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Following some issues with aphids and alfalfa weevil prior to first cutting, we now are moving on to a second major insect pest in alfalfa prior to second cutting and beyond, the potato leafhopper. Last year on June 15, we found potato leafhoppers using a sweep net during a site visit in Gage County on June 15. Though I have not had any reports yet this year, it is not too early to start scouting your alfalfa. Potato leafhoppers can cause tonnage and significant economic losses, so good scouting and timely management is justified.

 

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Center for Agricultural Profitability and Nebraska Extension’s Hail Know team will present a webinar offering strategies and options for crop producers who are dealing with storm damage in their fields. 

“After the Storm: Managing Crop Damage” will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Central time on June 16. 

Following recent widespread storm damage throughout Nebraska, experts in agronomy and agricultural economics from Nebraska Extension's Hail Know team will cover options for dealing with damaged commodities from a production perspective and discuss the role of crop insurance. 

We are pleased to welcome our summer intern, Alexis Gerritse, to Saline County Extension. Alexis is from Plymouth, NE.   Alexis will be a senior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln majoring in Animal Science with a Meat Science option. She is also a member of the UNL Meat Judging Team.

We invite you to join the National Agricultural Law Center for a free webinar entitled, "Hunting Leases and Liability: What Should the Landowner and Hunter Look for in a Lease?" on June 15 at 12 p.m. EDT/11:00 a.m. CDT. The webinar speaker will be NALC Senior Staff Attorney Rusty Rumley. We also appreciate any promotion or sharing of this webinar within your network.

 This webinar will cover issues for landowners to consider, including insurance, the number of people granted access to the property, and restrictions on certain hunting or other land-use practices.

The Department of Agronomy and Horticulture features a website devoted to information on Range, Pasture, and Forages, including sections on forage crop and pasture, integrated crop-livestock systems, rangeland ecology and management, grazing, bioenergy and a section on forage publications. 

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Nicole Stoner, Gage County Horticulture Extension Educator and ISA Certified Arborist will be available to the Saline County Extension Office in Wilber to answer your lawn, garden, tree, or insect questions on the following dates: April 21 May 19 June 16

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