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By Laurie Zitterkopf, Nebraska Extension Master Gardener

How to Prepare to Show Your Flowers and Vegetables at the Fair!

Ready, Set, Go to Fair. Share your flowers with our community, Flower Arrangements must include fresh flowers. Decorative inserts can be used. Containers will be considered in judging. Judging will be based on originality and artistic ability. Many options/themes to choose from, but why not try your hand a “All Those Sunflowers” for this years’ Scotts Bluff County Fair.  Entries are Tuesday, August 2nd 8:30am to 11:30am. See you at the Fair! 

Ready to show your flowers at the fair, General Guidelines for Round-Form Flowers; 

By Erin Kampbell, Extension Educator—Early Childhood, Nebraska Extension in Madison County

By Jeanne Murray, Nebraska Extension Master Gardener

What kind of garlic do you grow? 

There are two kinds of garlic - the softneck garlic and the hardneck garlic. Hardneck is the one found here in our northern climate. The hardneck has a hard central stem with the cloves clustered about the base of the stem. This stem curls and forms a seed pod in June which needs to be removed upon its appearance. More about the garlic tomorrow.

When do you harvest garlic? 

By Gary Stone – Water & Integrated Cropping Systems Extension Educator; Jessica Groskopf – Extension Educator for Agricultural Economics; John Thomas - Water & Integrated Cropping Systems Extension Educator; Xin Qiao – Irrigation & Water Management Specialist; Soni Cochran, Nebraska EDEN (Extension Disaster Education Network) Coordinator; Brittany Fulton – Communications Specialist, Panhandle REC  

By Elaine Pile, Nebraska Extension Master Gardener

Tips for a Successful County Fair Entry

County fairs are just around the corner, and we hope you will have items to enter! Consider entering your garden and crop bounty in the open horticulture, floriculture and field crops classes at your county fair. Your entries are judged on the following criteria: freedom from injury, quality, condition, uniformity and fair preparation. This information can be found in 4-H manuals and in your county fair book. Contact your local Nebraska Extension office for these publications. See you at the fair!! 

The North Platte Project – Pathfinder, Guernsey, & Whalen

By Gary Stone, Nebraska Extension Water & Integrated Cropping Systems Educator

This will be a six-part series on the dams, reservoirs, power generation and some diversion dams located on the North Platte River. The series will follow a chronological order of the history and construction of these projects.

 Figure 1 – TEACUP model graphic 

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