Community Environment

 

Extension is committed to helping Nebraskans know more about creating resource- and energy-efficient rural and urban landscapes, protecting and managing water resources, properly managing insect and wildlife pests, and more.

Active in all 93 counties and at communityenvironment.unl.edu

Community Environment

To Do or Not To Do?

What is the first sign of spring? Green lawns seems to be a common indicator. Cole Thompson, Assistant Professor, Integrated Turfgrass Management Specialist, explains whether you should use pre-emergence herbicide on your lawn this year in this handy Turf Info afticles.

March 29th, 2017 - Homeowners - Should You Skip Your Preemergence Herbicide This Year?

Proper fruit cultivar (variety) selection is important for successful and satisfying results from the home gardener’s efforts. Selection should be based on family preferences, available space, and intended use of the fruits. If properly chosen, harvest can be spread over several weeks if cultivars with different periods of maturity are planted.

Several species of wood boring insects can damage trees and shrubs in Nebraska. Nearly all shade trees and most shrubs are subject to borer attack, especially if they are injured or weakened by disease or environmental stresses. Younger trees are likely to decline or die if borer damage is left unchecked. Many of these require carefully timed annual management programs to minimize infestation and damage. This publication covers the biology, life history, and management of the key wood borer species in Nebraska.

Extension is Vital to All Nebraskans

Most Nebraskans aren’t aware of how much Extension is supporting them on a daily basis, in almost every area of their life. Many are aware of the services Extension provides to the agricultural community, but Extension provides expertise and know-how to sectors as diverse as nutrition, health care, and technology.

Community Environment

Pests, turf and landscape, water, and food production resources.

Backyard Farmer

Research-based solutions to lawn and garden questions.

Turfgrass Science

Turf iNfo for the north central states.

Master Gardeners

Trained volunteers sharing their knowledge with Nebraskans.

Acreage Insights

Helping acreage owners manage their rural living environment.

UNL Water

Providing research, information and educational opportunities about Nebraska's most important natural resource.

Drought Resources

Nebraska Extension has created a new website that offers resources for those dealing with drought.