Agriculture & Horticulture

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2016 Cash Lease Workshop News Release

The articles below are John Wilson's weekly columns. These cover a variety of topics related to agriculture and horticulture, insect, weed and disease pests.

For more information on any of these contact your local Nebraska Extension office.

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July 5, 2017

Irrigating Corn

            I need to credit my colleague, Steve Melvin, Extension Educator in Hamilton and Merrick counties for the following information.

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June 29, 2017

Storm Damage Clean-Up

            Although we’ve missed some of the most severe damage, we’ve had our share of high winds that have accompanied storms moving through our area this year. I know the one last week took several good size limbs out of a couple trees right around my home. Fortunately they didn’t do any damage to other trees or shrubs in the landscape or to our house.

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June 22, 2017

Spray Drift and Dicamba-Tolerant Soybeans

Drift has been a concern for as long as man figured he could put pesticides and water in a tank, pressurize it with a pump, and push it out specially designed nozzles. However this year, the concern about spray drift may have reached an all-time high. The development of dicamba-tolerant soybeans has offered a new tool to manage problem weeds, but it has also created more potential drift injury problems.

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June 15, 2017

Automatic Water Systems

Finally a nice rain last week took some of the pressure off of watering lawns. Before that, some lawns (mine included) were showing the stress of high temperatures and no rain. I did break down and water mine the first weekend in June when daytime temperatures were above 90OF each day.

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June 8, 2017

Nutsedge Driving Homeowners Nuts!

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June 1, 2017

Mosquitos Suck!

Many people consider Memorial Day weekend as the official beginning of the outdoor summer season with barbecues, boating, fishing and ball games... or just mowing your lawn or working in your garden. Nothing spoils these outdoor activities quicker than being swarmed by mosquitos. Read more.

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