Water & Environment

water and environment
Water & Environment

UNL "Raising Our H2O IQ" at Husker Harvest Days

Those attending Husker Harvest Days Sept. 10-12 can immerse themselves in all things water with University of Nebraska research and extension experts.

Several Steps Can Reduce Water Use Inside Home

Every day people use water not only for drinking and cooking, but for bathing, cleaning and many other purposes.

Late-summer Blooming Trees Are Welcome Additions to Landscape

As the heat of summer wears on, the majority of our trees offer the welcome relief of shade, but that's about it.

Renowned Naturalist Chris Helzer is Young Lecture Speaker Sept. 27

Drawing attention to Nebraska's complex and beautiful prairie ecosystems will be the focus of prairie ecologist and author Chris Helzer's presentation in Lincoln, Sept. 27.

Grassland Studies Schedules Fall Seminar Series

The 19th annual fall seminar series offered by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Center for Grassland Studies will include lectures on topics ranging from use of crop residues in beef production systems and what we are learning from the 2012 Niobrara fire to turf care during the 2013 U.S. Senior Open Championship and greenhouse gas emissions from managed grasslands.

Insect Preys on Western and Northern Nebraska's Native Pines

Western and northern Nebraska's native ponderosa pine trees, already hard hit by fire, drought and other factors, also must ward off the lps beetle, an insect that can attack both stressed and healthy trees in large enough numbers to kill the trees or the tops of trees.

West Central Crops and Water Field Day Set for Aug. 22

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will host a West Central Crops and Water Field Day on Aug. 22, at the West Central Resources Field Laboratory near Brule, Neb.

UNL Extension Has Water Conservation Materials Available

Many Nebraska communities have instituted water restrictions again this summer after one of the worst droughts in the state's history in 2012.