Family, Community and Health

Thursday October 11, 2018
Centipedes and Millipedes
Insects looking to get out of the cold sometimes find favorable conditions in your home. Nebraska Extension Entomologist Jonathan Larson explains the difference between centipedes and millipedes and offers tips to keep these insects out.MP3
https://lancaster.unl.edu/pest/resources/CentipedeMillipede012.shtml

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Tuesday October 2, 2018
Managing Termites
Termite damage causes billions of dollars of damage every year for homeowners. Sometimes they can be hard to detect but Nebraska Extension Urban entomologist Jody Green says there are a few preventative measures you can take to lower the risk of a termite infestation.MP3
https://lancaster.unl.edu/pest/resources/termiteinfestations.shtml

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Monday October 1, 2018
Fall Insect Home Invaders
Having unwanted insect pests invade your home during this time of year can become a problem, especially when thousands of bugs are in your basement. Nebraska Extension Entomologist Jonathan Larson talks about fall insect invaders and how to prevent them from entering your home.MP3
https://communityenvironment.unl.edu/pest-month-fall-invaders

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Tuesday September 25, 2018
Fungus Beetles In The Home
It might cause a little stress to move into a newly constructed home only to find tiny little flying insects swarming around. However, Nebraska Extension Urban Entomologist Jody Green says fungus beetles are fairly common and are relatively easy to manage.MP3
https://lancaster.unl.edu/pest/resources/newhousebug.shtml

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Friday September 14, 2018
Food Allergen And Resources
Keeping food safe and warning customers of allergy issues is the focus of UNL’s Food Allergy Research and Resource program. UNL Professor of Food Science Steve Taylor talks about how the program was started and the Co-Director of the program Joe Baumert discusses the research goals. Steve Taylor UNL Professor of Food Science, Joe Baumert – UNL Co-Director Food Allergy Research and Resource Program.MP3
https://fpc.unl.edu

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Thursday September 13, 2018
Nebraska Brewing Industry
Nebraska has several craft brewing operations and UNL is helping brewers promote their businesses by researching the process of brewing beer. Some brewers have even tried developing a beer with all Nebraska products. Russell Parde, UNL Interim Pilot Plant Manager.MP3
https://fpc.unl.edu

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Wednesday September 12, 2018
Companion Animal Food Safety
Pet food is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States. Ensuring your pet has safe and nutritious food is one of the goalsof UNL’s Food Processing Center’s research programs. Randy Wehling, UNL Food Science Professor.MP3
https://fpc.unl.edu

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Friday September 7, 2018
Food Safety Program
Millions of Americans are afflicted with some kind of food illness each year. The University of Nebraska’s Food Safety Program is helping food industry clients with advice, technology and best practices to keep our food supply the safest in the world. Bismark Martinez, Nebraska Food Processing Center.MP3
https://nemep.unl.edu/food-safety-mep

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Wednesday September 5, 2018
Nebraska 3 Plus 1 Program
UNL Food Science and Technology Center is participating in a collaboration and exchange project with China’s Northwest A and F University. 3 Plus 1 is a program where food science students from China take 3 years of classes in their home country and finish their degree with one year at the Food Science and Technology Center on Innovation Campus. Curt Weller, Department Head, Food Science and Technology.MP3
https://foodsci.unl.edu/31-program-study

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Monday September 3, 2018
High Pressure Processing
High pressure processing is a new pasteurization process being tested at UNL’s Food Processing Center. Like the name implies, it uses intense pressure instead of temperature to kill pathogens and keep food fresh. Grace Danao, Nebraska Food Processing Center Research Associate Professor.MP3
https://fpc.unl.edu

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Thursday August 30, 2018
The Food Processing Center
The University of Nebraska’s Food Processing Center on Innovation campus is a multi-disciplinary resource for the food industry. UNL has partnered with many of the major food manufacturers to do consulting and research on several important areas of the processing industry. The Food Processing Center’s Director, Terry Howell says they and their industry partners are finding new ways to keep our food supply safe, nutritious and abundant.MP3
https://fpc.unl.edu

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Tuesday August 28, 2018
Alliance for Advanced Food Sanitation
The Alliance for Advanced Sanitation is a partnership between the University of Nebraska Food Processing Center and the food industry. The Director of the Alliance, Angela Annadappa says the partnership is focusing on keeping food safe and clean from the farm to grocery store shelf.MP3
https://aafs.unl.edu/home

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Monday August 27, 2018
Lice
School is back in session and unfortunately sometimes kids return home from school with more than just homework. Nebraska Extension Urban Entomologist Jody Green discusses the issues with common head lice and how to take care of the problem.MP3
https://lancaster.unl.edu/pest/lice

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Tuesday August 21, 2018
Ants
Ants perform a variety of functions in our environment and are an important part of keeping the pest insect population down in our home landscapes. Nebraska Extension Entomologist Jonathan Larson says ants can become pests if they start invading your home and offers a few control strategies.MP3
https://youtu.be/KwmdWB3kTW0

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Wednesday August 15, 2018
Mosquitos
Sometimes those pesky mosquitoes can ruin our outdoor activities. And not only that, some of them carry disease. There are several types of mosquitoes in Nebraska but there are ways to keep them away from you. Jonathan Larson, Nebraska Extension Entomologist.MP3
https://communityenvironment.unl.edu/mosquitoes

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Tuesday August 14, 2018
Common Spiders
Encountering spiders around your home isn't usually a whole lot of fun. However, spiders are very beneficial because they eat a lot of other insect pests. In Nebraska there are only two spiders to be concerned with, but the rest of them are doing us a service. Jonathan Larson, Nebraska Extension Entomologist.MP3
http://extensionpublications.unl.edu/assets/pdf/ec1590.pdf

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Thursday July 13 2018
Bed Bugs - Unwanted Summer Vacation Souvenirs
Many people take summer vacations, often staying in hotels on the trip. Nebraska Extension Entomologist Jodi Green says there are simple precautions you can take to avoid bringing bed bugs home with you. Jodi Green, Nebraska Extension Urban Entomologist.MP3
https://lancaster.unl.edu/pest/bedbugs.shtml

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Monday July 9 2018
Signs of Bed Bugs
Human bed bugs are found around the world and are spread when people travel. Nebraska Extension Entomologist Jodi Green talks about the tell tale signs of bedbugs in your home and how to control them. Jodi Green, Nebraska Extension Urban Entomologist.MP3
https://lancaster.unl.edu/pest/bedbugs.shtml

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Monday June 4, 2018
The Meaning of Organic, All Natural and Non-GMO
A lot of people want to know where their food comes from and how it was grown. Many product producers use words like organic or 'all natural,' but what do those words really mean? Nebraska Extension Educator John Porter talks about what consumers should be thinking when they see these terms. MP3
https://youtu.be/mFE4fGwSrzE

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Monday May 28, 2018
Carpet Beetles
All homes are going to have a few carpet beetles, which feed on natural fibers and other organic debris. Usually these insects do not require an insecticide application, simply vacuuming the infested area will remove larvae, adults, and their food sources. Jody Green, Nebraska Extension Urban Entomologist.MP3
https://communityenvironment.unl.edu/carpet-beetles-1

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