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With the hailstorms last night throughout the eastern part of Nebraska, I wanted to remind or introduce you all to resources for crop producers developed by Nebraska Extension.  A website, videos, and infographics were created due to the devastating hailstorms in 2014.

 https://cropwatch.unl.edu/hailknow.

Late summer and fall can be a dreary time in the landscape, with little else but coreopsis and Black-eyed Susan blooming. So it's a good idea to plan, and plant, now for color in your fall gardens.

 

Asters are an excellent plant to add for additional fall color. Two species of aster, which are both improvements on native wildflowers, are New England Aster and New York Aster. Both aster species are native to the United States, although much of the breeding work to develop improved varieties has been done in England and Germany.

 

Trees, Shrubs and Vines for Sandy, Dry Conditions

 

When the soil around your home or getaway cabin is less than ideal, you can fight it by planting trees and shrubs that aren't well adapted to the site or select plants that do well in the conditions your landscape provides. Although many locations in Nebraska have clay soil, sandy soil is also very common especially along the Platte River and across the Sandhills.

 

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Soil Testing & Amendments

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By Hayley Jackson, Extension Educator in Lancaster County

With spring comes longer days and warmer weather. One fun thing that comes with warmer weather is getting young children outside to explore their outdoor environment. There are numerous benefits to spending time outdoors for young children, including increased opportunities to develop their gross motor skills, provide the opportunity to connect with nature and invite children to take an interest in scientific learning. So what are some fun things you can do with children to increase their interest in playing outside? Below are a few tips and tricks to get the most out of your time outside with young children.

THINGS TO CONSIDER WHILE OUTSIDE

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