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Community Environment

By Kathleen Cue, Nebraska Extension Horticulture Educator in Dodge County (Week of June 27, 2022)

Put down grub control to manage grub damage in lawns. The end of June/beginning of July is the window to complete this task, when grubs are small and more easily managed.

Stop using herbicides to manage nutsedge.  Nutsedge has tiny growths at the end of roots, called nutlets, that will begin growth when the parent plant is killed, making for even more plants.

By Kathleen Cue, Nebraska Extension Horticulture Educator in Dodge County (Week of June 20, 2022)

It is estimated that just 1-2% of insects cause problems to human health, crops, and structures. For some, “bugs” is a derogatory term that signifies unclean conditions and a messy household.  For the roughly 98% of insects that don’t fit into this description, it is a giant leap forward to recognize the importance of pollinators during National Pollinator Week.

By Kathleen Cue, Nebraska Extension Horticulture Educator in Dodge County (Week of June 13, 2022)

By Kathleen Cue, Nebraska Extension Horticulture Educator in Dodge County (Week of June 6, 2022)

June 10 is National Herbs and Spices Day. Avid gardeners know that herbs and spices lend excellence to food, add nutrients to our diet, and are easy to grow.

By Kathleen Cue, Nebraska Extension Horticulture Educator in Dodge County (Week of May 23, 2022)

By Kathleen Cue, Dodge County Extension Horticulture Educator (Week of May 16, 2022)

Many tree owners have been confronted with browning evergreens this spring. Even the tough-as-nails-never-needs-attention junipers are brown, in some cases entire trees. The winter of 2021-2022 showed deepening drought and this dryness, coupled with strong winds, was death to many evergreens, particularly junipers and arborvitaes.

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.