Agricultural Research Division News & Annual Reports

This NebFact has information on the traditional provisions of a fixed price forward cash contract for a seller of livestock.


Nf96-292 A Will As An Estate Planning Tool, Paul H. Gessaman Jan 1996

Nf96-292 A Will As An Estate Planning Tool, Paul H. Gessaman

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

What will happen to your estate when you die? This NebFact contains information on wills.


Nf96-272 Setting Up Your Own Business: Assessing Your Business Skills, Carol Thayer Jan 1996

Nf96-272 Setting Up Your Own Business: Assessing Your Business Skills, Carol Thayer

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact has information on evaluating your business skills.


Nf96-274 Seed Sources For Commercial Vegetable Production, Laurie Hodges Jan 1996

Nf96-274 Seed Sources For Commercial Vegetable Production, Laurie Hodges

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact has addresses of distributors of seeds for commercial vegetable production.


Nf96-313 Guides For Development Of A Farmers Market, Laurie Hodges Jan 1996

Nf96-313 Guides For Development Of A Farmers Market, Laurie Hodges

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact contains a list of resources for starting and running a farmers' market.


Ec96-1768 Windbreak Management, James R. Brandle, Craig Stange Jan 1996

Ec96-1768 Windbreak Management, James R. Brandle, Craig Stange

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The windbreaks on your farm are an important part of the agricultural landscape. They provide protection for the farmstead, livestock, and crops; provide habitat for wildlife; and contribute to an overall healthy environment for you and your family. They are living systems with youth, maturity, and old age. Like any other living thing they need proper care and management in order to continue to function at their best.

Windbreak management requires an understanding of how your windbreak works. Your goal is to maintain the health and vigor of individual trees and shrubs while maintaining the overall structure of the windbreak ...


Nf96-302 Pillbugs And Sowbugs, David L. Keith, Frederick P. Baxendale Jan 1996

Nf96-302 Pillbugs And Sowbugs, David L. Keith, Frederick P. Baxendale

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact has information on pillbugs and sowbugs.


Nf96-301 Gray Leaf Spot In Corn, David S. Wysong Jan 1996

Nf96-301 Gray Leaf Spot In Corn, David S. Wysong

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact has information on ways to manage gray leaf spot in Corn.


G96-1311 Global Warming: What Is Known And Why Nebraska Agriculture Should Care, William E. Easterling, Cynthia Hayes Jan 1996

G96-1311 Global Warming: What Is Known And Why Nebraska Agriculture Should Care, William E. Easterling, Cynthia Hayes

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The purpose of this NebGuide is to review the facts of global warming, to point out what is sheer speculation, and to suggest why Nebraska agriculture should care about global warming.

Climatologists talk about global warming one year and the next year they talk about global cooling! Depending on the time periods involved, both views may be correct. Over the next few hundred years, the earth may undergo a general cooling trend. This trend is consistent with the regular shifts into and out of ice age conditions that have characterized the earth's climate history of the last 50,000 ...


Nf96-251 A Comparative Study Of Fiber Digestion And Subsequent Nutrient Absorption In The Ostrich Versus The Ruminant, Sheila E. Scheideler Jan 1996

Nf96-251 A Comparative Study Of Fiber Digestion And Subsequent Nutrient Absorption In The Ostrich Versus The Ruminant, Sheila E. Scheideler

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact compares the digestive systems of the ruminant and the ostrich.


Nf96-300 Selecting And Sizing Combine Drive Tires, Robert D. Grisso, Paul J. Jasa, Alice J. Jones Jan 1996

Nf96-300 Selecting And Sizing Combine Drive Tires, Robert D. Grisso, Paul J. Jasa, Alice J. Jones

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact assists in selecting and sizing combine drive tires for proper load carrying capacity as well as selecting tire widths for controlled traffic systems.


Nf96-305 Precision Farming In Nebraska: A Status Report, William Miller, Ray Supalla Jan 1996

Nf96-305 Precision Farming In Nebraska: A Status Report, William Miller, Ray Supalla

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Precision farming is a term applied to a broad array of topics that relate to the precise management of small units of land in contrast to the more traditional management of an entire field in a uniform manner.


Nf96-248 Factors Considered To Decide Nitrogen Application Rate, William Miller, Ray Supalla, Benedict Juliano Jan 1996

Nf96-248 Factors Considered To Decide Nitrogen Application Rate, William Miller, Ray Supalla, Benedict Juliano

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses nitrogen application among Nebraska farmers.


Nf96-303 Millipedes And Centipedes, David L. Keith, Frederick P. Baxendale Jan 1996

Nf96-303 Millipedes And Centipedes, David L. Keith, Frederick P. Baxendale

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact has information on millipedes and centipedes.


Nf96-290 Irrigation Management Practices In Nebraska, William Miller, Ray Supalla, Benedict Juliano Jan 1996

Nf96-290 Irrigation Management Practices In Nebraska, William Miller, Ray Supalla, Benedict Juliano

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact has information on a variety of new irrigation practices.


Nf96-266 Lightning Safety, Steven J. Meyer, Robert D. Grisso Jan 1996

Nf96-266 Lightning Safety, Steven J. Meyer, Robert D. Grisso

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Lightning is the most frequent weather threat to personal safety during the thunderstorm season. This NebFact has information you should know about.


Nf96-265 Tornado Safety, Steven J. Meyer, Robert D. Grisso, David L. Morgan Jan 1996

Nf96-265 Tornado Safety, Steven J. Meyer, Robert D. Grisso, David L. Morgan

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses tornado statistics, tornado identification, preparation for tornadoes, and how to develop a tornado safety plan.


Nf96-281 Soil Fertility Considerations For Land Coming Out Of Crp, Charles A. Shapiro, Gary W. Hergert, Melinda Mcvey Mccluskey Jan 1996

Nf96-281 Soil Fertility Considerations For Land Coming Out Of Crp, Charles A. Shapiro, Gary W. Hergert, Melinda Mcvey Mccluskey

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses soil nutrients and fertility for CRP farmland.


Nf96-289 Setting Up Your Own Business: The Entrepreneur's Checklist, Carol Thayer Jan 1996

Nf96-289 Setting Up Your Own Business: The Entrepreneur's Checklist, Carol Thayer

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact offers a checklist for entrepreneurs starting a small business in Nebraska.


Nf96-252 Controlling Feed Costs On Your Dairy Farm, Rick Grant Jan 1996

Nf96-252 Controlling Feed Costs On Your Dairy Farm, Rick Grant

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses ways to control feed costs on dairy farms.


Nf96-311 Parent-Child Power Struggles: How To Handle Them, Herbert G. Lingren Jan 1996

Nf96-311 Parent-Child Power Struggles: How To Handle Them, Herbert G. Lingren

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact contains advice on dealing with power struggles with your children.


Nf96-310 Costs Of Harvesting And Hauling Corn Stalks In Large Round Bales, H. Douglas Jose, Lance L. Brown Jan 1996

Nf96-310 Costs Of Harvesting And Hauling Corn Stalks In Large Round Bales, H. Douglas Jose, Lance L. Brown

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact calculates the costs of harvesting corn stalks for either livestock fodder or industrial uses.


G96-1307 Bioengineering For Hillslope, Streambank And Lakeshore Erosion Control, Thomas G. Franti Jan 1996

G96-1307 Bioengineering For Hillslope, Streambank And Lakeshore Erosion Control, Thomas G. Franti

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide describes bioengineering techniques for hillslope, streambank and lakeshore erosion control. Tips for a successful bioengineering installation and demonstration project are described. Soil erosion occurs whenever water meets land with enough force to move soil. Often this occurs along streambanks and lakeshores or where excess water flows over hillslopes. While streambank and hillslope erosion can be dramatic, especially after large rainfalls or floods, normal streamflows, excess runoff from urbanized areas and wave action along lakeshores continually erode soil. Erosion can be severe, as is the case in many man-made lakes, where shorelines are composed of easily erodible soil. Traditional ...


G96-1299 Agricultural Management Practices To Reduce Atrazine In Surface Water, Thomas G. Franti, Fred Roeth, Robert N. Klein, David L. Holshouser, Andrew P. Christiansen, James A. Schild, Gary L. Zoubek Jan 1996

G96-1299 Agricultural Management Practices To Reduce Atrazine In Surface Water, Thomas G. Franti, Fred Roeth, Robert N. Klein, David L. Holshouser, Andrew P. Christiansen, James A. Schild, Gary L. Zoubek

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Ways to reduce atrazine availability, reduce the amount of water runoff, and reduce the impact of the first runoff are covered here. Each year growers face many decisions when planning for a new growing season, including selection of an economical weed control program. Because of their ease of use and effectiveness, many producers use preemergence herbicides to control weeds. Because of its low cost, corn and sorghum growers often select atrazine or an atrazine combination. Nebraska corn growers annually apply an estimated 6.3 million pounds of atrazine. Atrazine is an effective and low-cost herbicide, but there is a hidden ...


G96-1300 Insects That Feed On Corn Ears, David L. Keith, J. F. Witkowski Jan 1996

G96-1300 Insects That Feed On Corn Ears, David L. Keith, J. F. Witkowski

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

How to identify mature and immature insects that infest and damage ears of corn.

Several kinds of insects infest the developing ears of corn, raising farmers' concerns and sometimes causing economic damage. Some of these insects can reduce both yield and quality of seed corn, pop corn, sweet corn and field corn. Control decisions depend in part on the economics of the corn crop produced. In many cases, particularly in field corn where the value of the crop per acre is somewhat lower, the insects may not be sufficiently damaging to require control. The higher value of seed corn compared ...


G96-1277 Pine Moths, Mark O. Harrell, Frederick P. Baxendale, J. Ackland Jones Jan 1996

G96-1277 Pine Moths, Mark O. Harrell, Frederick P. Baxendale, J. Ackland Jones

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Pine moths can seriously damage pine trees. This NebGuide helps you recognize damage and symptoms, identify the pest, and choose a control.

Pine moths are serious pests of pines in Nebraska. Larvae (caterpillars) damage trees by tunneling just beneath the bark of the trunk and branches (Figure 1), most commonly on the trunk just below a branch. The tunnels they make can girdle the trunk or branches or physically weaken them so they are easily broken by wind or snow (Figure 2). Heavily infested trees are often deformed and are sometimes killed.


G96-1302 Managing Varroa In The Midwest, Marion D. Ellis, Frederick P. Baxendale Jan 1996

G96-1302 Managing Varroa In The Midwest, Marion D. Ellis, Frederick P. Baxendale

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

There are important regional differences in varroa population dynamics and control. This NebGuide offers recommendations on varroa management for beekeepers in the Midwest.

Varroa management has become an essential aspect of successful beekeeping since the mite was first discovered in the United States in 1987. Unlike most parasites which coexist with their host, varroa eventually destroy honey bee colonies of European descent. A good understanding of this important bee parasite is essential for successful beekeeping.


G96-1295 Scabies, Wayne L. Kramer, Donald E. Mock Jan 1996

G96-1295 Scabies, Wayne L. Kramer, Donald E. Mock

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The life cycle, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of scabies infestations in humans is addressed.

Scabies is a contagious disease of humans and other mammals. It is caused by the mite, Sarcoptes scabiei, which burrows into the dead layer of the human skin (stratum corneum). Sarcoptic mites are obligate parasites which spend most of their lives in burrows in the skin. If the mite invades a person's skin, and establishes itself, symptoms of scabies will become apparent, although it may take four to six weeks.

Scabies is transmitted from person to person by close personal and prolonged skin contact. Transmission ...


Nf96-270 Handling Feed Moisture In Ration Formulation And Inventory Control, Richard J. Rasby, Rick Grant Jan 1996

Nf96-270 Handling Feed Moisture In Ration Formulation And Inventory Control, Richard J. Rasby, Rick Grant

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact has information on livestock feed moisture.