SIOUXLAND GARDEN SHOW
March 28th, 29th & 30th, 2014
Sioux City Convention Center
801 4th STtreet
Sioux City, IA
Water & Environment Programming
We provide research-based programs and educational materials to help you understand the value of Nebraska’s natural resources and the value of good stewardship to ensure sustainability of those resources. More information.
Fall Watering Aids Tree & Shrub Health
By Sarah Browning and John Fech, UNL Extension Horticulture Educators
Many homeowners haven't thought much about drought this year, however, conditions in Nebraska have ranged from abnormally dry to exceptional drought all year, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.
In fall, warm dry days with cool nights usually lead to great fall leaf coloration, but dry late summer and fall conditions have a downside, too. Extremely dry conditions result in root death, and a corresponding death of branches and foliage. But perhaps more important, even moderately water-stressed plants are more susceptible to attack by secondary pests, such as insects or disease pathogens.
By John C. Fech, UNL Extension Horticulture Educator, and ISA Certified Arborist
For many gardeners, applying mulch is standard procedure... like brushing your teeth. But before you jump the gun and mulch away,. it’s important to survey your landscape needs. Instead of merely tossing bark nuggets to and fro, ask yourself the question, “Why do I want to mulch this flower garden, this strawberry patch, this veggie garden?” Think about moisture retention, weed suppression, cooling or warming the soil, and of course, its appearance.
Environmental Management for Wildlife and Plant Diversity
Our educational programs encourage locally based partnerships and application of research-based information for addressing issues related to management of eco-systems to sustain diversity of animal and plant species.
- Center for Grassland Studies
- Urban Lakes, UNL Extension in Douglas/Sarpy Counties
- Wildlife Damage Management, eXtension.org
Use our educational programs to know more about integrated pest management (IPM), recycling agricultural pesticide containers, and proper pesticide handling, storage and application techniques.
- Pesticide Safety Education Programs
• Pesticide Container Recycling Program
- Weed Science
- High Plains Integrated Pest Management Guide
Western Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana and Western South Dakota
- Nutrient and Pesticide Management, Heartland Regional Water Coordination Initiative
Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri
Bioenergy - Renewable Alternatives
UNL Extension targets bioenergy opportunities for Nebraska, utilization of feed co-products from ethanol production, and sustainable cropping systems to supply a bio-energy industry.
Water Wise: Drought Effects on Turf in the Landscape, G2191
Periods of drought can damage turfgrass. Through careful selection of turfgrass species and irrigation, turfgrass can remain healthy.
Water Wise: Managing Low-Capacity Private Drinking Water Wells During Drought, G2188
Groundwater from aquifers supplies almost all household water use in Nebraska’s rural areas. When groundwater levels decline during a drought, efficient water use and good management of groundwater are particularly important.
Water Wise: Water Conservation In The Home, G2190
Efficient water use is important during periods of drought. Selecting water-efficient appliances and keeping fixtures in good working order can reduce the amount of water used in homes.
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