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It's time to get enrolled in 4-H for the 2023 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/

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

By Kathleen Cue, Nebraska Extension Horticulture Educator in Dodge County (Week of December 6, 2021)

Now is the time to provide a last deep soaking of the soil prior to ground freeze. This ensures tree and shrub roots can take in the water necessary to stay hydrated, helping them to overwinter better and to arrive to spring in good condition. If you’re unsure about the dryness of you soil, the screwdriver test is the simplest way to determine moisture levels. Dry soils will resist your efforts to push the screwdriver into the soil, while a moist soil will be easily penetrated by a screwdriver.

In order of importance, these are the plants most in need of late fall watering:

By Kathleen Cue, Nebraska Extension Horticulture Educator in Dodge County (Week of November 29, 2021)

By Kathleen Cue, Nebraska Extension Educator in Dodge County (Week of November 22, 2021)

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4-H Speech Contest announces Grand and Reserve results

June 4, 2023
Fifteen 4-H youth gathered for the Scotts Bluff County Speech Contest on June 1, at the UNL Panhandle Research Extension and Education Center in Scottsbluff.

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Tractor safety course teaches students safety and when to say no

June 4, 2023
Nebraska Extension and Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Public Health, held an annual “tractor safety” training course on June 1 at the Legacy of the Plains Museum in Gering.

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Older Tractors Still a Danger in Agriculture

June 1, 2023
Recently a small utility tractor rollover fatality in Southeast Nebraska is a wake-up call to the dangers involved in operating older tractors, without rollover protection.

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Wheat variety trial field tours across Nebraska in June

May 25, 2023
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Crop Performance Testing program will sponsor wheat variety trial field tours in six locations across Nebraska, from Perkins to Banner County, starting June 12 - 15.

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