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Apoyo a niños de un divorcio: Guía para cuidadores, G1791S
El lazo afectivo con un(a) cuidador(a) puede ser la relación más estable para niños cuyos padres se estén separando o en proceso de divorcio. Esta NebGuide aborda la manera en que los cuidadores(as) pueden ayudar a los niños a lidiar con sus emociones en un momento tan difícil.

Cómo el divorcio afecta a los niños: Las etapas del desarrollo, G2209S
Los niños se ven afectados por el divorcio de muchas maneras. Este NebGuide explica a los cuidadores el comportamiento que deben emplear y las acciones a tomar para ayudar a los niños, desde recién nacidos hasta los 12 años, a salir adelante.

El divorcio a ojos de los adolescentes, G2210S
Los padres pueden ayudar a sus niños adolescentes a lidiar con el divorcio para comprender lo que están sintiendo y ayudarles a comunicarse de manera más efectiva.

Friendships, Peer Influence and Peer Pressure During the Teen Years, G1751
Understanding the nature of peer influence can help parents and concerned adults support youth during adolescence and follow a path toward the close friendships that are hallmarks of this time in their lives.

High-Risk Behaviors Among Youth, G1715
The status of high-risk behaviors among youth today are defined and discussed, and suggestions offered for strategies to promote healthy behavioral choices for youth.

Transiciones con éxito para familias altamente conflictivas, G1817S
Las familias altamente conflictivas que sufren una separación o un divorcio pueden tener muchas dificultades para pensar bien las cosas y para distanciarse del problema al objeto de resolverlo con racionalidad. Esta publicación trata de los trastornos habituales que conllevan los cambios de estructura familiar en los niños, e incluye aspectos como la programación de convivencias, la custodia compartida, y cómo pueden producirse interacciones respetuosas.

Understanding the Physical Changes of Puberty, G1701
Physical changes during adolescence are dramatic. The transformation into adulthood is complex and can be confusing and provoke anxiety. Understanding the process of change and knowing what to expect can help prepare youth and their parents for the transitions ahead. This publication helps do so, and provides parents with suggestions on how to help their developing adolescent through the rapid and sometimes difficult changes of these physical transitions.

Youth Volunteerism, G1750
This NebGuide discusses the benefits of volunteerism for youth and proves suggestions on how to encourage youth to volunteer.

Understanding Grief and Death, G1803
This NebGuide defines loss, offers suggestions for dealing with grief and loss, presents psychological and emotional responses to loss, and describes ways to help people who are mourning the death of a loved one.

What's So "Grand" About Grand Parenting?, G1825
Grandparenting is an opportunity to play, to 'fall in love' again, and to appreciate the magic of a developing mind. Grandparents can share the things they are passionate about with family members; see the world in a new way through younger eyes; and experience music, nature, reading, gardening, theater, or other interests in conjunction with a curious mind.

Management of Early Weaned Calves, G2047
This NebGuide discusses the benefits and disadvantages of weaning calves early, including rations and methods for both drylot and pasture-weaned feeding strategies.

Management, Health, and Nutritional Considerations for Weaning Calves, G2057
Weaning can be stressful for calves. This NebGuide discusses methods of separation, diet, and disease prevention.

Managing Feedlot Heat Stress, G1409
This NebGuide discusses recommendations designed to help feedlots manage cattle during times of heat stress.

Standardized Calculation and Interpretation of Basic Cow Herd Performance Measures, G2094
This NebGuide explains how to properly calculate and interpret basic standardized beef cow herd performance measures.

DNA Tests for Genetic Improvement of Beef Cattle, G1856
Misinterpreting DNA tests can cost beef cattle producers time and money. This NebGuide discusses how to interpret commercial DNA marker tests.

EPD Basics and Definitions, G1967
Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs) allow animals within a breed to be compared for their genetic potential to produce a specific trait.

Reducing Replacement Heifer Development Costs Using a Systems Approach, G2215
Replacement heifer development systems that use lower-quality forages can cost less than more intensive systems. This publication focuses on key aspects of successful low-input replacement heifer systems.

Estrus (Heat) Detection Guidelines, G952
Ways to spot cows in heat are covered in this NebGuide.

How to Maximize Income By Managing Days Dry, G1665
There are benefits to maintaining the optimum calving interval. This publication suggests ways to accomplish this reproductive management technique.

How to Use the National Genetic Evaluations for Somatic Cell Scores, G1658
Using the National Genetic Evalulations for Somatic Cell Scores can aid producers in selecting sires.

Inbreeding: Effect on Milk Production Reduction, G1980
A study of lactation records showed that inbreeding can result in a significant decrease in milk production over an entire lactation.

Foaling Mare, The, G1874
This NebGuide outlines the foaling process and appropriate actions to take during both normal and abnormal foaling.

Economic Indexes for Beef Sire Selection, G1847
Economic indexes allow for multiple EPDs — Expected Progeny Differences. This publication explains economic indexing for beef sires, covering topics such as weaned calf, cow energy value, feedlot value, grid value, beef value, and various indexes pertaining to breeds.

Budgeting Systems When There Are Two Earners in the Household, G1764
Various ways of managing the income of two earners in the same household, including the advantages and disadvantages of each, or described in this NebGuide.

File It Easy, Find It Fast: Filing System Operating Tips, G1930
It's not enough to have a filing system; you need to use it. This guide, part of a three-part series, shows you how to use a home filing system.

File It Easy, Find It Fast: Setup Suggestions for Home Filing Systems, G1929
This NebGuide, part of a three-part series, teaches you how to setup an Active and Inactive filing system, along with folder suggestions, for home and personal records and papers.

File It Easy, Find It Fast: What to File, Where, and For How Long, G1928
This guide, one of a three-part series, helps you build an active and inactive filing system for important papers and records.

Feeder Cattle Price Slides, G2088
This NebGuide discusses how feeder cattle prices are adjusted when actual weights are unknown at the time of pricing or contracting. Bid or contracted prices are increased or decreased when the actual weight of the cattle is different than the estimated weight used to establish the price.

Pasture, Rangeland, and Forage Insurance: A Risk Management Tool for Hay and Livestock Producers , G2217
Learn the basic features of Pasture, Rangeland, and Forage insurance coverage, along with issues to consider when deciding whether to use it as a risk management tool.

Can You Afford to Use Bovine Somatrophin (Bovine Growth Hormone)?, G1664
Factors to consider before using Bovine Somatrophin in your dairy herd are covered here.

Dairy Farm Income and Cash Flow Calculations, G2034
Dairy farmers needing to know their income and costs per cow and per herd can use this information and the interactive worksheet to calculate their cash flow.

Developing Dairy Heifer Rearing Expenses, G1662
This NebGuide discusses the pros and cons to consider as dairy producers evaluate raising their own replacement heifers or contracting with someone else to raise replacements.

Examples of Job Descriptions for Major Positions on Dairy Farms, G1585
This NebGuide details the process of developing a job description for positions in the dairy industry.

Hiring Nonskilled Dairy Farm Personnel, G1114
The number of workers available with farm backgrounds continues to decrease; many producers are looking at workers with nonfarm backgrounds to meet their needs.

Managing Dairy Labor, G1584
Managing employees probably is the most important job in a dairy. These tips will make it easier.

Nebraska — An Opportunity for Dairy Expansion and Relocation, G1975
Anyone looking to relocate or build a dairy can find several advantages in Nebraska.

Should You Consider Expanding Your Dairy Herd?, G1655
Benefits -- and possible drawbacks -- from expanding an existing dairy operation are discussed in this NebGuide.

Dairy Cow Health and Metabolic Disease Relative to Nutritional Factors, G1743
This NebGuide describes the various implications and effects of dairy cow metabolic problems, their causes and management recommendations for prevention.

Ages and Stages: 2- and 3-Year-0lds, G2105
Two- and three-year-olds are busy, independent, and eager to explore. Learn the milestones of this growth stage and how you can help them develop new and positive skills and abilities.

Ages and Stages: 3-, 4- and 5-Year-Olds, G2106
Three-, four-, and five-year-olds are active, imaginative, and increasingly independent. Learn about their developmental milestones and how you can help further develop their skills and confidence.

Ages and Stages: Toddler (12-24 Months), G2104
During the second year of development, toddlers grow and develop rapidly as they learn new things and explore their world. Learn what milestones to watch for and how you can provide a safe and supportive environment for your child's development.

Ages and Stages: Infant (0-12 Months), G2103
During the first year infants develop quickly, meeting many milestones of early growth. Learn how to recognize these stages and what you can do to help support your infants's growth and development.

Communicating With Families: Communicating with Families of Infants, G2005
Learning to communicate effectively with the families of infants in child care benefits the provider, the family and the child.

Communicating With Families: Communication Techniques, G2004
Communicating effectively with the families of children in child care can help the family, the caregiver and the child.

Materials and Environments that Promote Learning in the Primary Years, G2199
Teachers can use multiple strategies to create a stimulating and responsive environment for children in the primary years. These strategies can lead to children’s overall social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development.

Assessing a Community's "Readiness", G2118
Assessing community readiness to take on an emerging issue is a critical step toward successfully solving a problem. Tools to help assess and capitalize on readiness are included.

Building Social Capital, G2119
Exercises to help identify and develop social capital within groups and between groups working toward a common goal.

Mobilizing Human Resources, G2117
Bringing people and resources together to address a critical issue is an important part of any community project. Two tools are provided to help groups mobilize their members' resources.

Management to Minimize and Reduce Soil Compaction, G896
This NebGuide will help you understand how natural processes and management practices can reduce existing soil compaction and minimize its further development.

Bioengineering for Hillslope, Streambank, and Lakeshore Erosion Control, G1307
Bioengineering techniques for hillslope, streambank, and lakeshore erosion control are described here, as are tips for a successful bioengineering installation and demonstation project.

Bioengineering for Hillslope, Streambank, and Lakeshore Erosion Control, G1307
Bioengineering techniques for hillslope, streambank, and lakeshore erosion control are described here, as are tips for a successful bioengineering installation and demonstation project.

Emergency Wind Erosion Control, G2006
This NebGuide covers temporary techniques for emergency wind erosion control, when time is short and prior practices don't provide soil or seedlings adequate protection using more desirable methods.

Estimating Percent Residue Cover Using the Line-Transect Method, G1931
Use the line-transect method to estimate a more accurate percentage of residue on a soil surface.

Manure Incorporation and Crop Residue Cover — Part II: Fine-Tuning the System, G1564
How injector/applicator spacing, tire spacing, field speed, and other factors influence the amount of residue cover reduction after manure incorporation.

Manure Incorporation and Crop Residue Cover — Part I: Reduction of Cover , G1563
How residue cover is reduced by soil-engaging components typically used with tank spreaders and towed hose systems to apply liquid or slurry manure.

Wind Erosion And Its Control, G1537
This NebGuide discusses how wind erosion occurs and presents methods for reducing wind erosion on land devoted to crop production.

Water Wise: Drought Effects on Turf in the Landscape, G2191
Periods of drought can damage turfgrass. Through careful selection of turfgrass species and irrigation, turfgrass can remain healthy.

Water Wise: Water Conservation In The Home, G2190
Efficient water use is important during periods of drought. Selecting water-efficient appliances and keeping fixtures in good working order can reduce the amount of water used in homes.

Harvesting Crop Residues, G1846
Issues of crop residue harvest, including nutrient removal and effects on erosion, soil quality, water loss, and yield are discussed in this NebGuide.

Goss's Bacterial Wilt and Leaf Blight of Corn, G1675
This publication describes a threat to various types of hybrid corn in Nebraska, and how to identify and manage it.

Gray Leaf Spot of Corn, G1902
Gray leaf spot (GLS) is considered the world's most yield-limiting corn disease. Find out more about how to recognize it and manage it with this NebGuide.

Rust Diseases of Corn in Nebraska, G1680
Identification and management of common and southern rust diseases of corn are discussed in this NebGuide.

Sampling and Analyzing Feed for Fungal (Mold) Toxins (Mycotoxins) , G1515
The purposes of this NebGuide are to provide information about sampling feeds to detect the presence of mycotoxins in them and about how feeds may be analyzed for mycotoxins.

Smut Diseases of Corn, G2223
This NebGuide describes the two smut diseases of corn in Nebraska, common smut and head smut, including their symptoms, life cycle, and management. Their disease cycles and potential for causing yield loss are very different.

Understanding Fungal (Mold) Toxins (Mycotoxins) , G1513
This NebGuide briefly discusses mycotoxins commonly encountered in grains and feeds used in Nebraska and the mycotoxicoses they cause. Mycotoxin sources and clinical signs, lesions, diagnostic aids and treatment for each mycotoxicosis are listed.

Use of Feed Contaminated with Fungal (Mold) Toxins (Mycotoxins) , G1514
This NebGuide provide guidelines for using mycotoxin-contaminated feeds.

Irrigation Management for Corn, G1850
This NebGuide discusses corn irrigation management strategy options and objectives.

Recommended Seeding Rates and Hybrid Selection for Rainfed (Dryland) Corn in Nebraska, G2068
This NebGuide provides information useful in assessing accumulated growing degree days, soil type and field conditions, average precipitation, and the field's microclimate when determining the seeding rate for dryland corn.

Row Spacing and Seeding Rate Recommendations for Corn in Nebraska, G2216
This NebGuide provides information on narrow-row and twin-row corn and seeding rates for corn in the eastern two-thirds of Nebraska.

The Use and Pricing of Drought-Stressed Corn, G1865
How to identify drought stress in corn, estimate potential yield, select for forage or grain harvest, and establish prices. Details four forage options and the potential for nitrate poisoning.

Credit Advantages, Disadvantages and Common Types, G1802
Explores common uses of consumer credit, debt consolidation and leasing considerations.

Credit Cards: Applications and Choosing the Best Card, G1801
Deciding which credit card is best for you may be as simple as carefully reading the application and deciding how you'll use it.

Credit Cards: Types and Rights, G1800
This publication outlines the various types of credit cards.

Credit Files and Who Uses This Information, G1799
Understanding what information is in a credit file is important for all consumers.

Credit Scams, Contracts and the Law, G1798
This NebGuide outlines how to avoid falling target to a credit scam.

Cutting Family Debt Payments, G1934
This guide, one in a series on consumer financial management, helps show how to work with creditors on debt repayment.

Figuring the True Cost (APR) of Credit, G1797
This publication will help you determine the exact annual percentage rate of a credit transaction.

How Much College Debt is Too Much?, G2071
This NebGuide helps students and parents consider how much debt they can afford for a college education and includes tips for managing and minimizing educational unit.

Negotiating With Creditors, G1777
This NebGuide discusses what you can do when you get behind in paying your bills.

Protect Your Credit and Identity, G1767
Protecting your credit card information and your identity are two must-do activities that will limit fraudulent use of your money and your life.

Setting Reasonable Debt Limits, G1790
This NebGuide explains the consequences of too much debt and how to establish a Personal Credit Limit.

Solving Financial Problems, G1827
This publication explains the processes to help people work through financial issues that prevent them from paying their bills.

Using Credit Cards Wisely, G1793
Tips for using credit cards safely, including how to make a credit card "wrap."

Using Debit Cards Wisely, G1794
Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of debit cards, how best to use them, and what to do if one is lost or stolen.

When to Use Credit and How Much You Can Afford, G1795
Guidelines for using credit, estimating how much credit you can afford, and potential large credit uses are included in this NebGuide. Establishing a Personal Credit Limit (PCL) is explained.

Who Gives Credit and How Do They Decide, G1796
Consumer credit includes both traditional and nontraditional sources. There are criteria for each source that lenders use to decide whether to give credit or not. This publication provides a description of available credit sources, and an explanation of what lenders look for before extending credit.

Your Credit Report, G1894
Credit reports — know what is in yours, how it is used, and how to raise your credit score.

Estimating Crop Evapotranspiration from Reference Evapotranspiration and Crop Coefficients, G1994
This NebGuide describes the basic principles of the evapotranspiration (ET) process and presents practical information on estimating actual crop ET from reference ET and crop coefficients for irrigation management.

Soil Temperature: A Guide for Planting Agronomic and Horticulture Crops in Nebraska, G2122
Over the last decade there has been a shift toward soil temperatures warming earlier, allowing farmers to plant sooner.

Certification Process for Organic Production , G2163
To sell agricultural products labeled as organic, farmers and processors must follow the regulations of the USDA National Organic Program. The process for organic certification is described here.

Choosing the Right Tillage System for Row Crop Production, G1516
Systematically consider 19 criteria, in addition to the cost of conversion, in choosing a tillage system for your farming operation.

Converting CRP to Cropland in the Nebraska Panhandle, G1943
This NebGuide discusses the benefits and costs of converting Nebraska Panhandle CRP to cropland. Chemical and mechanical control of CRP grasses is discussed.

Developing an Individual Farm Organic System Plan, G2146
An overview of the legal standards required by the USDA National Organic Program for organic certification.

Ecofarming: Spring Row Crop Planting and Weed Control in Winter Wheat Stubble, G551
Weed control, stubble management. and planters for planting in winter wheat stubble.

Farmer Research: Project Initiation and Implementation, G1556
Recommendations for forming farmer research groups for conventional or alternative agriculture, including guidelines for involving and project development.

How to Spray a Field to Prevent Overlap and Reduce Drift Injury, G1570
Proper spraying techniques for various situations are outlined and illustrated.

Managing Corn and Grain Sorghum Residues During the Pre-Winter Wheat Fallow Period, G1648
This NebGuide explains how to maintain an appropriate residue cover with ecofarming in the pre-winter wheat fallow period to reduce soil erosion and conserve soil moisture.

Multiple-Year Droughts in Nebraska, G1551
This NebGuide discusses the history and impact of drought in Nebraska.

Ridge Plant Systems: Weed Control, G1762
Advantages and disadvantages of the ridge plant system, weed control before and at planting, and economics of the system are discussed in this NebGuide.

Soil Fertility Considerations for Land Coming Out of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), G1970
This guide discusses soil fertility issues for land coming out of the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP).

Transitioning to Organic Farming, G2145
Overview of how farmers can transition to organic production.

University of Nebraska–Lincoln Organic Farming Research, G2120
An overview of the organic farming research and resources available through University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension.

Using Starter Fertilizers for Corn, Grain Sorghum, and Soybeans, G361
Starter fertilizer may increase early growth of corn and gain sorghum, but increased early growth often does not translate to increased grain yield. Starter fertilizer may be of the most benefit under reduced tillage, on irrigated sandy soils, and on high pH soils.

An Introduction to Drinking Water, G1539
Drinking water quality is a common concern among people today. This publication serves as an introductory reference on drinking water protection, quality and treatment.

Chloramines Water Disinfection: Omaha Metropolitan Utilities District and Lincoln Water System, G1704
Bacteria and other disease-causing organisms in drinking water can cause a variety of illnesses. This NebGuide discusses the disinfection process used by the Omaha Metropolitan Utilities District and Lincoln Water System.

Drinking Water Treatment: Activated Carbon Filtration, G1489
Activated carbon filtration can reduce certain organic compounds, chlorine, lead, dissolved radon, and other compounds in drinking water. Learn about the processes and requirements of this system.

Drinking Water Treatment: Continuous Chlorination, G1496
Continuous chlorination can be an effective method to use to disinfect drinking water.

Drinking Water Treatment: Distillation, G1493
Homeowners are increasingly concerned about the contaminants in their water supply that may affect health or cause taste, odor, or nuisance problems. Distillation is an effective method for reducing many impurities found in water. This NebGuide discusses the process and equipment used for household drinking water treatment by distillation.

Drinking Water Treatment: Emergency Procedures, G1494
When home drinking water supplies are interrupted, emergency or short-term treatment may be required. This NebGuide covers finding alternative sources of drinking water and treating contaminated water.

Drinking Water Treatment: Reverse Osmosis, G1490
Homeowners can find out more about reverse osmosis in this guide, which discusses the principles and practices of RO treatment for household drinking water.

Drinking Water Treatment: Sediment Filtration, G1492
Sediment filters remove suspended matter such as sand, silt, loose scale, clay, or organic material from water. Untreated water passes through a filter medium, which traps suspended matter on the surface or within the filter. This NebGuide discusses the principles, processes, and requirements of cartridge sediment filtration systems for the household user.

Drinking Water Treatment: Shock Chlorination, G1761
Protecting private water supplies from bacterial contamination is critical to assuring good water quality. Shock chlorination can eliminate coliform, fecal and/or E. coli contaminants from water systems.

Drinking Water Treatment: Water Softening (Ion Exchange), G1491
Calcium (Ca) and/or magnesium (Mg) in water can result in "hard water." This guide discusses the ion exchange water softening process and related equipment used for household water treatment.

Drinking Water Treatment: What You Need to Know When Selecting Water Treatment Equipment, G1488
This guide explores household water quality and treatment options and can help consumers select a treatment system suited to a particular situation.

Drinking Water: Arsenic, G1552
This publication discusses arsenic in public and private drinking water supplies.

Drinking Water: Testing for Quality, G907
All water contains dissolved substances, and at high concentrations some may be harmful. Having a water sample tested at an approved laboratory helps ensure that drinking water is safe.

Drinking Water: Bacteria, G1826
Bacteria in drinking water can endanger health. This publication discusses how contamination occurs, how to have water tested, and which treatment to use. Viruses or other microbial organisms are not addressed.

Drinking Water: Bottled, Tap and Vended, G1448
This publication discusses the regulation and safety of drinking water from various sources.

Drinking Water: Bottled, Tap and Vended, G1448
This publication discusses the regulation and safety of drinking water from various sources.

Drinking Water: Certified Testing Laboratories in Nebraska, G1614
Finding an EPA-certified lab to test drinking water for human consumption is important. Use this guide to find out if a lab is certified and whether it's the right lab to test the contaminant of interest.

Drinking Water: Copper, G1360
Too much copper in the human body can cause stomach and intestinal distress such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach cramps. This NebGuide discusses practices to manage copper in a domestic water supply, such as one for a home or business.

Drinking Water: Fluoride, G1376
At optimal levels, fluoride in drinking water can be beneficial to dental health. Learn more about fluoride concentration and potential health effects through this publication.

Drinking Water: Hard Water, G1274
Water described as "hard" contains high amounts of dissolved calcium and magnesium. Learn how to have water tested, interpret the results and choose a treatment option.

Drinking Water: Iron and Manganese, G1714
Common water contaminants iron and manganese are not health hazards but can cause offensive taste, appearance, and staining. Testing and treatment options are available for public and private water supplies.

Drinking Water: Lead, G1333
Small quantities of lead can be a serious health concern, especially for infants, children, and developing fetuses. This NebGuide discusses how to safely manage lead in a domestic water supply.

Drinking Water: Nitrate-Nitrogen, G1784
Nitrate-nitrogen is sometimes present in drinking water. At certain levels it can present a health risk. Properly locating and constructing wells, along with regularly testing water can help manage risk.

Drinking Water: Storing an Emergency Supply, G1536
Storing water ensures you will have enough to met your needs if your water supply is disrupted. Follow the guidelines given here to safely disinfect and store water.

Drinking Water: Sulfur (Sulfate and Hydrogen Sulfide), G1275
Two forms of sulfur are common in drinking water supplies. Neither usually create a health risk, and with proper testing and treatment will not be a nuisance.

Drinking Water: Uranium, G1569
Uranium occurs naturally in soil and rocks. It can enter groundwater and contaminate drinking water, which, over time, can harm health. Learn what testing and treatment options are available.

Private Drinking Water Wells: Operation and Maintenance for a Safe Well, G2154
This publication is one of six in a series designed to help rural families understand and manage their private drinking water wells.

Private Drinking Water Wells: Operation and Maintenance for Mechanical Components, G2153
This publication is one of six in a series designed to help rural families understand and manage their private drinking water wells.

Private Drinking Water Wells: Planning for Water Use, G2149
This publication is one of six in a series designed to help rural families understand and manage their private drinking water supplies.

Private Drinking Water Wells: The Distribution System , G2152
This publication is one of six in a series designed to help rural families understand and manage their private drinking water wells.

Private Drinking Water Wells: The Water Well, G2151
This publication is one of six in a series designed to help rural families understand and manage their drinking water wells.

Private Drinking Water Wells: Water Sources, G2150
This publication is one of six in a series designed to help rural families understand and manage their private drinking water wells.

Protecting Private Drinking Water Supplies: An Introduction, G2049
This NebGuide, one of six in a series, describes the relationship between groundwater and drinking water and how to use these publications to assess contamination risks and develop appropriate responses.

Protecting Private Drinking Water Supplies: Hazardous Materials and Waste Management, G2053
This publication is one of six in a series designed to help rural families protect their private drinking water supplies. The greatest protection of drinking water supplies can be achieved by applying principles from all publications in the series.

Protecting Private Drinking Water Supplies: Household Wastewater (Sewage) Treatment System Management, G2051
This publication is one of six in a series designed to help rural families protect their private drinking water supplies. The greatest protection of drinking water supplies can be achieved by applying principles from all publications in the series.

Protecting Private Drinking Water Supplies: Pesticide and Fertilizer Storage and Handling, G2054
This publication is one of six in a series designed to help rural families protect their private drinking water supplies. The greatest protection can be achieved by applying principles from all publications in the series.

Protecting Private Drinking Water Supplies: Runoff Management, G2052
This publication is one of six in a series developed to help rural families protect their private drinking water supplies. The greatest protection of drinking water supplies can be achieved by applying principles from all publications in the series.

Protecting Private Drinking Water Supplies: Water Well Location, Construction, Condition, and Management, G2050
This publication is one of six in a series designed to help rural families protect their private drinking water supplies. The greatest protection of drinking water supplies can be achieved by applying principles from all publications in the series.

Methamphetamine: One of America's Greatest Challenges, Part 1, G1748
This publication examines the horrors of methamphetamine and its use.

Methamphetamine: One of America's Greatest Challenges, Part II, G1749
This publication examines the risk factors which may lead to meth use; the imipacts it has on family, health, safety, environment and rural economic development; and simple trategies to combat this problem.

Bacterial Brown Spot of Dry Beans in Nebraska, G1957
Bacterial brown spot and its management are covered in this NebGuide.

Bacterial Wilt of Dry Beans in Western Nebraska, G1562
Bacterial wilt of dry beans has reappeared in Nebraska dry bean fields. This NebGuide addresses symptoms and identification, life cycle, and management of this disease in dry beans.

Common Bacterial Blight of Dry Beans in Nebraska, G1956
This NebGuide covers common bacterial blight of dry beans and its management.

Halo Blight of Dry Beans in Nebraska, G1958
Halo blight, a major problem for dry beans, and its management are discussed in this NebGuide.

Rust of Dry Bean, G1766
Rust is a disease that affects dry beans and can dramatically reduce yields. Integrating cultural, host resistance, and chemical management practices can help protect crops.

The Relationship of Dry Bean and Sugar Beet Pathogens with Common Weeds in Nebraska Production Fields, G1678
Certain weeds in the Nebraska Panhandle can pose as hosts for pathogens that cause disease in dry edible beans and sugar beets. Properly managing weed populations and rotating with nonhost crops can help control disease spread.

White Mold of Dry Beans, G1786
White mold symptoms, infection, and control in dry beans for western Nebraska and Colorado are covered in this publication.

Fertilizer Management for Dry Edible Beans, G1713
Soil sampling and proper nitrogen fertilization of dry beans will help producers obtain consistent top yields.

Going Green: A Practitioner's Guide for Nebraska Lodging Establishments, G1897
Learn how green hotels can reduce their impact on the environment while saving money and ensuring their sustainability. This NebGuide includes examples and recommendations for getting started.

Nebraska's Hospitality and Tourism Industries: An Introduction, G1858
Tourism - Nebraska's third largest industry and revenue source - is projected to be a source of economic growth in the next decade. Learn about the trends and potential for the state and national hospitality and tourism industries.

Nebraska's Tourism Lodging Tax: Estimating Tourism's Economic Impact, G1615
This NebGuide describes how to use the county lodging tax statistics to estimate tourism's economic impact on the county.

Economics of Solar Photovoltaic Systems, G2182
Solar photovoltaic systems vary greatly in size and cost. Calculating the economics of a solar system is key to knowing whether a solar system is right for your home, business, or farm.

Energy Actions for Renters to Save Dollars and Increase Comfort, G1949
The following tips are designed to tenants save energy with few out-of-pocket costs.

Energy‐Efficient Lighting, G2232
A publication to help homeowners reduce lighting costs by choosing the energy-efficient bulb that's right for different locations within the home. Money-saving tips and a video are included.

Going Green: Be a Home Energy Manager, G2061
Use this home energy inspection checklist to identify ways you can improve the energy efficiency of your home.

Home Efficiency: Air Sealing, G2231
Cracks and gaps around windows, doors, and the foundation of a home waste energy and cost money. Filling unwanted openings with the proper sealant will increase energy efficiency.

Home Efficiency: Energy Efficiency, G2235
Energy efficiency improvements often pay for themselves through reduced energy bills. This publication describes several methods you can use to calculate the potential savings.

Home Efficiency: Homeowners and Energy Codes, G2234
Understanding energy codes helps homeowners make wise decisions when choosing energy efficient products, such as insulation and windows, for their new or existing home.

Home Efficiency: Insulation, G2233
Properly installed insulation can help keep heat in during winter months. This publications explains options for insulation tips for other energy-saving measures.

Home Efficiency: Refrigerators, G2230
Refrigerators consume a significant amount of energy. Consider how you’re using your unit(s) and whether it’s more economical to replace with an energy-efficient model.

Making Decisions: Energy and Home Appliances, G2067
This publication covers the importance of the yellow and black EnergyGuide label and how to read it, appliance shopping strategies, and questions to ask a salesperson, including energy efficient offers and rebates.

Questions to Ask When Considering a Small Wind Turbine, G2022
A guide to what you need to learn before buying a small wind generator system for your home, farm, or business.

Creating a Strong Family: Looking at Life From a Family Strengths Perspective, G1883
This is one in a series of NebGuides by UNL Extension Family Life specialists and educators who explore the attributes and experiences of strong families.

Creating a Strong Family: Spiritual Well-Being: Sacred Connections, G1884
This is one in a series of NebGuides by UNL Extension Family Life specialists and educators who explore the attributes and experiences of strong families.

Creating a Strong Family: Talking About Religion and Spirituality in Families, G1889
This is one in a series of NebGuides by UNL Extension Family Life specialists and educators who explore the attributes and experiences of strong families.

Creating A Strong Family: What is a Strong Family, Anyway?, G1885
This is one in a series of NebGuides by UNL Extension Family Life specialists and educators who explore the attributes and experiences of strong families.

Creating a Strong Family: Why are Families so Important?, G1890
Families are the basic, foundational social units in all human communities around the world. It's in everyone's best interest to help create a positive environment for all families.

Getting Connected, Staying Connected: Differences Are Inevitable: How to Resolve Conflicts, G2129
Differences between couples are inevitable. As couples these differences do not simply go away. Instead, they are likely to become magnified over time and sometimes turn into a source of frustration for the partners. This is No. 6 in a series of 20 NebGuides that focus on building­ and maintaining strong couple and family relationships written by a team of University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension Educators.

Getting Connected, Staying Connected: Education and Therapy for Couples and Families, G2144
Couples may hesitate to seek help when their marriage hits a rough patch, but a good therapist can bring out the issues in a nonthreatening and skilled way that leads to better understanding of each other. This is No. 20 in a series of 20 NebGuides that focus on building and maintaining strong couple and family relationships written by a team of University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension Educators.

Getting Connected, Staying Connected: Families Across the Lifespan: The Normal, To-Be-Expected, Satisfactions and Challenges Couples and Families Experience, G2124
Families and couples have to learn to deal with various roles and developmental tasks as they move through the different stages in the family life cycle. This is No. 2 in a series of 20 NebGuides that focus on building and maintaining strong couple and family relationships written by a team of University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension Educators.

Getting Connected, Staying Connected: Friendship, Love, and Sexual Intimacy, G2131
Love can cause much happiness and much pain. For many couples, a good definition of a great marriage is that the partners are best friends. This is No. 8 in a series of 20 NebGuides that focus on building and maintaining strong couple and family relationships written by a team of University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension Educators.

Getting Connected, Staying Connected: His Work and Her Work: Roles Partners Play and Power in the Relationship, G2134
Throughout history and even today, men have been seen as strong and hard-driving, while women are stereotyped as kind and gentle, but there are ways to minimize role stereotypes and focus on the unique strengths of each partner. This is No. 11 in a series of 20 NebGuides that focus on building and maintaining strong couple and family relationships written by a team of University of Nebraka–Lincoln Extension Educators.

Getting Connected, Staying Connected: How Children Serve to Deepen a Couple's Marital Bond, G2139
Parenting can be stressful but many couples find that being parents brings them joy, improves their communication skills, and strengthens their commitment to each other. This is No. 15 in a series of 20 NebGuides that focus on building and maintaining strong couple and family relationships written by a team of University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension Educators.

Getting Connected, Staying Connected: How Couples Can Ensure a Meaningful and Happy Life Together, G2143
Every couple and family will, at some point, face a crisis and, most probably, more than one. A crisis can test a marriage, but it also can be a catalyst for growth in the relationship. This is No. 19 in a series of 20 NebGuides that focus on building and maintaining strong couple and family relationships written by a team of University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension­ Educators.

Getting Connected, Staying Connected: Love, Jealousy, and Abuse, G2133
Jealousy is common for both men and women. Extreme jealousy sometimes can lead to physical and emotional abuse. Couples should discuss their feelings of jealousy and try to reach a reasonable compromise regarding this issue before jealousy spirals out of control. This is No. 10 in a series of 20 NebGuides that focus on building and maintaining strong couple and family relationships written by a team of University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension Educators.

Getting Connected, Staying Connected: Money and Marital Happiness, G2137
Positive communication and learning to deal with differing views about spending money are key factors that lead to financial success as a couple and as a family. This is No. 13 in a series of 20 NebGuides that focus on building and maintaining strong couple and family relationships written by a team of University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension Educators.

Getting Connected, Staying Connected: Positive Communication and the Development of Emotional Intimacy, G2127
Couples communicate best when communication is a cooperative, not a competitive, effort. This is No. 5 in a series of 20 NebGuides that focus on building and maintaining strong couple and family relationships written by a team of University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension Educators.

Getting Connected, Staying Connected: Sexual Intimacy and Emotional Intimacy, G2132
If a couple can achieve both emotional intimacy and sexual intimacy, an enduring bond is likely to be developing between the partners. This is No. 9 in a series of 20 NebGuides that focus on building and maintaining strong couple and family relationships written by a team of University of Nebraka–Lincoln Extension Educators.

Getting Connected, Staying Connected: Staying Connected with Your Partner after the Advent of Children into the Family, G2138
Couples who believe they have great marriages say children have deepened their marital bond. This is No. 14 in a series of 20 NebGuides that focus on building and maintaining strong couple and family relationships­ written by a team of University of Nebrska–Lincoln Extension Educators.

Getting Connected, Staying Connected: Stepfamilies: Can Different Family Cultures Be Blended Together?, G2142
Blending two families into a stepfamily takes work. A successful stepfamily must be based on the couple relationship. This is No. 18 in a series of 20 NebGuides that focus on building and maintaining strong couple and family relationships written by a team of University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension Educators.

Getting Connected, Staying Connected: Through Thick and Thin: Loving Each Other When Hard Times Come, G2141
Hard times are stressful, but if a couple focuses on family and couple strengths, they will be better able to deal with the stresses and crises that inevitably occur in any relationship. This is No. 17 in a series of 20 NebGuides that focus on building and maintaining strong couple and family relationships written by a team of University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension­ Educators.

Getting Connected, Staying Connected: Values, Beliefs, Behaviors, and Cultural Differences, G2135
When choosing a partner, it is best to pick a person who is mostly compatible with your beliefs and values. However, there will always be some things on which you don’t agree. A couple can deal with differences by listening to each other and agreeing from the start that you don’t have to see the world in precisely the same way. This is No. 12 in a series of 20 NebGuides that focus on building and maintaining strong couple and family relationships written by a team of University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension Educators.

Getting Connected, Staying Connected: What Are Our Strengths as a Couple? How Can We Build on Them?, G2126
Couples often have a very clear picture of what’s wrong with their relationship, but have not spent any time focusing on their strengths. Identifying strengths can help couples develop a stronger bond with each other. This is No. 4 in a series of 20 NebGuides that focus on building and maintaining strong couple and family relationships written by a team of University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension Educators.

Getting Connected, Staying Connected: Why Did We Get Married Anyway? What to Do When Passion Fades, G2140
Over time, passion can fade in a relationship but there are things couples can do to bring back some of the old sparkle. This is No. 16 in a series of 20 NebGuides that focus on building and maintaining strong couple and family relationships written by a team of University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension Educators.

Getting Connected, Staying Connected: You Don't Marry an Individual, You Marry a Family: Successfully Merging Two Individuals from Different Family Cultures, G2125
Merging two individuals from different family cultures can create conflict with their families of origin. The couples who deal with it most successfully have the courage and strength to decide what is best for them. This is No. 3 in a series of 20 NebGuides that focus on building and maintaining strong couple and family relationships written by a team of University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension Educators.

Getting Connected, Staying Connected The Truth About Anger, G2130
Differences lead to conflicting ways of looking at the world and our life together as partners, and these conflicts often generate anger. The solution to this problem that all couples face is learning to communicate well with each other: listening with our hearts, speaking in a loving way, and creating a future of realistic­ expectations. This is No. 7 in a series of 20 NebGuides that focus on building and maintaining strong couple and family relationships written by a team of University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension Educators.

Alternatives to Guardianship, G1596
Guardianships, because they are so powerful, should be used sparingly. Other less restrictive forms of assistance may be more appropriate. This is one of seven NebGuides in this series. Also see the UNL Guardianship Web site.

Decision Making as a Guardian, G1594
Making decisions for a Ward is part of being a Guardian. Decisions must be made based on adequate information, independent judgment and nonbiased choices. This is one of seven NebGuides in this series. Also see the UNL Guardianship Web site.

Getting Connected, Staying Connected:The World Couples and Families Live In Today, G2123
What is the truth about marriage and family today? How are families doing? Even though the news might indicate otherwise, the best information available indicates that, in general, couples and families are doing reasonably well. But is there room for improvement? Of course. This is No. 1 in a series of 20 NebGuides that focus on building and maintaining strong couple and family relationships written by a team of University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension Educators.

Guardianship of a Minor, G1597
State laws specify the circumstances for the appointment of a Guardian of a minor. This is one of seven NebGuides in this series. Also see the UNL Guardianship Web site.

Guardianship Responsibilities to the Court, G1592
The relationship between a Guardian and a Ward is a legal one and applicable laws and court rules must be followed. This is one of seven NebGuides in this series. Also see the UNL Guardianship Web site.

Guardianship Responsibilities to the Ward, G1593
A Guardian must make sure a Ward's personal and financial interests are protected while trying to include the Ward in decision making as much as possible. This is one of seven NebGuides in this series. Also see the UNL Guardianship Web site.

Guardianship/Conservatorship Financial Responsibilities, G1595
A Guardian is responsible for that everyday oversight of a Ward's finances. The Guardian has specific financial responsibility under the law. This is one of seven NebGuides in this series. Also see the UNL Guardianship Web site.

Las Responsabilidades de la Tutela/Curatela al Tribunal, G1592S
La relación entre un Tutor y un Pupilo es un asunto legal, y es necesario obedecer las leyes y las reglas del tribunal que se aplican. Este NebGuide, el cual es la segunda publicación de una serie de siete publicaciones, se trata de las responsabilidades de la Tutela.(Spanish translation of G1592, Guardianship Responsibilities to the Court.)

Protecting Children Online, G1878
This publication explains potential Internet hazards and how to protect children from them.

What is Guardianship?, G1591
A Guardian takes responsibility for the care and management of an incompetent adult or minor child. Guardianship transfers the rights and powers from a Ward to a Guardian. This is one of seven NebGuides in this series. Also see the UNL Guardianship Web site.

¿Qué es la Tutela?, G1591S
Esta publicación describe el rol de un tutor, incluyendo los tipos de tutelas; los derechos, y los poderes, las responsabilidades de un tutor; y como establecer o terminar una tutela. Este NebGuide es la primera publicación de una serie de siete publicaciones. Spanish version of G1591, What is Guardianship?)

2014 Nebraska Beef Report Summaries, G425
Brief synopses of UNL beef research.

Bloat Prevention and Treatment in Cattle, G2018
Cattle bloat problems, prevention and treatment are covered in this guide.

Creep Feeding Beef Calves, G2077
Considerations of creep feeding calves include the economics of cost of gain, potential market, and influence on sale price of calves.

Crop Residues or Low Quality Hay Combined with Byproducts as a Forage Substitute, G2099
This NebGuide discusses feeding strategies using byproducts and low quality forage combinations that may be used to maintain beef cows during drought conditions, and when forage availability is less abundant and more expensive.

Feed Cost Cow-Q-Lator, G2214
Learn how to use the UNL Feed Cost Cow-Q-Lator spreadsheet to estimate feed costs for crude protein, energy, and dry matter; compare feed values; and estimate feed costs for a specific livestock group.

Feed Dry Matter Conversions, G2093
Nutrient profiles and weights of feed may be expressed on a dry matter, as-fed or air-dry basis. This NebGuide will explain each expression and how to convert between the different bases.

Feed Value of Alternative Crops for Beef Cattle, G2036
Beef cattle feeding options may include field peas, dry edible beans, pumpkins, and sugarbeets. Crops analyzed in this study were highly digestible with low to moderate protein content and could be included in beef cattle diets if they were an economical feed source.

Limiting Feed Intake with Salt in Beef Cattle Diets, G2046
Using salt to limit feed intake in cattle can increase profits in beef enterprises. This NebGuide provides guidelines to successfully use this management practice in beef cattle operations.

Management Considerations for Beef Cows in Confinement, G2237
If forage is limited or too expensive, feeding beef cows in confinement can be a management strategy to decrease a producer’s dependence on pasture. Many factors must be considered, but feeding in confinement may be an alternative to partial or total herd liquidation.

Market Beef Performance Measures and Values, G2095
This NebGuide explains how to properly calculate and interpret basic market beef cattle performance measures, and provides typical industry values compared to youth market beef project cattle.

Nitrates in Livestock Feeding, G1779
Nitrate poisoning does not have to be toxic to animals. Learn the symptoms, causes, preventions, and treatment of nitrate poisoning in livestock.

Summer Annual Forages for Beef Cattle in Western Nebraska, G2172
Summer annuals can be grazed or harvested as feed for beef cattle. There is some potential for prussic acid or nitrate toxicity, but forage testing and management practices can reduce or eliminate the potential.

Understanding and Using a Feed Analysis Report, G1892
This NebGuide provides tips on how to interpret and use a feed analysis report.

Using Sugarbeet Pulp in Rations for Beef Cows, G2239
This NebGuide describes how sugarbeet pulp can be an economical, high-energy byproduct in the beef cow diet.

Water Requirements for Beef Cattle, G2060
Water is as important as other nutrients to a well-balanced diet that will help beef cattle achieve a desired level of performance.

Wintering and Backgrounding of Calves, G2064
This NebGuide discusses feeding and management practices for calves that are weaned and backgrounded before entering a feedlot for finishing.

Feeding to Maximize Milk Protein and Fat Yields, G1358
Proper feeding management of dairy herds can both improve the economy of production and provide a healthier cow. To achieve these goals, producers must feed to increaase production of milk with maximum levels of milk fat and protein.

How to Body Condition Score Dairy Animals, G1583
Routinely scoring the body condition of dairy animals can help detect potential problems that might decrease milk production.

How to Formulate Lactating Dairy Rations to Include Corn Milling Co-Products, G1999
Corn milling co-products have a high nutritional value for dairy cows. Following the guidelines here will allow you to formulate more accurate, precise, and cheaper rations.

Sampling Feeds for Analyses, G331
Sampling is the key to accurate feed analyses and properly balancing livestock rations. This guide tells how to properly sample.

Basics of Feeding Horses: Feeding Management, G1781
This NebGuide covers basic, daily feeding management for horses and details the differences between common feeding strategies.

Basics of Feeding Horses: Reading the Feed Tag , G1403
This NebGuide explains the role of essential nutrients and how to read the tag of a manufacturered horse feed.

Basics of Feeding Horses: What to Feed and Why, G1875
This NebGuide discusses the horse's digestive system and appropriate feeding procedures.

Feeding and Care of Orphaned Foals, G1872
Orphaned foals can survive with intensive management in the first 24 hours. This NebGuide includes recipes for emergency milk replacements and care recommendations for the early weeks.

Blending Grain and Feedstuffs - How to Figure the Proper Proportions, G1500
This NebGuide demonstrates how to use a Pierson square to determine the precise proportions of grain or feedstuff required to create a blend for livestock diets.

Feeding the Bovine Somatotropin (BST) Treated Dairy Cow , G1654
This NebGuide discusses proper feeding management of dairy cows treated with bovine somatotropin (BST).

Pet Foods: How to Read Labels, G1960
A nutritional diet is as important for pets as people. Understanding the pet food label can help you feed your pet an appropriate diet.

Guidelines for Soil Sampling, G1740
Soil samples representative of a field are the best guidelines to determine fertilizer needs. This publication describes proper procedures to collect representative soil samples.

Lime Use for Soil Acidity Management, G1504
Soil acidity can reduce crop production by directly affecting roots and changing the availability of essential nutrients and toxic elements. Liming can neutralize soil acidity, but several factors can affect the economic benefits of liming.

Management Strategies to Reduce the Rate of Soil Acidification, G1503
Soil acidification is a gradual process that results from long-term intensive crop production. The rate of this process depends on soil type and management practices. Management practices that reduce the rate of soil acidification are discussed.

Sewage Sludge Utilization for Crop Production, G1939
This NebGuide describes the use of sewage sludge with crop production issues, including pollutant levels and how to calculate application rates.

Soil and Water Summaries for 2005 to 2006, G1719
Synopses of soil and water research and products from the UNL Department of Agronomy and Horticulture and their partners in 2005-2006.

Using a Chlorophyll Meter to Improve N Management, G1632
This NebGuide describes how to use a chlorophyll meter as a tool to improve nitrogen management by detecting nitrogen deficiency and determining the need for additional N fertilizer.

A Quick Test for Herbicide Carryover in the Soil, G1891
How can you tell if you have herbicide carryover in your fields? Plants grown in soil samples can tell.

Annual Broadleaf Weed Control in Winter Wheat, G1241
This NebGuide discusses preventive, cultural, and chemical weed control in winter wheat. The best weed control is obtained by using a combination of these methods.

Annual Broadleaf Weed Control in Winter Wheat, G1241
This NebGuide discusses preventive, cultural, and chemical weed control in winter wheat. The best weed control is obtained by using a combination of these methods.

Controlling Jointed Goatgrass, G1252
This NebGuide covers identification and cultural and chemical control of jointed goatgrass in winter wheat.

Downy Brome Control, G422
Description and control of downy brome in wheat, alfalfa, and rangeland.

Rye Control in Winter Wheat, G1483
Volunteer rye is a problem that affects winter wheat yield, quality and grade and may result in dockage. Control methods are discussed in this NebGuide.

Use of Herbicide Tolerant Crops as Part of an Integrated Weed Management Program, G1484
This NebGuide provides general guidelines for using herbicide tolerant crops in an integrated weed management program to ensure the long-term viability and profitability of this technology while protecting natural resources.

Weed Control on CRP Acres, G1900
Establishing perennial grasses on former cropland presents a challenge. Weed control can be accomplished with herbicides, tillage, burning, mowing, and crop competition. The key to weed control is timeliness

Weed Management in Rainfed Cropping Systems, G1577
Weed management recommendations for the four phases of a three-year summer-fallow cropping system.

A Guide to Grasshopper Control in Cropland, G1627
Grasshoppers primarily damage wheat, alfalfa, soybeans and corn but can feed and seriously damage almost any crop, tree, shrub and/or home garden during years of high population. This guide provides information on the life cycle of the grasshopper and cropland damage control measures.

Cereal Aphids, G1284
Identification and general discussion of the cereal aphid species most commonly found in Nebraska small grains, corn, sorghum and millet.

Chinch Bug Management, G806
The life cycle and control of the chinch bug is discussed, with descriptions of possible management options.

Common Stalk Borer in Corn, G521
The life history and appearance of common stalk borers is described in this publication, along with information on damage they can cause, economic injury levels, and ways to control them in corn.

Corn Cutworms, G1153
Cutworms — identification of specific cutworms, conditions favoring infestations, potential damage and control.

False Chinch Bug on Potato, G2228
False chinch bugs appear in Nebraska when potatoes are near small grains or alfalfa. Monitor July harvests; apply insecticides if large-scale injury occurs.

First Generation European Corn Borer Scouting and Treatment Decisions, G1782
The decision to treat for European corn borer is complex and affected by many variables, including weather, plant maturity, borer survival and development, anticipated corn prices, insecticide efficacy, and costs versus anticipated returns. This publication discusses the factors growers need to consider when assessing the need for control of first generation European corn borer in non-Bt corn.

Hessian Fly on Wheat, G1923
This NebGuide describes the lifecycle and management of the Hessian fly, including risk reduction with planting date, volunteer control and resistant varieties.

Insecticide Mode of Action Classification for Nebraska Field Crops, G2066
Insecticides differ in their modes of action, or how they act against a target pest. This NebGuide discusses insect resistance management and provides modes of action for insecticides used for Nebraska field crops.

Management of Greenbugs in Sorghum, G838
This NebGuide describes the identification, biology and management options for greenbugs in Nebraska sorghum.

Second Generation European Corn Borer Scouting and Treatment Decisions, G1783
The decision to treat corn fields for European corn borer is complex and affected by many variables, such as weather, plant maturity, borer survival and development, anticipated corn prices, insecticide efficacy, and costs versus anticipated returns. This publication discusses the factors growers need to consider when assessing the need for control of second generation European corn borers in non-Bt corn.

Soybean Aphid Management in Nebraska, G2063
Learn about the soybean aphid, its identification, life cycle, and damage, as well as how to scout for and manage it. Photos of different stages and natural enemies are included.

Soybean Stem Borers in Nebraska, G2082
Identification, life cycle, injury symptoms, and cultural and chemical management of soybean stem borer.

The Potato/Tomato Psyllid, G2113
Outbreaks of potato/tomato psyllid are sporadic but occur suddenly over vast areas of North America including Nebraska. They are small insects that cause damage by infecting plants during feeding. Monitor their appearance and protect potato, tomato, pepper, and eggplant using chemical control.

The Spotted Wing Drosophila, An Invasive, Small Fruit Fly in Nebraska , G2236
The spotted wing drosophila is an invasive fruit fly species now appearing in Nebraska. Its description and methods to control it are provided in this publication.

Western Bean Cutworm in Corn and Dry Beans, G2013
The life cycle, scouting and treatment of the western bean cutworm in corn and dry beans.

Alfalfa Anthracnose, G2081
Anthracnose causes stress and yield and stand loss in alfalfa. Understanding the symptoms, disease cycle and management strategies can help reduce the disease's impact.

Alfalfa Crown and Root Rots and Stand Longevity, G2080
Crown and root rots damage alfalfa stands over time. This publication describes the causes and symptoms of the common diseases, and offers management strategies to reduce their impact.

Barley Yellow Dwarf of Wheat, Barley, and Oats, G1823
Symptoms, impacts, and management of barley yellow dwarf virus (BYDV) of wheat, barley, and oats in Nebraska are discussed.

Black Chaff of Wheat, G1672
Cause, symptoms, disease cycle and management of black chaff of wheat; includes photos of typical symptoms.

Foliar Fungicide Use in Soybean, G1862
Foliar soybean diseases -- Brown spot, Cercospora blight, frogeye leaf spot, and soybean rust -- should be monitored in Nebraska. This illustrated publication shows examples of these diseases and how to control them by means of integrated pest management and fungicides.

Loose Smut and Common Bunt of Wheat, G1978
Loose smut and common bunt are fungal diseases common to wheat in Nebraska. Planting resistant cultivars and fungicide-treated seed will help with control and management.

Phytophthora Root Rot of Alfalfa, G2078
Phytophthora root rot causes seedling death in newly established alfalfa and a progressive decline of established stands in Nebraska.

Safe Use of Foliar Fungicides to Manage Crop Diseases, G1854
The safe use of fungicides for field crops is addressed here.

Seed Treatment Fungicides for Soybeans, G1852
This NebGuide addresses how to protect soybeans against fungus.

Soilborne Root Diseases of Chickpeas in Nebraska, G2062
Chickpea crops in Nebraska are susceptible to root diseases. Descriptions and photos showing the effects of specific diseases are provided.

Spring and Summer Black Stem and Leaf Spot Diseases of Alfalfa, G2079
Of the two black stem alfalfa diseases found in the central and northern Great Plains, spring black stem is more common than summer black stem. Both are damaging when weather conditions favor their development. Symptoms differ but each causes stem spotting and darkening, and leaf spotting.

Entering and Cleaning Up Flooded Homes: Protect yourself and your family during cleanup , G2108
This NebGuide addresses safety and other considerations for entering, cleaning, and drying out flooded homes.

Food for Babies, G2204
This NebGuide explains how to add solid food to your baby's diet.

Good Nutrition at Farmers Markets, G2040
There are more than 6,100 farmers markets in the U.S., and the number is growing. This NebGuide discusses the advantages of buying produce at a local farmers market.

Cyanide Poisoning, G2184
Cyanide, also called prussic acid, poisoning and its treatment are discussed in this publication, along with methods to reduce its occurrence.

Grazing Alfalfa, G2030
Grazing alfalfa may be a cost-effective means of harvest for some producers. This NebGuide explores alfalfa and alfalfa/grass options, varieties and stand management, and grazing and bloat management.

Reseeding or Thickening Thin Alfalfa Stands, G1993
Factors to consider when deciding whether to interseed, renovate, or establish an entirely new field of alfalfa after existing stands become thin.

Summer Annual Forage Grasses, G2183
The summer annual grasses used most frequently for forage in Nebraska each have have unique characteristics. Proper management is essential for optimum production.

Utilizing Annual Forages with Limited Irrigation for Beef Cattle During and Following Drought, G2185
Recommendations for stocking and seeding rates for rangeland and pasture damaged by drought and excessive grazing.

Windrow Grazing, G1616
Windrow grazing can be an economical alternative to feeding baled hay. This NebGuide discusses potential forages and strategies for windrow grazing.

Apple Scab, G1922
This NebGuide discusses the causes and various treatments for apple scab, one of the most important diseases of apples and crabapples.

Brown Rot on Apricots and Other Stone Fruits, G1965
Brown rot is a fungas that affects apricots, nectarines, peaches, plums, and other stone fruits. Recognizing symptoms and understanding the disease cycle can help you control it.

Cedar-apple and Related Rusts of Apple and Ornamentals, G1907
This NebGuide defines and explores the basics of cedar-apple and related rusts, tree care, and control measures.

E-cycling, G2027
A green guide to electronics recycling, purchasing, and donation.

Major Fusarium Diseases on Corn, Wheat, and Soybeans in Nebraska, G2181
Fusarium species are associated with diseases of corn, wheat, and soybean, causing significant yield loss in Nebraska; some produce mycotoxins that are harmful to humans and animals.

Animal Care Resource Guide for 4-H and FFA Members:
Animal Documents, Records, and Tests Needed Prior to Fairs and Exhibitions , G2171
Youth exhibitors need to complete a variety of records before attending fairs and exhibitions. The chart provided in this NebGuide will help them prepare the correct records for their animals.

Attending Fairs: Safeguarding Your Health and Nebraska's Livestock Industry, G1693
Simple sanitary practices when visiting areas where livestock is exhibited can protect the health of people and animals.

Banned Mammalian Protein -- What Does it Mean?, G1692
Feeds for ruminant animals should not contain meat or bone meal derived from ruminants.

Biosecurity Basics for Cattle Operations and Good Management Practices (GMP) for Controlling Infectious Diseases , G1411
This NebGuide introduces cattle producers to the concept of biosecurity and provides practical management recommendations for preventing and/or containing infectious disease.

Biosecurity: Protecting Your Health and the Health of Your Animals, G1694
Animal exhibitors at fairs need to understand what measures need to be taken to prevent the spread of disease among animals and people.

Guarding Against Contagious Livestock Diseases from Farm Visitors, G1689
This NebGuide addresses how certain activities increase the chances livestock will be exposed to contagious diseases.

Information about Foot-and-Mouth Disease for Nebraska Residents, G1690
This NebGuide addresses foot-and-mouth disease, its causes and how to prevent it.

Understanding Vaccines , G1445
This NebGuide explains the basics of vaccine value, the differences between types of vaccines used in animals, and discusses vaccine selection and vaccination program development.

Air Properties: Temperature and Relative Humidity, G1849
Air properties are important when ventilating livestock buildings, drying grain, or determining household humidity. Learn how to use a simplified psychrometric chart to better understand the relationships between air temperature and relative humidity.

Livestock Indemnity Program Under the 2008 Farm Bill, G1971
This NebGuide details the eligiblity requirements and rules for producers interested in applying for Livestock Indemnity Program benefits.

Bat House Construction and Installation, G1575
This publication explains how to build and install bat houses.

Indoor Air Quality: Know the Asthma Triggers in the Home, G2069
Asthma attacks can be triggered by things found in the home. Through specific management methods, the impact triggers have on individuals can be lessened. Always consult medical professionals beforehand, and follow their recommendations.

Medicare Basics, G2087
What you need to know about Medicare benefits and options.

Protecting Pesticide Sensitive Crops, G2179
This NebGuide examines how to protect sensitive crops such as those found on organic and traditional commercial farms or in vineyards, from pesticide injury. Included is how to use Nebraska Driftwatch, a Web-based locater for sensitive commercial crops and bee hives.

Dairy 10-Point Quality Control Program -- Mastitis Treatment Records, G1666
Presents mastitis treatment record keeping system to help dairy farmers reduce risk of adulterated milk entering the tank.

Genetics and Management of Sound Feet and Legs in Dairy Animals, G1659
Demonstrates the various genetic traits associated with claw length, toe angle, toe length and other elements of sound feet and legs.

How to Interpret and Use the ProStaph 1(TM) Test, G1657
The ProStaph 1(TM) Test can identify cows that are infected with mastitis but have no visible symptoms. This NebGuide how to interpret and use the test.

How to Interpret the DHIA 520 Somatic Cell Count Profile, G1656
Examining DHIA somatic cell count reports and using them as valuable aid in identifying the major causes of individual herds are provided in this publication.

How to Reduce Heat Stress in Dairy Cattle, G1582
Four ways to reduce heat stress and maintain product and fertility in dairy cattle are outlined in this NebGuide.

Managing Dairy Cattle for Cow Comfort and Maximum Intake, G1660
This NebGuide describes housing, milking and feeding systems that promote cow comfort, maximum feed intake and profitability.

Milk Urea Nitrogen Testing, G1661
This NebGuide explains how to properly test for milk urea nitrogren (MUN) in dairy herds and how to interpret the results.

What Management Practices Are High Producing Dairy Herds Using?, G1663
Management practices used by high producing dairy operations are outlined in this publication.

Child Care Environment: General Safety Checklist, G1213
This NebGuide offers suggestions on maintaining a safe environment for children in your care.

Healthy Homes--Managing Combustion Pollutants, G2084
Gas furnaces, water heaters, and appliances are common in many homes. This NebGuide discusses carbon monoxide and other combustion pollutants, and how you can prevent these pollutants from affecting you and your family's health and safety.

Residential Onsite Wastewater Treatment: Lagoon Design and Construction, G1441
This NebGuide discusses recommended practices for the design and construction of lagoon systems for treatment of residential wastewater to help homeowners better understand procedures used by certified onsite professionals.

Residential Onsite Wastewater Treatment: Conducting a Soil Percolation Test, G1472
Discusses the importance of and recommended methods for conducting a soil percolation test.

Residential Onsite Wastewater Treatment: Constructed Wetlands for Effluent Treatment, G1474
Recommended practices for the design and installation of a constructed wetland as part of a residential onsite wastewater treatment system.

Residential Onsite Wastewater Treatment: Gravelless Drainfield Systems for Effluent Treatment, G1480
Discusses recommended practices for the design and installation of residential onsite gravelless effluent treatment systems.

Residential Onsite Wastewater Treatment: Lagoon Maintenance, G1423
Discusses recommended practices for the operation and management of residential on-site lagoon wastewater treatment systems.

Residential Onsite Wastewater Treatment: Mounds for Effluent Treatment, G1475
A mound wastewater treatment system may be right for lots that have slowly permeable soils, sandy soils, or a high water table. Learn the advantages, disadvantages and maintenance considerations of a mound system.

Residential Onsite Wastewater Treatment: Septic Tank and Drainfield Maintenance, G1424
Discusses recommended practices for the operation and management of residential onsite septic systems for wastewater treatment.

Residential Onsite Wastewater Treatment: Septic Tank Design and Installation, G1473
Describes types of septic tanks, selecting the correct tank size, placement and installation.

Residential Onsite Wastewater Treatment: Site Evaluation, G1469
Discusses evaluation of a site to determine the type and size of treatment system best suited to it. Explains why the wastewater treatment plans should be finalized before house and well placement.

Residential Onsite Wastewater Treatment: The Role of Soil, G1468
Discusses how soil can affect onsite wastewater treatment systems.

Residential Onsite Wastewater Treatment: Traditional Drainfield Systems for Effluent Treatment, G1479
Discusses recommended practices for the design and installation of traditional residential onsite effluent treatment systems.

West Nile Virus Guidelines for Horse Owners, G1877
Describes transmission and symptoms of West Nile Virus in horses and provides recommendations for controlling mosquitoes and managing horses to avoid infection.

Carpenter Ant Management, G1738
The biology and behavior of carpenter ants, along with the methods used to control them, are detailed in this NebGuide.

How to Select a Pest Control Company, G1647
Information on considerations made before hiring a commercial pest control company are covered in this NebGuide.

Low Toxic Cockroach Control, G1523
How to identify common cockroach species, what they need to survive, and effective, low-toxic alternatives to chemical control.

Healthy Homes: Should I Test for Mold, G1819
This publication discusses common questions consumers may have about testing for mold in homes.

Identifying Moisture and Mold Sources in Houses, G1832
This checklist is a tool to help evaluate an existing home for moisture problems and sources.

Indoor Air Quality: Know the Asthma Triggers in the Home, G2069
Asthma attacks can be triggered by things found in the home. Through specific management methods, the impact triggers have on individuals can be lessened. Always consult medical professionals beforehand, and follow their recommendations.

Assessing the Need for Long-Term Care Insurance, G1703
This NebGuide assesses the risks, costs and other factors to be considered before paying for long-term care insurance.

Cutting Family Insurance Expenses , G1935
This guide, one in a series on consumer financial management, helps show how to lower expenses for family insurance needs.

Application Uniformity of In-Canopy Sprinklers, G1712
Use of in-canopy sprinklers can reduce application uniformity and increase runoff. Learn how to evaluate the efficiency of in-canopy sprinklers.

Converting Center Pivot Sprinkler Packages: System Considerations, G1124
Describes system-oriented factors that should be considered when changing sprinkler packages on a center pivot irrigation system.

Firming Irrigation Furrows to Improve Irrigation Performance, G1720
This NebGuide describes how a using a furrow firming wheel improves furrow irrigation performance.

Fundamentals of Surge Irrigation, G1870
Fundamental background for surge irrigation and how it can improve water management is provided in this NebGuide.

Irrigation Management and Crop Characteristics of Alfalfa, G1778
Alfalfa is relatively drought-tolerant, but irrigation makes it possible to grow high-quality alfalfa in Nebraska.

Management Recommendations for Blocked-end Furrow Irrigation, G1721
Proper blocked-end furrow irrigation management practices can minimize water application, irrigation costs and the leaching of agrichemicals below the root zone.

Managing Furrow Irrigation Systems, G1338
Proper furrow irrigation practices can minimize water application, irrigation costs and chemical leaching and result in higher crop yields.

Nebraska Surge Irrigation Trials, G1867
Learn the results of university research on surge irrigation over a six-year period.

Plant Growth and Yield as Affected by Wet Soil Conditions Due to Flooding or Over-Irrigation, G1904
Wet soil conditions caused by flooding or over-irrigation can damage crops, reduce yields and contribute to groundwater contamination. Adopting proper irrigation management strategies can limit the negative impacts.

Predicting the Last Irrigation of the Season, G1871
This NebGuide presents criteria and "rules of thumb" for predicting the last irrigation of the season for corn, grain sorghum, soybeans, and dry beans.

Surge Irrigation Field Layouts, G1869
Learn more information on installation of surge irrigation systems with this NebGuide.

Surge Irrigation Management, G1868
Learn how surge irrigation can reduce infiltration and gross water application resulting in improved water mangement.

Tillage and Crop Residue Affect Irrigation Requirements, G2000
Practicing less tillage and retaining more crop residue on the soil surface reduce the rate of water evaporation and the amount of irrigation water needed.

Using Modified Atmometers (ETgage) for Irrigation Management, G1579
This NebGuide describes the atmometer (evapotranspiration gage) and explains how it can be used for irrigation scheduling. Examples are provided to show how information collected with an atmometer can be used to estimate crop water use for corn and soybean.

Using Polyacrylamide to Reduce Soil Erosion, G1866
Learn about polyacrylamide, how it can reduce soil erosion due to irrigation and what water management issues must be considered.

Using Ultrasonic Flow Meters in Irrigation Applications, G1426
This NebGuide reports on recent research to help ultrasonic flow meter users adjust inaccurate measurements, using multiple illustrations.

Water Loss from Above-Canopy and In-Canopy Sprinklers, G1328
In-Canopy and above-canopy sprinklers are compared to determine which irrigation method minimizes water loss and reduces installation and operation costs.

Drip Irrigation Design and Management Considerations for Windbreaks, G1739
This publication discusses drip irrigation, one of the most commonly used methods to irrigate windbreaks.

Flow Control Devices for Center Pivot Irrigation Systems, G888
Factors contributing to the need for spinkler flow rate regulators and how various regulators work.

Minimum Center Pivot Design Capacities in Nebraska, G1851
Factors to consider in choosing an appropriate center pivot design are covered here.

77 Ways To Motivate Your Workers, G1440
This NebGuide explains the different ways people are motivated and suggests strategies leaders can use to get the best performance from their people.

Becoming a Servant Leader: Do You Have What it Takes?, G1481
This NebGuide introduces servant leadership and how to develop skills for it.

Critical Thinking for Sustainable Community Decision Making: A Community Leadership Tool, G2116
This publication discusses critical thinking, a community leadership tool that will help identify the best of alternative actions when making an important community decision.

Framing the Issue, G2114
Framing the issue is a process that can help community members evaluate the benefits and drawbacks of a potential course of action to a community issue.

Full Range Leadership, G1406
The ability to use the full range of leadership behaviors is what separates effective from ineffective leaders. This NebGuide explains the full range leadership behaviors, transactional and transformational leadership.

Influence: The Essence of Leadership, G1695
Mastering the art of influence is a key leadership component. Successful leaders skillfully use different tactics under different situations to change behaviors, opinions, attitudes, goals, needs and/or values.

Managing Group Conflict, G2115
If a community group is going to be productive and successful, group leaders and members must be able to identify and resolve conflict successfully. Conflict management is a skill that can be learned.

Motivating Your Employees, G1776
The ability to motivate employees often is the difference between mediocre and extraordinary leadership. This guide provides a useful tool for understanding and motivating employees.

Responsibilities of Elected Officers, G1968
The roles and responsibilities of elected officers in organizations, including a special section on how presiding officers can get off to a good start.

Sustainable Community Collaboration Checklist, G2043
A variety of groups may work together on community sustainability issues. Sometimes leadership or communication problems can occur if the groups have not worked together previously. This NebGuide includes a Sustainability Community Collaboration Checklist to help groups build a more effective collaboration.

Understanding and Using Parliamentary Procedure, G1969
A quick guide to parliamentary procedure, including types of motions, forms of voting, and the appropriate times to use them.

A Guide for Managing Poultry Insects, G954
This NebGuide identifies the major insect pests of Nebraska's poultry population and provides treatment recommendations.

Horse Insect Control Guide, G950
This NebGuide identifies insects that bother horses and recommends treatment options.

House Fly Control Guide, G958
This NebGuide provides background on house flies, including reproduction habits, and suggests methods of control.

Abandonment Planning for Earthen Manure Storages, Holding Ponds, G1370
The purpose of this NebGuide is to define some critical issues to be addressed by an abandonment plan of an earthan manure storage, anaerobic lagoon or runoff holding pond.

Carbon Credits From Livestock Production, G1962
Interest in climate change has prompted a market for carbon credits. Learn how livestock operations produce greenhouse gas and ways to reduce emissions and benefit from carbon credits.

Composting Manure and Other Organic Materials, G1315
Composting is becoming more common in Nebraska. This NebGuide provides information on the composting process.

Manure Testing: What to Request, G1780
Manure testing is necessary to make optimum use of manure while protecting water resources. This publication is a guide to providing information on a Manure Sample Submission Form to ensure reliable interpretation of results.

Sludge Management for Anaerobic Lagoons and Runoff Holding Ponds, G1371
The purpose of this NebGuide is to define critical issues to be addressed by a sludge and sediment management plan for anerobic lagoons and outdoor lot holding ponds.

Calibration of Sprayers (Also Seeders), G2044
Various methods for calibrating sprayers and seeders and related application information.

Fine-tuning a Sprayer with the Ounce Calibration Method, G1756
This NebGuide offers methods to quickly evaluate the performance of a sprayer. Sprayer calibration, nozzle discharge, and speed checks are evaluated with minimal calculations.

Spray Boom Set-up on Field Sprayers, G2091
Design attributes and expected costs of dry and wet field sprayer booms are compared and illustrated.

Spray Boom Set-up on Field Sprayers, G2091
Design attributes and expected costs of dry and wet field sprayer booms are compared and illustrated.

It's About Time: Time Management Simplified, G1771
This NebGuide updates a simple, classic time-management system originally described by Alan Lakein. This system can help you become more organized and get more of what you want from the time you have.

Thirteen Timely Tips for More Effective Time Management, G1772
Thirteen straight-forward time management tips are summarized in this NebGuide.

Determining the Need to Fertilize Landscape Trees and Shrubs, G2042
Trees and shrubs usually don't need additional fertilizer; however, this NebGuide explains how to determine if fertilization is required and how to apply the needed amount.

Dealing with Unwanted Horses in Nebraska, G1966
This NebGuide will help owners who no longer want to care for their horse(s) with sale, horse rescue and other options.

Housing for Horses: Flooring for Stalls, G1876
Various types of flooring for use in horse stalls are described in this publication.

Selecting the "Right" Horse for Youth or Adults, G1540
A horse is a major responsibility. This NebGuide discusses factors to consider when buying or leasing a horse.

Tips for New Horse Owners, G2039
This NebGuide provides basic information on housing, feeding, and health care of horses for new horse owners.

Winter Care for Horses, G1873
Winter horse care is described in this NebGuide: energy requirements, feeding alterations, water requirements, hair and hoof implications, and shelter needs.

Cannibalism by Poultry, G1670
This NebGuide summarizes the cause, control and prevention of cannibalistic behavior displayed by poultry. Beak trimming as a method of prevention is also discussed.

Control of Pullorum and Typhoid Through Participation in the National and Nebraska Poultry Improvement Plans, G1089
Explains participation in the National Poultry Improvement Plan to prevent egg-transmitted diseases to small flocks, game birds, hobby, and exhibition flock owners.

Egg Cleaning Procedures for the Backyard Flock, G1724
This publication provides guidance on washing eggs for eating, rather than hatching.

Animal Care Resource Guide for 4-H and FFA Members:
Facts, Values, and Myths , G2174
Opinions are based on a person's knowledge about a subject, and that knowledge may be based on fact, myth or values. This NebGuide provides definitions and helps youth respond to different opinions on animal care.

Animal Care Resource Guide for 4-H and FFA Members:
Commonly Asked Questions , G2177
Fair livestock exhibitors often are asked questions about animal well-being and care. This publication provides talking points to help youth prepare answers. This is No. 2 in a series of five resource guides.

Animal Care Resource Guide for 4-H and FFA Members:
Communicating With the Public About the Care of Production Animals , G2176
Youth livestock exhibitors have a responsibility to help educate the public about the care of production agriculture. This NebGuide defines key terms and Quality Assurance guidelines.

Animal Care Resource Guide for 4-H and FFA Members:
Knowing the Livestock Lingo , G2175
There are many terms associated with livestock production that may be unfamiliar to youth. This NebGuide lists and defines terms common between species and specific to certain species.

Animal Care Resource Guide for 4-H and FFA Members:
Knowing the Livestock Lingo , G2175
There are many terms associated with livestock production that may be unfamiliar to youth. This NebGuide lists and defines terms common between species and specific to certain species.

Good Management Practices for Youth
Injury, G2160
Good youth producers ensure their animals' safety by continuously checking pen and shelter structures, at home and at fair, for dangers. This publication is number five of seven in a series of good management practices for youth.

Good Management Practices for Youth
Animal Handling, G2162
This publication discusses how to work with an animal to get it used to being handled prior to going to fair. This publication is the last of seven in a series on good management practices for youth.

Good Management Practices for Youth
Feed and Nutrition, G2156
This publication discusses good feed and nutrition practices for youth exhibiting animals at fairs and other public exhibitions. This publication is No. 1 of seven in a series of good management practices for youth.

Good Management Practices for Youth
Frequent Monitoring for Health Concerns, G2158
This publication discusses good feed and nutrition practices for youth exhibiting animals at fairs and other public exhibitions. This publication is No. 3 of seven in a series of good management practices for youth.

Good Management Practices for Youth
Heat Stress, G2161
Heat stress is a common problem at fairs and livestock shows held in the summer. This publications describes the signs of heat stress in livestock and how to treat it. This publication is number six of seven in a series on good management practices for youth.

Good Management Practices for Youth
Injections, G2159
This publication describes best management practices for giving livestock injections of medication/vaccine. This publication is number four of seven in a series on good management practices for youth.

Good Management Practices for Youth
Shelter and Housing, G2157
This publication discusses good shelter and housing practices for youth exhibiting animals at fairs and other public exhibitions. This publication is No. 2 of seven in a series of good management practices for youth.

How to Score Placing Classes For Livestock Judging , G2092
This NebGuide explains how to properly calculate scores for placing classes associated with livestock judging contests.

Minimizing Livestock Plant Poisoning on Western Nebraska Rangelands, G1948
Annually, Nebraska producers lose 2 to 5 percent of their livestock to plant poisonings. Understanding which plants are toxic and strategically managing grazing can help minimize losses.

Livestock Risk Protection Insurance, G1723
This NebGuide discusses Livestock Risk Protection insurance available to feeder and fed cattle producers and swine producers.

Livestock Gross Margin for Swine, G1744
This NebGuide discusses Livestock Gross Margin Insurance for Swine, which provides protection against declines in livestock feeding margins.

Livestock Risk Protection Insurance, G1723
This NebGuide discusses Livestock Risk Protection insurance available to feeder and fed cattle producers and swine producers.

Dining Out: How to Make Healthier Choices, G1644
Use the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate for healthy eating when dining out.

EPD Basics and Definitions, G1967
Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs) allow animals within a breed to be compared for their genetic potential to produce a specific trait.

Feedlot Abandonment, G1293
An abandoned animal feeding facility is a significant threat to the environment. Procedures to minimize the risk are discussed.

Genetic Defects in Beef Cattle, G2055
Advancements in molecular technology have made it possible to effectively manage genetic defects in beef cattle. This NebGuide discusses the primary defects being monitored by U.S. breed associations.

Heat Stress — What You Should Know to Make Livestock Shows a Success, G2121
Heat stress is hard on livestock, especially in high humidity and low wind speed. This publication gives show animal guidelines to avoid heat stress when heat indexes rise to 100 or more.

Butterfly Gardening, G1183
Watching butterflies is an enjoyable pastime. By choosing the right plants, you can attract many different butterflies and their relatives to your garden.

Coldframes and Hotbeds, G1718
Coldframes and hotbeds are perfect for gardeners and growers who want to extend or get a jump on the growing season. Find out how to build your own.

Fertilizer Use in Home Landscapes, G1941
Homeowners can improve the health and attractiveness of their grass and plants by selecting and applying the proper fertilizer. Learn how to read labels, select a spreader and exercise proper fertilizer management.

Garden Compost, G2222
This NebGuide discusses the advantages of compost, compostable materials, creating and maintaining a compost pile, and uses for compost in the landscape.

Landscape Sustainability, G1405
This Nebraska describes how to use aesthetic, functional and environmentally sound design principles to create a sustainable landscape.

Understanding the Seed Packet, G1953
This NebGuide helps gardeners better understand information provided with a seed packet and how to use it when planning a garden.

Weights and Measures Guidelines for Sales at Farmers' Markets, Roadside Stands and Other Commercial Outlets, G1944
Retail sale of fruits, vegetables, and other items, including those at farmers' markets and roadside stands, is regulated by the Nebraska Weights and Measures Act. Learn about what's required by the Act and how to comply.

When to Harvest Fruits and Vegetables, G2089
This NebGuide provides information on the proper ways and times to harvest fruits and vegetables for the best quality and storage.

Winter Deicing Agents for the Homeowner, G1121
Information on deicers and how they affect plants is covered here.

Bee Pollination of Cucurbit Crops, G1754
Factors influencing bee pollination and the yield and quality of melons,squash, pumpkins and cucumbers, along with other cucurbit crops, are discussed in this NebGuide.

Fertilizing Proso Millet, G1945
Soil testing and crop rotation are the basis for fertilization of proso millet.

Growing Safflower in Nebraska, G1702
This NebGuide provides information on the production and marketing of safflower in Nebraska.

Planting and Harvesting Information for Nebraska Crops, G1757
Information on the normal practices of planting and harvesting crops grown in Nebraska are provided in this publication.

Proso Millet Varieties for Western Nebraska, G2219
This NebGuide describes proso millet varieties that are suitable for dryland, organic (nonirrigated), and irrigated production in western Nebraska.

Row Crops Sample Submission to the Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic, G2226
Diagnoses are made easier and turnaround time is improved when sample quality is maintained. This NebGuide discusses the proper guidelines for submitting row crop samples to the Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic.

Sugarbeet Nutrient Management, G1459
Soil testing and calculating recommended rates for nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and micronutrient fertilizers for sugarbeet.

Before You Invest, G1925
Discover the difference between saving and investing, what to consider before investing, and how to choose an investment advisor.

Budgeting: The Basics and Beyond for College Students, G2074
This NebGuide covers steps for developing a college student's budget, including personal factors to consider and income and expense categories to include.

Farm and Ranch Family Living Expenses--Taking Control, G2072
This NebGuide discusses how farm and ranch families can control their living expenses by using a budget or a cash flow plan.

How to Balance a Checkbook, G1927
Learn the steps to balance your checkbook, including how to account for debit card transactions; includes a worksheet.

Investing for Education, G2098
This publication provides an initial look at investing for future educational expenses. To find out more about investing, see Before You Invest (NebGuide G1925), Investment Alternatives (Extension Circular EC481), and Investing for Retirement, NebGuide G2097.

Investing for Retirement, G2097
This publication provides an initial review of investing for retirement. (See also NebGuides G1925, "Before You Invest;" EC481, "Investment Alternatives;" and G2098, "Investing for Education."

Money Wise Children: Learning By Doing, G1788
The guidelines used to teach children about money vary depending on age.

Planning and Tracking Income and Expenses Through Time: Cash Flow Planning, G1789
This publication explains the process of cash flow planning for household living expenses.

Record Keeping for Money Management, G1926
Learn five ways to keep family financial records, including how to handle and record small expenses and deciding who does what record keeping.

Solving Financial Problems, G1827
This publication explains the processes to help people work through financial issues that prevent them from paying their bills.

Starting an Investment Club, G1763
Considerations for starting an investment club are covered in this NebGuide.

Starting on the Road to Financial Security: Setting Financial Goals, G1765
Financial security begins with setting financial goals. The process of determining financial goals is described in this NebGuide.

Talking Money with Your New College Student, G2073
Help your new college student identify income sources and expenses and evelop a wirtten cash flow plan for college. Get tips on where students can trim expenses.

Teaching Your Children About Money, G1787
This NebGuide offers suggestions on how to teach your child to earn money and spend it wisely.

The Four Financial Phases of Retirement, G1831
Retirement ... what does it mean to you? Are you prepared to enjoy this part of life? Being prepared for retirement means actively planning ahead for those years. See what to expect with the four financial phases of retirement.

Cutting Family Clothing and Personal Care Expenses, G1936
This guide, one in a series on consumer financial management, helps show how to lower clothing and personal care expenses.

Cutting Family Food Expenses: 16 Tips That Can Total Big Bucks, G1933
This guide, one in a series on consumer financial management, helps show how to cut food expenses at the grocery store.

Cutting Family Housing and Utility Expenses, G1932
This guide, one in a series on consumer financial management, helps show how to cut family housing and utility expenses.

Cutting Family Transportation, Recreation, Health Care, and Other Expenses, G1937
This guide, one in a series on consumer financial management, shows tips on how to cut costs related to transportation, recreation, health care, and other expenses.

Are You a Nutritious Grill Master?, G2048
Grilling is a healthy, low-fat way to cook. Tips for safely operating a grill safely and handling food are provided in this guide.

Commonsense Guidelines for Healthy Women, G2147
The challenges of today's busy world make it important for women to make their health a priority, take steps to improve their physical and mental health, and lower their risk for certain diseases. This guide offers commonsense guidelines for good nutrition and health.

Healthy Eating and Lifestyle for the Later Years, G2110
This publication provides information to help older adults eat to maintain good health and live a healthy lifestyle. Friends,family, and others concerned about older people also may benefit from having this information.

Healthy Living in Tough Economic Times, G2041
The nutritional, physical, and financial aspects of economic-related stress are discussed, along with recommended coping strategies.

How Much Sodium Are You Eating?, G1974
Although some sodium is good for the body, Americans typically consume about twice the amount considered healthy. Learn how to reduce sodium intake through food choices.

MyPlate: Dairy Group, G1611
This publication describes healthy ways to incorporate proper amounts of dairy foods into the diet.

MyPlate: Fruit Group, G1606
This publication describes ways to incorporate fruits into the diet,and their health benefits.

MyPlate: Grains Group, G1607
This publication describes ways to incorporate grain food products, especially whole grains, into the diet.

MyPlate: Vegetable Group, G1605
This publication describes ways to incorporate healthy vegetables into the diet, as recommended by USDA's MyPlate.

Nutrient Recommendations for Adults, G2207
Research shows that adults are interested in their health and, as a result, want to information about the nutrients they need. This NebGuide presents nutrient recommendations for adults age 19 and older.

Nutrition for the School-Aged Child, G1086
Children entering school will make their own decisions about what they eat. Parents can help teach them to make healthy decisions.

Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids, G2032
Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, found in foods, are important to health. Learn how much you need and which foods are the best sources.

Taking Action: 10 Steps for Healthy Weight Management in Adults, G2085
This publication describes how choosing whole grains, low-fat dairy products and other foods, combined with appropriate physical activity, can better health and maintain weight goals.

MyPlate: Protein Foods Group, G1612
This publication describes ways to incorporate proper amounts of healthy, low-fat protein into the diet.

Smarter Snacking, G2102
Snacks affect the overall diet, and consuming healthy snacks can meet dietary needs.

Stevia, G1634
One species of stevia plant has leaves with a naturally occurring sweetness, which may be used as a sugar substitute. This NebGuide gives information on stevia's use, its advantages and disadvantages and recipes.

Sucralose (Splenda®), G2065
This NebGuide describes the properties of Splenda® (sucralose) and how to use it in cooking and baking; includes cookie and muffin recipes using Splenda.

Sweeteners, G1458
Consumers have a choice of sweeteners — nutritive and non-nutritive — and this NebGuide helps them make the right choices.

Upper Safe Levels of Intake for Adults: Vitamins and Minerals , G1981
The guide gives the maximum quantities of vitamins and minerals that healthy adults should consume.

Water: The Nutrient, G918
Everyone needs to consume an adequate amount of water to stay healthy. That amount can vary depending on a person's age, health, and activity level.

Annuals for Nebraska Landscapes I: Flowering Plants, G1774
Annuals are non-woody plants that complete their life cycle in one growing season and allow different colorful landscape displays to be created from year to year.

Annuals for Nebraska Landscapes II: Foliage, Grasses, Fruit and Vines, G1775
While most annual plants are grown for their flowers, some can be grown for their foliage, fruit and trailing growth habit.

Clematis, G1861
Any type of Clematis - vine, groundcover or shrub - will add summer-long color to a landscape. Learn how to select and care for this popular plant.

Culture of Iris, G1741
Iris culture emphasizes the best in site selectionand preparation, planning, culture and insect and disease control.

Garden Chrysanthemums, G1711
Site selection, soil preparation, planting and care of chrysanthemums are discussed.

Guide to Growing Houseplants, G2205
Proper care can extend the lives of houseplants. This NebGuide offers hints on caring for houseplants, including conditioning, light, and fertilizing.

Guide to Selecting Houseplants, G837
This Extension guide lists water, humidity, light, and temperature needs for a variety of houseplants to help you select ones best suited to your situation.

Hostas, G1683
Shade loving hostas come in a variety of sizes and colors. When properly located and cared for, they are a valuable asset to home landscapes.

Lilacs, G1860
Lilacs are versatile, hardy, easy-to-grow and come in different shapes, sizes, and colors. Learn about the available cultivars and how to care for this popular shrub.

Ornamental Grasses for Nebraska Landscapes, G1691
This NebGuide discusses the selection and care of ornamental grasses in the landscape.

Perennials in Water-Wise Landscapes, G1214
Drought-tolerant perennials can help conserve water, reduce watering maintenance, and still provide multiseason color and interest.

Propagating House Plants, G1853
The process of propagating various house plants is described in this NebGuide, which includes a listing of common house plants and how-to methods of propagating.

Spring Flowering Bulbs, G1742
Selecting, planting, caring for, harvesting and forcing spring flowering bulbs are discussed in this publication.

Tree Hazard Awareness, G2111
This NebGuide will help property owners and managers become aware of possible defects on their trees, and how to obtain professional assistance to determine the appropriate course of action.

Trees in the Home Landscape, G1747
Trees are important parts of home landscapes. This guide describes the functional and aesthetic benefits of using trees, as well as basic growth and maintenance requirements.

Wildflowers for the Home Landscape: Perennials for Sunny Sites, G1074
Wildflowers and native plants are not the same, but make interesting additions to Nebraska landscapes once sown, cultivated, and weeded appropriately.

Black Spot of Roses, G1060
Causes, symptoms and management of black spot of roses, one of Nebraska's most troublesome diseases or roses; includes list of available fungicides and photos of symptoms.

Powdery Mildew on Landscape Plants, G2021
This NebGuide discusses the life cycle, identification, and management of powdery mildew on landscape ornamentals and lists labeled fungicides for control.

Bagworms, G1951
This NebGuide discusses management and control of the bagworm, a feeder on coniferous plants and on many deciduous trees and shrubs.

A Guide to Grasshopper Control in Yards and Gardens, G1633
Only four grasshopper species are liable to cause damage in yards and gardens, but the potential for damage increases as summer progresses. This guide provides information on the life cycle of the grasshopper and yard and garden damage control strategies and measures.

A Guide to Grasshopper Control on Rangeland, G1630
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 registered for grasshoppers when control measures are needed.

Horse Insect Control Guide, G950
This NebGuide identifies insects that bother horses and recommends treatment options.

How to Set Up and Conduct a Honey Bee Swarm Biology Demonstration, G2225
This publication is intended for use at a demonstration conducted by extension educators. It includes how to set up a bee swarm and help participants learn about the pheromones bees use to coordinate swarming.

Residential Mosquito Control, G2037
This Nebguide discusses the life cycle, control, and impact of mosquitoes common to Nebraska.

Spring Millers, G2164
Spring millers, or adult army cutworms, are prevalent in Nebraska in the spring and fall. Although often a nuisance, these moths are harmless. Management suggestions are included.

Stinging Wasps and Bees, G1447
This NebGuide contains information on identifying and managing stinging wasps and bees as well as the symptoms and treatment of stings.

Consequences Teach Responsibility, G1818
How to discipline children by letting them experience the consequences of their behavior, and by using "time-outs," "reverse time-outs," and "think space" are described in this publication.

Cyberbullying, G1903
Technology now allows people -- often children -- to bully online. How parents and other adults can help reduce bullying over the internet is examined in this NebGuide.

Divorce Through the Eyes of Adolescents , G2210
Parents can help their adolescent deal with divorce by understanding what they are feeling and helping them to communicate effectively.

How Divorce Affects Children: Developmental Stages , G2209
Children are affected by divorce in many ways. This NebGuide explains to caregivers the behavior to look for and actions to take to help children, newborn to age 12, cope.

Parenting Your Child Effectively: Change Surroundings Instead of Behavior, G1733
This publication contains information about changing the surroundings instead of the behavior when parenting your children. This is a part of a series of 10 "Parenting Your Child Effectively" guides.

Parenting Your Child Effectively: Focus On "Do", G1730
This publication discusses the importance of telling your child what to do instead of what not to do. This is a part of a series of 10 "Parenting Your Child Effectively" guides.

Parenting Your Child Effectively: Give Choices, G1728
Giving children the right choices helps both them and their parents. This guide helps parents with offering choices to children. This is a part of a series of 10 "Parenting Your Child Effectively" guides.

Parenting Your Child Effectively: Give Safe, Understandable Limits, G1725
Helping parents give their children acceptable behavior limits is the focus of this NebGuide. One of 10 "Parenting Your Child Effectively" guides.

Parenting Your Child Effectively: Help Children Feel Lovable and Capable, G1732
This publication explains ways parents can build a child's self-esteem. This is a part of a series of 10 "Parenting Your Child Effectively" guides.

Parenting Your Child Effectively: Look At The Whole Picture, G1727
How a child acts may reflect something else going on in his or her family. This guide advises parents or caregivers to look at a child's behavior as a whole. This is a part of a series of 10 "Parenting Your Child Effectively" guides.

Parenting Your Child Effectively: My Parenting Style, G1731
If you want to change your parenting style, start by looking at how you correct your children's misbehavior. This is a part of a series of 10 "Parenting Your Child Effectively" guides.

Parenting Your Child Effectively: My Plan To Improve Parent-Child Relationships, G1729
Parents can use this guide to improve parent-child relationships. This is the 10th, and last, guide in the "Parenting Your Child Effectively" series. Use it to measure change and progress in parenting skills learned.

Parenting Your Child Effectively: Set A Good Example, G1726
Parents can use this guide to discover how to be a good role model for their children. This is a part of a series of 10 "Parenting Your Child Effectively" guides.

Parenting Your Child Effectively: Work With, Not Against, Your Child, G1734
This publication provides information on how to work with and not against your child. This is a part of a series of 10 "Parenting Your Child Effectively" guides.

Establishing Dryland Forage Grasses, G1705
Preparation, seed selection, seedbed preparation, fertilization, methods of seeding, time and rate of seeding, weed control and more are covered.

Fertilizing Grass Pastures and Hayland, G1977
Proper fertilization is an important component of managing pastures and haylands.

Forage Production with Limited Irrigation, G2012
This NebGuide discusses potential forages and limited irrigation strategies.

Getting to Know Your Pastures: Techniques to Enhance Monitoring, G2212
A photo-monitoring system and other monitoring techniques can help land managers achieve their pasture management objectives. Photo-monitoring can capture a vast amount of data, and other monitoring procedures can be added to measure quantitative goals.

Importance of Structure for Game Bird Production, G2155
Structure — the variety, height, and density of plant species available — is important for attracting nesting ring-necked pheasants and waterfowl. Landowners can improve structure through grazing and crop production management.

Managing Soapweed Yucca, G2086
Soapweed yucca can infest pastures and rangeland, reducing beneficial plant populations and livestock production. Learn the history, biology, and management of this plant and its potential impact.

Perennial Forages for Irrigated Pasture, G1502
Plant traits and selection guide for perennial forages for irrigated pasture in Nebraska, including information on recommended mixtures and species characteristics.

Switchgrass, Big Bluestem, and Indiangrass for Grazing and Hay, G1908
The grazing management and cultural practices discussed in this NebGuide can make the tall warm-season grasses switchgrass, big bluestem, and indiangrass high quality summer forage.

Controlling Pond Plant Growth with Bottom Barriers, G2025
Rooted, aquatic plants are an important part of a lake's ecosystem; however, their growth needs to be controlled to assure a healthy, aesthetic environment. This NebGuide offers ideas for controlling plant in ponds.

The Dangers of Disordered Eating, G2096
This NebGuide identifies the warning signs of disordered eating and how to seek treatment.

Brain Development and Learning in the Primary Years, G2198
In the primary years, children are beginning to think in complex ways about themselves, their environment, and others. Teachers can play a role in honing children’s brain development and learning.

CAR — A Strategy for Learning, G1988
The C(omment) A(sk) R(espond) method of helping small children develop language is explored and explained in this NebGuide.

Early Literacy Checklist — Classroom, G1992
Day care, Head Start and other preschool educational staff can use this checklist to provide a rich environment for literacy development.

Early Literacy Checklist — In the Home, G1991
Parents can use this checklist of activities and issues to help their child with positive literacy development.

Infants and Toddlers -- Developing More Than One Language, G1989
Toddlers who are learning more than one language benefit from having supportive adults helping them. Learn strategies to assist them in this NebGuide, the sixth in a series of nine.

Infants Develop Language Naturally, G1984
The first in a series of nine, this NebGuide discusses the importance of speaking to and engaging infants in communication.

Play and Learning in the Primary Years, G2200
During the school day, children ages 3-8 should have opportunities to gain a deeper understanding of academic concepts through play. Children’s play needs to be encouraged as an essential part of their healthy development. A wide variety of play experiences is necessary to develop a complex and integrated brain.

Relationships: The Heart of Language and Literacy, G1987
Learn communication strategies that will help your infant and toddler develop language and literacy skills. This is the fourth publication in a series of nine.

Sharing Songs, Stories and Books, G1986
Caregivers learn to share stories, songs and books with small children as a way to help them increase their literacy.

Symbols in Literacy Development, G1990
This NebGuide describes physical and social features of home environments that encourage the development of literacy in young children. It is the seventh of nine NebGuides in this series.

The Importance of Outdoor Experiences in the Primary Years, G2202
Daily experiences in natural environments can have immediate and long-lasting benefits for children. Increased physical activity is associated with decreases in depression and anxiety and increases in levels of concentration. It also is a key strategy in addressing childhood obesity.

The Power of Family Literacy, G1985
Children exposed to reading and storytelling at home have greater success in school. Second in a series of nine, this NebGuide suggests language- and literacy-related activities.

The Role of Relationships in Primary Years, G2201
Supporting a child’s healthy social and emotional growth takes commitment from all primary caregivers in the child’s life. This includes mothers, fathers, grandparents, teachers, and other key adults.

Food Preservation, Safety, and Shelf Life Extension: Food Processing for Entrepreneurs Series, G1816
A host of food preservation options are available. Preservation methods depend upon the food and shelf life extension required. Understanding the best way to preserve your products and their impact on consumer acceptability are key requirements to enable a business to flourish. Information in this publication describes several food processing terms and preservative methods.

2014 Nebraska Farm Custom Rates - Part I, EC823
Results of a spring survey of farm custom rates for spring and summer operations, including planting and small grains harvest. Based on surveys of custom operators in eight regions of Nebraska and updated every two years.

2014 Nebraska Farm Custom Rates - Part II, EC826
Results of a spring survey of farm custom rates for fall, winter, and miscellaneous operations, including harvest, transportation, and making silage. It's based on surveys of custom operators in eight regions of Nebraska and updated every two years.

Care of Quilts: Cleaning, G1821
This publication discusses the cleaning of fragile quilts.

Care of Quilts: Storage and Display, G1820
Special precautions must be taken when displaying and storing fragile quilts.

Nebraska Pesticide Container and Secondary Containment Rules, G2033
This NebGuide examines the rules and regulations required in Nebraska for pesticide containers and secondary containment of liquid pesticides and fertilizers.

Pesticide Laws and Regulations, G479
This NebGuide provides general information on federal and state laws and regulations regarding pesticide applicator training, licensing, and pesticide use in Nebraska.

Pesticide Laws and Regulations, G479
This NebGuide provides general information on federal and state laws and regulations regarding pesticide applicator training, licensing, and pesticide use in Nebraska.

Pesticides and the Endangered Species Protection Program, G1893
This NebGuide discusses the Endangered Species Protection Program and its role in the use of pesticides.

Worker Protection Standard for Agricultural Pesticides, G1219
The Worker Protection Standard (WPS) protects agricultural employees from exposure to agricultural pesticides. Find out whether as an employer you are covered or exempt from the WPS and learn how to comply with it.

Creating a Strong Family: American Family Strengths Inventory , G1881
UNL research has identified six common qualities of strong families. Use this inventory to help your family recognize its strengths and areas where it could grow stronger.

Creating a Strong Family: Appreciation and Affection -- Developing an Emotional Bond, G1834
This is one in a series of NebGuides by UNL Extension Family Life specialists and educators who explore the attributes and experiences of strong families.

Creating a Strong Family: Commitment -- The Importance of Fostering Community, G1839
This is one in a series of NebGuides by UNL Extension Family Life specialists and educators who explore the attributes and experiences of strong families.

Creating A Strong Family: Effective Management of Stress and Crisis, G1886
This is one in a series of NebGuides by UNL Extension Family Life specialists and educators who explore the attributes and experiences of strong families.

Creating A Strong Family: Enjoyable Time Together: A Journey of Happy Memories, G1882
This is one in a series of NebGuides by UNL Extension Family Life specialists and educatoars who explore the attributes and experiences of strong families.

Creating A Strong Family: How To Be Nice, G1887
This is one in a series of NebGuides by UNL Extension Family Life specialists and educators who explore the attributes and experiences of strong families.

Creating a Strong Family: Listening and Speaking from the Heart, G1838
This is one in a series of NebGuides by UNL Extension Family Life specialists and educators who explore the attributes and experiences of strong families.

Creating a Strong Family: Positive Communication -- Wants Never End, G1835
This is one in a series of NebGuides by UNL Extension Family Life specialists and educators who explore the attributes and experiences of strong families.

Creating A Strong Family: Positive Communication: Smoothing Out The Bumps, G1888
This is one in a series of NebGuides by UNL Extension Family Life specialists and educators who explore the attributes and experiences of strong families.

Creating a Strong Family: The Greatest Gift a Father Can Give His Children, G1833
This is one in a series of NebGuides by UNL Extension Family Life specialists and educators who explore the attributes and experiences of strong families.

Creating a Strong Family: We are One, G1837
This is one in a series of NebGuides by UNL Extension Family Life specialists and educators who explore the attributes and experiences of strong families.

Child Abuse: A Painful Secret, G1309
This publication explores the causes and prevention of child abuse and neglect.

Communicating with Families: Building Relationships, G2001
Recommendations for improving communication and building positive relationships with the families of children in child care, preschool, or school. Also includes resources for increasing family involvement.

Family Journals, G1722
Whether you are writing a journal or are helping an elderly relative write, this NebGuide will provide tips on how to make that process work.

Helping Children Resolve Conflict: Aggressive Behavior of Children, G2016
Children can display aggressive behavior as they interact with others. In this NebGuide you'll learn about the different behaviors and how to deal with each.

Helping Children Resolve Conflict: Conflict Mediation Model, G2014
This eight-step conflict resolution/mediation model can help adults successfully guide children through conflict resolution.

Helping Children Resolve Conflict: Pitfalls to Avoid During Conflict Mediation, G2015
There are nine common mistakes adults make when mediating conflict between children. Avoid them, and you will help children develop important conflict negotiation skills.

How to Say Yes, How to Say No, G1717
This NebGuide discusses assertive behavior and how to become more assertive.

La Toma de Decisiones como Tutor/Curador, G1594S
El tomar decisiones por un Pupilo es parte de ser un Tutor. Se tienen que tomar las decisiones basadas en información adecuada, juicio independiente y elecciones sin prejuicios. Este NebGuide, la cuarta publicación de una serie de siete publicaciones, se trata de la Tutela legal.(Spanish version of G1594, Decision Making As A Guardian)

La Tutela de un Menor, G1597S
Las leyes del estado especifican las circunstancias para la designación de un Tutor a un menor. Este NebGuide, una publicación de una serie de siete publicaciones, explica los poderes y responsabilidades de un Tutor de un menor. (Spanish version of G1597, Guardianship of a Minor)

Las alternativas a la Tutela, G1596S
La Tutela, por el hecho de que es tan poderosa, debe utilizarse con moderación. Otras formas de ayuda menos limitadas puedan ser mas apropiadas. Esta NebGuide la sexta publicación de una serie de siete, expone la Tutela legal. (Spanish version of G1596, Alternatives to Guardianship)

Las Responsabilidades de la Tutela al Pupilo, G1593S
Un tutor tiene que asegurar que se protejan los intereses personales y económicos mientras trata de incluir al pupilo tanto como le sea posible en el proceso de toma de decisiones. Este NebGuide, el cual es la tercera publicación de una serie de siete publicaciones, se trata de la tutela legal. (Spanish version of G1593, Guardianship Responsibilities to the Ward)

Las Responsabilidades Económicas para un Tutor/Curador, G1595S
Los Curadores y Tutores son responsables de la administración cotidiana de las finanzas del Pupilo y las tienen responsabilidades económicas específicas bajo la ley. Este NebGuide, el cual es la quinta publicación de una serie de siete. (Spanish version of G1595, Guardianship/Conservatorship Financial Responsibilities)

Listening With Your Heart, G1735
Good listeners focus on others, show respect, and ask questions. As a result, good listeners are able to build relationships, solve problems, avoid miscommunication, and increase self-esteem in others.

Making Time for Work and Play, G1824
Maintaining a balanced life of work and play is not easy. This publication offers tips to help reduce stress. Results of a survey answered by professionals and lay professionals who experience stress in their lives also is provided.

Manage Anger for a Healthy Life, G1804
This NebGuide discusses the causes of anger and how to manage anger and conflict effectively.

Managing Conflict In Everyday Life, G1696
This NebGuide describes the differences between conflict and disagreement, and provides procedures for resolving them successfully.

Open the Door to Good Communication, G1840
Good communication requires practice, time and regular use. It helps family members appreciate each other, solve problems and improve relationships.

Our Relationship ... And Communicating Effectively, G1806
This publication helps couples learn how to communicate with one another.

Our Relationship ... And Managing the Farm/Business, G1810
This publication addresses how couples can build a strong relationship while dealing with sometimes stressful situations that result from managing a farm or business.

Our Relationship ... And Parenting, G1807
This publication suggests ways couples can enhance their relationship during the parenting years.

Our Relationship ... And Parenting Through Conflict, G1808
This publications help couples work through periods of conflict.

Our Relationship ... And Working Together With Extended Family, G1809
This publication helps families who work together have both rewarding professional and personal relationships.

Our Relationship ... Making It Stronger, G1805
This publication suggests ways couples can improve or strengthen their relationship.

Parenting from a Distance, G1996
Parenting from a distance can be challenging but not impossible. This NebGuide discusses ways parents can stay connected with their children when they live apart.

Parenting Plans for Separating or Divorcing Parents, G1983
When parents divorce, they are required to file a parenting plan with the court before the final divorce decree is granted. This NebGuide discusses what a parenting plan encompasses and how this plan can serve the best interests of the child.

Strengthening the Couple Relationship, G1716
Ways for couples to keep their relationship strong through trust and responsibility are covered in this NebGuide.

Successful Transitions for High Conflict Families, G1817
High conflict families experiencing separation and divorce may find it difficult to think things through, unable to separate themselves from the problem to logically solve it. This publication points out common distresses of changes to family structure on children, including visitation, shared custody, and how respectful interactions can occur.

Supporting Children of Divorce: Guidelines for Caregivers, G1791
The bond with a caregiver may be the most stable relationship for children whose parents are getting a divorce. The NebGuide discusses how caregivers can help children cope with their emotions during this difficult time.

When Words Are Used As Weapons: The Signs of Verbal Abuse, G1812
Verbal Abuse is a form of domestic violence and often is a precursor to physical violence. It can be difficult to recognize verbal abuse and often excuses are made for it. Understanding what constitutes verbal abuse is explained here.

When Words Are Used As Weapons: Verbal Abuse, G1811
Statistics show that domestic violence often begins with emotional abuse, which includes verbal abuse. Learn what is known about verbal abuse and the impact it has on women, men, children, families, and communities.

When Words Are Used As Weapons: Verbal Abuse (For Use With Youth), G1814
Verbal abuse can be a weapon used by either girls or boys, men or women. Learn how verbal abuse is defined, what the signs are, how to intervene, and how to get help if needed.

When Words Are Used As Weapons: What Can I Do?, G1813
Verbal abuse is sometimes attributed to a difference in conversational styles. Learning the differences between how women and men communicating can help prevent or avoid abusive exchanges.

A Healthy Lifestyle with Probiotics and Prebiotics, G1863
This publication describes prebiotics and probiotics and their health benefits.

Consumer Food Safety Thermometer, G1707
Guide to recommended cooking and storage temperatures for food safety.

Food Safety for Child Care Facilities, G1233
This NebGuide outlines proper techniques for providing safe food in child care facilities.

Food Safety for Farmer's Markets, G1706
Factors that cause foodborne illnesses and recommendations for preparing and selling wholesome and safe food products at Farmer's Markets.

Food Safety for Temporary Food Service Establishments, G1708
Food safety, including causes of and tips for preventing food-borne illness, at temporary food service establishments such as food stands and bake sales.

Food Safety Self-Inspection for Child Care Facilities, G1232
A self-inspection checklist to help child-care facilities provide safe food for their clients.

Food Safety Self-Inspection Form, G1709
Inspection checklist of practices to ensure safe preparation and handling of food.

Frequently Asked Questions about Food Irradiation, G1710
Information on food irradiation and how it's used to improve food safety and prolong shelf life.

Fruit Jellies: Food Processing for Entrepreneurs Series, G1604
This publication provides definitions for standard products, helps calculate amounts of ingredients required for successful manufacture and provides suggestions for ensuring product quality.

Good Agricultural Practices for Food Safety of Fresh Produce, G2020
This checklist of good management practices will help reduce the potential of exposing fresh produce to pathogenic microbes.

Jaleas de Frutas , G1604S
Esta publicación incluye definiciones para productos estándar, ayuda para el cálculo de las cantidades de ingredientes requeridas para su producción exitosa y sugerencias para asegurar la calidad de los productos. (Spanish version of G1604, Fruit Jellies)

Maintenance in a Food Manufacturing Facility: Keeping a Sanitary Process Environment during Repairs - Food Processing for Entrepreneurs Series, G1815
Maintenance in a food manufacturing facility must be cost-effective, have minimum impact upon production, and must not negatively impact the cleanliness or quality of the foods being manufactured. This publication briefly describes items that should be considered when doing repairs or contracting repairs in a food manufacturing facility.

Safe Handling Practices for Fresh Produce in Foodservice Operations, G1901
This NebGuide discusses safe handling of fresh produce for those working in foodservice. Purchasing, storage, preparation, and service are some of the topics.

Standard Operating Procedure for E. coli O157:H7 Sampling of Beef Lean Trim, G1973
Sampling beef lean trimmings can be used as a verification that the controls for E.coli O157:H7 during slaughter were effective and the lean trimming can be used for ground beef production.

Standard Operating Procedure for E.coli O157:H7 Sampling on Beef Carcasses, G1972
Beef carcasses can become contaminated with E.coli O157:H7 during slaughter, and this sampling procedure can be used to verify the process controls used to prevent contamination.

Upper Safe Levels of Intake for Adults: Vitamins and Minerals , G1981
The guide gives the maximum quantities of vitamins and minerals that healthy adults should consume.

Cleaning Pesticide Application Equipment, G1770
Important steps in completely and carefully cleaning and rinsing pesticide application equipment are covered in this NebGuide

Maintaining and Fit Testing Cartridge Respirators for Pesticide Applications, G2083
This NebGuide examines the proper way to fit test a cartridge respirator before beginning a pesticide application and how to maintain a respirator after use.

Managing Pesticide Spills, G2038
This NebGuide describes the steps to follow after a pesticide spill to promote safety and effective management and to avoid human toxicity and environmental contamination.

Pesticide Safety: Choosing the Right Gloves , G1961
This NebGuide explains how to choose and properly use gloves when mixing, loading, and applying pesticides to help reduce exposure to chemicals and protect human health.

Protective Clothing and Equipment for Pesticide Applicators, G758
This NebGuide explains how to choose and properly use personal protective equipment when mixing, loading, and applying pesticides to help reduce exposure to pesticides and protect human health. (Photos link to larger versions.)

Reducing Pesticide Use in Sensitive Environments, G1982
Integrated Pest Management(IPM) practices allow you to control pests with little or no use of pesticides, making it a good choice in and around sensitive environments.

Rinsing Pesticide Containers, G1736
Proper rinsing of pesticide containers is important in protecting the environment, saving money and meeting federal and state regulations.

Spray Drift of Pesticides, G1773
Conditions that cause particle drift, and best practices of spraying are discussed in this NebGuide.

Understanding the Pesticide Label, G1955
This NebGuide describes the parts of a pesticide label, to aid in understanding and promote safe and effective use of pesticide products.

Effective Graphic Design, G2031
Good graphic design is essential to the success of promotional and educational products. This NebGuide serves as a roadmap for how to achieve effective graphic design.

Setting Up Your Own Business: Financing Your Business, G2010
This NebGuide identifies and describes the primary sources of financing and their use in funding your business.

Setting Up Your Own Business: Glossary of Financial Management Terms, G2007
A glossary to help you understand terms commonly used in business accounting and finance.

Setting Up Your Own Business: Monitoring the Health and Growth of your Business, G2009
This NebGuide covers financial ratios and performance indicators that, based on the data you input, can help tell you the financial health of your business.

Setting Up Your Own Business: Planning Your Insurance Coverage, G2011
How you insure your business will be one of the most important decisions you'll make about running your business. This guide gives more information on how important insurance can be.

Setting Up Your Own Business: Records and Bookkeeping, G2008
Setting up your business record system is a crucial part of running a successful business. This NebGuide will help you define and record important data for your company.

Greening the Hospitality Industry, G2026
The lodging industry can have a significant, positive impact on the environment by adopting green practices described in this guide.

How to Create an Effective Brochure, G2028
This guide will help you create a professional, eye-catching, and valuable brochure.

Retaining Hourly Employees: Nebraska's Quick Service Restaurant Industry Dilemma, G1829
The quick service restaurant industry is a large economic force in Nebraska, but high employee turnover has a detrimental effect on profits. Learn why employees leave and what can be done to recruit and retain qualified workers.

Using Social Media to Market Your Business, G2029
Social Media marketing provides businesses opportunities to connect with potential customers. To achieve success, it's important to understand how to choose and use the social marketing tools available.

Micronutrient Management in Nebraska, G1830
This NebGuide addresses issues of micronutrient availability and needs in Nebraska, with a focus on the use of zinc and iron.

Nutrient Management Suggestions for Grain Sorghum, G1669
Fertilizer nutrient needs for grain sorghum are based on expected yield, nutrient levels in the soil and fertilizer-nitrogen costs.

Skip-Row Planting of Grain Sorghum for Improved Drought Tolerance, G1976
This guide advises on skip-tow planting as a means to improve grain sorghum production under water-deficit conditions.

Bacterial Diseases of Soybean, G2058
Symptoms, epidemiology, identification, and management of Nebraska's two most prominent bacterial diseases in soybeans--bacterial blight and bacterial pustule--are discussed in this NebGuide.

Brown Spot of Soybean, G2059
Brown spot disease of soybean may affect crop development in Nebraska, but rarely decreases yields significantly. Learn how to implement cultural practices to manage it.

Frogeye Leaf Spot of Soybean, G2213
Frogeye leaf spot is becoming more common in Nebraska soybean fields, but currently, only a few fields have been affected enough to require treatment. Management of this fungal disease includes planting resistant varieties of soybeans, proper cultural practices, and fungicide application.

Management of Phytophthora Root and Stem Rot of Soybeans, G1785
Phytophthora root and stem rot affects many Nebraska soybean fields, and once established it cannot be eradicated but can be managed using seed treatment fungicides and resistant soybean varieties.

Soybean Cyst Nematode: Identification and Management, G1383
Soybean cyst nematode impacts Nebraska soybean production. This NebGuide discusses how to recognize and manage this disease.

Irrigating Soybean, G1367
Proper irrigation management is critical to optimize both yields and irrigation water resources. Irrigated soybean production in Nebraska encompasses a region with diverse soils and climate that require different irrigation management strategies. This NebGuide details irrigation water management recommendations that accommodate Nebraska's soil, climate, and precipitation variability.

Ascochyta Blight of Chickpeas in Nebraska, G1676
Ascochyta blight is the most serious chickpea disease worldwide. Integrating genetic resistance, crop rotation and fungicide application is the best way to manage the disease.

Soilborne Root Diseases of Chickpeas in Nebraska, G2062
Chickpea crops in Nebraska are susceptible to root diseases. Descriptions and photos showing the effects of specific diseases are provided.

Wet Rots of Potato in Storage , G2203
Protect stored potatoes from wet rots by digging when the soil is not wet; avoiding bruising tubers when handling; and storing them under cool, dry, and well-ventilated conditions.

Abiotic Diseases of Sugarbeets in Nebraska, G2045
Abiotic diseases--those caused by environmental conditions--can be confused with symptoms caused by biotic diseases or pests. This NebGuide helps identify abiotic stresses that can occur in sugarbeets and helps distinguish them from those caused by pathogens.

Cercospora Leaf Spot of Sugar Beet, G1753
The symptoms, factors favoring infection, prediction and control measures for Cercospora leaf spot of sugar beet is described in this NebGuide.

False Root-Knot Nematode, G1857
False root-knot nematode is primarily an economic problem of sugar beet, although it can infect other plants. Economic hosts include broccoli, cabbage, rutabaga, radish, turnip, pumpkin and cucumber. This NebGuide provides more information on this disease, including symptoms and signs, history and management.

Fusarium Yellows and Fusarium Root Rot, G1843
Fusarium yellows is a consistent problem in sugar beet production, as is Fusarium root rot. This guide explores symptoms, life cycle, pathogens and management of the two diseases.

Rhizoctonia Root and Crown Rot of Sugar Beet, G1841
Rhizoctonia Root and Crown Rot is the most damaging sugar beet disease in Nebraska. Understanding symptoms, the disease cycle and management options can help control the disease.

Rhizomania of Sugar Beet, G1842
The virus disease rhizomania causes significant damage to sugar beets worldwide. Learn the symptoms, pathogen and disease cycle, and management techniques to help control it.

Sugar Beet Cyst Nematode, G1906
The sugar beet cyst nematode is a serious disease which can result in reduced sugar beet stands, wilting and yellowing.

Sugar Beet Seedling Rust, G2224
Sugar beet rust has a unique life cycle that is essentially harmless for producers, but has caused serious, sporadic losses to Colorado spinach growers. This publication will help recognize sugar beet rust symptoms and characteristics to avoid needless treatment.

Aphanomyces Root Rot of Sugarbeet , G1407
This NebGuide covers the life cycle, identification, and management of Aphanomyces cochlioides in sugarbeets, including photos to aid in the diagnosis of symptoms.

False Root-Knot Nematode, G1857
False root-knot nematode is primarily an economic problem of sugar beet, although it can infect other plants. Economic hosts include broccoli, cabbage, rutabaga, radish, turnip, pumpkin and cucumber. This NebGuide provides more information on this disease, including symptoms and signs, history and management.

Sugarbeet Production in Nebraska: An Abbreviated History , G2076
The establishment of sugarbeet production in western Nebraska enabled the growth of towns and cities in the region.

Downy Mildew of Sunflower in Nebraska, G2075
This publication describes the causes, economic importance, symptoms, cycle, and photos of sunflower downy mildew and the fungus that causes it.

Rhizopus Head Rot of Sunflower in Nebraska, G1677
Sunflower crops grown in Nebraska are susceptible to diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, and nematodes, but the most economically damaging is head rot, caused by the fungal pathogen Rhizopus.

Rust of Sunflower in Nebraska, G1995
This NebGuide discusses how to recognize and manage sunflower rust in Nebraska.

Sclerotinia Diseases of Sunflower in Nebraska, G2107
Sclerotinia is often considered the most serious pathogen of sunflowers. Significant yield reductions have been documented worldwide. The most effective methods of control integrate cultural practices, fungicide use, and genetic resistance.

Verticillium Wilt of Sunflowers in Nebraska, G1963
Verticillium wilt's symptoms, signs, identification, disease cycle and management are covered in this NebGuide.

Proper Way to Ear Notch Pigs, G1880
Use this NebGuide as a guide in notching pigs, as well as a reference for 4-H club meeting lessons.

Care of Newly Planted Trees, G1195
Mulching, pruning, watering, wrapping, staking and fertilizing affect the growth and development of young trees. This NebGuide explains the proper practices of caring for newly planted trees.

Ash Rust, G1942
Ash rust can disfigure or prematurely defoliate trees. This NebGuide discusses ash rust symptoms, disease cycle and management.

Dothistroma Needle Blight of Pine, G2070
Dothistroma needle blight affects established pine trees, especially the Austrian and ponderosa pines in Nebraska. Following the cultural practices described here can reduce the disease's impact.

Pine Wilt in Nebraska, G1899
Pine wilt, a disease spread by the pinewood nematode, kills mature Scotch pines. If identified early, the disease often can be prevented from spreading.

Sphaeropsis Tip Blight of Pine, G1845
This NebGuide discusses the description, symptoms and management of Sphaeropsis tip blight, a fungal disease caused by Sphaeropsis sapinea.

Buffalograss Management Calendar, G2178
This calendar is a basic guide to buffalograss management in Nebraska and much of the Great Plains. Different locations and weather conditions within the region may alter dates by three weeks or more.

Establishing Buffalograss Turf in Nebraska, G1946
First of a two-part series on buffalograss, this NebGuide discusses cultivar selection, converting Kentucky bluegrass to buffalograss and establishing buffalograss.

Kentucky Bluegrass Management Calendar, G517
This NebGuide calendar is a basic guide to Kentucky bluegrass management in Nebraska and much of the Great Plains. Different locations and weather condistions within the region may alter dates by three weeks or more.

Management of Buffalograss Turf in Nebraska, G1947
Second of a two-part series on buffalograss, this NebGuide discusses irrigation, mowing, fertilization and weed control after the turf stand is established.

Selecting a Lawn Care Company, G1617
Discusses reasons for use and criteria for selecting a lawn care company.

Tall Fescue Management Calendar, G558
This calendar is a basic guide to tall fescue management in Nebraska and much of the Great Plains. Different locations and weather conditions within the region may alter dates by three weeks or more.

Anthracnose of Turfgrass, G1918
Anthracnose is a fungal turf disease most often found on bluegrass or bentgrass. This NebGuide describes the disease and how to best manage it.

Ascochyta Leaf Blight of Turf, G1917
Ascochyta leaf blight is most frequently found on Kentucky bluegrass. This NebGuide discusses the best ways to identify and manage it.

Brown Patch Disease of Turfgrass, G1909
Symptoms, causes, and management of brown patch disease in turfgrass. This is one in a series of NebGuides on managing turfgrass diseases.

Dollar Spot Disease in Turfgrass, G1910
Causes, symptoms, and management of dollar spot disease in turfgrass. The U.S. spends more on its control than any other turf disease. This is one in a series of NebGuides on managing turfgrass diseases.

Gray Leaf Spot of Turf, G1916
Gray leaf spot can occur in turf in late summer. This publication describes the disease and how to identify and manage it.

Leaf Spot and Melting Out of Turf, G1915
Leaf spot and melting out are two different turf diseases with similar symptoms. This publication discusses how to identify and manage them.

Mushrooms, Fairy Rings, and Other Nuisance Fungi in the Landscape, G1914
This NebGuide discusses nuisance fungi commonly found in Nebraska landscapes.

Necrotic Ring Spot and Summer Patch Diseases in Turfgrass, G1913
This NebGuide covers causes, symptoms and management of necrotic ring spot in turfgrass. One of a series.

Powdery Mildew Disease in Turfgrass, G1911
Causes, symptoms and management of powdery mildew disease in turfgrass. This is one in a series of NebGuides on managing turfgrass diseases.

Pythium Blight of Turfgrass, G1912
Causes, symptoms and management of pythium blight disease in turfgrass are covered in this NebGuide, one of a series on turfgrass management.

Chinch Bugs in Buffalograss and Zoysiagrass Turf, G1952
This guide discusses the biology and management of the chinch bug, and its impact on buffalograss and zoysiagrass.

Managing Ants on Golf Courses, G1959
On golf courses, field ant mounds disrupt play and their underground tunneling damages turf stands. Learn more about the problem and chemical control options.

Backard Wildlife Feeding Birds, G2003
Learn the essentials of bird feeding to attract birds to your backyard.

Backyard Wildlife Bird Houses and Shelves, G2002
Providing adequate shelter helps attract birds to backyards. Guidelines for building bird houses and shelves, from choosing materials to monitoring use, are provided here.

Backyard Wildlife Planting for Habitat, G1571
This NebGuide provides information on planning and planting wildlife habitat in the backyard.

Landscape Plants for Wildlife, G1572
This NebGuide lists some of the plants that benefit songbirds and other wildlife in Nebraska. It includes information about plants, their wildlife benefits, and where they grow best.

Blossom End Rot in Tomatoes, G1752
Identifying and preventing blossom end rot in tomatoes is covered in this NebGuide.

Early Season Extension Using Hotcaps, G1745
Three main types of hotcaps are described and their effects and/or benefits on protecting tomato plants are evaluated.

Eggplant, G1905
The tender and often purple eggplant is closely related to sweet pepper, tomato and potato, but not grown as frequently as these garden favorites. This NebGuide examines the best cultivars and techniques to successfully grow eggplant in the home garden.

Fall Vegetable Gardening, G1343
The possibilities for and needs of a fall garden.

Fertilizers for Vegetables in Home Gardens, G945
This NebGuide discusses how to manage soil and nutrients when growing vegetables, including soil testing, soil pH, organic matter and the use of commercial fertilizers.

Garden Peppers, G1879
This NebGuide addresses how to grow sweet, pungent and ornamental peppers.

Garlic Production in the Home Garden, G2221
Garlic provides flavor to many of our favorite recipes. It's relatively easy to grow, and there are plenty of varieties from which to choose.

General and Specialty Mail-Order Seed Sources, G1895
List of seed companies that sell vegetables seeds, plants. Some may sell herbs and flowers.

Growing Seedless (Tripoid) Watermelons, G1755
Successfully growing seedless watermelons requires knowledge of triploid seed germination and transplant processes, both discussed in this NebGuide.

Selected Vegetable Cultivars for Nebraska, G1896
Find out what vegetables are liable to do well in your growing area.

Selecting Tomatoes for the Home Garden, G1864
This publication will help home gardeners choose from a variety of tomato cultivars to find what they want.

Tomatoes in the Home Garden, G1650
This NebGuide provides information on choosing cultivars, caring for and growing tomatoes in the home garden.

Vegetable Garden Seed Storage and Germination Requirements, G2090
Leftover vegetable seeds can be used next year if stored properly. This publication covers how to select and store seed, and conduct germination tests.

Vegetables as Ornamentals, G1954
Learn more about both perennial and annual vegetables and their food and decorative values.

What is Quality ... In a Tomato?, G1746
Tomato quality assessment for sale, or buying tomatoes from a retail source, is covered in this publication.

Bacterial Wilt of Cucurbits, G2023
This NebGuide covers the management and prevention of bacterial wilt of cucurbits, which affects cucumber, squash, muskmelon, pumpkin and gourds.

Common Scab of Potatoes, G1940
Protect potatoes from surface scab and pitted scab by using resistant varieties and cultural practices that make conditions unfavorable for scab development.

Zebra Chip Disease of Potatoes in Nebraska, G2112
Zebra Chip is a new disease affecting potatoes in Nebraska and impacting marketability.

Calculating the Value of Manure for Crop Production, G1519
This NebGuide provides criteria and guidelines to determine the market value of manure for crop production.

Manure Testing for Nutrient Content, G1450
This publication contains guidelines for determining manure nutrient content to improve crop and soil management. Manure testing combined with agronomically sound nutrient management and uniform application optimizes manure nutrient use while protecting water resources. A list of Nebraska laboratories providing manure testing services and a link to a generic manure sample submission form are included.

Residential Onsite Wastewater Treatment: Septic Tank Design and Installation, G1473
This NebGuide describes types of septic tanks, so homeowners can work with professionals in choosing the correct tank size, placement and installation.

Stormwater Management: Installing Rain Gardens in Your Yard, G1760
This is one of a series of three NebGuides on designing and installing rain gardens to provide a functional and aesthetic means for reducing stormwater runoff in urban areas.

Stormwater Management: Landscape Water Conservation, G1859
This publication is part of a series addressing stormwater issues. It focuses on water conservation and water runoff from landscapes and their importance to the overall issue of stormwater management. This publication may be purchased on UNL Marketplace with three other Stormwater Management NebGuides that include Pesticide Use in the Lawn and Garden, G1844; Water Pollution and Our Own Yards, G1848; and Yard Waste Management, G1855.

Stormwater Management: Pesticide Use in the Lawn and Garden, G1844
The proper use and application of lawn and garden pesticides can prevent potential water contamination from stormwater runoff. This publication also may be purchased on UNL Marketplace as a selection with three other Stormwater Management NebGuides.

Stormwater Management: Plant Selection for Rain Gardens in Nebraska, G1759
This is one of a series of three NebGuides on designing and installing rain gardens to provide a functional and aesthetic means for reducing stormwater runoff in urban areas.

Stormwater Management: Rain Garden Design for Homeowners , G1758
This is one of a series of three NebGuides on designing and installing rain gardens to provide a functional and aesthetic means for reducing stormwater runoff in urban areas.

Stormwater Management: Rainwater Harvesting in Residential-Scale Landscapes, G2148
This NebGuide provides an overview of rainwater harvesting systems and the use of captured rainwater for landscape irrigation and other outdoor non-potable uses.

Stormwater Management: Water Pollution and Our Own Yards, G1848
This NebGuide describes practices to reduce water pollution and conserve water resources by reducing the amount of pollutants and runoff water that leave a property. This is part of a series. This publication may be purchased on UNL Marketplace with three other Stormwater Management NebGuides that include Pesticide Use in the Lawn and Garden, G1844; Landscape Water Conservation, G1859; and Yard Waste Management, G1855.

Stormwater Management: Yard Waste Management, G1855
This NebGuide describes ways to prevent organic waste through composting and other means in preventing stormwater pollution. This is part of a series. This publication may be purchased on UNL Marketplace with three other Stormwater Management NebGuides that include Pesticide Use in the Lawn and Garden, G1844; Water Pollution and Our Own Yards, G1848; and Landscape Water Conservation.

Water Wise: Vegetable and Fruit Production, G2189
Water management guidelines are provided to help growers maximize vegetable and fruit production.

Decommissioning Water Wells to Protect Water Quality and Human Health, G1471
This publication discusses decommissioning water wells for proper well abandonment.

Installing Your Riparian Buffer: Tree and Grass Planting, Postplanting Care and Maintenance, G1558
This NebGuide describes tree and grass planting for riparian buffers, postplanting care of trees and grasses and long-term buffer maintenance. A companion NebGuide, Planning Your Riparian Buffer: Design and Plant Selection (G1557), addresses buffer design and selection of appropriate tree and grass species.

Planning Your Riparian Buffer: Design and Plant Selection, G1557
Learn how to plan and design a riparian buffer and select appropriate tree and grass species. A companion NebGuide, Installing Your Riparian Buffer: Tree and Grass Planting, Postplanting Care and Maintenance (G1558), addresses buffer installation, planting trees and grasses, postplanting care and long-term maintenance.

Stormwater Management: What Stormwater Is and Why It Is Important, G2238
This NebGuide provides an overview of what stormwater is; what it means to manage stormwater; why it is important to do so; and the changing practice of stormwater management.

Stormwater Management: Disconnecting Downspouts and Impervious Surfaces, G2186
This publication provides an overview of several methods to eliminate direct connections between downspouts and/or impervious surfaces and municipal storm drain systems to reduce the amount of stormwater runoff and pollutants that leave a property.

Stormwater Management: Installing Rain Gardens in Your Yard, G1760
This is one of a series of three NebGuides on designing and installing rain gardens to provide a functional and aesthetic means for reducing stormwater runoff in urban areas.

Stormwater Management: Landscape Water Conservation, G1859
This publication is part of a series addressing stormwater issues. It focuses on water conservation and water runoff from landscapes and their importance to the overall issue of stormwater management. This publication may be purchased on UNL Marketplace with three other Stormwater Management NebGuides that include Pesticide Use in the Lawn and Garden, G1844; Water Pollution and Our Own Yards, G1848; and Yard Waste Management, G1855.

Stormwater Management: Pesticide Use in the Lawn and Garden, G1844
The proper use and application of lawn and garden pesticides can prevent potential water contamination from stormwater runoff. This publication also may be purchased on UNL Marketplace as a selection with three other Stormwater Management NebGuides.

Stormwater Management: Plant Selection for Rain Gardens in Nebraska, G1759
This is one of a series of three NebGuides on designing and installing rain gardens to provide a functional and aesthetic means for reducing stormwater runoff in urban areas.

Stormwater Management: Rain Garden Design for Homeowners , G1758
This is one of a series of three NebGuides on designing and installing rain gardens to provide a functional and aesthetic means for reducing stormwater runoff in urban areas.

Stormwater Management: Rainwater Harvesting with Rain Barrels, G2220
This NebGuide provides information on the use of rain barrels for collecting and temporarily storing rainwater from rooftops; non-potable uses of collected rainwater; and rain barrel components, installation, and maintenance.

Stormwater Management: Water Pollution and Our Own Yards, G1848
This NebGuide describes practices to reduce water pollution and conserve water resources by reducing the amount of pollutants and runoff water that leave a property. This is part of a series. This publication may be purchased on UNL Marketplace with three other Stormwater Management NebGuides that include Pesticide Use in the Lawn and Garden, G1844; Landscape Water Conservation, G1859; and Yard Waste Management, G1855.

Stormwater Management: Yard Waste Management, G1855
This NebGuide describes ways to prevent organic waste through composting and other means in preventing stormwater pollution. This is part of a series. This publication may be purchased on UNL Marketplace with three other Stormwater Management NebGuides that include Pesticide Use in the Lawn and Garden, G1844; Water Pollution and Our Own Yards, G1848; and Landscape Water Conservation.

Climate Change: What Does It Mean for Nebraska?, G2208
Year to year weather trends are studied to determine what climate changes are occurring across the U.S. This publication describes trends found in Nebraska.

Estimating Winter Wheat Grain Yields , G1429
This NebGuide discusses three methods of estimating winter wheat yield.

Planting Winter Wheat in Dry Soil, G2211
It’s September and the soil may be too dry to plant winter wheat. What can you do? This NebGuide will discuss your options, their advantages and disadvantages.

Root and Crown Rot — Winterkill Complex of Winter Wheat, G1097
Root and crown rot, or winterkill complex, is discussed, including nature of the complex symptoms, control, and management rationale.

Seeding Rates for Winter Wheat in Nebraska, G2056
A review of winter wheat trials in Nebraska shows how widely the number of seeds per pound can vary within and among varieties. This leads specialists to recommend a change to planting by seeds per acre rather than pounds per acre.

Selecting Winter Wheat Cultivars for Organic Production, G2206
A guide to selecting winter wheat cultivars for organic production, including selection criteria, cultivar recommendations, and how to supplement with organic and conventional online data.

Common Root Rot and Fusarium Foot Rot of Wheat, G1998
Common root rot and Fusarium foot rot are fungal diseases common in dryland winter wheat and in no-till and continuous cropping systems.

Foliar Diseases of Winter Wheat: Managing Fungicide Options, G1979
Diseases such as leaf and stripe ruts, tan spot and glume blotches can comprise economic and foliar damage to a crop. This guide helps producers examine effects of various fungicides on their crop(s).

Management of Residue-Borne Diseases of Wheat, G1671
Recommendations for integrating disease management tools to reduce the development of residue-borne diseases in no-till and reduced tillage systems. Includes photos of Nebraska residue-borne wheat diseases.

Powdery Mildew of Wheat, G1997
This guide explores how to recognize and manage powdery mildew of wheat.

Root and Crown Rot — Winterkill Complex of Winter Wheat, G1097
Root and crown rot, or winterkill complex, is discussed, including nature of the complex symptoms, control, and management rationale.

Rust Diseases of Wheat, G2180
Information on leaf, stem, and stripe rust diseases of wheat to help farmers make management decisions.

Tan Spot of Wheat, G429
Tan spot is a major disease of winter wheat. This publication discusses the symptoms, development, and management of tan spot as well as crop residue management.

Bait Stations for Controlling Rats and Mice, G1646
Bait stations increase both the effectiveness and safety of the toxic baits used to control rats and mice. Learn how to build, bait and position bait stations around your home and farm to maximize rodent control.

Bats in and Around Structures, G1667
This NebGuide describes common bats and their habitats in Nebraska. Recommendations for their exclusion and removal from homes and other structures also are discussed.

Control of Tree Squirrel Damage, G1924
This NebGuide describes tree squirrel biology, behavior, and types of damage they cause. It suggests control methods and equipment and describes legal restrictions.

Controlling Beaver Damage, G1434
This NebGuide summarizes beaver biology, behavior, and damage. It describes control methods, equipment, and legal restrictions associated with managing beavers and the damage they can cause.

Controlling House Mice, G1105
This publication discusses ways to recognize and control damage caused by house mice.

Controlling Pocket Gophers in Nebraska, G1509
This NebGuide describes pocket gophers and the damage they can cause. Several methods of control are discussed.

Controlling Raccoon and Opossum Damage, G1688
Recognizing and controlling damage by raccoons and opossums is explained in this NebGuide, G1688.

Controlling Rats, G1737
This publication outlines how to control damage-causing and disease-carrying rats.

Controlling Vole Damage, G887
This NebGuide provides information about voles, the damage they cause, and ways to prevent and control damage problems.

Dealing with Skunks, G1769
This NebGuide describes the most common skunks found in Nebraska, how to remove them and prevent or manage the damage they may cause.

Managing Deer Damage in Nebraska, G1822
Deer browsing can damage trees, plants, vines and fruit. This guide discusses how to manage, or at least minimize, deer damage.

Managing Rabbit Damage, G2019
Identifying rabbit damage and recommendations of control are covered in this NebGuide.

Moles and Their Control, G1538
This NebGuide describes moles and their habitat, and provides recommendations for their control, including the use of traps, food reduction, repellents, fumigants, and toxic baits.

Prairie Dogs and Their Control, G2101
Prairie dogs are an important part of the prairie landscape, but the damage they cause can be extensive. The control methods described can prevent or reduce damage.

Removing Skunk Odor, G2100
Skunk spray is an odorous yellow-tinted, oily liquid that can permeate clothing and the environment for many days, whether the animal is alive or dead. This NebGuide describes some of the ways to reduce the famous odor using commercial products or home remedies.

Rodent-Proof Construction - Structural, G1530
This NebGuide describes techniques for rodent-proofing existing buildings and those under construction.

Rodent-Proof Construction: Drains and Feeding Equipment, G2017
Using common-sense construction techniques to build drains and feeding equipment can effectively help prevent or reduce damage by rats and mice.

The Thirteen-Lined Ground Squirrel: Controlling Damage, G1964
This NebGuide describes the physical characteristics, habits, management and control of the thirteen-lined ground squirrel.

Urban Pest Birds: Controlling Damage, G2024
This NebGuide describes the physical characteristics, habits, and management of house sparrows, starlings, and pigeons.

Using Burrow Builders for Pocket Gopher Control, G2035
This NebGuide discusses how to use tractor-drawn mechanical bait applicators to manage pocket gophers. Additional information about pocket gophers can be found in NebGuide G1509.

Wildlife Encounters and Conflicts: A Nebraska Guide to Finding Assistance, G1828
Nebraskans suffering wildlife damage or happening upon injured wildlife can find help from several public and private organizations. This NebGuide describes the most direct route to obtain information, equipment, permits and hands-on assistance.

Zebra Mussels, G2173
This NebGuide describes the biology of zebra mussels and the impact of their introduction to the United States. It discusses their occurrence in Nebraska along with eradication attempts, and suggests methods to control their spread.