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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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Nebraska Extension offers crop scout training in March

February 13, 2020

Lincoln, Neb. —Agricultural industry representatives and corn and soybean growers wanting to learn how to better manage corn and soybean pests should plan to attend the Nebraska Extension Crop Scout Training for Pest Managers on March 11. The workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Mead. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

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Farm bill program enrollment video resources available

February 11, 2020
The Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has published video resources on farm bill details and decisions for producers as the March 15 deadline for new program enrollment decision approaches.

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