Green Industry Resources
Hort Update- Seasonal Information for the Green Industry
The televised version of Backyard Farmer has been on the air, each April to September, since 1953. The panel provides research-based answers to gardening questions about insect pests, fruits and vegetables, turf to landscape design and much more.
Pictured left to right are BYF panelists Wayne Whitney, Bob Roselle, John Wiehing and John Furrer.
Backyard Farmer’s panel of gardening experts includes University of Nebraska- Lincoln Extension Specialists, Educators and other professionals who specialize in horticulture, plant pathology, turfgrass, landscape design and entomology. Search this site for answers to many of your lawn and garden questions, and watch for seasonal featured topics.
Live program airs on NET1 Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. central time, from April through early September. With panelists answering your phone -in and email questions. When submitting an email question, give us as much detail as possible, including specifics such as plant species, your location, plant site and microclimate, soil conditions, and digital photos if possible. Send your question to: email@example.com.
Viewers have asked for the station address to send samples, but we want to remind you that your first line for questions should be your local UNL Extension Educators. Please send samples first to your county Extension office and then if they need to come to us you can do that later. Find your County Extension office.
Check your local listings for replay times on NET 2 and NET3.
Podcasts of programs are also available via video iPod or similar device.
Turfgrass Management- Then and Now
As part of our 60th year celebration, we thought we'd have a little fun. UNL Extension Turfgrass Specialist Roch Gaussoin details some bad turf advice that used to be valid, but has been proven wrong by research done in the past 30 years. All film, color, and sound FX were produced with Final Cut Pro.
UNL Extension Turfgrass Specialist Roch Gaussoin talks about advancements in turf recommendations over the past 30 years. This video is a response to the other fun video we posted earlier that was made to look like an old educational film.