Sarpy County, Nebraska

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Nebraska Extension in Douglas and Sarpy Counties (Omaha)

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Please identify

I was wondering if someone would kindly help me identify what type of plant this is. Thank you!



Sarpy County Nebraska horticulture over 3 years ago

damage to nearly sprouted cucumbers

My newly sprouted cucumber plants (and to some extent sunflowers) have been damaged by something. I have a fence around the garden bed so I don't believe it is rabbits. Some of the plants have leaves slightly eaten, some entire leaf is cut off, and some cut off completely. I had a similar problem last year and was only successful with growing cucumbers after several re plantings. I don't see any obvious signs of insects (ie seeing them) on or near the plants. Is it possible that the damage is coming from birds? What are your suggestions to do? (In another garden bed I have newly sprouted zucchini squash that has no visible damage.)


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Sarpy County Nebraska 28 days ago

Best Treatment for Probable Fire Blight

We have one 30ft Oriental Cleveland Pear tree. Some of it's leaves are turning black and falling. Can we save the tree? It does not seem wide-spread...yet. This is a tall tree, would an expert arborist be helpful in saving this tree?
Paul Crider


Sarpy County Nebraska fruit trees horticulture about 3 years ago

How to get rid of Japanese beetles

I have beetles eating the leaves on my English oak, river birch and bushes. How do I get rid of them and if they devour all of the leaves will my trees die? Help!


Sarpy County Nebraska japanese beetles about 2 years ago

Tomatoes, Winter Squash

Hello! I'm looking for 5-6 different types of indeterminate tomato plants to grow in my garden this year. Can you recommend any specifics that have good disease resistance and produce red, large tomatoes? Also, can you give a recommendation for a good, hearty, disease resistant spaghetti squash, butternut squash, and zucchini squash? Thank you so much! Tyler Smith


Sarpy County Nebraska vegetable gardening 5 months ago

Plant in my yard

This plant is growing in two clumps on either side of my driveway, one side is in more shade and is much shorter 2feet maybe? While the other is in a sunny spot and is probably 4 or 5 feet tall.


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Sarpy County Nebraska plant identification wildflowers and native plants almost 3 years ago

Honey bees hive in my attic

We have a swarm of honey bees (confirmed to be honey bees by Orkin) that are making a home for themselves at the edge of our roof right above a gutter trough. We can't seem to locate anybody who will remove them. My understanding is that they need to be removed and then the hive needs to be cleaned out or the honey will run down inside our walls and rot and attract other pests. Do you have any guidance for us on who/how to take care of this?



Sarpy County Nebraska integrated pest management bee swarm removal about 3 years ago

Plant Identification

Hi, I have some plants I would like to get identified, as I have several pictures I will send a question for each separately. This one is a bush/tree and is currently blooming, (early June), none of the plants had a trunk greater than 4" diameter or a height over 8-10 feet. When it isn't crowded it seems to grow in a bush form.


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Sarpy County Nebraska plant id about 4 years ago

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