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By Kathleen Cue, Nebraska Extension Horticulture Educator in Dodge County (Week of March 14, 2022)

Kathleen Cue, Nebraska Extension Horticulture Educator in Dodge County (Week of March 7, 2022)

When it comes to watering during dry winters, three factors will determine if and when water should be applied to trees and shrubs.

1. Is the ground frozen? If soil temperature is below freezing, then water uptake by tree roots will not occur.  Push the shaft of a screwdriver into the soil to help determine if the ground is frozen. If the screwdriver pushes in easily, then soil isn’t frozen and the first requirement for winter watering has been met. Read on for other factors to consider.

Dakota~Thurston County 4-H Speech Contest

2022  Speech Contest
March 19, 2022
United Church of Pender
504 Earl Street
Pender, NE

Register your entry at:  https://go.unl.edu/dtpublicspeakingff2022

DEADLINE TO REGISTER AND SUBMIT ENTRY:  March 16th, 2022

A Guide to Making Great Speeches (This is really helpful!)

How to Prepare a 4-H Radio Public Service Announcement

It's time to get enrolled in 4-H for the 2022 4-H year! Online enrollments can be completed with drops/additions/changes of projects until June 15th. You MUST meet the June 15th deadline to participate in county or state fair. Nebraska has transitioned to their new 4-H Online v2 platform. 4-H Online 2.0 is more user friendly and is compatible on cell phones. You will notice a new look! To enroll, visit https://v2.4honline.com/

Find more information and other state-wide dates at https://pested.unl.edu/

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Lincoln, Neb. —Keeping your records up to date on the farm or ranch is important but can be a complicated task. Nebraska Extension is offering two workshops in Rushville at the Sheridan County Extension Office (800 S Loofborrow Street) on May 23. These workshops will help you develop an easier process in keeping records by using tools, resources and tips taught during the sessions.

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