Agriculture & Horticulture
The articles below are John Wilson's weekly columns. These cover a variety of topics related to agriculture and horticulture, insect, weed and disease pests.
For more information on any of these contact your local Nebraska Extension office.
October 5, 2017
Reduce Soil Compaction at Harvest
Harvest is one of my favorite times of year. Watching fields being harvested takes me back to my days of growing up on a farm in the Platte River valley. One big difference is our soils were sandier than many soils in northeast Nebraska and susceptible, but less prone to compaction. However, compaction can occur on sandy soils, too.
September 28, 2017
Fall is the BEST Time to Control Lawn Weeds
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 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
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.