Water & Environment

water and environment
Water & Environment

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.

Students Start Organic Farm at UNL

Students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have found out that there is a lot to learn from carrots, tomatoes and chard.

Nebraska's State Tree May Be Threatened

Early settlers and Native Americans in Nebraska used the eastern cottonwood tree for firewood, landmarks and construction materials.

Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory to Host 14th Annual Open House

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory in Whitman, Neb. will host its 14th annual open house, Aug. 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:40 p.m. Mountain Time.