May 23, 2018
Scout Emerging Corn for Insects
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May 3, 2018
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.
April 26, 2018
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.
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.