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  • Range Pasture Weed of the Week - Dalmation Toadflax

    Gary Stone, Extension Educator|May 5, 2021

    Early Detection and Rapid Response (EDRR) is a concept to identify potential invasive species prior to or just as the establishment of the invasive is taking place. An Integrated Pest Management plan (IPM) can be developed to manage, contain and eradicate the invasive species before it can spread further. This will avoid costly, long-term control efforts. Dalmatian toadflax is a perennial herb identified in parts of Nebraska, mostly in the Panhandle counties bordering Colorado, South Dakota and Wyoming. Dalmatian toadflax is either a state or...

  • With spring coming, get plan to plant vegetables

    Gary Stone Extension Educator, For The Sun-Telegraph|Mar 16, 2015

    Spring is just around the corner and it’s time to consider planting the garden. Most of us already know what we want to plant. But there are a number of items you should consider before selecting cultivars for direct seeding, growing your own transplants, or purchasing transplants from your local garden center. The first consideration is the variety choice: either a proven variety for the area or an “All-American” cultivar that has been grown and tested across the United States. They are generally widely adapted and will provide a quali...