Extension is committed to helping Nebraskans know more about creating resource- and energy-efficient rural and urban landscapes, protecting and managing water resources, properly managing insect and wildlife pests, and more.

Active in all 93 counties and at communityenvironment.unl.edu

Community Environment

Nebraska Extension - Cedar County has water test kits available for testing your drinking water through the Central District Health Department Lab.  They can test for coliform bacteria, fluoride, nitrate, hardness, and ph level.  Cost depends on what your testing.  Our office hours are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday - Friday.

Radon is the #1 cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. It is an oderless, naturally occurring, radioactive gas that rises through the soil and can leak into your home through unsealed cracks and holes in your foundation. Cedar County has some of the highest levels of radon in Nebraska. During the winter when your doors and window are closed is the best time to test for radon. Radon test kits are available at the Nebraska Extension Office in Cedar County. Cost is $5 per kit.

Use moisture meters to determine when structures are dried out and ready for rebuilding.  Nebraska Extension is pleased to announce that they have moisture meters available for homeowners to borrow to determine if their structures are dried out enough and ready for rebuilding.  Renovating too soon could trap moisture in wood, leading to rotting and promoting growth of mold.  Contact the Cedar County Extension Office at 402-254-6821 to borrow a moisture meter before completing your flood renovations.  Instruction

Community Environment

Pests, turf and landscape, water, and food production resources.

Backyard Farmer

Research-based solutions to lawn and garden questions.

Turfgrass Science

Turf iNfo for the north central states.

Master Gardeners

Trained volunteers sharing their knowledge with Nebraskans.

Acreage Insights

Helping acreage owners manage their rural living environment.

UNL Water

Providing research, information and educational opportunities about Nebraska's most important natural resource.

Drought Resources

Nebraska Extension has created a new website that offers resources for those dealing with drought.