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The July 2018 Edition of the NEBLINE Newsletter is free on-line
Feature story: Pretty things that sting Access this article and more here
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Controlling tomato leaf spot diseases
Tomatoes are attacked by both fungi and bacterial diseases that affect the leaves, petioles and stems, and cause blemishes on the fruits. Foliage diseases weaken infected plants by killing the leaves, which are the plant’s factories for carbohydrate and energy production. Loss of foliage due to disease, causes the tomato plant to be less productive or vigorous. If foliage diseases are not controlled, they can lead to death of the plant. Read Controlling tomato leaf spot diseases.
Fishing for answers: Silverfish and firebrats in homes
Silverfish and firebrats are common in Nebraska homes, especially in buildings with cedar shake shingles on the roof. Even the cleanest-kept homes may house a few of these nuisance pests. It is important to know these insects do not bite. They are not of medical importance and will not ruin the structural integrity of your home. Fishing for answers: Silverfish and firebrats in homes
2018 Guide for Weed, Disease, and Insect Management in Nebraska
Nebraska Extension’s “2018 Guide for Weed, Disease, and Insect Management in Nebraska” (EC130) offers valuable information on pest management for major crops, pasture, range, Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) land, ditches, roadsides, turf and aquatic sites in Nebraska. Insects, diseases and weeds are addressed, including noxious weeds and difficult woody plants. Read 2018 Guide for Weed, Disease, and Insect Management in Nebraska.
Helping children benefit from nature’s gifts
Have you ever given thought to all the benefits to children of letting them explore the natural world? When they are outdoors and climbing trees, skipping stones, scaling rocks or rolling down the hill, they are getting much needed physical activity which can help curb childhood obesity. Learn more: Helping children benefit from nature's gifts
4-H summer camps
It is not too late to sign up for 4-H summer camps which are offered through Aug. 7. With locations at Gretna and Halsey, there are over 45 camps ranging from half day to five days/four nights. Many camps still have openings! Open to all youth ages 5–18 (need not be in 4-H). Nebraska 4-H Camps and Centers provide unique educational opportunities that empower people of all ages to be active in the pursuit of self-improvement in a safe, inclusive, and fun environment. Visit 4-H summer camps.
5 ways to make a healthier trail mix
Looking for a snack that is simple and healthy? Trail mix is a perfect snack to eat on the go or at home. It does not require refrigeration, so it can be tucked away in your office desk drawer or packed in a bag when you need a quick snack. Be careful though, some trail mix recipes may not be healthy. When making a homemade trail mix, you are in control of the ingredients. Read 5 ways to make a healthier trail mix