Agriculture & Horticulture

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2016 Cash Lease Workshop News Release

The articles below are John Wilson's weekly columns. These cover a variety of topics related to agriculture and horticulture as well as insect, weed and disease pests.  John Wilson is a Cropping & Water Systems Extension Educator in Burt County and can be reached by calling Nebraska Extension in Burt County at 402-374-2929 or by E-Mailing him at jwilson3@unl.edu.

For more information on any of these contact your local Nebraska Extension office.

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May 23, 2018

Scout Emerging Corn for Insects

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May 17, 2018

Mosquitos Suck, Too!

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May 3, 2018

Ticks Suck!

Last weekend I went out in the trees behind my house in search of morel mushrooms. Unfortunately I found more ticks than mushrooms! Ticks are close relatives of mites and spiders and pass through four stages in their life cycle: egg, larva, nymph and adult. All stages except the egg are blood-sucking parasites that can also carry diseases.

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April 26, 2018 

Starter Fertilizers

This has been one strange spring! And because of it, I’ve gotten more than the usual number of calls from farmers who wonder if they need to apply starter fertilizer when they plant. Unfortunately, “It depends” is not the answer most farmers want to hear.

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April 19, 2018

Arbor Day - “Rooted” in Nebraska

Arbor Day will be this Friday, April 27, and it has its “roots” in Nebraska. J. Sterling Morton described Nebraska as a “treeless prairie” when he moved here from Michigan in 1854. He proposed a tree planting holiday to the State Board of Agriculture in 1872. The first Arbor Day was observed in Nebraska on April 10 that year and more than a million trees were planted across the state.

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April 12, 2018

Controlling Crabgrass... Easier Than Dissecting Frogs

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April 5, 2018

“Tornadoes - Fact & Fiction”

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March 29, 2018

“Severe Weather Awareness Week”

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March 22, 2018

ALFALFA - The Forgotten Crop

            Too often alfalfa is the forgotten farm crop... farmers take care of alfalfa when they’re caught up on everything else. I’d like to suggest you move alfalfa higher on your priority list... and one of the first things you need to do with your alfalfa fields should be done in the next few weeks when it gets a little dryer.

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March 15, 2018

Checking Stored Grain

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March 8, 2018

Shade Tree Borers

            With emerald ash borer (EAB) in the news, homeowners are paying closer attention to their trees for signs of borers. This is great that homeowners are watching their trees closer! But it amazes me that everyone who finds a hole in the bark on their tree is sure they have EAB... even if the holes are in the bark of something other than an ash tree!

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March 1, 2018

Native Plants in the Landscape

            A popular trend in gardening is including native plants. When people hear the word native, they often picture a prairie-like landscape. One person may think of something beautiful and natural while another may see something resembling a weed patch.

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February 22, 2018

Spring Fever? Spring Chores!

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February 22, 2018

Improve Pastures NOW!

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February 8, 2018

Dicamba Training 2108

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February 1, 2018

February Programs

            There are a couple great conferences coming up later this month, but I wanted to pass along information on them now so you could get them on the calendar.

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