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Manure Storage, Process Improvement For Animal Feeding Operations, John Harrison, Dallen Smith Apr 2004

Manure Storage, Process Improvement For Animal Feeding Operations, John Harrison, Dallen Smith

All Current Publications

The objective of this fact sheet is to help producers understand the need for manure storage facilities.


Nutrient Concentrations In Manure Storage Facilities, John Harrison, Dallen Smith Apr 2004

Nutrient Concentrations In Manure Storage Facilities, John Harrison, Dallen Smith

All Current Publications

The objective of this fact sheet is to help producers understand the nutrient loss and retention characteristics of different types of manure storage. The concentration of nutrients in manure storage facilities is important for planning land application activities. Nutrient concentration is usually the critical factor in determining the amount of manure to be spread per acre of land. Manure systems similar in type and management may have characteristically similar concentrations of manure nutrients.


Safety In Manure Storage Facilities, John Harrison, Dallen Smith Apr 2004

Safety In Manure Storage Facilities, John Harrison, Dallen Smith

All Current Publications

As livestock operations become larger and numbers of employees more numerous, safety becomes a critical issue in manure storage.


Animal Manure Removal Methods For Manure Storage Facilities, John Harrison, Dallen Smith Apr 2004

Animal Manure Removal Methods For Manure Storage Facilities, John Harrison, Dallen Smith

All Current Publications

A well-designed manure storage facility must also be well managed to prevent environmental concerns from developing. Probably the single most important requirement in operating and maintaining a manure storage facility is to ensure that the facility does not overflow or discharge.


Hexapod Herald -- Volume 16, Number 2, March 2004 Mar 2004

Hexapod Herald -- Volume 16, Number 2, March 2004

Hexapod Herald & Other Entomology Department Newsletters

Content: Calendar of Events -- Welcome -- Congratulations -- Meeting News -- Publications -- Grant -- Faculty News -- Travel -- Graduate Student News -- Sigma Xi Student Research Poster, Competition, April 21, 2004 -- From the Office -- Central States Entomological Society


Lagoon Monitoring And Condition Parameters, John Harrison, Dallen Smith Mar 2004

Lagoon Monitoring And Condition Parameters, John Harrison, Dallen Smith

All Current Publications

Lagoons combine storage and treatment functions and thus are more sensitive to management inputs than are solid or slurry facilities. The establishment and maintenance of desirable microbiological populations in lagoons requires more specific procedures in the way lagoons are loaded and monitored.


The Effect On Digestibility And Production Of Protein And Energy Supplementation Of Stocker Cattle On Intensively-Managed Grass Flood-Meadow Pastures, Dale Zobell, Ken Olson, Randall Wiedmeier, C. A. Stonecipher Feb 2004

The Effect On Digestibility And Production Of Protein And Energy Supplementation Of Stocker Cattle On Intensively-Managed Grass Flood-Meadow Pastures, Dale Zobell, Ken Olson, Randall Wiedmeier, C. A. Stonecipher

All Current Publications

No abstract provided.


Electronic Manual, John Harrison, Dallen Smith Feb 2004

Electronic Manual, John Harrison, Dallen Smith

All Current Publications

Developing a reasonable and reliable Agriculture Environmental Management System (AEMS) includes a number of situations that require documentation (Harrison, 2002). However, to convince a regulatory inspector that an operation is complying with its legal and regulatory aspects, an operator may be required to submit additional documentation.


Processed Corn Silage Effects On Digestibility And Production Of Growing Beef Replacement Heifers, Dale Zobell, Ken Olson, Randall Wiedmeier Feb 2004

Processed Corn Silage Effects On Digestibility And Production Of Growing Beef Replacement Heifers, Dale Zobell, Ken Olson, Randall Wiedmeier

All Current Publications

Forage is generally the principle feedstuff in feedlot diets for growing cattle and, as such, its nutritive value will determine weight gain, feed intake and feed efficiency. In feedlot diets for growing cattle, corn silage can constitute up to 60% of the diet (DMB).


Rosenzweig's Messianic Aesthetics, Jules Simon Jan 2004

Rosenzweig's Messianic Aesthetics, Jules Simon

Jules Simon

No abstract provided.


"Africa-U.S. Partnership In The 21st Century,", Amadu Jacky Kaba Jan 2004

"Africa-U.S. Partnership In The 21st Century,", Amadu Jacky Kaba

Amadu Jacky Kaba

This article explores the new partnership between the United States and Africa in the beginning of the 21st century. It examines the types of political, economic and social endeavors that the two entities have undertaken and promise to undertake in the years and decades to come. It also shows that this new policy of the United States towards Africa goes beyond political parties (Democrats and Republicans), which is why many people across the world have been surprised to see a Republican president and government showing support for these new ties with Africa. I will briefly highlight some of the developments ...


"Africa’S Migration Brain Drain: The Costs And Benefits To The Continent,", Amadu Jacky Kaba Jan 2004

"Africa’S Migration Brain Drain: The Costs And Benefits To The Continent,", Amadu Jacky Kaba

Amadu Jacky Kaba

The beginning of the twenty-first century is witnessing two major problems confronting the continent of Africa. They are the massive migration to the West by the educated and economic elites of the continent and the massive deaths of Africans in countries or parts of the continent where not only high proportions of people can at least read and write, but they also have stronger economies. The first problem is that, since the 1990s, hundreds of thousands or more of educated Africans have emigrated to Western Europe, North America and other parts of the developed world seeking better paying jobs, leaving ...


Nf04-590 What Is Guardianship?, Eileen Krumbach, John Defrain, Bruce Cudly, Dina Rathje, Carol Lieske, Rene Ferdinand, Mary Evans, Mary Gordon Jan 2004

Nf04-590 What Is Guardianship?, Eileen Krumbach, John Defrain, Bruce Cudly, Dina Rathje, Carol Lieske, Rene Ferdinand, Mary Evans, Mary Gordon

Agricultural Research Division News & Annual Reports

This NebFact, the first in a series, discusses legal guardianship.


The Southwestern Association Of Parasitologists: The First 35 Years: 1967–2002, Donald W. Duszynski Jan 2004

The Southwestern Association Of Parasitologists: The First 35 Years: 1967–2002, Donald W. Duszynski

Faculty Publications from the Harold W. Manter Laboratory of Parasitology

First two paragraphs:

It is likely that the idea to organize southwestern parasitologists into a regional group originated over cocktails one night in the late 1950s during a regional or national meeting. What is clear is that two men—Drs. Robert E. Kuntz and Donald V. Moore— were instrumental in turning the idea into what has become, in reality, the Southwestern Association of Parasitologists (SWAP).

Dr. J. Teague Self (personal communication, 1981) stated, “The beginning of SWAP was an idea of Robert Kuntz who felt that something could be gained if several of us here in the southwest could get ...


Oliver Ranch Science School Complex & Wild Horse And Burro Facility: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending June 30, 2004, Margaret N. Rees Jan 2004

Oliver Ranch Science School Complex & Wild Horse And Burro Facility: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending June 30, 2004, Margaret N. Rees

Oliver Ranch Project

Assist in project coordination between numerous stakeholders such as the Clark County School System, Desert Research Institute, Community College of Southern Nevada, UNR Cooperative Extension, Nevada State College, local museums, state parks, non-profit organizations, federal agencies, and the public to ensure appropriate educational curricular activities and venues are provided for in the conceptual design of the School and the Wild Horse and Burro facility where appropriate as well as assist in the NEPA process as needed. The activities will be conducted at least in part by university faculty, staff and students as part of the university’s research, teaching, and ...


Oliver Ranch Science School Complex & Wild Horse And Burro Facility: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending September 30, 2004, Margaret N. Rees Jan 2004

Oliver Ranch Science School Complex & Wild Horse And Burro Facility: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending September 30, 2004, Margaret N. Rees

Oliver Ranch Project

Assist in project coordination between numerous stakeholders such as the Clark County School System, Desert Research Institute, Community College of Southern Nevada, UNR Cooperative Extension, Nevada State College, local museums, state parks, non-profit organizations, federal agencies, and the public to ensure appropriate educational curricular activities and venues are provided for in the conceptual design of the School and the Wild Horse and Burro facility where appropriate as well as assist in the NEPA process as needed. The activities will be conducted at least in part by university faculty, staff and students as part of the university’s research, teaching, and ...


Friends Of Red Rock Canyon Quarterly Meeting, Public Lands Institute Jan 2004

Friends Of Red Rock Canyon Quarterly Meeting, Public Lands Institute

Presentations (PLI)

The Public Lands Institute is dedicated to strengthening the national fabric that is essential for the protection, conservation, and management of public lands.


Oliver Ranch Science School Complex & Wild Horse And Burro Facility: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending December 31, 2004, Margaret N. Rees Jan 2004

Oliver Ranch Science School Complex & Wild Horse And Burro Facility: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending December 31, 2004, Margaret N. Rees

Oliver Ranch Project

Assist in project coordination between numerous stakeholders such as the Clark County School System, Desert Research Institute, Community College of Southern Nevada, UNR Cooperative Extension, Nevada State College, local museums, state parks, non-profit organizations, federal agencies, and the public to ensure appropriate educational curricular activities and venues are provided for in the conceptual design of the School and the Wild Horse and Burro facility where appropriate as well as assist in the NEPA process as needed. The activities will be conducted at least in part by university faculty, staff and students as part of the university’s research, teaching, and ...


Gardening In The Zone: A Collaborative Effort Between Iowa State University Extension And Mass Media Outlets, Ann Marie Vanderzanden, Cindy Haines Jan 2004

Gardening In The Zone: A Collaborative Effort Between Iowa State University Extension And Mass Media Outlets, Ann Marie Vanderzanden, Cindy Haines

Horticulture Publications

A collaborative project among the Iowa State University Extension Service, a regional gardening magazine, and regional television stations has resulted in a new avenue to deliver educational programming related to horticulture. Gardening in the Zone is a series of 26 2-minute segments that are broadcast weekly from April through September during the evening news. These segments provide research-based information to a large audience that traditional Extension programming methods might not otherwise reach. It also provides a new venue through which to disseminate the Web address for the ISU Extension Web site with links to a number of educational publications.


Leadership Behaviors In Undergraduate Hospitality Management And Dietetics Students , Susan April Wohlsdorf Arendt Jan 2004

Leadership Behaviors In Undergraduate Hospitality Management And Dietetics Students , Susan April Wohlsdorf Arendt

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Hospitality management and dietetics students, employers, and futurists have indicated that leadership skills, abilities, and qualities are important for success. Educators have stressed the importance of developing leadership skills and behaviors in students. Therefore, the purpose of this research was to assess self-reported leadership behaviors and practices of hospitality management and dietetics undergraduate students.;Leadership questionnaires, including the Student Leadership Practices Inventory developed by Posner and Brodsky, were mailed to program directors at eight universities. A total of 345 hospitality management students' questionnaires and 283 dietetics students' questionnaires were returned and analyzed. Four focus groups were conducted with hospitality management ...


Examining Non-Participation Through People's Functional Perspectives: A Q Methodology Study Of Non-Participating Uruguayan Dairy Farmers , Brett Andrew Kramer Jan 2004

Examining Non-Participation Through People's Functional Perspectives: A Q Methodology Study Of Non-Participating Uruguayan Dairy Farmers , Brett Andrew Kramer

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation illustrates how Q Methodology was used to solve a problem of low enrollment in a dairy herd genetic registry project in Uruguay to better understand the reasons why many farmer producers declined to participate. The results of Q Methodology led to a more satisfying understanding of the needs, interests, and values of non-participants in this agricultural extension project. The dissertation argues for expanded use of Q as a tool for educational program planning and evaluation in addition to its better known use as a research instrument.;Q statements were developed from in-depth interviews with non-participating producers and project ...


Education And Water Conservation In Tucson, Arizona: Towards An Educational Model For Saudi Arabia , Mohammad Sh Al-Shayaa Jan 2004

Education And Water Conservation In Tucson, Arizona: Towards An Educational Model For Saudi Arabia , Mohammad Sh Al-Shayaa

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Saudi Arabia and Tucson, Arizona are both surrounded by desert and rely on groundwater. Both places also suffer from similar types of water shortage problems. The average water usage, in gallons per person per day, in Tucson is 160. In contrast, in Saudi Arabia this figure is 260. Respectively, these factors encouraged the researcher to investigate the educational roles in Tucson. The findings and experience gleaned from Tucson will be used in Saudi Arabia where the researcher is planning to pursue his career.;Information circulated to the Tucson public about water conservation demonstrates effectiveness in addressing issues related to water ...


An Alumni Benchmark Analysis Of The Master Of Agriculture Program In Professional Agriculture At Iowa State University (1979-2004) , Mohamed Mamdouh Yacoub Jan 2004

An Alumni Benchmark Analysis Of The Master Of Agriculture Program In Professional Agriculture At Iowa State University (1979-2004) , Mohamed Mamdouh Yacoub

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The study assessed students' perceptions about the Master of Agriculture in professional agriculture (ProAg) program that is offered off-campus. It also provides information regarding the number of graduate students who enrolled in this program and are now working in agriculture related occupations. Alumni of the program provided feedback regarding the content of the ProAg program in agriculture. It serves as an analysis tool for assessing the effectiveness of the ProAg program in the College of Agriculture at Iowa State University. The College of Agriculture could use the data and information collected from this study for future program planning as well ...


Comparison Of Students' Opinions Toward Experiential Learning In Two Undergraduate Agricultural Capstone Courses Designed With Contrasting Delivery Techniques , Charles Russell Steiner Jan 2004

Comparison Of Students' Opinions Toward Experiential Learning In Two Undergraduate Agricultural Capstone Courses Designed With Contrasting Delivery Techniques , Charles Russell Steiner

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine similarities and differences in students' perceptions towards learning in two senior-level farm management experientially based capstone courses, similar in content, but vastly different in delivery and teaching methods. A secondary purpose was to determine if there was a favorable means for teaching farm business management concepts to young adult learners.;The objectives of the study were: (1) To examine selected demographic characteristics of the students enrolled in these two experientially-based capstone courses. (2) To determine the effectiveness of these two capstone courses using Crunkilton's criteria. (3) To identify the effectiveness of ...


Flow Cytometry Used To Assess Genetic Damage In Frogs From Farm Ponds, Bartholomew L. Bly, Melinda G. Knutson, Mark B. Sandheinrich, Brian R. Gray, Dean A. Jobe Jan 2004

Flow Cytometry Used To Assess Genetic Damage In Frogs From Farm Ponds, Bartholomew L. Bly, Melinda G. Knutson, Mark B. Sandheinrich, Brian R. Gray, Dean A. Jobe

Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science: JIAS

Flow cytometry (FC) is a laboratory method used to detect genetic damage induced by environmental contaminants and other stressors in animals, including amphibians. We tested FC methods on three species of ranid frogs collected from farm ponds and natural wetlands in southeastern Minnesota. We compared FC metrics for Rana clamitans between ponds with direct exposure to agricultural contaminants and reference (unexposed) ponds. Concentrations of atrazine in water from our farm ponds ranged from 0.04 to 0.55 ppb. We found that R. clamitans from exposed ponds had DNA content similar to frogs from unexposed ponds. Pond-averaged C-values (a measure ...


Ec04-1890 Residential Turf Disease I, John E. Watkins Jan 2004

Ec04-1890 Residential Turf Disease I, John E. Watkins

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This two-page, 4-color extension circular identifies the disease and symptoms of residential turfgrasses in Nebraska. The list of diseases include: powdery mildew, summer patch, brown patch, rust diseases, dollar spot, leaf spot and melting out, and Curvularia leaf spot and blight.


Ec04-1570 Identification Of Structure-Invading Ants In Nebraska, Barbara P. Ogg, Vicki Jedlicka, Clyde Ogg, Shripat T. Kamble Jan 2004

Ec04-1570 Identification Of Structure-Invading Ants In Nebraska, Barbara P. Ogg, Vicki Jedlicka, Clyde Ogg, Shripat T. Kamble

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This extension circular covers the species, workers, and habits/management of one-node and two-node structure-invading ants in Nebraska. These ants include: black carpenter, "red" carpenter, field, small (false) honey, large yellow, odorous house, thief, pharaoh, little black, acrobat, pavement and big-headed ants.


Ec04-1759 Nebraska Register Of Champion Trees 2004, Scott J. Josiah, Christine Meyer Jan 2004

Ec04-1759 Nebraska Register Of Champion Trees 2004, Scott J. Josiah, Christine Meyer

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Nebraska is famous for its sports champions, but how about Champion Trees? While Nebraska is considered a "prairie state," trees have always played a prominent role in the quality of life in Nebraska. Native trees were used to build the first pioneer homes, to heat them and protect them from wind. They provide beauty, wildlife, habitat, protection from wind and blowing snow, cleaner air and water and many other benefits.

The Nebraska Champion Tree Register helps to remind us of the contribution trees make to the quality of our lives, and to celebrate the beauty, mystery, inspiration and sense of ...


Ec04-442 Adjusting Recipes To Meet Dietary Guidelines, Georgia Jones, Julie A. Albrecht, Linda S. Boeckner Jan 2004

Ec04-442 Adjusting Recipes To Meet Dietary Guidelines, Georgia Jones, Julie A. Albrecht, Linda S. Boeckner

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

You may be one of millions of Americans trying to make some eating adjustments and finding time-honored traditions and habits get in the way. Possible and acceptable changes take time and consideration and should focus on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

This Extension Circular provides tips to help make the Dietary Guidelines work for you by adjusting recipes for some of the foods you prepare at home.


Ec04-467 There's No Excuse For Abuse: Raise Awareness About Domestic Violence (Part 4 In A Four Part Series), Kathy Bosch Jan 2004

Ec04-467 There's No Excuse For Abuse: Raise Awareness About Domestic Violence (Part 4 In A Four Part Series), Kathy Bosch

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

You can help teach the next generation that abuse or violence is not acceptable and is not to be tolerated in relationships. You can help teach by speaking up every time you see inappropriate or abusive behavior displayed against anyone. You can help teach by being a role model. This can be done by the way you show respect, communicate and interact with others.