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Brown bag March 2: growing nut trees for food, fun, profit Thursday, February 23, 2017
Locally-grown Nebraska pecans
A brown-bag presentation on nut trees for Nebraska will be held March 2 at noon on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln East Campus in 150 Keim Hall. The presentation will get down to a nuts and bolts approach for growing high quality edible nuts, wood and other nut tree products, and include a larger discussion about other options for edible landscapes.

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SciPop Talk explores the healing power of plants Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Ellen Paparozzi
Researcher Ellen Paparozzi will discuss "The Healing Power of Plants" in the next SciPop Talk at 7 p.m. Feb. 22 in the Adele Coryell Hall Learning Commons. The talk is free and open to the public. Paparozzi, professor of agronomy and horticulture, will explain how plants enhance the environment and influence lives. In her research, Paparozzi focuses on plant nutrition and anatomy, floriculture and ornamental horticulture, plant physiology and production ecology.

Full story at Nebraska Today


Ganie, Chahal and Sarangi take top honors at Weed Science Society of America meeting Friday, February 17, 2017
University of Nebraska–Lincoln agronomy doctoral students Zahoor Ganie and Parminder Chahal and postdoc Debalin Sarangi took top honors at the 57th Annual Meeting of the Weed Science Society of America held Feb. 6-9 in Tucson, Arizona. They work with Amit Jhala, assistant professor of agronomy and horticulture and Nebraska Extension weed specialist.

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Plant breeding symposium goals: enhance ag scientific literacy, foster collaboration Thursday, February 16, 2017
Nebraska Plant Breeding Symposium 2017
The Nebraska Plant Breeding Symposium has become an annual event at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, gathering scientists, researchers, plant breeders, genomicists and students from across the nation. This year’s symposium will be March 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center.

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Winery and grape growers forum a testament to growing industry Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Edelweiss grapes 20th annual Nebraska Winery and Grape Growers Forum and Trade Show
The 20th annual Nebraska Winery and Grape Growers Forum and Trade Show is set for March 2–4 at the Omaha Marriott. A six-course meal paired with Nebraska wines, speakers and wine tasting are just some of the activities scheduled.

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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


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