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Nf04-593 Understanding How Usda-Fsis Determines The Age Of Cattle For Current Bse Regulations, Dicky D. Griffin, David R. Smith Jan 2004

Nf04-593 Understanding How Usda-Fsis Determines The Age Of Cattle For Current Bse Regulations, Dicky D. Griffin, David R. Smith

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses the key points used by USDA-FSIS veterinary inspectors to classify cattle as being under or over 30 months of age. Age helps determine which carcasses will be segregated for removal of "specified risk materials" associated with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE).


Nf04-595 Surveillance For Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, David R. Smith, Dicky D. Griffin Jan 2004

Nf04-595 Surveillance For Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, David R. Smith, Dicky D. Griffin

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Veterinarians should consider BSE in their list of diagnostic differentials when cattle exhibit signs of behavioral changes, ataxia, or recumbency.


Nf04-591 What Is Genetic Engineering And How Does It Work?, Patricia M. Hain, Julie A. Albrecht, Douglas A. Golick Jan 2004

Nf04-591 What Is Genetic Engineering And How Does It Work?, Patricia M. Hain, Julie A. Albrecht, Douglas A. Golick

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Genetic engineering is the process of manually adding new DNA to an organism.


G04-1537 Wind Erosion And Its Control, Drew J. Lyon, John A. Smith Jan 2004

G04-1537 Wind Erosion And Its Control, Drew J. Lyon, John A. Smith

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide discusses how wind erosion occurs and presents methods for reducing wind erosion on land devoted to crop production. Wind erosion is widespread on agricultural land in the Great Plains, particularly in the semi-arid regions. Wind erosion physically removes the most fertile part of the soil (organic matter, clay, and silt) and lowers soil productivity. This loss in productivity increases the costs of producing crops. Blowing soil can reduce seedling survival and growth, depress crop yields, and increase the susceptibility of plants to certain types of stress, including diseases.


Nf03-578 How Can I Help An Older Person Who May Have A Mental Illness?, Kathy Bosch Jan 2003

Nf03-578 How Can I Help An Older Person Who May Have A Mental Illness?, Kathy Bosch

Agricultural Research Division News & Annual Reports

Even though many persons suffer with a mental illness or disease at some point in their lives, these problems are treatable.


Ec03-1569 Grasshopper Identification Guide For Cropland Grasshoppers: Summer Feeding Species, Ronald C. Seymour, Gary L. Hein, John B. Campbell, James A. Kalisch Jan 2003

Ec03-1569 Grasshopper Identification Guide For Cropland Grasshoppers: Summer Feeding Species, Ronald C. Seymour, Gary L. Hein, John B. Campbell, James A. Kalisch

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Summer feeding grasshoppers can cause severe damage to nearly all crops when they are abundant in field borders. Identification of the grasshoppers present is important because only four species are likely to cause significant crop damage. These four species are spur-throated grasshoppers that have a rounded head and a spur between their front legs. They are more common in weed-infested field borders and weedy adjacent pastures, but will move to cropland after consuming most of the weeds. Summer feeding grasshoppers overwinter as eggs and hatch through much of May and June.


Ec03-1568 Grasshopper Identification Guide For Rangeland And Pasture Summer Feeding Species, Ronald C. Seymour, John B. Campbell, Gary L. Hein, James A. Kalisch Jan 2003

Ec03-1568 Grasshopper Identification Guide For Rangeland And Pasture Summer Feeding Species, Ronald C. Seymour, John B. Campbell, Gary L. Hein, James A. Kalisch

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Many kinds of summer-feeding grasshoppers are found in Nebraska rangeland and pastures. Of these, the six species listed in this guide are most likely to be numerous during outbreak years. These species overwinter as eggs and hatch through much of May and June. When abundant they can cause severe damage to rangeland and pastures, especially when dry conditions limit grass growth. Identification of the species present is important because some have greater potential for damage than others.


Nf03-588 Turf Disease Fact Sheet No. 11: Management Program For Ascochyta Leaf Blight, John E. Watkins Jan 2003

Nf03-588 Turf Disease Fact Sheet No. 11: Management Program For Ascochyta Leaf Blight, John E. Watkins

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact explains a management program for wheat streak mosaic and high plains diseases of wheat.


Ec03-1567 Grasshopper Identification Guide For Rangeland Grasshoppers: Fall/Spring Feeding Species, Ronald C. Seymour, John B. Campbell, Gary L. Hein Jan 2003

Ec03-1567 Grasshopper Identification Guide For Rangeland Grasshoppers: Fall/Spring Feeding Species, Ronald C. Seymour, John B. Campbell, Gary L. Hein

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

On rare occasions, high population of early season range grasshoppers coincide with slow growth of spring grass, causing economic loss. Most early season range grasshoppers overwinter in the nymphal stage. These grasshoppers survive by hiding under debris and organic matter.


Nf03-573 Handling Used Oil A Guide For Small Businesses, Gabe Hodill, Janet R. Hygnstrom, Bruce I. Dvorak Jan 2003

Nf03-573 Handling Used Oil A Guide For Small Businesses, Gabe Hodill, Janet R. Hygnstrom, Bruce I. Dvorak

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact is about handling used oil for small businesses and gives references to used oil collection sites.


Nf03-565 Exotic Newcastle Disease (End) Nebraska Poultry Producers Quick Reference, Grasso M. Ebako, Del Wilmot Jan 2003

Nf03-565 Exotic Newcastle Disease (End) Nebraska Poultry Producers Quick Reference, Grasso M. Ebako, Del Wilmot

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact is about the Exotic Newcastle Disease (END) which is a foreign animal disease in the U.S. and is considered the most infectious, contagious, and fatal viral disease of birds and poultry.


Nf02-538 Protect Your Credit And Identity, Debra E. Schroeder, Rebecca L. Versch Jan 2002

Nf02-538 Protect Your Credit And Identity, Debra E. Schroeder, Rebecca L. Versch

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact includes information on how you can protect your credit and your identity.


Nf02-539 Yield Suppressions Of Glyphosate-Resistant (Roundup Ready) Soybeans, Roger Wesley Elmore, Charles A. Shapiro, Lenis Alton Nelson, Alex Martin, Robert N. Klein Jan 2002

Nf02-539 Yield Suppressions Of Glyphosate-Resistant (Roundup Ready) Soybeans, Roger Wesley Elmore, Charles A. Shapiro, Lenis Alton Nelson, Alex Martin, Robert N. Klein

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact is about glyphosate which is a popular postemergence herbicide.


Ec02-1565 Biology And Management Of Potato Insects, Robert J. Wright, Gary L. Hein, W. Wyatt Hoback, Alexander D. Pavlista Jan 2002

Ec02-1565 Biology And Management Of Potato Insects, Robert J. Wright, Gary L. Hein, W. Wyatt Hoback, Alexander D. Pavlista

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

A variety of insects can damage potatoes in Nebraska. Insects may feed directly on the tubers and damage the harvestable crop, or they may indirectly damage the crop by feeding on leaves or stems. If severe enough, indirect damage may reduce harvestable yield and quality. Insect feeding also may be important because some insects (e.g., aphids) may transmit plant diseases such as viruses when they feed, or others (e.g., psyllids) may inject toxins. This publication reviews the identification, biology, and management of common insect pests of potatoes in Nebraska. The basis for a successful integrated pest management (IPM ...


Nf02-494 Creating A Strong Family: Talking About Religion And Spirituality In Families, John Defrain Jan 2002

Nf02-494 Creating A Strong Family: Talking About Religion And Spirituality In Families, John Defrain

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact is about creating a strong family by talking about religion and other spiritualy things with your family.


Nf02-493 Creating A Strong Family: Looking At Life From A Family Strengths Perspective, John Defrain Jan 2002

Nf02-493 Creating A Strong Family: Looking At Life From A Family Strengths Perspective, John Defrain

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact gives inside advice on how to grow into a strong family.


Ec02-179 Managing Livestock Manure To Protect Environmental Quality, Michael A. Reynolds, Brian L. Benham, Richard B. Ferguson, Christopher G. Henry, Charles A. Shapiro, James P. Stack, Charles S. Wortmann Jan 2002

Ec02-179 Managing Livestock Manure To Protect Environmental Quality, Michael A. Reynolds, Brian L. Benham, Richard B. Ferguson, Christopher G. Henry, Charles A. Shapiro, James P. Stack, Charles S. Wortmann

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This book covers the land application part of manure management. With increasing regulations, the livestock producer needs to understand the scientific principles that affect manure transformations and how to use these principles to manage the manure for maximum fertilizer value with minimal environmental impact. Improved land application of manure is one part of the solution, but we suggest that the producer evaluate the quantity of nutrients arriving on the farm as feed, animals, and fertilizer compared to the total that is exported. Achieving a nutrient balance will reduce potential environmental hazards often associated with animal agriculture.


Nf02-542 West Nile Virus Guidelines For Horse Owners, Kathleen P. Anderson Jan 2002

Nf02-542 West Nile Virus Guidelines For Horse Owners, Kathleen P. Anderson

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

West Nile Virus (WNV) is a mosquito-borne virus that can cause encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) or meningitis (inflammation of the lining of the brain and spinal cord) in humans and horses. Mosquitoes that acquire it from infected birds transmit the virus.


Nf02-544 Agencies And Organizations Serving Older Nebraskans, Shirley Niemeyer Jan 2002

Nf02-544 Agencies And Organizations Serving Older Nebraskans, Shirley Niemeyer

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Toll-free numbers and Web site addresses change. Agency responsibilities change over time. Refer to the phone directory or contact information. This is not a complete listing of all agencies and services. It is intended only to create awareness. No endorsement of services is intended, nor is any criticism intended of those omitted.


Nf01-453 Written Cropland Lease Checklist, J. David Aiken Jan 2001

Nf01-453 Written Cropland Lease Checklist, J. David Aiken

Agricultural Research Division News & Annual Reports

A written lease is likely to be more complete than an oral lease, can specify a definite lease term, and can satisfy written contract requirements.


Nf01-449 An Introduction To Agricultural Production And Marketing Contracts, Tom Holman, Dillon Feuz, David D. Baltensperger Jan 2001

Nf01-449 An Introduction To Agricultural Production And Marketing Contracts, Tom Holman, Dillon Feuz, David D. Baltensperger

Agricultural Research Division News & Annual Reports

This NebFact provides information on Agricultural Contracts.


Nf01-462 Turf Disease Fact Sheet No. 2: Management Program For Dollar Spot, John E. Watkins Jan 2001

Nf01-462 Turf Disease Fact Sheet No. 2: Management Program For Dollar Spot, John E. Watkins

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact is about turf disease and includes information about managing Dollar Spot.


Nf01-450 Daylily Rust: A New Disease In The United States, Loren J. Giesler, Jay B. Fitzgerald, Stephen V. Johnson Jan 2001

Nf01-450 Daylily Rust: A New Disease In The United States, Loren J. Giesler, Jay B. Fitzgerald, Stephen V. Johnson

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This particular rust is very aggressive and destroys daylily foliage. So far all infections have been on the foliage; it is not known whether tuber infections occur.


Nf01-465 Turf Disease Fact Sheet No. 5: Management Program For Pythium Blight, John E. Watkins Jan 2001

Nf01-465 Turf Disease Fact Sheet No. 5: Management Program For Pythium Blight, John E. Watkins

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact is about turf disease and includes information on managing pythium blight.


Nf01-490 Using Paylean® With Show Pigs, Rosie Nold Jan 2001

Nf01-490 Using Paylean® With Show Pigs, Rosie Nold

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Paylean® is a trademark name for the feed additive ractopamine. Ractopamine alters how the feed that pigs consume is used for growth.


Nf01-499 Tips For Eating Out, Linda S. Boeckner Jan 2001

Nf01-499 Tips For Eating Out, Linda S. Boeckner

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

To make healthy choices when you eat out, use the Dietary Guidelines for Americans to pick up some tips on ordering foods at a restaurant.


Nf01-455 Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy In The United States, David R. Smith Jan 2001

Nf01-455 Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy In The United States, David R. Smith

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The USDA announced on December 23, 2003 the first diagnosis in the United States of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE or mad cow disease) in a dairy cow. BSE is not contagious. It is unlikely that an outbreak of BSE will occur in North American cattle because the United States and Canada took action in 1997 to prevent transmission via contaminated feed. The risk to human health from BSE is minuscule. However, the diagnosis may seriously affect beef exports from the U.S.


Nf01-452 Bacterial Blight On Geranium, Loren J. Giesler, Jay B. Fitzgerald Jan 2001

Nf01-452 Bacterial Blight On Geranium, Loren J. Giesler, Jay B. Fitzgerald

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The focus of this Nebfact is to help producers diagnose suspected bacterial blight problems and appropriately manage the situation.


Nf01-463 Turf Disease Fact Sheet No. 3: Management Program For Brown Patch, John E. Watkins Jan 2001

Nf01-463 Turf Disease Fact Sheet No. 3: Management Program For Brown Patch, John E. Watkins

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact is about managing Brown Patch turf disease.


Nf01-461 Turf Disease Fact Sheet No. 1: Management Program For Necrotic Ring Spot And Summer Patch, John E. Watkins Jan 2001

Nf01-461 Turf Disease Fact Sheet No. 1: Management Program For Necrotic Ring Spot And Summer Patch, John E. Watkins

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact is about turf disease and includes information about managing Necrotic Ring Spot and Summer Patch.