Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County - August 2019

(Photo by Kayla Colgrove, Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County)
(Photo by Kayla Colgrove, Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County)

FEATURE — Kids Eat Right Month

Many families focus on starting a new school year in August by finding backpacks and filling them with school supplies. It is also important for families to focus on healthful eating and active lifestyles. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics celebrates Kids Eat Right Month every August to... Continue reading…

Take Your Photo With Flat Herbie at Super Fair

 University of Nebraska is celebrating its 150th anniversary! Join the fun by taking your photo with life-size flat Herbie Husker and posting to social media with #N150Herbie. Flat Herbie will be at the Super Fair during the 4-H/FFA days,Thursday–Friday 8am–9pm in the Exhibit Hall, and... Continue reading…

4-H & YOUTH — Chicken Dinner & Silent Auction, Aug. 2

 Lancaster County 4-H Council is hosting a Chicken Dinner on Friday, Aug. 2, 5:30–7:30 p.m. at the Exhibit Hall - Lancaster County Farm Bureau Room (during the 4-H Table Setting Contest). Dinner features Raising Cane’s chicken fingers hot off their food truck, tasty side dishes, dessert and a drink! Continue reading…

FARM & ACREAGE — Soybean Management Field Days

 For 21 years, Soybean Management Field Days have been helping Nebraska growers stay competitive in the global market place. These events, sponsored by Nebraska Extension and the Nebraska Soybean Checkoff, bring research-based information to help soybean growers maximize productivity... Continue reading…

PESTS & WILDLIFE — Going Batty: Bugs on Bats

Illustration of the difference between the bed bug and the bat bug. (By Jody Green) BATS IN NEBRASKA
Bats are a likely, yet uninvited houseguest in many homes in Nebraska. Of the 13 species of bats that occur in Nebraska, very few are found in or near structures. Bats are nocturnal animals that feed solely on flying insects such as mosquitoes, beetles and moths. Continue reading…

HORTICULTURE — Make Your Yard a Greener Place

(Photo by Soni Cochran, Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County)Meet Your Yard — Learn about the soils, native plants, climate and wildlife around your home.

Be Water Wise — Water lawns only when needed, but to the depth of the root zone. Consider replacing irrigated turf with drought-tolerant ground covers.

Be a Pest Pro — Identify pests correctly. Continue reading…

HORTICULTURE — Garden Guide: Things to Do This Month

 Check deciduous trees for fall webworm. Use a broom or rake to get them out of small trees.

Check on water needs of hanging baskets daily in the summer. Wind and sun dry them much more quickly than other containers.

Clean up fallen rose and peony leaves. They can harbor disease and insect pests... Continue reading…

4-H & YOUTH — District Horse Shows Results

 Many Lancaster County 4-H’ers competed in the district horse show competition held in Elkhorn on June 11. All purple and blue ribbon winners qualified for the Fonner Park State 4-H Horse Show and Exposition in Grand Island July 14–18. Congratulations all who participated! Continue reading…

Originally published July 17, 2019 - Submit an Item