Acreage Insights: Life Outside the City Limits
Are you ready for the lions and lambs of March? This month's videos cover nitrate in drinking water, heirloom vegetables, and an Extension celebration.
Sharon Skipton, UNL Extension, tells us that nitrate can be a problem in private drinking water supplies. Testing for and management of excessive nitrate is the responsibility of the owner of the well. Spring is the perfect time to test private drinking water supplies for nitrate.
Low tunnels are a commercial vegetable production technique that can easily be adapted for use in the home vegetable garden. According to the University of Maryland, they can be easily constructed using flexible transparent to semi-transparent material to enclose a crop row and provide some early season protection from cold, wind damage, and insects. Depending on the fabric used, row cover material can provide 2-7 degrees of frost protection for early season crops such as cabbage and other cole crops, lettuce, spinach, and many more.
Use of Row Covers in the Home Garden, Cornell University
- Growing Giant Pumpkins
- Winter Burn and Winter Drying Common Winter Tree Injuries
- Plant Myths
- Distiguishing Winged Ants from Winged Termites
- Is Your Newborn Getting Its Colostrum?
- Spring Can Bring Odor Issues with Skunks
- Report Reveals Sharp Drop in Groundwater Levels
- Nebraska Broadband Initiative
- Innovative Youth Corn Challenge
- Small Scale Farming Workshop, March 22
- Develop a Healthful Eating Plan
Friday, March 28, 10:00 a.m. CST
Presented by Ed Brokesh, Kansas State University.
Ethanol gasoline blends of 10% are ubiquitous. Yet questions and rumors abound about how ethanol blends affect small engines. This presentation will discuss how ethanol blends are different than 100% gasoline and how these changes impact small engines. In particular this presentation will cover the combustion process and how ethanol blends function in small engines. If you have ever wondered about how ethanol impacts your small engines this presentation is for you.