Nebraska Extension in Saline County

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   Large populations of painted lady butterflies have been reported in a number of locations across the state.  I call them miniature monarchs because of some similarities.  The main concern about these populations is whether these adult butterflies will lay eggs and the subsequent larvae (thistle caterpillars) will be a problem in soybean fields. Typically, painted lady butterflies fly northward during the summer, so butterfly numbers should decrease over time.

You are invited to attend the Southeast Nebraska Corn Growers Association 2017 Annual Field Day on Tuesday, August 22nd. The plot tour begins at 6 p.m. Meet at 4 Generations Ag, (Matt Helmke's house), 9438 US Hwy 77, Pickrell, NE. Dinner will be provided following the tour. Featured speaker will be Greg Kruger, Weed Specialist, who will give a Dicamba update. See flyer for more information. 

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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