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August 31, 2017 

Cat Club

If you love cats and you’re looking for a way to learn more about them and possibly get involved in 4-H, this just might be “purr-fect!”

Cat Club is a monthly webinar series offering educational information about caring for your cat and showing your cat in 4-H. Youth do not need to be enrolled in 4-H or in the 4-H cat project to participate. Cat Club is a great resource for anyone interested in showing cats in 4-H whether you have one now or not!

August 24, 2017

Estimating Corn Yields

            This is the time of year when many people want to get an estimate of what their corn will yield. While recent rains may benefit soybeans more than corn, they should help improve corn test weight. To get an estimate on your corn yield, you will need to get an estimate on ears per acre, rows of kernels per ear, and kernels per row.

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.

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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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