National 4-H WeekJohnsonites 4-H Club Celebrates
National 4-H Week
October 6-12, 2019
2019 Nemaha County 4-H Achievement NightSunday, November 3, 2019 at 5:30 pm at the 4-H Building
4-H Grows Here
Flood ResourcesThe following link provides current resources related to flooding.
UNL at Forefront of Innovation in Irrigation, ConservationDeploying the latest technology and strategies, the University has helped Nebraska farmers save more than 326 billion gallons of water and more than $50 million in fuel costs since 2005.
Next week, September 15th through September 21st is National Farm Safety Week. Each year in Nebraska and other states there have been tragic farm accidents. It reminds us of the importance of farm safety and how dangerous farming can be. Statistics indicate that in 2014 there were 568 fatalities in the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting category, compared to 500 in 2013, a 13.6% increase. With fall harvest just beginning, safety needs to be an important focus for farmers and others in our rural community. Agriculture is one of the most dangerous industries in the United States. Approximately 100 children and youth die in farm work accidents annually in the United States. In the spring of 2010 there were five farm fatalities in
Nemaha County 4-H State Fair results are now available online at:
Late summer, fall and harvest are good times to check out where you may have a problem with specific weeds or where a new weed is invading or possibly even herbicide resistance is developing. By identifying the weed, extent of any infestations and locations of weed problems, you will have a better strategy for managing these weeds in the future, maybe even this fall. Marestail or maybe more specifically, glyphosate resistant marestail has become a major problem in Nebraska. In traveling around southeast Nebraska, marestail control seemed to be better than some years, although we had some very challenging weather conditions this spring, with the hot and cold weather fluctuations in temperatures, heavy rains and as usual windy conditions that limit timely
One part of the home we often overlook, when it comes to cleaning, is the indoor air we breathe. When we think about indoor air quality we should think about radon. According to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, over 75% of homes tested in Nemaha county have levels of radon in the indoor air that exceed EPA’s action level.