Spring is here, and it?s time to start thinking about gardening. Several new Extension Circulars provide practical information on identifying and caring for home, garden, and landscape plants, as well as managing their pests. Written for UNL Master Gardeners, these guides are helpful for anyone who enjoys gardening: EC1265, EC1266, EC1267, EC1268, EC1269, EC1270, EC1271, EC1272, EC1273, EC1588.
One species of stevia plant has leaves with a naturally occurring sweetness, which may be used as a sugar substitute. A new NebGuide, Stevia (G1634), gives information on stevia’s use, its advantages and disadvantages, and recipes.
The following seven weed species now are resistant to several groups of herbicides in Nebraska: common waterhemp, giant ragweed, kochia, marestail, Palmer amaranth, and shattercane. A new publication, Herbicide-Resistant Weeds in Nebraska (EC1278), describes each of these species and discusses the evolution and management of these ecological survivors.