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It's that wonderful time of the year again: fall! As you embellish your homes with pumpkins and various seasonal decorations, it's also the perfect time to consider inspecting your fields for soybean cyst nematodes (SCN). SCN first emerged in Nebraska in 1986 and has since been detected in 59 counties across the state, including all counties in Southeast Nebraska.

Lilacs are a wonderful plant in the spring. We enjoy their fragrant, beautiful blooms early in the spring when our plants are just beginning to come out of dormancy. Throughout the state, lilacs are blooming again, now, in the fall. It is a lovely site to see, but is it ok for the plant to bloom again in the fall? Also, many of our lilacs are turning brown, not for fall color, but from a disease.
The 2023 Nemaha County Fair has come and gone. Results from the Livestock Shows are now available on this webpage.
It is September, which means all the outdoor insects will start coming inside or bothering us more when we enjoy the cooler weather in the evening. Fall invading insects are just another thing to deal with, but they can be managed.
It is time for all that fun, fall lawn activity. There are so many things we can do to help our lawns in the fall. If your lawn needs help, this is the time to fertilize and overseed. On the other hand, if your lawn looks great, you can fertilize and spray weeds to maintain the good look of your lawn.

Winter wheat variety selection is one of the first key management decisions that you make each year as a wheat farmer in southeast Nebraska. The three-year average yield difference in currently planted varieties evaluated at the University of Nebraska Jefferson County trial is 12 bushels per acre. I consider southeast Nebraska to include the 22 counties south of Highway 30 and east of Highway 14. In 2022, there was nearly 40,000 acres of wheat in southeast Nebraska. Given the limited wheat acres in each farm operation and my experience indicates that most wheat farmers only plant one or two varieties each season. Therefore, how do you select the best variety for your farm?

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