Extension is committed to helping Nebraskans know more about creating resource- and energy-efficient rural and urban landscapes, protecting and managing water resources, properly managing insect and wildlife pests, and more.

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Community Environment

Check out the Nemaha County Lawn & Garden Resources webpage for more information.  Besides newsletters written by Gage County Extension Educator, Nicole Stoner, and articles written by Nemaha County Extension Educator, Gary Lesoing, you can find information on turfgrass, community environment, Backyard Farmers, Master Gardeners, Acreage Insights, Drought Resources, and more.

August 2019 issue of Plants & Pests with Nicole is now available!
So what are some of the tree problems? This year traveling across southeast Nebraska I have noticed oak trees and other deciduous trees that have dead branches and leaves scattered throughout the tree. There have been several trees with these symptoms over the years. There is a good chance this is the oak twig girdler that is causing the problem. We usually see a problem with this insect every other year. The good thing is it generally doesn’t harm the trees. The bad thing is there is really nothing you can do about it.
Nicole Stoner, Extension Educator in Gage County and Community Environment Expert for Nemaha County, begins her Yard & Garden Call-In Radio Program on Friday, March 29, 2019. The radio program can be heard every Friday from 10:00-11:30 am on 99.5 FM (KWBE) out of Beatrice.

Community Environment

Pests, turf and landscape, water, and food production resources.

Backyard Farmer

Research-based solutions to lawn and garden questions.

Turfgrass Science

Turf iNfo for the north central states.

Master Gardeners

Trained volunteers sharing their knowledge with Nebraskans.

Acreage Insights

Helping acreage owners manage their rural living environment.

UNL Water

Providing research, information and educational opportunities about Nebraska's most important natural resource.

Drought Resources

Nebraska Extension has created a new website that offers resources for those dealing with drought.