How do atmospheric shifts affect soil-dwelling microbes?
Seven Department of Agronomy and Horticulture graduate students were honored with fellowships and awards by the Agricultural Research Division and the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at the Distinguished Fellowships and Awards Luncheon on Nov. 6. Those honored include Madhav Bhatta, Manbir Kaur Rakkar, Thomas Butts, Nicolas Cafaro la Menza, Elnazsadat Hosseiniaghdam, Parminder Chahal and Salvador Ramirez. Full Story · READ MORE AGRONOMY AND HORTICULTURE STORIES
Filling the intercropping info gapTwo crops or one? Sometimes, growing two crops simultaneously on the same piece of land – called intercropping – can benefit farmers. But it needs careful planning and resource management. “Using fertilizers efficiently can help farmers improve profits from their crops,” says Charles Wortmann, an agronomist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. “That can help many break out of cycles of poverty and increase food production and food security.” Full story at Soil Science Society of America · READ MORE AGRONOMY AND HORTICULTURE STORIES
Leah Sandall, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln distance education coordinator for agronomy and horticulture, has been honored with the 2017 Extension Educational Materials Program Certificate of Excellence from the American Society of Agronomy under the category of posters. Full Story · READ MORE AGRONOMY AND HORTICULTURE STORIES
Grow your story in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture. Undergraduate programs in Agronomy, Horticulture, Plant Biology, and Turfgrass & Landscape Management provide hands-on learning in research labs and out in the field, preparing you for a future where you can influence the world in powerful ways. We offer master’s and doctorate in Agronomy and Horticulture with specializations. Here you will get personal attention at a Big Ten university and learn from faculty who work to feed and enrich the lives of a growing global population.
Catch Backyard Farmer next season starting in April
Backyard Farmer, featuring faculty members from the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, has celebrated its 65th season and is still dedicated to helping you find solutions to your lawn and garden questions. Watch for episodes from the 2017 season on NET1, with a schedule coming soon. Catch live shows starting in April.