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1997

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G97-1329 How To Manage Your Woodlands For Sustained And Maximum Benefits, Steven D. Rasmussen Jan 1997

G97-1329 How To Manage Your Woodlands For Sustained And Maximum Benefits, Steven D. Rasmussen

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide explains how to identify possible forest management needs for a woodland in Nebraska and provides management options to maintain healthy trees and meet desired objectives.

Nebraska's forest lands comprise less than 2 percent of the total land base in the state (718,300 acres). However, on an acre by acre comparison, woodlands provide more associated benefits for society, the environment and our quality of life than most other land uses.

Trees provide soil protection from wind and water erosion. Woodlands help protect the quality of adjacent water resources by eliminating contaminates, shading for cooler water temperatures and ...


Nf97-348 Making Decisions: Buying A Clothes Dryer, Virginia Peart, Shirley Niemeyer Jan 1997

Nf97-348 Making Decisions: Buying A Clothes Dryer, Virginia Peart, Shirley Niemeyer

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact examines factors to consider when purchasing a clothes dryer.


Nf97-336 Making Decisions: Buying A Refrigerator, Virginia Peart, Shirley Niemeyer Jan 1997

Nf97-336 Making Decisions: Buying A Refrigerator, Virginia Peart, Shirley Niemeyer

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact examines factors to consider when purchasing a refrigerator.


G97-1318 Nebraska Insurance Purchasing Groups: A Guide For Implementation, Angela Parato, Mary Ellen Rider Jan 1997

G97-1318 Nebraska Insurance Purchasing Groups: A Guide For Implementation, Angela Parato, Mary Ellen Rider

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This publication provides interested Nebraskans with a step-by-step guide to follow when setting up an insurance purchasing group. It also details the responsibilities of a third party administrator. It should be used in concert with NebFact NF96-263.


Nf97-353 What Is Quality. . . .In A Tomato?, Laurie Hodges Jan 1997

Nf97-353 What Is Quality. . . .In A Tomato?, Laurie Hodges

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact examines the many factors affecting tomato quality.


Nf97-329 A Guide To Grasshopper Control On Rangeland, John B. Campbell, Patrick E. Reece, Gary L. Hein Jan 1997

Nf97-329 A Guide To Grasshopper Control On Rangeland, John B. Campbell, Patrick E. Reece, Gary L. Hein

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This NebGuide discusses effects of grasshoppers on rangeland, how to manage rangeland to minimize grasshopper impact, how to monitor grasshopper populations, and how to select and apply insecticides when control measures are needed.


Nf97-324 Returning Crp Land To Crops: Cool-Season Grass Management/Cropping Suggestions, Keith J. Jarvi, Melinda Mcvey Mccluskey, William L. Kranz, Steven D. Rasmussen, Charles A. Shapiro, David P. Shelton, John F. Witkowski, Richard T. Clark, Terry Gompert, Scott E. Hygnstrom, Alex Martin, David Holshouser Jan 1997

Nf97-324 Returning Crp Land To Crops: Cool-Season Grass Management/Cropping Suggestions, Keith J. Jarvi, Melinda Mcvey Mccluskey, William L. Kranz, Steven D. Rasmussen, Charles A. Shapiro, David P. Shelton, John F. Witkowski, Richard T. Clark, Terry Gompert, Scott E. Hygnstrom, Alex Martin, David Holshouser

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact contains suggestions for returning CRP land to crop production.


Nf97-341 A Profit Sharing Approach To Pricing 50 Pound Feeder Pigs, Larry L. Bitney Jan 1997

Nf97-341 A Profit Sharing Approach To Pricing 50 Pound Feeder Pigs, Larry L. Bitney

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact contains a feeder pig pricing scheme which adjusts for profit and loss.


Nf97-317 Managing Dairy Cows To Avoid Abomasal Displacement, Rick Grant Jan 1997

Nf97-317 Managing Dairy Cows To Avoid Abomasal Displacement, Rick Grant

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses feeding strategies to reduce the incidence of displaced abomasum in your dairy herd.


Nf97-326 Family And Children Web Sites, Herbert G. Lingren Jan 1997

Nf97-326 Family And Children Web Sites, Herbert G. Lingren

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact presents Web sites that will provide you with useful information about family, children and parenting issues.


G97-1319 Management Of Smooth Sumac On Grasslands, John Ortmann, Katherine L. Miles, James L. Stubbendieck, Walter H. Schacht Jan 1997

G97-1319 Management Of Smooth Sumac On Grasslands, John Ortmann, Katherine L. Miles, James L. Stubbendieck, Walter H. Schacht

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The herbicide 2,4-D LV4 ester provides excellent low-cost smooth sumac control. Prescribed burning before herbicide application does not substantially improve sumac control, but may ease herbicide application and provide other benefits.

Smooth sumac (Rhus glabra L.) is a native deciduous shrub that forms dense thickets from widely spreading roots. It is found in the Sandhills, mixed-grass, and tallgrass areas throughout Nebraska. Introduced cool-season grasses, such as Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis L.), invade the thickets, and production of desirable forage species is reduced below the dense canopies. Trees and other shrubs readily establish in aging sumac thickets, accelerating the conversion ...


Cc97-393 Custom Sewing Licenses And Regulations In Nebraska, Carol Thayer, Rose Marie Tondle Jan 1997

Cc97-393 Custom Sewing Licenses And Regulations In Nebraska, Carol Thayer, Rose Marie Tondle

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This publication lists the various licenses and regulations involved with a custom sewing business in Nebraska. It includes information on starting a business, taxes, labor laws, federal safety labeling laws and copy protection.


G97-1315 Composting Manure And Other Organic Residues, Bahman Eghball Jan 1997

G97-1315 Composting Manure And Other Organic Residues, Bahman Eghball

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Composting is becoming more common in Nebraska because of the many advantages it offers. This NebGuide provides information on the composting process and its management and related issues.

The Composting Process

Composting is the aerobic decomposition of manure or other organic materials in the thermophilic temperature range (104-149°F). The composted material is odorless, fine-textured, and low-moisture and can be bagged and sold for use in gardens, or nurseries or used as fertilizer on cropland with little odor or fly breeding potential. Composting improves the handling characteristics of any organic residue by reducing its volume and weight. Composting can kill ...


G97-1334 Estimating Manure Nutrients From Livestock And Poultry, Richard K. Koelsch, Charles A. Shapiro Jan 1997

G97-1334 Estimating Manure Nutrients From Livestock And Poultry, Richard K. Koelsch, Charles A. Shapiro

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide discusses a procedure for estimating the quantity of nutrients in livestock manure. When managed properly, nutrients in livestock manure can be a valuable resource. When managed improperly, however, these same nutrients become a potential environmental pollutant. Accurate crediting of manure nutrients within a total crop nutrient program is fundamental to utilizing manure as a resource. This NebGuide will help producers estimate the total manure nutrients (N, P and K) produced by their livestock and show how to adjust for losses for various storage and handling situations.


G97-1323 Best Management Practices To Reduce Atrazine Runoff From Corn Fields In Nebraska, Thomas G. Franti, Fred W. Roeth, Gary L. Zoubek Jan 1997

G97-1323 Best Management Practices To Reduce Atrazine Runoff From Corn Fields In Nebraska, Thomas G. Franti, Fred W. Roeth, Gary L. Zoubek

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide presents best management practices (BMPs) which can be used to reduce atrazine runoff from dryland and irrigationd corn fields in Nebraska. Atrazine is one of the most widely used herbicides in Nebraska. It is used alone or combination with other herbicides for weed control in both dryland and irrigationd corn. Atrazine is popular because of its effectiveness and economy. However, environmental concerns are an increasingly important part of producer decisions regarding weed control, fertility and irrigation management practices. A public concern is reducing atrazine runoff to surface waters. Best management practices (BMPs) reduce the amount of atrazine at ...


G97-1332 Backyard Wildlife Tips For Success (Revised August 2003), Ron J. Johnson Jan 1997

G97-1332 Backyard Wildlife Tips For Success (Revised August 2003), Ron J. Johnson

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The fifth in the backyard wildlife series, this NebGuide describes tips for success in bird feeding, adding water, birds to expect, dealing with nuisance wildlife, and others. Bring the mystery, color, and wonder of nature to your home and provide a helping hand for wildlife at the same time. Songbirds, butterflies, and even fish or turtles in a backyard pool provide an open window for nature observation, an opportunity often lost in nonfarm environments. Awareness of migrating songbirds can increase interest in global connectivity, with return of migrants from Mexico and South and Central America during spring, and return during ...


Ec97-782 Water Quality Criteria For Irrigation, Glenn J. Hoffman Jan 1997

Ec97-782 Water Quality Criteria For Irrigation, Glenn J. Hoffman

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

In irrigated agriculture, the hazard of salt water is a constant threat. Poor-quality irrigation water is generally more concerning as the climate changes from humid to arid conditions. Salinity is not normally a threat where precipitation is a major source of salt-free water for crop production. Water entering the soil which is not stored or consumed by evapotranspiration moves through the crop root zone, eventually reaching the water table. This percolating process flushes (leaches) soluble salts. Less rainfall means smaller amounts of precipitation available to leach salts. In Nebraska, rainfall decreases from 30 inches in the east to 15 inches ...


Ec97-1874 Diseases Affecting Grain And Seed Quality In Wheat, John E. Watkins, Larry J. Prentice Jan 1997

Ec97-1874 Diseases Affecting Grain And Seed Quality In Wheat, John E. Watkins, Larry J. Prentice

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Seed-associated diseases of wheat draw considerable attention because they often reduce both grain quality and yield. In addition ergot and scab diseases bring in a third dimension because toxins associated with each present a potentially serious health risk to humans and animals. Yield losses caused by smuts are roughly equal to the percentage of smutted heads in the field; however, losses from black point, scab or ergot are less easily measured. For example, wheat in the soft dough stage that is infected by one of the scab pathogens may still produce plump, good test weight kernels resulting in minimal yield ...


Nf97-327 A Guide To Grasshopper Control In Yards And Gardens, Gary L. Hein, John B. Campbell, Ronald C. Seymour Jan 1997

Nf97-327 A Guide To Grasshopper Control In Yards And Gardens, Gary L. Hein, John B. Campbell, Ronald C. Seymour

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses grasshopper damage to yards and gardens, strategies to reduce the problem, and methods to achieve control.


Nf97-321 Converting Crp To Cropland In The Nebraska Panhandle, Drew J. Lyon, Tom Holman Jan 1997

Nf97-321 Converting Crp To Cropland In The Nebraska Panhandle, Drew J. Lyon, Tom Holman

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses techniques for converting CRP ground to cropland, including minimum tillage and crop rotations.


G97-1325 What Management Practices Are High Producing Dairy Herds Using?, Jeffrey F. Keown Jan 1997

G97-1325 What Management Practices Are High Producing Dairy Herds Using?, Jeffrey F. Keown

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide outlines management practices used in high-producing dairy operations.

In 1996, a national dairy survey was undertaken by the National Health Monitoring System. This survey of management practices was sent to 2,500 herds in 20 states representing 83.1 percent of all dairy cows in the United States. The states included in the survey were California, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Washington and Wisconsin. The survey asked 13 questions ranging from computer use, ration balancing, BST use and veterinarian usage to various calf rearing procedures ...


Nf97-331 Using Values And Resources As Criteria For Decision Making, Kathleen Lodl, Myrna Dubois Jan 1997

Nf97-331 Using Values And Resources As Criteria For Decision Making, Kathleen Lodl, Myrna Dubois

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact contains information about learning to develop criteria such as values and resources to use when making decisions.


Nf97-340 Sun Protection Guide For Children, Rose Marie Tondl Jan 1997

Nf97-340 Sun Protection Guide For Children, Rose Marie Tondl

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact has information on precautions that should be taken to protect children from harmful exposure to the sun.


Nf97-325 Cancer Resources: Education, Risk Reduction, Treatment And Support, Linda S. Boeckner Jan 1997

Nf97-325 Cancer Resources: Education, Risk Reduction, Treatment And Support, Linda S. Boeckner

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact contains information about sources of cancer information that may be helpful to cancer patients, family members, support groups and health professionals.


Nf97-334 Making Decisions: Buying A Microwave Oven, Virginia Peart, Shirley Niemeyer Jan 1997

Nf97-334 Making Decisions: Buying A Microwave Oven, Virginia Peart, Shirley Niemeyer

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact examines factors to consider when purchasing a microwave.


G97-1335 Determining Crop Available Nutrients From Manure, Richard K. Koelsch, Charles A. Shapiro Jan 1997

G97-1335 Determining Crop Available Nutrients From Manure, Richard K. Koelsch, Charles A. Shapiro

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide discusses the availability and utilization of manure nutrients for field crop production. When managed correctly, nutrients in livestock manure can be a valuable resource. When managed improperly, however, these same nutrients represent a potential environmental pollutant. Accurate crediting of manure nutrients within a total crop nutrient program is fundamental to utilizing manure as a resource. This NebGuide illustrates how to estimate the crop available manure nutrients (Part c, Figure 1) and calculate an agronomically based manure application rate.


Nf97-319 What Kids Really Need Are Adults Who C.A.R.E., Pat Steffens, Susan Williams Jan 1997

Nf97-319 What Kids Really Need Are Adults Who C.A.R.E., Pat Steffens, Susan Williams

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses a positive approach to youth development.


Nf97-314 School Lunch Requirements Using Food Based Menus, Darlene Martin Jan 1997

Nf97-314 School Lunch Requirements Using Food Based Menus, Darlene Martin

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact has information on Food Based Menus, one of the menu planning options in the USDA School Meals Initiative for Healthy Children.


Nf97-315 Overview Of The Usda School Meals Initiative For Healthy Children, Darlene Martin Jan 1997

Nf97-315 Overview Of The Usda School Meals Initiative For Healthy Children, Darlene Martin

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact provides an overview of the USDA School Meals Initiative for Healthy Children.


Nf97-354 Omega Eggs — A Dietary Source Of N-3 Fatty Acids, Sheila E. Scheideler, Nancy M. Lewis Jan 1997

Nf97-354 Omega Eggs — A Dietary Source Of N-3 Fatty Acids, Sheila E. Scheideler, Nancy M. Lewis

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact examines the nutritional advantages of Omega eggs.