Nebraska Extension in Burt County

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August 10, 2017

Watering Turf in Summer

            You need to do things a little different this time of year to efficiently and effectively watering your lawn during the hot, dry summer months. The general concept of watering turf remains the same, but how much you should water at a time has.

August 3, 2017

Soybean Management Field Day

            Be sure to mark Friday, August 11, on your calendar for a program you won’t want to miss. The 19th annual Soybean Management Field Days will focus on staying competitive in a global marketplace, increasing profits, and meeting the world's growing food and energy needs starting in Nebraska. The field days will offer producers research-based information to improve their soybean profitability.

July 27, 2017

Corn Disease Making Early Appearance

            There are two diseases appearing in Nebraska corn fields that farmers should keep a close eye on. The first is southern rust. This is not a new disease, but what is different is it is appearing in fields earlier in the growing season than we normally see it. We have not confirmed it in Burt, Dakota or Thurston Counties yet, but it has been found in several eastern and northeastern Nebraska counties. This is significant because, for a combination of factors, it could be more damaging this year.

July 20, 2017

Japanese Beetle = Voracious Appetite

            A good friend of mine, Sarah Browning who is a Horticulture Extension Educator in Lancaster County recently wrote an article titled, “Japanese Beetles - What Do I Do Now That My Plants Looks Like Swiss Cheese?” This was perfect timing as I’ve had MANY callers in the last week or two ask me the same question. I want to share some of Sarah’s thoughts with you today.

July 13, 2017 

Mid-Summer Visitor

            I was going to talk about something else today, but I had the first of what is a series of calls I get each summer about a large intimidating wasp that was digging holes in this lady’s flowerbed. Her description was perfect as she described their appearance and the size of holes they were digging. Her concern was each day there seemed to be another one... when I talked to her, she was up to three.

Coming Soon: “Board Masters” Nonprofit Board Training

Nonprofit organizations with gross receipts of less than $1M are required to file a Form 990 with the IRS annually.  Imagine being a board member of nonprofit and finding out that the volunteer serving as the treasurer of the organization didn’t file a 990 for three consecutive tax years and consequently the organization is faced with paying penalties and federal income taxes, not to mention filing all the paperwork again to regain tax exempt status. Does this really happen? Yes it does.

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