Uncovering buried secrets of an endangered beetleNRT student Alison Ludwig describes the subject of her master’s research as simultaneously “interesting,” “creepy” and “charismatic.” She is studying the American burying beetle and examining the effects of prescribed burns and other environmental factors on the insect. Full story at the NSF Nebraska NRT Program · READ MORE AGRONOMY AND HORTICULTURE STORIES
Continued misconceptions about genetically modified, or GM, crops has prompted Leah Sandall, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Department of Agronomy and Horticulture Distance Education Coordinator, to co-author an article in the journal Global Food Security, titled "Risks and opportunities of GM crops: Bt maize example." Full Story · READ MORE AGRONOMY AND HORTICULTURE STORIES
Soaring Wings Vineyard in Springfield, Nebraska will host the June 20 University of Nebraska–Lincoln Viticulture Program workshop featuring Richard Smart. Smart, an Australian viticulturalist and leading global consultant on viticulture methods, is considered responsible for revolutionizing grape growing due to his work on canopy management techniques. He is often referred to as “the flying vine doctor.” Full Story · READ MORE AGRONOMY AND HORTICULTURE STORIES
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A new season of Backyard Farmer premiered April 4.
Backyard Farmer, featuring faculty members from the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, offers answers to people’s gardening questions.
Backyard Farmer airs live on NET at 7 p.m. each Thursday from April through the first part of September. The show is also live streamed on netnebraska.org. The rebroadcasts air on NET at 10 a.m. on Saturdays and on Create (NET 3) at 2 p.m. Sundays and 5 p.m. Mondays.