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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 2024 Speech Contest (In conjunction with Presentation, Music, and Favorite Foods Contests)
March 9, 2024 St. Lukes Lutheran Church 211 W 2nd St.Emerson, NE

Register your entry at: http://go.unl.edu/registerdtcontestday 


It's time to get enrolled in 4-H for the 2024 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 continued to use the 4-H Online v2 platform. 4-H Online 2.0 is more user friendly and is compatible on cell phones. To enroll, visit https://v2.4honline.com/

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

By Kathleen Cue, Nebraska Extension Horticulture Educator in Dodge County (Week of December 13, 2021)

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