Nebraska Extension in Saunders County

Local Interest

Pre-Entries for Saunders County Fair for Animals & Contests are due ONLINE by Monday, July 2nd, 11:59 p.m.

Animal Entries - Online Contest Entries - Online
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Master Gardener, Local Horticulture & Insects Webpage

This Week's Horticulture Article by Nebraska Extension Horticulture Educator Kathleen Cue

Leaf Scorch

Leaf scorch, also called sunscald, is the bronzing of leaf surfaces and crisping of leaf edges.  Even plants that are well-adapted to our climate can be scorched.  Plants have amazing resiliency, especially when Mother Nature eases them into changing seasons.  But taking into consideration a spring like this one—cold and rainy—with an abrupt change to record heat, then scorched plants are to be expected.

2018 Summer Workshops for Youth

The focus for these workshops is educational, not projects for the fair. There is a maximum allowed for each workshop - first come, first serve. Also, many are 3 hour workshops! Make sure to sign up for BOTH workshops on the same day if your youth plans to stay for two workshops or attends an all-day workshop. Youth will need to pack their lunch!

Nebraska Extension in Saunders County

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Nebraska Extension to host Weed Management and Cover Crops Field Day
Jun 11 – Growers, crop consultants and educators are encouraged to attend Nebraska Extension's Weed Management and Cover Crops Field Day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 27 at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln's South Central Agricultural Laboratory near Clay Center. Read more
Nebraska's pesticide container recycling program in its 27th year
Apr 18 – When dropping off your clean agricultural pesticide containers for recycling at one of Nebraska’s 18 participating recycling collection sites, you can feel good knowing the containers will be recycled into useful products that stay in the U.S. Read more