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Watch how a Nebraska team created a drone to fight wildfires: BTN LiveBIG Thursday, December 1, 2016
The Unmanned Aerial System for Firefighting (UAS-FF)
As drones become more commonplace for photography, researchers at Nebraska are looking at how this same technology can make it possible to save lives in the field of wildland firefighting. Through a collaboration with Nebraska’s NIMBUS Lab and its Department of Agronomy and Horticulture (as well as the U.S. Geological Survey), the team created a precision drone that removes humans from the dangerous work of prescribed burns used to control the type of vegetation most likely to fuel dangerous wildfires.

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Registration open for Nebraska Extension Master Gardener program Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Nebraska Extension is offering Master Gardener training throughout the state in 2017. The Nebraska EMG program is a horticulture-related volunteer training program based in many counties and has been part of Nebraska Extension since 1976. EMG class times, location and cost vary across the state, but are generally offered February through May. An application form is available on the Nebraska Extension Master Gardener Program website.

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Cassman among nation's most highly cited researchers Monday, November 28, 2016
Ken Cassman

Ken Cassman, emeriti professor of agronomy, was one of four University of Nebraska–Lincoln faculty named to the  Highly Cited Researchers 2016” list. Researchers on the list have generated papers that are in the top one percent of most cited works in their subject area and year of publication.

Full story at Nebraska Today


Nebraska professor instrumental in improving agroecology teaching methods Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Charles Francis
In 1998, Charles Francis, University of Nebraska–Lincoln professor of agronomy and horticulture, went on sabbatical leave to the Norwegian University of Life Sciences in Aas, Norway, to begin nearly two decades of working with the Agroecology Teaching Program in the Plant Sciences Department.

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Agronomy and Horticulture seminar videos available online Monday, November 21, 2016
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Department of Agronomy and Horticulture fall seminar videos are now available online. Get up-to-date, expert advice and information from leading researchers, extension specialists and educators in the areas of agriculture, science and horticulture. Access previous seminars and view the schedule of upcoming speakers.

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Making the Most of Ethanol Monday, November 21, 2016
Daniel Schachtman
Daniel Schachtman, professor of agronomy and horticulture and director of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Center for Biotechnology, is leading a multi-institutional research effort to improve sorghum as a source for biofuel production.

Full story at SeedWorld


Horticulture student Hansen named winner in quick pitch competition Friday, November 18, 2016
Grace Hansen
Grace Hansen, a senior University of Nebraska–Lincoln horticulture major, was named a winner in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Center for Entrepreneurship 3-2-1 Quick Pitch competition on Nov. 3. Hansen works with horticulture professor Ellen Paparozzi, growing and distilling basil oil.

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Researchers study whether char from sugarbeet plants will improve soil Thursday, November 17, 2016
Spreading char from sugarbeet plants

Scientists from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have begun a multi-year study into whether high-carbon char, a fine, powdery coal dust left over from the processing of sugarbeets, will improve the soil if applied to farmers’ fields.

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Sutton receives Green Roof Excellence Award for Research Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Richard Sutton
Richard Sutton, professor of agronomy and horticulture at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, received the Green Roof Excellence Award for Research for his book, Green Roof Ecosystems, at the 2016 Cities Alive Conference in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 28.

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Four named recipients of Widaman Trust Distinguished Graduate Assistant Award Monday, November 14, 2016
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Angela Bastidas, Fatima Tenorio, Mon-Ray Shao and Jorge Venegas, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture graduate students, were named recipients of the Widaman Trust Distinguished Graduate Assistant Award. The Widaman Trust was established in 1975 through a generous gift provided to the University of Nebraska Foundation by Ms. Blanche Widaman.

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