Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County - March 2019

Ash tree suckering caused by EAB infestation. (Steven Katovich, USDA Forest Service,
Ash tree suckering caused by EAB infestation. (Steven Katovich, USDA Forest Service,

FEATURE — Emerald ash borer in Lancaster County: What to do now

Last summer, adult emerald ash borer (EAB) beetles were found in Lincoln, caught in a monitoring trap northwest of Pioneers Park. Nebraska Forest Service recommendations have always encouraged homeowners to not starting treating trees until their property is within 15 miles of an EAB confirmed... Continue reading…


FOOD & HEALTH — Recipe of the month

(Photo by Kayla Colgrove, Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County)For St. Patrick’s Day, I rename this recipe “Shamrocks & Gold Smoothie” to celebrate with a festive, tasty and kid-friendly green smoothie.

(Makes 4 cups)

2/3 cup 100% apple juice*
1/2 cup fresh baby spinach**
2 cups frozen pineapple chunks, no sugar added Continue reading…


FARM & ACREAGE — Dicamba training, March 12

The EPA has extended the registrations for three RUP dicamba products (XtendiMax®, Engenia®, FeXapan™) until Dec. 20, 2020. You must hold a valid applicator’s license AND receive annual, state-authorized, dicamba- or auxin-specific training to use these products. Continue reading…


PESTS & WILDLIFE — Dropping like flies

House fly with different stages: egg, larva/maggot, pupa/puparium, adult (magnified). (Photo by UNL Department of Entomology)This article is not about the small flies, like fruit flies, but the regular-sized flies that show up hitting the walls and windows indoors — the ones homeowners often find themselves chasing after with a fly swatter. The most common flies in this category are the house fly (Musca domestica) and... Continue reading…


EARLY CHILDHOOD — Addressing implicit bias

“Grey’s Anatomy” is one of my favorite television programs. In January 2018, they had an episode which really stuck with me. The show started out with a 12-year-old boy (which the police referred to as a “perp”) coming into the emergency room with a gunshot wound in his neck and handcuffed... Continue reading…


4-H & YOUTH — 2019 Achievement Celebration

Diamond Clover Level 1 – Amethyst winnersNebraska Extension in Lancaster County and 4-H Council presented the Lancaster County 4-H Achievement Celebration on Feb. 12. 4-H’ers, 4-H clubs and 4-H leaders were recognized for their 2018 achievements. The Lancaster County Board of Commissioners proclaimed Feb. 12 as “4-H Achievement Day.”

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4-H & YOUTH — Rabbit Show, April 27

Rabbit Show March 2018 - 05.jpgThe 4-H Spring Rabbit Show will be held Saturday, April 27, 9 a.m. at the Lancaster Event Center – Exhibit Hall. Open to all youth ages 8–18. For more information, call Bob at 402-525-8263 or the Extension office at 402-441-7180.

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Horse Judging School, March 2

The UNL State Horse Program is presenting an in-person Horse Judging School on Saturday, March 2, 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. at UNL Animal Science Complex. This school is a great opportunity for aspiring judges, current judges who need re-certification, youth and judging team coaches.

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Super Fair VIP awards

Super Fair logo for enewsletter.jpgThe 2018 Lancaster County Super Fair will be held Aug. 2–5 at the Lancaster Event Center, 84th & Havelock in Lincoln. Nominations are now being accepted for the following awards, which will be recognized at the VIP Luncheon on Thursday, Aug. 2. Continue reading…


Lancaster County 4-H has its own e-newsletter

4Hlogo_horz.jpgUpcoming 4-H events and deadlines are published in the "4-H - Lancaster County" weekly e-newsletter. All enrolled 4-H families who provide their email address in 4-HOnline automatically receive this e-newsletter. Anyone can view it online at the following link.

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Originally published February 21, 2019 - Submit an Item