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Compare Varieties at Winter Wheat Field Days this June Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Winter Wheat Variety trial
Nebraska Winter Wheat Field Days will be held at eight sites in the Panhandle and west central and southeast Nebraska this June. Participants will be able to view current commercial and experimental lines, including varieties from the University of Nebraska, and Kansas, Colorado, and South Dakota, and from seed companies actively selling wheat seed in Nebraska. Most of the varieties shown have been released for commercial production or soon will be; some experimental lines from Nebraska breeding programs (USDA-ARS or UNL) are also included.

Full story at CropWatch


Master of Science in agronomy students grow their stories, program online Friday, May 19, 2017
Hope Blackburn
People would expect things to grow in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture. While not always dealing with plant matter, the department’s online Master of Science program is growing in size, scope and stories. With more than 50 online Master of Science students, 10 have graduated since last August. Their projects and stories have been as unique as their personalities, interests and geographic locations.

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New research quantifies the dispersal of Glyphosate resistance trait through pollen-mediated gene flow Thursday, May 18, 2017
Amit Jhala (left) and Debalin Sarangi (right)
New multidisciplinary research from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln quantifies the dispersal of the Glyphosate resistance trait through pollen-mediated gene flow in the most problematic weed in Nebraska. The research was highlighted in a paper recently published in Nature Scientific Reports.

Full story at IANR News


Soil Judging Team meets tough competition at nationals Tuesday, May 16, 2017
University of Nebraska–Lincoln Soil Judging Team at nationals
Four days of practice, two days of competition, 24 teams and 93 competitors. Competition for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Soil Judging Team was fierce at the 2017 National Collegiate contest in late April in DeKalb, Illinois. The Nebraska team, comprised of 11 students from the School of Natural Resources and the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, placed 17th of 24 in both the group contest and overall.

Full story at Inside the School of Natural Resources


Fascination of Plants Day set for May 18 Thursday, May 11, 2017
Fascination of Plants Day
Fascination of Plants Day 2017 is a worldwide coordinated activity to get as many people as possible around the world fascinated by plants and enthused about the importance of plant science. Plant science is of critical significance to the social and environmental landscape now and into the future.

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Celebration to mark Maxwell Arboretum's 50th year Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Eastern Cottonwood at Maxwell Arboretum
A lecture and tree planting are part of events set for May 16 celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Earl G. Maxwell Arboretum on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's East Campus. George Briggs, director of the North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville, will share “Lessons from a Prairie Arboretum” in a free talk at 2:30 p.m. in the Nebraska East Union. A former faculty member at Nebraska, Briggs was director of the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum.

Full story at Nebraska Today


Venegas to speak at Crop Science Society of America 2017 International Annual Meeting Friday, May 5, 2017
Jorge Venegas
Jorge Venegas, a plant breeding and genetics doctoral candidate, has been nominated and selected to speak at the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America 2017 International Annual Meetings in Tampa, Florida Oct. 22–25. Managing Global Resources for a Secure Future is the theme.

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Students named recipients of Milton E. Mohr Awards Program for Biotechnology Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Madhav Bhatta
Seven Department of Agronomy and Horticulture students have been named recipients of Milton E. Mohr 2017–2018 Awards. These awards recognize outstanding students in the sciences of biotechnology and engineering based on their academic performance and potential for accomplishments in their specific field.

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Horticulture seniors win quick pitch competition Monday, May 1, 2017
Brittney Cihal and Kelsey Foster
A pair of horticulture seniors were among the top three winners in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Engler Quick Pitch with a Twist competition, April 13, at the Firethorn Resort in Lincoln. Brittney Cihal and Kelsey Foster, both set to graduate this May, each won $1,000.

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Amundsen receives promotion and tenure Thursday, April 27, 2017
Keenan Amundsen
Keenan Amundsen, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, was granted tenure and will be promoted to associate professor in August. He was honored April 25, along with 70 other University of Nebraska–Lincoln faculty members, during a celebration at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum.

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