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Science Communication and Policy Boot Camp to be held June 21–22 Monday, June 12, 2017
Want to learn how to translate scientific findings for non-technical audiences, how to tell a resonant story that informs decision-makers and more? Attend the Science Communication and Policy Boot Camp June 21-22.

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Busse receives Board of Regents Kudos Award Friday, June 9, 2017
Marlene Busse
The University of Nebraska Board of Regents presented Marlene Busse, administrative support associate for Student Services in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, with a Kudos Award June 1. Each year the Board of Regents recognizes full-time employees from each of the four campuses for their outstanding service to the university.

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Free Introductory Hop Workshop to be offered June 8 Monday, June 5, 2017
Nebraska hops
Interested in, or new to growing hops? University of Nebraska–Lincoln experts will speak on the science of hops, site selection, productivity and performance, and the financial considerations of hop production at a free Introductory Hop Workshop on June 8.

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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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