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  • Phosphorus in Missouri soils 

    Buchholz, Daryl D. (University of Missouri--Columbia. Extension Division, 1983)
    "In Missouri, soils generally contain from 800 to 2,000 pounds of total phosphorus per acre. Most of this phosphorus is fixed, that is, not available for use by plants. When added to soils, phosphorus fertilizer enters ...
  • Nitrogen in Missouri soils 

    Buchholz, Daryl D. (University of Missouri--Columbia. Extension Division, 1982)
    "Missouri soils commonly contain from 1,000 to 6,000 pounds of organic nitrogen. This nitrogen is made slowly available for plant use by the breakdown of stable organic matter (humus). Research in Missouri has shown that ...
  • Selection of the herd bull 

    Massey, John W. (University of Missouri--Columbia. Extension Division, 1985)
    "Two major breeding programs in beef cattle improvement are: (1) purebred, in which the objective is to improve the genetic worth of the herd, and (2) commercial production, in which the objective is to take advantage of ...
  • Assisting the beef cow at calving time* 

    Whittier, Jack C.; Thorne, James G. (University of Missouri--Columbia. Extension Division, 1988)
    "Six to ten percent of all calves born in beef cow herds in the U.S. die at or soon after birth. About half of those deaths are due to calving difficulty (dystocia). This multi-million dollar annual loss is second only to ...
  • Increase your calf crop by good management, pregnancy testing, and breeding soundness examination of bulls 

    Massey, John W.; Whittier, Jack C.; Bierschwal, C. J. (University of Missouri--Columbia. Extension Division, 1987)
    "Manage the cow herd for a 95 percent calf crop. In herds with a 450-pound weaning weight and 95 percent calf crop, you have 428 pounds of calf per cow in the herd to sell. In contrast, an 85 percent calf crop yields only ...
  • Unvented portable kerosene heaters - safety considerations 

    Baker, David E. (University of Missouri--Columbia. Extension Division, 1984)
    "Dramatic increases in home heating costs have resulted in a significant expansion in the sales and use of portable kerosene heaters. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates 3,500 heaters were sold in 1974, ...
  • Wind energy in Missouri 

    Phillips, Richard E. (University of Missouri--Columbia. Extension Division, 1982)
    "Because of the rapidly increasing cost of conventional fuels many farmers are interested in the possibility of using other energy sources on the farm. This guide discusses one energy alternative, wind energy and its ...
  • Model solar system number 2 on the Leo Himmelberg farm 

    Day, Don; Phillips, Richard E. (University of Missouri--Columbia. Extension Division, 1981)
    "This guide presents information on a demonstration solar system located on a Central Missouri swine farm. The system was designed to collect and store solar energy for use in preheating ventilation air in a nursery building. ...
  • Model solar system no. 1 on the Leslie Prier farm 

    Carpenter, Jerry; Jaynes, Warren; Phllips, Richard (University of Missouri--Columbia. Extension Division, 1980)
    "This guide has information on a demonstration solar system on a farm in Southwest Missouri. The system was designed to preheat ventilation air for livestock confinement buildings. The guide gives the goals for the solar ...
  • Saving energy with passive systems 

    Phillips, Richard E. (University of Missouri--Columbia. Extension Division, 1980)
    "One of the first ways solar energy was used in agriculture was to modify climatic extremes in cold livestock housing by using passive techniques. Passive techniques are extremely cost effective because they generally add ...
  • Active solar collectors for farm buildings 

    Phillips, Richard E. (University of Missouri--Columbia. Extension Division, 1980)
    "Active or planned solar collection systems fall into two broad categories. They are I) the concentrating collectors and 2) the so-called flat plate collectors. Concentrating collectors collect the sun's rays from a ...
  • Energy for Missouri farm buildings 

    Phillips, Richard E. (University of Missouri--Columbia. Extension Division, 1980)
    "Although energy used in agriculture is a small portion of the total energy used in the United States, it is rapidly becoming a major cost for farmers. For example, Missouri hog farmers now spend nearly $1 for heat energy ...
  • Safe storage and handling of grain 

    Baker, David E. (University of Missouri--Columbia. Extension Division, 1983)
    "Storage and handling of large volumes of grain on Missouri farms is common. In 1978, on-farm storage capacity for shelled grain was approximately 309 million bushels. Much of this grain is stored in bins with capacities ...
  • Radon : an indoor health hazard? 

    Baker, David E. (University of Missouri--Columbia. Extension Division, 1987)
    "Indoor air can be polluted in a number of ways. Indoor pollutants include formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, respirable dust, nitrogen dioxide, radon and other gases. This guide focuses on just one of those pollutants: ...
  • Safety : producing and using ethanol 

    Baker, David E. (University of Missouri--Columbia. Extension Division, 1981)
    "The energy crunch and increasing fuel costs have stimulated interest in fuel alcohol. However, along with these developments comes a number of new and old safety problems. Before attempting to produce or use fuel ethanol, ...
  • Noise--the invisible hazard 

    Baker, David E.; Thelin, James W.; Joseph, Donald (University of Missouri--Columbia. Extension Division, 1980)
    "Farm workers experience one of the highest rates of hearing loss caused in part by the many potential sources of loud noise on the farm: tractors, combines, grinders, choppers, shotguns, conveyors, grain dryers, chain ...
  • Agriculture and the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) 

    Baker, David E. (University of Missouri--Columbia. Extension Division, 1979)
    "This guide is written as though all agricultural employers must comply with the act, although, from now through the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 1980, OSHA cannot spend the appropriated funds for enforcement for employers ...
  • Safe tractor operation 

    Baker, David E. (University of Missouri--Columbia. Extension Division, 1988)
    "The standard requires that, as of Oct. 26, 1976, all tractors manufactured after this date and used by employees must have Roll-Over Protective Structures. The standard also requires that employees should receive training ...
  • Safe tractor operation 

    Baker, David E. (University of Missouri--Columbia. Extension Division, 1985)
    "The standard requires that, as of Oct. 26, 1976, all tractors manufactured after this date and used by employees must have Roll-Over Protective Structures. The standard also requires that employees should receive training ...
  • Large round bales--safety 

    Baker, David E. (University of Missouri--Columbia. Extension Division, 1979)
    "The key to safe and efficient large round bale systems is an operator who knows the hazards involved and who follows safety practices that can prevent large round bale accidents. Operators must be constantly alert for ...

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