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Kathleen Cue, Nebraska Extension Horticultrue Educator in Dodge County

Peterson: Field of Dreams game was more than unbelievable. It was perfect.

The best time to seed cool season grasses, such as Kentucky bluegrass and tall fescue, is between August 15th and September 15th, so its time to start your site preparation.

Getting your seeding done as early as possible is really important, because each week of delay in seeding translates into 2-4 additional weeks required for the grass to mature in fall. It is critical to seed tall fescue no later than mid-September.  Tall fescue seedlings take a longer time to develop cold hardiness, so get your seeding done early.

The Virtual Learning Series will take place now through October, covering Vegetable Gardening Beyond Basics. Details in dates and times are below.  

Vegetable Gardening Beyond Basics

Starts on Monday, June 28! All sessions start at 12:10 pm CT. Join us by registering for one or all of the sessions at go.unl.edu/vegbeyond

Serious ConcernsMajor Symptom 1. Overseeding lawns Best time for seeding - August 15 to September 15 2. August growing degree days (GGD) Lincoln Airport 7/1/21 GGD -  2300,  Understanding Growing Degree Days 3. Fall weed control

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In Nebraska, ag land values are up about 14 percent over last year, mirroring a nationwide rise in ag real estate prices. Click through to watch Jim Jansen, an agricultural systems economist with Nebraska Extension, talk with RFD-TV about the impact of valuations.

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