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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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Project aims to boost global wheat yields Monday, December 19, 2016
Stephen Baenziger
A University of Nebraska-Lincoln research team has earned a three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop higher-yielding lines of hybrid wheat that can meet rising demand for the staple food crop. Nebraska's Stephen Baenziger, professor of agronomy and horticulture and Nebraska Wheat Growers presidential chair, will lead the project in conjunction with colleagues from Texas A&M University, Kansas State University and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center.

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Nebraska Extension to host crop production clinics in January Thursday, December 15, 2016
Corn and soybean field

University of Nebraska-Lincoln crop production and pest management specialists have scheduled a series of crop production clinics across the state in January to provide the latest research-based information and recommendations for 2017. Topics will include soil fertility; soil water and irrigation; insect, disease and weed management; cropping systems; and agribusiness management and marketing.

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Swedish Academy of Sciences honors Cassman Thursday, December 15, 2016
Ken Cassman

The Swedish Academy of Sciences has named University of Nebraska-Lincoln agronomist Kenneth Cassman the recipient of the 2017 Bertebos Prize for promoting education and research in the food chain. The Bertebos Prize is awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry and is sometimes referred to by scientists as Sweden’s “Nobel Prize in Agriculture.”

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Duffy chosen for Western Nursery and Landscape Association Student Advisory Committee Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Nathan Duffy
University of Nebraska–Lincoln horticulture major Nathan Duffy has been selected for the Western Nursery and Landscape Association’s Student Advisory Committee. Duffy is one of ten top horticulture students in the Midwest to be invited to join the committee.

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Study: Maximizing grain yields won't meet future African needs Tuesday, December 13, 2016
cornfield in Ghana exhibits signs of water stress, courtesy Marloes van Loon
Maximizing cereal crop yields in sub-Saharan Africa would still fail to meet the region’s skyrocketing grain demand by 2050, according to a new study from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln including researchers Kenneth Cassman and Patricio Grassini, Wageningen University and multiple African institutions.

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