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Below are posted articles about Burt County 4-H deadlines, information, and events.  If you have any questions or would like to join the fun please call the Nebraska Extension Office in Burt County at 402-374-2929 or E-Mail us at


June 21, 2018 

Brown Spots in Lawns

The warm humid conditions we’re experiencing can promote diseases such as dollar spot and brown patch. If brown spots appear in your lawn, diagnose the problem before applying a pesticide. Disease and insect pests can build up resistance to pesticides, especially if they are overused. Pesticides are also chemicals we should not put into the environment unless they are needed.

June 14, 2018

Reduce Spray Drift Damage

For such a slow start with planting this spring, crops sure grew a lot in the last week or two. Unfortunately crops aren’t the only thing that’s growing. In some fields I visited recently, I noticed a variety of weeds were growing just as fast where a preplant or a preemergence herbicide had not been applied.

May 30, 2018

Holcus Leaf Spot in Corn

Frequent rains earlier this month and any future hard rains are conditions favorable for the development of a disease we occasionally see in corn fields. Fortunately it is not a serious problem, but it can cause a lot of anxiety for farmers when they see this in their fields.

May 30, 2018

New To Medicare Educational Program – June 21

By Mary Loftis, SHIIP Counselor


If you are turning 65 in 2018 and/or are considering going off an employer’s insurance plan in the near future this “New to Medicare” program is designed for you.

June 6, 2018

Volunteer Corn

            I think volunteer corn has been a problem as long as farmers have been growing corn. However, stock rot last summer and high winds last fall resulted in more downed corn in some areas. This is in addition to normal harvest losses. This resulted with more volunteer corn in some fields this spring.


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Nebraska Extension soil health training July 18
Jun 21 – Nebraska Extension will host a clinic on July 18 for the public to learn more about the components of soil health. Read more
Nebraska Extension to host Weed Management and Cover Crops Field Day
Jun 11 – Growers, crop consultants and educators are encouraged to attend Nebraska Extension's Weed Management and Cover Crops Field Day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 27 at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln's South Central Agricultural Laboratory near Clay Center. Read more