Rodger Farr, Kolby Grint and Samantha Teten, University of Nebraska–Lincoln agronomy majors and members of the soil judging team, along with 14 other team members from the School of Natural Resources, placed third overall in the 2016 Region V Soil Judging Contest held Oct. 9-14. This qualifies the team to represent the region in the National Soil Judging Competition to be held April 2017 in DeKalb, Illinois.
Using sensors to spoon-feed crops with extreme precision
Friday, October 21, 2016
From NET in Nebraska, Ariana Brocious of Harvest Public Media reports on new technologies farmers are using to reduce contamination from their fields. University of Nebraska–Lincoln Professor Richard Ferguson wants to reduce the chance that excess nitrogen will get into the groundwater. His high-tech approach, called Project SENSE, uses sensor technology to help farmers fertilize during the growing season as timely and precisely as possible.
Roch Gaussoin, head of the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, has been appointed to the USDA National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. Gaussoin will be filling a three-year term for Category G: National Crop, Soil, Agronomy, Horticulture, or Weed Science Societies.
Winners of the fifth annual All-America Selections Landscape Design Contest for Display Gardens was announced Oct. 12. Earning honorable mention for “Best Use of a YouTube Video,” was the Backyard Farmer Garden at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
University of Nebraska–Lincoln horticulture major, Jaclyn Nelson, was chosen for the AmericanHort HortScholars program this year. One of six students in the nation, Nelson spent seven days on-site at Cultivate‘16 this summer in Columbus, Ohio. This is the horticulture industry's largest, all-industry event in North America which takes place annually.
University of Nebraska–Lincoln faculty from a wide range of disciples are working together to advance the field of plant genetics, specifically with sorghum. This was evidenced this past summer by interactions among faculty, postdocs, graduate and undergraduate students working with Melinda Yerka, agronomy research assistant professor and plant geneticist, to collect data from a field of grain sorghum varieties at the Agricultural Research & Development Center near Mead, Nebraska.
UNL offers course all about wine
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
For most, wine is complicated — so much so a class was created to help students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln better understand it. Horticulture 471: Vines, Wine and You teaches students anything and everything they would ever need to know about viticulture, enology and the consumption of wine. The class is being taught by Paul Read, a UNL professor of agronomy and horticulture and a viticulturist, someone who studies or grows grapes.
Twenty department faculty and staff honored for their service
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln honored 895 faculty and staff for their years of service. The annual Service Awards are presented to university employees who complete years of service in five-year intervals. Employees who have worked 40-plus years at the university were recognized during Chancellor Ronnie Green’s first State of the University address on Sept. 22 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.
UNL professor spreads positivity with floral design
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Stacy Adams spends hundreds of dollars every week on flowers for his class at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His last order was $880, but the price was bumped up a bit because he had to add roses to the bill. But the associate professor of practice in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture said the expenses are a natural part of teaching a floral design course that attracts a little more than 100 students.
“Celebrating 10 Years of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators – Great Plains Chapter” exhibit of scientific illustrations by Great Plains Chapter members is on display through November at the University of Nebraska Love Library. The exhibit includes over 40 works of art along with tools, specimens and educational information about scientific illustration.