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A Nebraska View of Horticulture


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M is for Marcescence

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There is a natural progression of fall. Leaves turn colors and drop to the ground. This year, it seems that some trees aren’t quite ready to part with their leaves and are having a tough time letting go. Find out what is going on and if there is anything that you can do to aid in the process. Continue reading


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Asian Jumping Worms Will Have You Jumping… but not for joy.

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Jumping worm adult with characteristic clitellum, which is light colored, flush with body, and encircles the entire body (Photo: J. Green)

Autumn is officially here. For many of us that means jumping for joy, for pumpkin spice latte, cozy sweaters, and cooler temperatures. There is another jumping thing that won’t bring as much joy into our lives as the lattes. Continue reading


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Ahhh… Its the Attack of the Japanese Beetle

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Japanese Beetles on soybean plant, Photo by Roger Schmidt, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Bugwood.org

They’re baaaaccck!!  That’s right, the Japanese beetles are back.  What exactly is a Japanese beetle and why should we be concerned?  Knowing a little bit about these tiny terrors will help keep your landscape from becoming their next meal. Continue reading


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Dollar Spot, Brown Patch & Summer Patch, Oh, My!

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Summer Patch disease

Fungus can be both a good and a bad thing.  Mushrooms on pizza are an example of good fungus. Fungus in lawns, on the other hand, are nearer the other end of the spectrum.  If your turf is looking a little thin and brown in spots; you are not alone.  Fungus and hot temperatures will wreak havoc on lawns this year, but there is still time to make your lawn look full and lush for this fall. Continue reading


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Don’t Get Lost in Cyberspace

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Research it before you apply it. Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay

Without a doubt the interest in gardening and landscaping has been on the rise for many years. In order to find information on how to garden in the past, you had to know who to ask or what book to look in. Today the places to find information are endless. Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter and the internet all have gardening information that is easily shared among friends and followers alike. Sometimes these ideas are tried and true while others are more “too good to be true.” I might not be the first to say it, but you can’t believe everything you read on the internet. Continue reading