Nebraska Extension in Douglas-Sarpy Counties

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The following are testing only dates for commercial and non-commercial pesticide applicators. Study materials (hardcopies or digital flipbooks) can be purchased at pested.unl.edu prior to testing.

There will be an NDA Inspector will be on site to administer tests on these dates from 8:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. There will be no training on these dates. If you need training, contact PSEP to register and pay fees for the appropriate option.

There is no registration or fee for walk-in testing dates.

Do you have a specimen to be assessed by our tree, lawn, garden, & insect experts?

4-H empowers youth, ages 5-18, to reach their full potential working and learning in partnership with caring adults. 4-H is education for life that uses a learn-by-doing approach. In Nebraska, 4-H is present in ALL 93 counties across the state.

Do you enjoy continuing to learn, and sharing that wisdom with others? Consider volunteering as a Nebraska Extension Master Gardener. These volunteers take part in continuing education where they expand their knowledge and share the principles and practices of environmental horticulture. Learn more about the Nebraska Extension Master Gardener at our annual informational meetings. These meetings will explain how ideal applicants can volunteer and communicate horticulture knowledge with the diverse populations in Douglas and Sarpy Counties.
All youth can participate: 4-H'ers and non-4-H'ers are encouraged to enter the contest! Download and print the contest coloring sheet for the appropriate age group Color it using any physical medium, including crayons, colored pencils, markers, or paints.

Seasonal and simple is a guide to help you select, store and prepare fresh fruits and vegetables. The recipes use simple preparations and seasonings, so you can taste the goodness of a fruit or vegetable at the peak of its flavor.

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Estimated Crop Water Use

May 16, 2022
The estimated crop water use for Nebraska Panhandle crops for the previous week and the upcoming week is shown in this table. It is based on data gathered by and calculations made by Gary Stone, Nebraska Extension educator, and Dr. Xin Qiao, Extension Irrigation and Water Management Specialist, both based at the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center in Scottsbluff.

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Agsplosion brings agriculture to local students

May 16, 2022
More than 700 elementary students from western Nebraska got a hands-on education recently about Nebraska agriculture during the Agsplosion event that was held in 5 different locations in the Panhandle.

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Master Gardener tips for the Panhandle – Week of May 16, 2022

May 15, 2022
Are you looking for agricultural information that you can trust? Look no further than University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension publications!

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Two Record Keeping Workshops Offered in Rushville

May 10, 2022

Lincoln, Neb. —Keeping your records up to date on the farm or ranch is important but can be a complicated task. Nebraska Extension is offering two workshops in Rushville at the Sheridan County Extension Office (800 S Loofborrow Street) on May 23. These workshops will help you develop an easier process in keeping records by using tools, resources and tips taught during the sessions.

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