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1997

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Nf97-350 Tencel Lyocell, The New Generic Fiber, Rose Marie Tondl Jan 1997

Nf97-350 Tencel Lyocell, The New Generic Fiber, Rose Marie Tondl

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact is about the characteristics of Tencel Lyocell, a new synthetic fiber similar to rayon.


G97-1331 Backyard Wildlife To Feed A Hummingbird, Ron J. Johnson, Donald H. Steinegger Jan 1997

G97-1331 Backyard Wildlife To Feed A Hummingbird, Ron J. Johnson, Donald H. Steinegger

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The sixth in the backyard wildlife series, this NebGuide describes plants and nectar feeding for attracting hummingbirds to your backyard in Nebraska. Four species of hummingbirds are found in Nebraska, one in the east and three in the west. Ruby-throated hummingbirds migrate through eastern Nebraska in spring and fall, and some nest here, mostly along the Missouri river valley. Typically, ruby-throat migration in Nebraska peaks about May 5-17 and September 2-18, but northward migration may occur from April to June and southward flights from August to early October. Broad-tailed and rufous hummingbirds are seen in the Nebraska panhandle during fall ...


Nf97-355 House Finch "Eye" Disease, Eva Wallner-Pendleton, Ron J. Johnson, John Dinan Jan 1997

Nf97-355 House Finch "Eye" Disease, Eva Wallner-Pendleton, Ron J. Johnson, John Dinan

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

A newly-recognized disease that causes swollen eyelids and weepy eyes in house finches was confirmed in Nebraska in 1996 and has been observed as far west as McCook. Other symptoms of this emerging disease include wet, matted feathers around the eyelids and face, weight loss, fluffed feathers, inactivity, loss of sight, and eventual death in some affected birds. This disease, caused by a strain of the bacteria-like organism Mycoplasma gallisepticum, was first observed in several mid-Atlantic and eastern states in 1994. It has now spread to Canada, all of the eastern and Midwestern United States, and as far west as ...


Nf97-332 Contacts For Environmental Issues Affecting Residences Web Sites And Toll-Free And Other Numbers, Shirley Niemeyer Jan 1997

Nf97-332 Contacts For Environmental Issues Affecting Residences Web Sites And Toll-Free And Other Numbers, Shirley Niemeyer

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact has information on toll-free and other numbers and addresses dealing with questions relating to the environment and households.


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 ...


Nf97-318 Nebraska Welfare Reform Act, Kathy Prochaska-Cue Jan 1997

Nf97-318 Nebraska Welfare Reform Act, Kathy Prochaska-Cue

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact has information on the 1995 Walfare Reform Act.


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.


Nf97-320 Daily Activities For Family Time Together, Herbert G. Lingren Jan 1997

Nf97-320 Daily Activities For Family Time Together, Herbert G. Lingren

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact has suggestions for family activities and outings.


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.


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.


Nf97-345 Making Decisions: Energyguides And Major Home Appliances, Shirley Niemeyer Jan 1997

Nf97-345 Making Decisions: Energyguides And Major Home Appliances, Shirley Niemeyer

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact examines EnergyGuide labels and major home appliances.


Nf97-338 Making Decisions: Household Water Saving Equipment And Practices, Shirley Niemeyer Jan 1997

Nf97-338 Making Decisions: Household Water Saving Equipment And Practices, Shirley Niemeyer

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact provides information about water-saving practices in the household.


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.


G97-1317 Rug Selection And Use, Shirley Niemeyer Jan 1997

G97-1317 Rug Selection And Use, Shirley Niemeyer

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Rug types and styles, as well as cost and consumer considerations, are covered here.

Unlike carpeting, which is a wall-to-wall, permanent installation, rugs can be relocated.


G97-1316 Carpet Selection: Construction And Texture, Shirley Niemeyer Jan 1997

G97-1316 Carpet Selection: Construction And Texture, Shirley Niemeyer

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Carpet construction methods of weaving, tufting, needlepunching, flocking and knitting are covered, as are options on carpet texture.

Construction methods and texture vary the appearance of any carpet. Both should be carefully considered when selecting carpeting.


Nf97-343 Returning Crp Land To Crops: Warm-Season Grass Management/Cropping Suggestions, Charles A. Shapiro, Melinda Mcvey Mccluskey, Jerry Echtenkamp, William L. Kranz, Steven D. Rasmussen, David P. Shelton, Keith J. Jarvi, John F. Witkowski, Lisa Lunz, Robert Frerichs, Mari Lubberstedt, Ray Brentlinger, Jim Nelson, Pat Bathke, Richard T. Clark, Terry Gompert, Scott E. Hygnstrom, Alex Martin, David Holshouser, Swami Manickam Jan 1997

Nf97-343 Returning Crp Land To Crops: Warm-Season Grass Management/Cropping Suggestions, Charles A. Shapiro, Melinda Mcvey Mccluskey, Jerry Echtenkamp, William L. Kranz, Steven D. Rasmussen, David P. Shelton, Keith J. Jarvi, John F. Witkowski, Lisa Lunz, Robert Frerichs, Mari Lubberstedt, Ray Brentlinger, Jim Nelson, Pat Bathke, Richard T. Clark, Terry Gompert, Scott E. Hygnstrom, Alex Martin, David Holshouser, Swami Manickam

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact has information on returning CRP land to crop production including tillage and no-till recommendations.


G97-1321 Powdery Mildew Of Landscape Ornamentals, John E. Watkins Jan 1997

G97-1321 Powdery Mildew Of Landscape Ornamentals, John E. Watkins

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Powdery mildew can diminish the beauty of landscape ornamentals; however, it can be controlled through cultural practices or chemical alternatives.

Powdery mildew is the name for the grayish white powdery coating of fungus mycelium and masses of spores growing on plant leaves, shoots and flowers. This disease is caused by a distinct group of similar fungi that attacks a wide variety of plants. Lilac, zinnia and many other flowers and shrubs can be damaged. Although plants infected with powdery mildew rarely die, the disease detracts from the natural beauty of ornamentals. Damage ranges from an unsightly white powdery coating on ...


G97-1327 Cedar-Apple And Related Rusts Of Apple And Ornamentals, Don Steinegger, Jane A. Christensen Jan 1997

G97-1327 Cedar-Apple And Related Rusts Of Apple And Ornamentals, Don Steinegger, Jane A. Christensen

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Discussion of complex inter-species disease life cycle in junipers and apple trees, description of symptoms, control measures, and lists of varieties of species resistant to cedar-apple rust and related rusts.

Cedar-apple rust is a disease that causes substantial injury to apple and crabapple trees in Nebraska. The disease is caused by the fungus Gymnosporangium juniperi-virginianae and occurs wherever apples and junipers are grown in close proximity.


G97-1342 Feeding Value Of Alfalfa Hay And Alfalfa Silage, Terry L. Mader, Todd Milton, Ivan G. Rush, Bruce Anderson Jan 1997

G97-1342 Feeding Value Of Alfalfa Hay And Alfalfa Silage, Terry L. Mader, Todd Milton, Ivan G. Rush, Bruce Anderson

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide discusses the feeding value of alfalfa under different harvesting, storage and feeding methods, as compared to other protein sources.

In Nebraska, alfalfa is used primarily as a protein source. However, for cow-calf producers it can sometimes be an economical energy source, depending on the prevailing price of feed grains and other sources of energy.

Alfalfa is generally harvested as dry hay or as silage (65 percent moisture). Ensiling at 45 to 55 percent moisture is also common, particularly if the alfalfa is stored in an upright oxygen-limiting structure. Regardless of harvesting and storage methods, some dry matter and ...


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.


G97-1333 Drinking Water: Lead, Sharon Skipton, Delynn Hay Jan 1997

G97-1333 Drinking Water: Lead, Sharon Skipton, Delynn Hay

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Too much lead in the human body can cause serious damage to the brain, kidneys, nervous system and red blood cells. This NebGuide discusses practices to address lead in a domestic water supply. Lead in Drinking Water Small quantities of lead can be a serious health concern, especially for children. Sources of lead in the environment include lead-based paint; lead contaminated soil, air and dust; lead contaminated food; imported food in lead-soldered cans; non-FDA regulated ceramics with lead glazes; leaded crystal and lead contaminated drinking water.


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.


Nf97-316 School Lunch Requirements Using Nutrient Standard Menu Planning, Darlene Martin Jan 1997

Nf97-316 School Lunch Requirements Using Nutrient Standard Menu Planning, Darlene Martin

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact contains information on Nutrient Standard Menu Planning.


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.


Nf97-314 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.