UNL experts offer advice on protecting ash trees
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Experts from the Nebraska Forest Service, Backyard Farmer and Nebraska Extension are urging homeowners not to prematurely rush into treating their ash trees after the recent discovery of the invasive emerald ash borer in an Omaha park. "The recommendation is not to treat trees until it's known that the bug is within 15 miles of you," said Justin Evertson, green infrastructure coordinator with the Nebraska Forest Service.
The new UNL East Campus Turf Research Center in Lincoln will be the site for a turfgrass research field day on Wednesday, July 20, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The new turf plots, located on the north side of East Campus, have been under construction for the past two years and are now ready for display.
UNL offers free seminar on hops production
Friday, June 10, 2016
Those interested in growing hops as a hobby or for profit are encouraged to attend an informational seminar hosted by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Department of Agronomy and Horticulture from 4 to 6 p.m. June 30, in 150 Keim Hall on UNL's East Campus. Researchers will be on hand to provide background information on hop growth and development, cultivation and harvesting. There will be a discussion on challenges with production, handling and marketing of the crop specific to Nebraska.
The University of Nebraska Viticulture Program is hosting a viticulture field day Saturday, June 11. Held at the Smutko Vineyard, located southeast of Blair, Nebraska, the field day program will feature vineyard management. Topics will include trellis and training systems, crop estimation and adjustment, shoot positioning and thinning, fertilizers, nutrition and tissue testing.
Resistant Palmer Amaranth Management Field Day to be held in Shickley
Thursday, June 9, 2016
Nebraska Extension will be hosting a Resistant Palmer Amaranth Management Field Day Tuesday, July 12, near Shickley to demonstrate control options in corn. Keynote speaker will be Jason Norsworthy, professor and endowed chair of Weed Science at the Unversity of Arkansas. Norsworth has documented eight herbicide-resistant weeds in Arkansas, including glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth.
Weed Management Field Day June 29 at Clay Center
Sunday, June 5, 2016
The Weed Management Field Day on June 29 will include on-site demonstrations of new technology and new herbicides for corn, soybean and sorghum. An early morning tour will focus on weed management in soybeans followed by a tour of weed management in corn and sorghum.
NSF grant to support development of new phenotyping instrument
Friday, May 27, 2016
Increased yields and crop stress tolerance are critical to addressing the world's food security challenges. A team of University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers, including Agronomy and Horticulture Associate Professor and Plant Molecular Physiologist Harkamal Walia (far right), is developing a tool to better identify plant characteristics for improved crop performance through a new grant from the National Science Foundation.
Project aims to increase hops production in Nebraska
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Potential is brewing in a new hops growing project led by researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Launching this summer, the Nebraska Hops project will test the viability of growing eight different hop varieties at five locations statewide. Led by Stacy Adams, associate professor of practice in agronomy and horticulture, the research project has the potential to expand hop production in Nebraska, while also offering farmers an opportunity to diversify crop production.
David Hyten, associate professor of soybean genetics and genomics in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, was named the Haskins Professor in Plant Genetics. Professorships reflect an extraordinary level of scholarly or creative achievement and clear potential for continuing major accomplishments that enhance the reputation of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln horticulture major, Jaclyn Nelson, is one of three students in the nation to be awarded a 2016 Mosmiller Internship from the American Floral Endowment. AFE also presented intern scholarships to Loren Marie Anthony from the University of Arkansas and Kailey Brooks from the University of Missouri.