Nebraska Extension in Saline County

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   Bagworms overwinter as eggs within bags fastened to twigs and this year they appear to have overwintered well. I have had multiple reports the eggs have hatched this past week a little later than normal.  Immediately after hatching, some of the caterpillars release a streamer of silk and are blown by the wind, establishing new infestations on nearby trees.  That’s why it can be so devastating on cedar trees in windbreaks. 

Scrap tires will be collected at Saline Center (located at Hwy 15 and County Road M) on the following dates:Friday, October 13 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, October 14 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, October 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tires accepted from Saline county residents only. Tire retailers are not eligible. NO RIMS - Tires ONLY! 

If you have questions, call Bruce Filipi, Highway Superintendent, at 402 821-2737.

Short-term Radon test kits are available at the Nebraska Extension Office in Saline County for no cost. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Act today to help ensure the safety of your family. For more information or to pick up a kit, call (402) 821-2151 or stop by the office located at 306 West 3rd Street, Wilber, NE.

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