Nebraska Extension in Greeley, Howard, Sherman, Valley

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Join us on October 21, 2018 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at The Scarecrow Patch

RSVP to you local Extension Office by October 17th. 

You know the saying; the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.  Even though apple and other fall fruit harvest is nearing its end, that doesn’t mean that the work is over.  Fall sanitation is just one key part of fruit management.  A little extra work now could ensure a successful growing season next year.

Nebraska 4-H along with the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Department of Animal Science is offering the Nebraska 4-H Fed Steer Challenge. The Fed Steer Challenge is a new opportunity for youth and is designed to cultivate the next generation of leaders in the Nebraska cattle industry.

The goal of the Fed Steer Challenge is to enhance the educational value of the traditional     4-H beef projects by providing an affordable option that rewards production merit and carcass value of the market animal, along with accurate and complete record keeping, industry knowledge, and producer engagement by the 4-H member.

Emerald Ash Borer has been confirmed again in the state of Nebraska.  Find out what that means for your beloved ash trees, what you should be doing now, and what you can hold off for a little while longer.

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) confirmed the first finding in the state of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in a tree located in Omaha in 2016.  Nebraska will be the 27th state to confirm the presence of the pest since 2002.  More recently, it has been confirmed in Lincoln and Fremont.

Fungus can be both a good and a bad thing.  Mushrooms on pizza are an example of good fungus. Fungus in lawns, on the other hand, are nearer the other end of the spectrum.  If your turf is looking a little thin and brown in spots; you are not alone.  Fungus and hot temperatures have wreaked havoc on lawns this year, but there is still time to make your lawn look full and lush for this fall. 



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Nebraska Extension to offer landlord-tenant workshops across the state
Oct 11 – Current and future landowners and tenants should make plans to attend free upcoming land management workshops sponsored by Nebraska Extension. The workshops will be held at nine sites across Nebraska this fall. Read more
Nebraska youth to participate in nationwide computer science challenge
Oct 8 – Nebraska youth will join others around the world in the 11th annual 4-H National Youth Science Day challenge from 4-5 p.m., Oct. 16. Read more