Tross awarded Coreteva Agriscience fellowship Friday, August 5, 2022
Michael Tross
Michael Tross, University of Nebraska–Lincolndoctoral student studying integrated plant biology, is the recipient of the competitive Developing Emerging Leaders and Talent in Agriculture Fellowship from Corteva Agriscience. Tross is advised by James Schnable, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Department of Agronomy and Horticulture professor and the Dr. Charles O. Gardner Professor of Agronomy.

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In Nebraska’s Loess Canyons, Setting Trees Ablaze Gives Prairie Birds a Boost Wednesday, August 3, 2022
A prescribed burn beats back trees in Loess Canyons. Photo: Andy Moore
For generations Great Plains ranchers saw fire as a foe. Now they’re banding together and embracing it as a tool to restore grassland habitat. Liza Grotelueschen and her neighbors began carefully restoring fire to the landscape after seeing the march of woody species displace prairie plants that feed wildlife and livestock alike. “A grassland needs fire as much as it needs water,” says Dirac Twidwell, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln rangeland ecologist. “If you shut off water, it turns into a desert. If you shut off fire, it turns into woodlands.”

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Nebraska U program reaches Indigenous teens via farming, mentorship Tuesday, August 2, 2022
Ted Hibbeler (from left) and brothers Gabe and Mateo Perales work in the Indigenous Garden on East Campus. The garden, which was added this year, is part of the university's Indigenous Food Sovereignty Program.
Established in fall 2021, the university’s Native American Coalition Food Sovereignty Program offers teens from LPS the opportunity to meet weekly with tribal elders, members of Nebraska Extension and CASNR, and other members of the university community to learn about how to garden and feed their families. It also reinforces respect for the land from a Native perspective. Agronomy and Horticulture's Ann Powers, Christian Elowsky and TJ McAndrew have helped make this program possible.

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4Rs Nutrient Stewardship Field Day featured nutrient management and water quality research Monday, August 1, 2022
Javed Iqbal, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture assistant professor and Extension soil nutrient management and water quality specialist, presents updated research on nitrogen source management, and nitrogen rate using publicly available nitrogen recommendation tools.

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln 2022 4Rs Nutrient Stewardship Field Day at the Eastern Nebraska Research, Extension and Education Center on July 19 featured knowledge and tools on improving nutrient management and water quality through research and demonstrations. 64 participants were in attendance including NRD staff, growers, crop consultants, Extension educators, graduate students, faculty, industry representatives and other clientele.

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Agronomy and Horticulture undergrads receive stipends for summer research projects Friday, July 29, 2022
William Anderson, a freshman plant and landscape systems major from Gothenburg, Nebraska, cross-pollinates two different lines of corn during research with Professor David Holding in plots on East Campus.

Five Department of Agronomy and Horticulture students are among 175 Husker undergraduates awarded stipends by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln to participate in research with a faculty mentor this summer.

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Performance of crop-boosting bacteria may depend on delivery method Friday, July 29, 2022
Sorghum growing in a research field on the northeast edge of Lincoln. A Nebraska team recently tested whether the method of delivering soil- and root-dwelling bacteria to sorghum could influence the growth of the cereal grain.
Soil bacteria may be the microscopic building blocks to greater crop growth and higher yields — while knocking down chemical fertilizer use — but University of Nebraska–Lincoln researchers recently found that more blocks do not always build taller towers.

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American Society of Agronomy salutes Mamo’s professional accomplishments as scientist, educator Friday, July 29, 2022
The American Society of Agronomy is awarding its highest honor to Martha Mamo, head of the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture at the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, naming her a 2022 ASA fellow.
The American Society of Agronomy is awarding its highest honor to Martha Mamo, head of the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture at the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, naming her a 2022 ASA fellow.

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Young receives Holling Family Award for Early Achievement Faculty Thursday, July 28, 2022
Becky Young, assistant professor of practice in agronomy and horticulture, was honored with a Holling Family Early Achievement Faculty Award at the CASNR Awards Luncheon May 6 at the Nebraska East Union.
Becky Young, assistant professor of practice in agronomy and horticulture, was honored with a Holling Family Early Achievement Faculty Award at the CASNR Awards Luncheon May 6 at the Nebraska East Union.

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Viticulture field day is Aug. 8 Wednesday, July 27, 2022
The University of Nebraska Viticulture Program and the Nebraska Winery and Grape Growers Association will host the Harvest Field Day August 8 at Oak Creek Vineyards near Raymond, Nebraska.

The University of Nebraska Viticulture Program and the Nebraska Winery and Grape Growers Association will host the Harvest Field Day Aug. 8 at Oak Creek Vineyards near Raymond, Nebraska.

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Nebraska soybean farmer participates in Indonesia conference Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Group attending the 17th Annual Asia Soy Excellence and Protein Summit.
The future of soy in Southeast Asia is a hot topic and was the focus of the recent annual Asia Soy Excellence and Protein Summit held June 21-22 in Bali, Indonesia held and organized by USSEC and U.S. Soy industry partners.

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