Nebraska Extension in Burt County

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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.

The University of Nebraska Food Processing Center is offering a one-day seminar for all individuals interested in exploring the idea of starting a food manufacturing business.  Please encourage interested individuals in your community to attend the “Recipe to Reality” seminar which will be offered on October 27, 2018.  Pre-registration is required and space is limited.  Registration deadline is October 15, 2018. Contact Jill Gifford, National Food Entrepreneur Program Manager at 402-472-2819 or jgifford1@unl.edu for an information packet.

August 16, 2018

Corn & Soybean Pests

There are a couple crop pests I’d like to ask farmers, field scouts, crop consultants, or anyone else that is out in corn and soybean fields to help me identify. These are both relatively new in Nebraska and we are just learning more about them. Let’s take soybeans first.

August 9, 2018

Watering Lawns

Until recently, we’ve had timely rains most of the summer and supplemental water demands for our turf have been minimal. About a week ago, I watered my lawn for only the second time all summer. However, looking at the extended forecast with above average temperatures and below normal precipitation for the majority of August, watering our lawns may become critical.

August 2, 2018

Soybean Management Field Days

For 20 years, Soybean Management Field Days have helped Nebraska soybean growers stay competitive in the global marketplace. These programs focus on bringing research-based information to local farms. Last year we hosted one of these in Burt County.

This year, there are two programs in this part of the state. You can select the location closest to you or the one that fits best in your schedule. This year Soybean Management Field Day programs will be held:

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