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Black grass bugs are likely to blame. Black grass bugs are native to western Nebraska and feed primarily on introduced wheatgrasses, although they can feed on other grasses and broadleaf plants. Crested wheatgrass is exceptionally susceptible, especially monocultures that provide the opportunity for substantial population growth.

Why Grazing Before Pastures are Ready Can Have Lasting Impacts and How to Limit the Damage

Jack Arterburn, Nebraska Extension Educator, Beef Systems

 

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If you are looking to selling food items as a way to add income to your family.  There is a great Website full of information that will help you navigate the rules.  Https//foodsystems.unl.edu/cottage-food-law

We see an increase in familes wanting to suppliment their income by selling baked goods and home made Jams and jellies.  

Private Pesticide Applicator Training by Zoom:

 

Once again, a group of Water & Integrated Cropping Systems educators have organized a set of private pesticide applicator trainings by Zoom. These meetings were advertised this past Friday in CropWatch. Anyone is welcome to attend these trainings. The team anticipates interest across the state.

 

Here are the dates, times, and registration links:

Nebraskans Can Treat their Drinking Waer for Free!!!

If you drinking water has high concentrations of nitrate, the Nebeaska Department of Environment and Energy (NDEE) is offering an opportunity for you to treat fit for free with the Reverse Osmosis System rebate program.  

Applications opens: January 1st, 2023

Applications Close: June 23, 2024

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