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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.


Nf96-256 Setting Up Your Own Business: The C Corporation, Paul H. Gesssaman Jan 1996

Nf96-256 Setting Up Your Own Business: The C Corporation, Paul H. Gesssaman

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide discusses the C Corporation and its advantages, limitations, and tax implications.


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.


G96-1289 Diseases Of Home Garden Strawberries, John E. Watkins, David S. Wysong Jan 1996

G96-1289 Diseases Of Home Garden Strawberries, John E. Watkins, David S. Wysong

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide addresses on some of the common diseases affecting home garden strawberries in Nebraska and their control.

Strawberries are a favored fruit of home gardens. They have been adapted to a wide range of environmental conditions, but sometimes can be challenging to grow. Strawberry yields and fruit quality are influenced by interactions of environment, diseases, pests, and soil conditions.


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.


Nf96-273 Establishment Of Kentucky Bluegrass For Seed Production In The Nebraska Panhandle And Southeastern Wyoming, Ray E. Weed, David D. Baltensperger, Robert C. Shearman, Roger Hammons, Jim Krall Jan 1996

Nf96-273 Establishment Of Kentucky Bluegrass For Seed Production In The Nebraska Panhandle And Southeastern Wyoming, Ray E. Weed, David D. Baltensperger, Robert C. Shearman, Roger Hammons, Jim Krall

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact contains information on selecting turfgrass seed fields, preparation of the fields for seeding, fertilizing for grass establishment, seeding, certification of seed quality, cultivar selection and quality maintenance, and suggested additional readings and resources.


Ec96-1770 Windbreaks For Snow Management, James R. Brandle, H. Doak Nickerson Jan 1996

Ec96-1770 Windbreaks For Snow Management, James R. Brandle, H. Doak Nickerson

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

In areas of high winds and blowing snow, windbreaks can reduce the amount of effort spent on snow management. They can be designed to spread snow across a large area or to confine it to a relatively small storage area. The design of your windbreak will depend on your objective. Field windbreaks designed to distribute snow evenly across a field should be tall and porous. In contrast, windbreaks designed to capture snow and control drifting should have multiple rows with high density. There is no one set design, number of rows, or width of planting that is ideal for every ...


Nf96-249 Nitrogen Application Practices In Nebraska, William Miller, Ray Supalla, Benedict Juliano Jan 1996

Nf96-249 Nitrogen Application Practices In Nebraska, William Miller, Ray Supalla, Benedict Juliano

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses nitrogen application among Nebraska farmers.


G96-1310 Ornamental Grasses In Nebraska Landscapes (Revised May 1999), Don Steinegger, John C. Fech, Dale T. Lindgren, Anne Streich Jan 1996

G96-1310 Ornamental Grasses In Nebraska Landscapes (Revised May 1999), Don Steinegger, John C. Fech, Dale T. Lindgren, Anne Streich

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide discusses the selection of and care for ornamental grasses.

Although grasses are an important component of Great Plains flora, Midwesterners have only recently incorporated them into landscape plantings. Many homeowners are acquiring plants such as ornamental grasses because they tolerate or even benefit from lower application rates of nitrogen and pesticides. Ornamental grasses tolerate drought, wetness, and fluctuating winter temperatures. They are resistant to most diseases and insect pests and require minimum inputs of fertilizer. Because of these characteristics they are useful to gardeners interested in a low-input or sustainable landscape.


Nf96-288 Using Life Insurance In Farm And Ranch Estate Planning, Paul H. Gessaman Jan 1996

Nf96-288 Using Life Insurance In Farm And Ranch Estate Planning, Paul H. Gessaman

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact contains information on using life insurance in estate planning.


Nf96-297 Life Insurance As An Estate Planning Tool, Paul H. Gessaman Jan 1996

Nf96-297 Life Insurance As An Estate Planning Tool, Paul H. Gessaman

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact addresses life insurance as an important estate planning tool.


Nf96-296 Gifting As An Estate Planning Tool, Paul H. Gessaman Jan 1996

Nf96-296 Gifting As An Estate Planning Tool, Paul H. Gessaman

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses gifting as an aspect of estate planning.


Nf96-299 Estate Planning Glossary, Paul H. Gessaman, J. David Aiken Jan 1996

Nf96-299 Estate Planning Glossary, Paul H. Gessaman, J. David Aiken

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This glossary provides brief definitions of terms frequently used in estate planning.


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 ...


G96-1304 Windbreak Design (Revised March 2004), Scott J. Josiah, Jon S. Wilson Jan 1996

G96-1304 Windbreak Design (Revised March 2004), Scott J. Josiah, Jon S. Wilson

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide provides general information for designing a tree and shrub windbreak. Landowners should work with a natural resource professional to develop site-specific tree planting plans.

What is the best design for a windbreak? The answer depends on the purpose of the windbreak, the benefits desired and the characteristics of the site where the windbreak will be located. The optimum windbreak will include enough trees to provide both wind and snow protection.


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.


Nf96-260 Farmers' Use Of Crop Consultants In Nebraska, William Miller, Ray Supalla, Benedict Juliano Jan 1996

Nf96-260 Farmers' Use Of Crop Consultants In Nebraska, William Miller, Ray Supalla, Benedict Juliano

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact reports crop consulting survey taken in Nebraska during the 1994 crop year.


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.


G96-1297 Buffalograss: An Alternative Native Grass For Turf (Revised October 1998), Terrance P. Riordan, Frederick P. Baxendale, Roch E. Gaussoin, John E. Watkins Jan 1996

G96-1297 Buffalograss: An Alternative Native Grass For Turf (Revised October 1998), Terrance P. Riordan, Frederick P. Baxendale, Roch E. Gaussoin, John E. Watkins

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide discusses the benefits of buffalograss turf plantings.

Buffalograss (Buchloë dactyloides) is a native grass species which has prospered on the Great Plains for centuries. Both cyclic and prolonged droughts have allowed it to evolve water use efficiency and sod forming ability. People are using this short, fine-leaved prairie grass as an ecologically sound and energy efficient turf.


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.


Nf96-269 Chiggers, Frederick P. Baxendale, Shripat T. Kamble, David L. Keith Jan 1996

Nf96-269 Chiggers, Frederick P. Baxendale, Shripat T. Kamble, David L. Keith

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact has information on chiggers.


Nf96-264 Bagworms, Frederick P. Baxendale, David L. Keith Jan 1996

Nf96-264 Bagworms, Frederick P. Baxendale, David L. Keith

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses the bagworm — its life cycle and damage symptoms — as well as strategies for managing this insect pest.