For the first time since 1776, the path of the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse will be exclusively visible in the contiguous United States. Nebraska Extension is hoping to capitalize on the rare scientific opportunity by encouraging Nebraskans to become citizen scientists.
The BugMasters volunteer program, held in mid-July, was a two-day training camp that covered topics such as basic insect biology and insect orders, pollinators, pests, and how to teach insect programs.
The 19th annual soybean management field days, scheduled for Aug. 8-11, will focus on staying competitive in a global marketplace, increasing profits and meeting the world's growing food and energy needs starting in Nebraska.
An estimated 500,000 acres of dicamba-tolerant soybean were planted this year across the state, but broadleaf crops sensitive to the herbicide are raising concerns for growers. Amit Jhala, Nebraska Extension weed management specialist, has been responding to those concerns.