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September 28, 2017

Fall is the BEST Time to Control Lawn Weeds

            We are just entering the best time of year to control many problem broadleaf weeds in turf. October is the BEST time to control dandelions, white clover, ground ivy and other perennial weeds that are a perennial problem for people trying to keep their lawns looking nice. Actually you might want to wait until we’ve had a killing frost.

September 21, 2017

Think SAFETY In and Around Grain Bins

            Last week, September 17-23, was the 2017 National Farm Safety and Health Week. The theme this year is Putting Farm Safety Into Practice. With harvest season just around the corner, this seems like a good time to talk about grain bin safety.

September 14, 2017

Great Week for GPS Workshops

September 6, 2017

Special State Fair Recognition


            Having an exhibit travel to the Nebraska State Fair is exciting. When you have to take your exhibit and show it to the judge and crowd it’s even more exciting. However, when you are your own exhibit it’s downright nerve racking!

            Excitement and nervousness levels varied across the State Fair with 4-H members seeing how their static exhibit fared against exhibits from across the state.

September 7, 2017

September Lawn Care

            We just flipped the calendar over to a new month, and September can be the most important month to get your bluegrass and tall fescue lawns back in good condition after the stressful months this summer, although this year wasn’t as bad as many.

September 1, 2017

Stalk Rots

            If you are under stress, whether it’s work, kids, lack of sleep, or any other number of stresses, you are more likely to get sick. Our body focuses on managing the stress and not what is making us sick. The same can be said for corn. A lot of corn has had one or more stresses on it this growing season.


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2020 Master Gardener training

November 7, 2019

Lincoln, Neb. — Nebraska Extension is offering Master Gardener training throughout the state in 2020. The Nebraska EMG program is a horticulture-related volunteer training program based in many counties and has been part of Nebraska Extension since 1976.

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4th annual Nebraska Grower and Brewer Conference & Trade Show

November 6, 2019

November 6, 2019

Lincoln, Neb. — The University of Nebraska–Lincoln has announced the dates for the fourth annual Nebraska Grower and Brewer Conference and Trade Show. The two-day conference will be held Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 27-28, 2020, at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney, Nebraska.

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