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   Out of abundance of caution with COVID-19, we did cancel the in-person option for Nebraska Extension field days and tours this summer in eastern Nebraska. However, these field days still went on behind the scenes as we recorded short videos to capture many of the demonstration plots and speakers. I want to highlight a few field days and tours that you can watch online that address some of the common agronomic challenges in our area.

Join us for our FREE Home Food Preservation Virtual Learning Series! Each session will include a short presentation and time for questions.

This short book was written to support and reassure our children, under the age of 7, regarding the COVID-19. This book is an invitation for families to discuss the full range of emotions arising from the current situation. It is important to point out that this resource does not seek to be a source of scientific information, but rather a tool based on fantasy. My recommendation is to print this material so children can draw on it. Remember that emotions are processed through repetitive play and stories read multiple times. Share COVIBOOK and help ease kiddo's anxiety all over the world. The book was written by Manuela Molina. 

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln takes the health and safety of our campus community very seriously. As United States and global health officials continue to address the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), health and emergency preparedness officials at UNL are monitoring the situation in collaboration with our university and governmental partners. Any official updates regarding UNL’s response will be found on this page.

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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.

Several RUP dicamba products are registered for use until December 20, 2020. They are: XtendiMax®, Engenia®, FeXapan™, and Tavium®, a dicamba/S-metolachlor premix. You must hold a valid applicator's license and receive annual, state-authorized, dicamba- or auxin-specific training to use any of these four products.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR RECEIVING YOUR REQUIRED TRAINING: 

Training taken in 2019 will not carry over to 2020. Training opportunities include university-provided sessions and registrant-provided sessions approved by the Nebraska Dept. of Agriculture (NDA).

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