Nebraska Extension in Burt County

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Important deadlines and information about 4-H, can be found at Burt County 4-H.  If you have any questions or would like to join the fun please call the Nebraska Extension in Burt County at 402-374-2929 or e-mail us at burt-county@unl.edu.

September 20, 2018

Fire Safety At Harvest

Harvest is always a busy time of year. A few local farmers had just started harvest, but after things dry out after the recent rains, I anticipate harvest will shift into high gear. Crops are maturing rapidly and if we don’t have a lot of weather delays, we should have a very early harvest this year. However, we can’t let the rush to get crops harvested come before safety.

September 13, 2018

SCN... Looking Back, Looking Ahead

I recently saw an article from my good friend, Greg Tylka, a nematologist at Iowa State University. He has been a great source of information for me over the years as I’ve worked with soybean cyst nematodes, the most destructive pest for soybean growers in Nebraska and across the U.S. So I need to give him credit for about half of this information as I’m taking some of his concepts and writing, adapting them for Nebraska, and adding my own experiences and perspective to the mix.

September 6, 2018

Avoid Compaction at Harvest

Harvest is one of my favorite times of year. Watching fields being harvested takes me back to my days of growing up on a farm in the Platte River Valley. One big difference is our soils were sandier than most soils in northeast Nebraska and susceptible, but less prone to compaction.

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Coming Soon – MFP!

I was just visiting with staff at our local Farm Service Agency office and it seems that the MFP, or Market Facilitation Program, has been generating a lot of questions. If you are not familiar with it, this program provides direct payments to help producers of certain agricultural commodities that have been directly impacted by illegal retaliatory tariffs, resulting in the loss of traditional exports.

August 30, 2018 

Fall Lawn Care

September is an excellent time to get your bluegrass and tall fescue lawns back in good condition after the stressful summer months. There are a lot of lawns with areas of dead or dying grass from disease problems this summer. Some of those will fill in as temperatures cool in September, but if they don't, overseed thin areas no later than mid-September to give new grass a chance to germinate and get established this fall.

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Husker Harvest Days: University exhibits to focus on managing change, challenge
Aug 29 – Husker Harvest Days exhibits from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln will help show farm and ranch families how to manage change and challenges in their operations. Read more
Northeast Nebraskans turn out for Haskell field day
Aug 22 – Over 400 Northeast Nebraskans converged upon the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Haskell Agricultural Laboratory near Concord on Aug. 14 for a climate and crops family field day. Read more