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Extension Assistant Cole Meador is candling eggs in a local 3rd grade classroom. The students are taking part in 4-H Embryology. Learn more. Photo by Pam Branson, UNL Extension staff
News & Information
GARDEN, LAWN & LANDSCAPE
2014 The Year of the Cucumber
Cucumbers are so easy to grow that even beginning gardeners can be successful, just choose a site with full sun and well-drained soil. Cucumbers are adaptable to many soil types, growing well in loam, clay or sand. They perform well in either a traditional ground bed or large 25-50 gallon containers.
FOOD, NUTRITION & HEALTH
Prices are Going Up! Eating Better on a Budget.
There are many ways to save money on the foods you eat. The three main steps are planning before you shop, purchasing the items at the best price and preparing meals that stretch your food dollars.
Technology changes rapidly. As items like software, computers, cell phones, DVD players, TVs, and MP3 players are improved, older models are retired. This can happen rapidly — computers become obsolete in two to five years, and cell phones have an even shorter lifespan of 1.5 years.
INSECTS, SPIDERS, MICE & MORE
The Smell of Love is in the Air!
In Nebraska, skunks mate during mid-February to mid-March. Males travel up to 5 miles per night in search of females. Males are not always successful in their quest, as they frequently are struck by vehicles during this time. Even if a female is located, she may refuse his advances by spraying him.
4-H & YOUTH
Register for Summer Camp Today & Save!
Register for summer camps 2014 before April 15, 2014 and receive 10% off! The summer programs offered at our 4-H camping locations provide all youth a place to discover, learn, and grow. Your child does not have to be a member of 4-H to attend.
ACREAGE, FARM & RANCH
Cornhusker Economics Outlook Sessions
Cornhusker Economics Outlook - sessions held across Nebraska beginning in February. Presented by UNL Extension and the UNL Department of Agricultural Economics. The meeting in Lincoln is Thurs., Mar. 6, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM CST at the Lancaster Extension Education Center, 444 Cherrycreek Road in Lincoln.
Check it out:
The March 2014 Edition of the NEBLINE is now on-line:
Find these stories and more at http://lancaster.unl.edu/nebline:
- Make a Difference — Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
- Eating Better on a Budget
- Take a Grand Stand for Your Grandchild and Nebraska’s Future
- Emerald Ash Borer Will Make its Way into Nebraska
- What Pests and Wildlife to Expect in March
- All-America Vegetable Selections - 2014 Cornhusker Economics Updates
- 4-H & Youth News & Announcements
- ... and so much more.
The NEBLINE is a free newsletter, published monthly (except December) and mailed to nearly 11,500 households in Lancaster County, Nebraska. Available on-line here
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