Gage County Horticulture
Nicole Stoner is the Gage County Horticulture Extension Educator. Nicole's focus areas include trees, shrubs, lawns, gardens, and insects. Nicole obtained her Master's Degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for Horticulture with a minor in Insect Science and she has Bachelor's Degrees in both areas. Nicole is also an ISA Certified Arborist.
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Annual radio show, hosted by Nicole Stoner, Extension Educator, that runs from the first of April through the first of August on KUTT 99.5FM
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Nebraska's Noxious Weeds
A noxious weed is one that is harmful to our environment and our economy. "Noxious weed" is a legal term meaning that a weed must be controlled on your property in accordance with the law. Noxious weeds are determined and regulated by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture's Noxious Weed Program.
Control is required by law for noxious weeds, including:
- Canada thistle
- Musk thistle
- Plumeless thistle
- Leafy spurge
- Spotted and Diffuse knapweed
- Purple loosestrife
- Salt cedar
- Japanese and Giant Knotweed
- Sericea Lespedeza
Invasive species are those species that are not native to the ecosystem and those whose introduction can cause economic or ecosystem harm as well as human health problems. Invasive species are not regulated by law. It is allowable for invasive species to grow on your land, but they need to be monitored to ensure that they do not encroach into areas where they are not wanted. There are many species that are invasive including, but not limited to: Russian olive, autumn olive, st. John's wort, amur honeysuckle, kudzu, and scotch thistle.
For More Information on Noxious and Invasive Weeds:
The Nebraska Master Gardener program extends the outreach of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) by providing volunteers with research-based horticulture education, which prepares them to share their knowledge with the citizens of the State.
Visit the UNL Turfgrass Extension website for all the answers to your lawn questions.
Sign up for Turf iNfo on the website.
For more information to help you find the problems with your landscape, look at the Landscape Diagnostic Guide for Problems Affecting Woody Ornamentals and Herbaceous Perennials from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Organic Seed Finder - seeds for Field Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, and other - hosted by the Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies