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Flood Recovery and Plants in the Landscape

By Kathleen Cue, Nebraska Extension Horticulture Educator

 

The flooding and subsequent ponding has a profound effect on trees and shrubs in the landscape. The contaminants these waters carry negatively impact vegetable garden sites and orchards.  Here are some flood resources to address residents’ concerns.

 

March 28, 2019

Flooded Gardens - What's Safe to Eat?

I hope this is a sign that the worst of the flooding damage has been taken care of. In the last couple of days the questions I’ve been getting have shifted from flood damaged buildings, cropland, grain and hay, to questions regarding flooded garden areas and something near and dear to my heart, if it would impact the food safety aspects of harvesting morel mushrooms from land that was flooded.

March 25, 2019

Flooding and Ponding around Trees

By Kathleen Cue, Nebraska Extension Horticulture Assistant Educator

 

The 2019 spring flood has had a devastating impact for all parts of the landscape, including trees.  While the extent of the damage to trees may not be realized for years, how and if trees survive depend on several factors.

 

▪Certainly that the floods came when the trees were dormant is a factor in their favor. Flooding is always hardest on actively growing trees.

March 27, 2019

Support of Flood Recovery Efforts by Nebraska 4-H

(Source: Kathleen Lodl | klodl1@unl.edu | 402-472-9012)

 

March 19, 2019

Wonderfully Versatile Week

          Last week found me doing a wide variety of programming – and loving it!

I presented the YQCA (Youth Quality Care of Animals) program to the Oakland Craig Animal Science classes, setting embryology eggs in the Lyons-Decatur 3rdGrade Classroom and presenting a Credit program to 94 students at the Real World Money event in Pender.

March 18, 2019

Engler Program Brings 'Shark Tank' to Nebraska

(Source: Maria Harthoorn | mariaharthoorn@gmail.com)

 

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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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