Nebraska Extension in Burt County
Online EnrollmentOnline Enrollment for the 2018 4-H Year is OPEN, click the link below for more information about enrolling for 2018 RIGHT NOW!
Burt County Fair BookThe 2017 4-H year has come to a close. Click the link below to view the fair book to get ideas about exhibit requirements for next year!
2017 Burt County Fair ResultsLooking for 2017 Burt County Fair info? Click the link below to see all the results from last year's fair!
Burt County 4-H NewslettersCatch up on the latest 4-H Deadlines, Workshops, and FUN through our local 4-H Newsletter!
Home Environment ExhibitsThis year all county and state fair Home Environment exhibits will require this tag! View the cards on our Forms page under the Static Exhibit Pre-Entry Forms heading. Contact Nebraska Extension at 402-374-2929 or E-Mail email@example.com with questions.
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
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.