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The May 2018 Edition of the NEBLINE Newsletter is free on-line

Feature story: Farmers: Use climate for planning, weather for doing  Access this article and more here

Cherry Creek Habitat Weather Station

Live Web cam view: Cherry Creek Habitat

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Protect new plants with collars

Newly transplanted vegetable plants should be protected from cutworms with collars. Cut strips of cardboard two inches wide by eight inches long, staple them into circles and place them around the plants. Press the collar about one inch into the soil. These collars will fence out the cutworms and protect the stems of the vegetable plants. Visit the May Garden Guide.

Introducing: Nebline e-newsletter

Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County now has a web- and mobile-friendly version of the Nebline newsletter! Readers can subscribe to the Nebline e-newsletter, request the print version of the Nebline or read it on-line at

Nebraska Ag #ClimateTidbit

May and June Trends: The average temperatures for Nebraska in May have been decreasing (-0.4°F per decade) since 1988, but the month of June has been increasing (+0.4°F per decade) and both are slightly increasing in precipitation (+0.21" & +0.13" per decade) with a ton of variability. Read the May 2018 Nebraska Ag Climate Newsletter. Sign up to receive by email here.

4-H Clover College - June 19-22, 2018

Clover College is four days of "hands-on" workshops full of fun and learning open to all youth ages 6 and up. Youth may attend as many workshops as they wish. 4-H member registration began on May 2 and non-4-H member registration begins May 9 at 8 a.m.. Classes fill up quickly! Details and Registration

Build a Bat House!

Bat house construction and installation can be an environmentally friendly and rewarding activity. Putting up a bat house, however, does not guarantee that bats will use it. We don’t know exactly why bats dwell in one house and not another, but by following a few recommendations you can increase the likelihood that bats will live in your bat house. Learn more.

Free Fruit and Vegetable Fact Sheets!

FREE, Downloadable. Set of 30 fruit & vegetable fact sheets with information about: nutrition, uses, description, varieties, where first cultivated and whether they are grown in Nebraska. Learn more

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