Community Environment


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Community Environment

The Common Forbs and Shrubs of Nebraska - EC118 publication has been updated in April of 2017.

This publication provides illustrations and key details to identify Nebraska's forbs, shrubs and cacti. Written by Cheryl D. Dunn, Research Manager-Herbarium Curator, UNL Department of Agronomy and Horiticulture; Mitchell B. Stephenson, Range Specialist, UNL Panhandle Research & Extension Center; and James Stubbendieck, Emeritus Professor of Grassland Ecology, UNL Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, this guide is a valuable resource for research, study or pleasure.

By Jim Schild and Gary Stone, Extension Educators, Scotts Bluff County

The weather has heated up, and sprinkler systems are watering lawns all over town. This is the ideal time to audit sprinkler system performance, according to UNL Extension Educator Jim Schild of Scotts Bluff County.

By Jim Schild and Gary Stone, Extension Educators, Scotts Bluff County

Is the lawn turning brown because of grubs or billbugs, or is it water stress? This is a common question in recent days, since the weather turned hot.

Both types of damage have the same symptoms, because the grubs chew off roots and the bluegrass plant is not able to take in water, giving the appearance of drought.

A series of five gardening workshops led by Extension Master Gardeners is planned for the summer and open to the public. All workshops will be held at 9 a.m. at the Ever Green House, Overland Trail Road and D Street in Gering.  

Community Environment

Pests, turf and landscape, water, and food production resources.

Backyard Farmer

Research-based solutions to lawn and garden questions.

Turfgrass Science

Turf iNfo for the north central states.

Master Gardeners

Trained volunteers sharing their knowledge with Nebraskans.

Acreage Insights

Helping acreage owners manage their rural living environment.

UNL Water

Providing research, information and educational opportunities about Nebraska's most important natural resource.

Drought Resources

Nebraska Extension has created a new website that offers resources for those dealing with drought.