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Cooperative Extension Covid-19_Master Gardener Volunteer Policy, University Of Maine Cooperative Extension Apr 2020

Cooperative Extension Covid-19_Master Gardener Volunteer Policy, University Of Maine Cooperative Extension

Cooperative Extension

Screenshot of various University of Maine Cooperative Extension webpages featuring the Master Gardner Volunteer Policy during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Backyard Composting In Utah, Kitt Farrell-Poe, Rich Koenig Dec 2010

Backyard Composting In Utah, Kitt Farrell-Poe, Rich Koenig

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This publication explains the benefits of composting and how to successfully start a compost in your own backyard.


Apples, Usda Sep 2007

Apples, Usda

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G03-1522 Damping Off Of Seedlings And Transplants, Laurie Hodges Jan 2003

G03-1522 Damping Off Of Seedlings And Transplants, Laurie Hodges

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension: Historical Materials

The shift toward more ecological means of pest control is a driving force in research and in growers' fields. Growers need to understand how the various pathogens causing plant disease respond to environmental conditions and cultural practices — what keeps the level of disease below an economic threshold and how these conditions can be developed and maintained for more sustainable production.

This NebGuide provides information on two common pathogens that cause seedling disease (damping off) in many crops. Although vegetable production is used in the examples, the principles apply to many cropping systems.


Plant Some New Vegetables This Year, Dennis Hinkamp Apr 2001

Plant Some New Vegetables This Year, Dennis Hinkamp

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Apricot - The Versatile Fruit, Dennis Hinkamp Jan 2001

Apricot - The Versatile Fruit, Dennis Hinkamp

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Planning Is The Key To Saving Water In Garden, Dennis Hinkamp Jan 2001

Planning Is The Key To Saving Water In Garden, Dennis Hinkamp

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Water, Water Everywhere, Dennis Hinkamp Jan 2001

Water, Water Everywhere, Dennis Hinkamp

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Join Hands With Spiders In Garden Warfare, Dennis Hinkamp Jan 2001

Join Hands With Spiders In Garden Warfare, Dennis Hinkamp

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Masters Of Gardening Keep Utah Growing, Dennis Hinkamp Jan 2001

Masters Of Gardening Keep Utah Growing, Dennis Hinkamp

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Annuals - Help Them Survive Transplanting, Dennis Hinkamp Jan 2001

Annuals - Help Them Survive Transplanting, Dennis Hinkamp

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Give Trees A Chance, Dennis Hinkamp Jan 2001

Give Trees A Chance, Dennis Hinkamp

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Insecticides: Ask Questions First, Shoot Later, Dennis Hinkamp Jan 2001

Insecticides: Ask Questions First, Shoot Later, Dennis Hinkamp

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Landscaping: Exterior Design Revamp Time, Dennis Hinkamp Jan 2001

Landscaping: Exterior Design Revamp Time, Dennis Hinkamp

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Taming The Blackberry, Dennis Hinkamp Jan 2001

Taming The Blackberry, Dennis Hinkamp

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Currents, A 'Berry' Good Addition To Your Garden, Dennis Hinkamp Jan 2001

Currents, A 'Berry' Good Addition To Your Garden, Dennis Hinkamp

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G98-1363 Container Gardening (Revised September 2004), Anne Streich, Kim Todd, Kelly Feehan Jan 1998

G98-1363 Container Gardening (Revised September 2004), Anne Streich, Kim Todd, Kelly Feehan

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension: Historical Materials

Container gardening has many advantages. People with physical limitations may appreciate the ability to garden without bending over or kneeling. Container gardens can also bring the garden closer to one's home or outdoor living area, such as along a sidewalk that is accessible from a wheelchair. Container gardens can place culinary herbs close to the kitchen to be snipped and used in cooking. Container gardens on patios or decks give people with limited outdoor space, such as an apartment and townhome dwellers, the opportunity to enjoy plants.

Growing flowers, vegetables, and other plants in containers provides many gardening opportunities to …


G98-1361 Hostas, Don Steinegger, Amy Greving, Steven Rodie Jan 1998

G98-1361 Hostas, Don Steinegger, Amy Greving, Steven Rodie

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension: Historical Materials

This NebGuide discusses selecting, growing and caring for hosta.

Hosta Selection

As landscapes mature, shaded areas develop. An excellent perennial plant for shade is hosta, also called plantain lily. Originally from the Orient, hosta, a herbaceous perennial, is grown for its attractive foliage. Some recent cultivars also have attractive and/or fragrant flowers.


G98-1343 Fall Vegetable Gardening, Dale T. Lindgren, Susan D. Schoneweis Jan 1998

G98-1343 Fall Vegetable Gardening, Dale T. Lindgren, Susan D. Schoneweis

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension: Historical Materials

This NebGuide discusses the possibilities for and needs of a fall garden.

Though often overlooked by the gardener, planting vegetables in July and August for fall production is an excellent practice. Late plantings of cool- and warm-season vegetables can extend the harvest long after spring-planted crops have ceased production. Most cool-season vegetables grow as well as or better than those planted in the spring as they mature during shorter, cooler days. Flavors of vegetables maturing in the cool, crisp days of autumn are often sweeter and milder than those grown during hot summer weather. This is especially true for cole …


G96-1346 Plants For Shade Landscapes, Don Steinegger, Donald E. Janssen, Roch E. Gaussoin, Steven Rodie, Anne Streich Jan 1998

G96-1346 Plants For Shade Landscapes, Don Steinegger, Donald E. Janssen, Roch E. Gaussoin, Steven Rodie, Anne Streich

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension: Historical Materials

This NebGuide includes a plant list for shade landscapes.

While some may think of shade as a deterrent to gardening, it can be an asset if the special needs of shade-loving plants are considered. There are also ways to reduce the amount of shade, allowing more sunlight and air circulation into the landscape. To solve shade garden problems, shade's positive and negative aspects need to be considered.


Using Compost In Utah Turf Applications, Kitt Farrell-Poe, Rich Koenig, Bruce Miller, James Barnhill Nov 1997

Using Compost In Utah Turf Applications, Kitt Farrell-Poe, Rich Koenig, Bruce Miller, James Barnhill

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Using Compost In Utah Gardens, Kitt Farrell-Poe, Rich Koenig, Bruce Miller, James Barnhill Nov 1997

Using Compost In Utah Gardens, Kitt Farrell-Poe, Rich Koenig, Bruce Miller, James Barnhill

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G97-1341 Landscapes For Shade (Revised April 2003), Anne Streich, Donald E. Janssen, Roch E. Gaussoin, Steven Rodie Jan 1997

G97-1341 Landscapes For Shade (Revised April 2003), Anne Streich, Donald E. Janssen, Roch E. Gaussoin, Steven Rodie

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension: Historical Materials

The cooling effect of a shade garden in midsummer can be one of life's great pleasures. The combination of shade and dappled sunlight encourages people to stop and enjoy a cool, quiet respite from a busy day.

This NebGuide includes information on gardening in the shade.


G97-1315 Composting Manure And Other Organic Residues, Bahman Eghball Jan 1997

G97-1315 Composting Manure And Other Organic Residues, Bahman Eghball

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension: Historical Materials

Composting is becoming more common in Nebraska because of the many advantages it offers. This NebGuide provides information on the composting process and its management and related issues.

The Composting Process

Composting is the aerobic decomposition of manure or other organic materials in the thermophilic temperature range (104-149°F). The composted material is odorless, fine-textured, and low-moisture and can be bagged and sold for use in gardens, or nurseries or used as fertilizer on cropland with little odor or fly breeding potential. Composting improves the handling characteristics of any organic residue by reducing its volume and weight. Composting can kill pathogens …


G96-1312 Autumn Freeze Probabilities, Steven J. Meyer, Allen L. Dutcher Jan 1996

G96-1312 Autumn Freeze Probabilities, Steven J. Meyer, Allen L. Dutcher

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension: Historical Materials

Autumn freeze probabilities based on 47 years of data are examined for 48 locations in Nebraska.

The potential of an early autumn freeze is of great concern to farmers, gardeners, and other plant growers. A climatological analysis of autumn freeze events across Nebraska can provide a measure of the risk involved with planting different hybrids, varieties and cultivars.


Nf94-185 Supporting And Pruning Raspberries, Donald Janssen, Donald H. Steinegger Jan 1994

Nf94-185 Supporting And Pruning Raspberries, Donald Janssen, Donald H. Steinegger

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension: Historical Materials

This NebFact has information on supporting and pruning raspberries.


G94-1196 Vegetables And Herbs As Ornamentals (Revised November 1996), Susan D. Schoneweis Jan 1994

G94-1196 Vegetables And Herbs As Ornamentals (Revised November 1996), Susan D. Schoneweis

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension: Historical Materials

This NebGuide discusses the use of vegetables as ornamental plants.

Many vegetables have ornamental, as well as food value. In fact, when tomatoes were first introduced to Europe, they were believed to be poisonous and were used only as ornamentals. Using vegetables as ornamentals is not just for those without space for a traditional vegetable garden. Incorporating vegetables into the landscape and using them as decorative container plants for porches and patios can make vegetable gardening more fun.


G93-1183 Butterfly Gardening, Dale T. Lindgren, Stephen M. Spomer, Amy Greving Jan 1993

G93-1183 Butterfly Gardening, Dale T. Lindgren, Stephen M. Spomer, Amy Greving

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension: Historical Materials

This NebGuide outlines planting schemes and arrangements that will help attract butterflies to a garden area.

Butterflies can be found in almost any part of Nebraska, from the Pine Ridge's coniferous forests and across the grasslands of the Sandhills to the deciduous forests along the Missouri River. Watching butterflies, much like bird watching or observing wildflowers has become a popular and enjoyable pastime. Since many natural butterfly habitats have been lost to urbanization and other development, some environmental organizations have incorporated butterfly conservation into their programs. Many people are taking a personal interest in attracting these fascinating insects to their …


Nf91-51 Kale: The "New" Old Vegetable, Laurie Hodges Jan 1991

Nf91-51 Kale: The "New" Old Vegetable, Laurie Hodges

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension: Historical Materials

This NebFact discusses kale.


G91-1014 Ornamental Shrubs For Nebraska, Don Steinegger, Amy J. Greving Jan 1991

G91-1014 Ornamental Shrubs For Nebraska, Don Steinegger, Amy J. Greving

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension: Historical Materials

This NebGuide outlines the characteristics of the ornamental shrubs that can be grown in Nebraska.

Shrubs play an important role in landscaping. They can be used as hedge borders, focal points, along the foundation of a home to "tie" it to the ground, and to fill large areas. Unlike annual flowers, or even some perennials, shrubs are usually planted with permanence in mind.