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Jhala wins Weed Science Society of America Early Career Outstanding Weed Scientist Award Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Amit Jhala
Amit Jhala, University of Nebraska–Lincoln assistant professor of agronomy and horticulture and Extension weed specialist, was awarded the Early Career Outstanding Weed Scientist Award by the Weed Science Society of America. This award recognizes early career scientists who have demonstrated originality, creativity and have made a notable contribution to weed science and have potential for continued excellence in research, extension and/or teaching.

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Over 1,500 attend Nebraska Extension crop production clinics Thursday, January 26, 2017
Nebraska Extension's crop production clinic in Norfolk

While January may be a production downtime, Nebraska producers are very busy preparing for the upcoming growing season. 1,558 producers, crop consultants, extension educators and other stakeholders from across the state attended Nebraska Extension’s 2017 crop production clinics during the month of January to get the latest research-based information to benefit their operations.

Full story at IANR News


Agronomy and Horticulture Seminar Series begins Jan. 20 Friday, January 20, 2017
Agronomy and Horticulture
The spring 2017 Agronomy and Horticulture Seminar Series begins with “Using formative assessments to improve critical thinking and writing skills” at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 20 in Keim Hall, Room 150. Refreshments will be served at 3 p.m. Sydney Brown, assistant director, Innovative Instructional Design, Online and Distance Education, will present the first seminar.

Full story at Nebraska Today


Todd wins Epsilon Sigma Phi Outstanding Extension Leadership Mid-Career award Thursday, January 19, 2017
Kim Todd
TV celebrity, university and community leader, teacher, adviser, landscape designer and Grandma are just a few of Kim Todd’s titles. Somehow she finds time and energy to excel at all of them. For her years of dedicated leadership, service and programming to the state, to Nebraska Extension and the University of Nebraska, Todd was awarded the Outstanding Extension Leadership Mid-Career Award from Epsilon Sigma Phi.

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Stephenson and Lawrence on Bromus Eradicators team Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Cheatgrass challenge field

Two agronomy assistant professors are members of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Bromus Eradicators team competing in the University of Wyoming Restoration Challenge. They are Mitch Stephenson, range and forage specialist, and Nevin Lawrence, integrated weed management specialist. The challenge is to rid land of cheatgrass and other weeds and restore a quarter-acre pasture into a more productive and diverse plant community. 

Full story at Panhandle Research and Extension Center


Students gain experience while caring for university landscape Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Students in Kim Todd's landscape design class

University of Nebraska-Lincoln students are getting their hands dirty – literally – to gain experience in landscape management. Landscape Services maintains 617 acres – including more than 325 acres of green space – about 9,000 trees and 35 miles of paved sidewalks on the City, East and Nebraska Innovation campuses.

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Students take top honors at 2016 North Central Weed Science Society Meeting Thursday, January 5, 2017
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Four University of Nebraska–Lincoln agronomy students took top honors at the 2016 North Central Weed Science Society Meeting held Dec. 12-15 in Des Moines, Iowa. The four include graduate students Matthew Nelson and Thomas Butts and visiting undergraduate students Felipe Faleco and Isidor Ceperkovic.

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Where has all the farmland gone? Wednesday, January 4, 2017
A discussion of urbanization and conversion of productive farmland will take place at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln this spring. (Photo by Lynn Betts, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service)
How to deal with the urbanization and conversion of productive farmland away from food production, will be the topic of discussion in a 15-week series of courses taking place on Tuesday evenings, starting in January on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s East Campus. The course is open to the public and runs Jan. 10 to April 25, 6 to 9 p.m. in the Goodding Learning Center, 280 Plant Sciences Hall.

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Organic farming roundtable series offered this spring Friday, December 23, 2016
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Organic farming and food represent one of the major changes in the food industry over the past two decades. Why is organic food so popular, and how are farmers responding to this new demand? These are topics to be discussed in a roundtable series to be held Monday evenings on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s East Campus.

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Project aims to develop winter malting barley cultivars adapted to the Great Plains Thursday, December 22, 2016
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The Brewers Association has awarded four regional small grains breeders and geneticists with a grant to develop winter malting barley cultivars adapted to the Great Plains. The hope is to develop a new region for national malsters to purchase malting barley. Equally important it would also provide a local source for regional craft brewers. The goal is to bring barley production back to the lower Great Plains.

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