News & Information
The May 2019 Edition of the NEBLINE Newsletter is free on-line
Feature article: 25 Years of earth wellness festival
Cherry Creek Habitat Weather Station
Children and Mindful Eating
Adults should invite children to choose a variety of foods, help prepare meals and eat together. When adults engage in mindful eating with children, children learn that sugary foods are not bad for them; instead, they learn how to consume these foods in healthy ways and with healthy portions. Learn more about mindful eating.
Anise hyssop - 2019 Herb of the Year
Agastache ssp., Anise hyssop, has been named 2019 Herb of the Year by the International Herb Association. The Anise hyssop plant is a perennial with blue flowers and fragrant foliage. It is a member of the mint family and native to North America. Plant it in full sun and provide good drainage. ks. Learn more about Anise hyssop.
Choosing the Best Bug Spray to Protect Your Family from Mosquitoes and Ticks
May and June include the months when those outdoor blood feeders — like ticks and mosquitoes — are most active in Nebraska. Not only are these pests annoying, but they have the potential to spread diseases that pose significant health threats. Read Choosing the Best Bug Spray.
Bagworm Control in Windbreaks
Timing is very important for successful bagworm control. Applications made from late May through mid-June are most effective. It’s easier to kill young larva in the early stages of development. Scout trees and make an application before new generation bags reach 1/2-inch in length. Read Bagworm Control in Windbreaks
2019 Cash Rent Survey
The University of Nebraska – Lincoln Agricultural Economics Department conducts a yearly survey to help landowners know and understand the value and average rental rates of the land in their area. Overall, the average market value of ag land in Nebraska declined 3 percent from 2018 and is the fifth consecutive year of downward pressure. Learn more: 2019 Cash Rent Survey
Upcoming Babysitting Training - June 18
A Babysitting Training for 5th–7th Graders, a class through the American Red Cross taught by Extension Educator Jaci Foged, will be held Tuesday, June 18, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. at the Lancaster Extension Education Center. Register by Tuesday, June 10. Open to all youth ages 11–15. Cost is $35. Details and registration: Babysitting Training