Nebraska Extension in Saline County

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   In general, irrigated corn yields this year, before the winds the end of October, were outstanding in many area fields. The cooler nights in August enhanced grain ear fill.  Even though yields were good, could corn nematodes be limiting some of your yields in dryland or irrigated fields?  Target your corn on corn fields for sampling this year.  Find out the corn nematode status in your fields through a free soil testing program made possible by the Nebraska Corn Board. 

   Nematodes are microscopic, wormlike organisms that live in water films and water-filled pore spaces in the soil. Typically, they are most abundant in the upper soil layers where organic matter, plant roots, and other resources are most abundant.

One method to adjust cows to a corn diet is to use strip grazing for the first 20 days when there is more than 8-10 bu/acre on the ground. This calculator will show you how much to allocate each day for 20 days before turning the cattle out free choice on an entire field.   

 Download the spreadsheet, input the bu/ac of downed corn in the field as well as the number of animals in the group to calculate the amount of acres to allocate for various corn intake amounts.

Download the calculator (Excel file)

Down Corn: Problem or Opportunity for Cattle Producers? (pdf)

Credit experts recommend that consumers freeze their credit to reduce their risk of becoming an identity theft victim. This has to be done individually with each of the “Big Three” credit reporting agencies (Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion), plus some experts also recommend doing a freeze with a lesser-known credit reporting agency called Innovis to “cover all the bases.” That means making 4 separate freeze requests per person or 8 requests for a couple.

You're not alone. Sometimes it's hard to tell what your child needs, what her behaviors mean and if you're doing right by him. Imagine what it might feel like if you could make sense of what your child is really asking from you. 

Circle of Security Parenting is an opportunity to join other parents just like you, for an 8-week class where you'll lean to:

Stengthen your relationship with your child Be present with your child during the best and toughest of times Recognize your child's needs and make sense of his or her behavior Meet your child's needs b being bigger, stonger, wiser and kid

To find out more or to register select the site you are interested in attending.

Short-term Radon test kits are available at the Nebraska Extension Office in Saline County for no cost. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Act today to help ensure the safety of your family. For more information or to pick up a kit, call (402) 821-2151 or stop by the office located at 306 West 3rd Street, Wilber, NE.

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Faculty Spotlight: Judy Wu-Smart
Oct 24 – Meet Judy Wu-Smart, an assistant professor and extension specialist in the Department of Entomology. Read more
Choose Healthy Here bringing healthier options to Nebraska communities
Oct 17 – Nebraska Extension has partnered with local agencies to make healthier options more accessible in communities throughout the state. 20 retailers across Nebraska are participating in the Choose Healthy Here program to increase access to affordable, nutritious and safe foods. Read more