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By Kathleen Cue, Nebraska Extension Horticulture Educator (Week of March 15, 2021)

“What are these trails in my lawn?”  This is a common question once snows recede.  Pathways interspersed throughout the lawn are an indication of the presence of voles. What are voles, you ask? Voles are rodents with an appearance very similar to mice except for their tails which are about 1 inch long.  Voles are granivores and paths may be more apparent around bird feeders, where fallen seed attracts them.

By Kathleen Cue, Horticulture Extension Educator in Dodge County (Week of 3/8/2021)

Private pesticide applicator training to obtain or renew a pesticide license is a reality for many area producers every three years.  With the disruptions due to COVID-19, those applicators who were given an extension last year, expire this year, or are seeking a license for the first time will have some different options to explore along with the traditional in-person training option.

Growing a vegetable garden versus growing a flower garden can be hotly debated. Vegetable gardeners ask, “What good is it if you can’t eat it?” Flower growers think if it is not pretty, what’s the point? For me, growing both vegetables and flowers are necessary—vegetables nourish my body while flowers feed my soul.

Friday, February 19th, February 26th, March 5th, 2021
Starting @ 12 PM lasting about 1 hour

For more information check out BGMA’s new website at:
https://bgma.nebraska.gov/

Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Pre-registration is REQUIRED at:
https://enrec.unl.edu/nebraska-cover-crop-conference/

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