4-H Enrollment is Now Open
School Enrichment Virtual and In-Classroom OpportunitiesSupporting youth’s interests and activities while encouraging growth and skill development in the classroom!
Information for Crops and Cow Calf Producers
Extension Is On The MoveInformation on farming, ranching, healthy eating choices, children and family, and lawn/garden.
Knox County 4-H ProgramCurrent Information about the Knox County 4-H Program and the Knox County Fair
Reddish brown patches, pock marked areas of tan grass and yellowing. These are lawn issues we are seeing now and have been expecting given environmental conditions this year.
Roughly circular patches of reddish-brown grass, especially in tall fescue lawns, are symptoms of brown patch disease. Kentucky bluegrass is also affected but symptoms are less prominent.
To confirm brown patch, closely inspect individual grass blades in the affected area. Look for irregularly shaped, tan-colored lesions surrounded by a dark brown margin. It is best to do this just before mowing rather than right after mowing or lesions may be removed.
Megan Hanefeldt has joined Nebraska Extension as the 4-H Youth Development Educator for Knox and Cedar Counties!
Megan recently served as Knox County’s Economic Development Director for the past four years. Prior to that role Megan was the 4-H Assistant for Holt and Boyd Counties. Megan graduated from college with a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness and a master’s degree in horticulture. Megan and her husband, Taylor live on a farm south of Center with their three children: Tucker, Jocelyn and Tate.