Plants & Pests with Nicole

September 2023

Upcoming Events

  • Gage County Extension is closed September 4th for Labor Day.
  • Yard and Garden Fall Episodes: September 8 & 15, 10-11:30am on KUTT 99.5 FM.
  • Husker Harvest Days in Grand Island September 12-14, Nicole will be at the Horticulture, Landscape and Environmental Systems (HLES) Booth in the Nebraska Extension building on September 14th all day.
  • Fall Master Gardener Classes: September 19, October 3, & October 17.
  • Tree Planting workshop in Geneva at the Fillmore County Extension Office on September 28.
  • Gage County Extension is closed October 9th for Columbus Day.
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Yard and Garden Fall Episodes

Yard and Garden returns for the Fall on September 8 &15, they will both be on Friday from 10-11:30am like the summer episodes. Both episodes will be available on my podcast and my blog after the show.
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Plants for Fall Interest

In August, many of our flowers are starting to fade for the year. It also is one of our hotter months of the year and it makes it difficult to do much outdoors. However, there are some great plants that start to reach their stride in August and September. Continue Reading...
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Summer Garden Problems

Gardens are really hitting their stride now. I have been eating cucumbers nearly every night and am planning to make salsa with my tomatoes and peppers soon. It is also at this time of the year when we start to see problems develop in our gardens. The photo to the right of anthracnose on a cucumber is from Gerald Holmes, Strawberry Center, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Continue Reading...

Join us for the next GROBigRed Virtual Learning program series, starting October 10th.

October 10 - Solution Gardening, Sarah Browning

October 17 – Pruning, Elizabeth Exstrom

October 24 – Fruits, John Porter

More information to come later, but you can register at the following link. All programs are recorded and will be available on this website as well.


About Nicole

Nicole Stoner is the Horticulture Extension Educator located in Gage County, serving Southeast Nebraska. Nicole's focus areas include trees, shrubs, lawns, gardens, and insects. Nicole obtained her Master's Degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for Horticulture with a minor in Insect Science, she also has Bachelor's Degrees from UNL in both areas. Nicole is also an ISA Certified Arborist and has her Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ).