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Backyard Farmer receives Omtvedt Innovation Award for Team Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Kim Todd with picture of BYF panelists in BYF garden.
The Backyard Farmer team received the Omtvedt Innovation Award for Team at an Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources awards luncheon on Nov. 30 at the Nebraska East Union. IANR Harlan Vice Chancellor Mike Boehm presented the award.

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Students find passion, friendship in soil judging team Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Samantha Teten and Rebecca Young
Getting their hands dirty is what the soil judging team at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln does best. Each year, the 16 to 18 members of the soil judging team take a class to prepare for competitions in the fall and spring semesters. According to Samantha Teten, a member who’s been on the team for four years, the members look at different soil characteristics like color, texture and structure. They then classify the soil and determine if it would be suitable for building houses, for gardening and more.

Full story at The Daily Nebraskan


Nebraska plant scientist digs deeper into soybeans and soil bacteria Monday, December 10, 2018
Nebraska plant scientist digs deeper into soybeans and soil bacteria
If soybeans can take advantage of the air’s abundant supply of nitrogen, why does corn rely solely on nitrogen available in the soil? It’s no secret that soybeans have evolved a unique relationship with rhizobia, a common soil bacteria that converts atmospheric nitrogen into a form plants can use. Yet much about this alliance is unknown.

Full story at Nebraska Today


Elevator Speech Contest to be held this spring Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Elevator Speech Contest 2019
The Entomology, Plant Pathology and Agronomy and Horticulture departments have joined forces to organize and host the first Elevator Speech Contest for graduate students this spring 2019.

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Researchers aim to reduce nitrogen fertilizer use Monday, December 3, 2018
Researchers and students of James Schnable, assistant professor of agronomy and horticulture
Synthetic nitrogen fertilizer is lauded as one of the biggest agricultural breakthroughs of the 20th century, sparking a boom in food production that supported a global population that grew from 1.6 billion to 6 billion.

Full story at Nebraska Today


Registration open for 2019 Nebraska Extension Master Gardener volunteer program Monday, December 3, 2018
Master Gardener's working in Backyard Farming Garden

Nebraska Extension is offering Master Gardener training throughout the state in 2019. The Nebraska EMG program is a horticulture-related volunteer training program based in many counties and has been part of Nebraska Extension since 1976.

Full Story at IANR News


Kreuser receives Emerging Innovator of the Year Award Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Bill Kreuser
Bill Kreuser, assistant professor of agronomy and horticulture and Nebraska Extension turfgrass specialist, was presented with the Emerging Innovator of the Year award during the NUTech Ventures 2018 Innovator Celebration Nov. 6 at Nebraska Innovation Campus. The Emerging Innovator of the Year award recognizes a junior faculty member for recent contributions as an up-and-coming innovator at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Carvalho awarded Henry M. Beachell Fellowship Monday, November 26, 2018
Daniel Santana de Carvalho
Daniel Santana de Carvalho, an agronomy and horticulture doctoral student, received the distinguished Henry M. Beachell Fellowship. This fellowship recognizes academic excellence and research potential in the agronomic and horticultural sciences.

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Horticulture Club’s annual poinsettia sale is Nov. 28–29 Monday, November 26, 2018
Horticulture Club poinsettia sale
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Horticulture Club’s annual poinsettia sale is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 28 in the Nebraska Union and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 29 in the Nebraska East Union.

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Huskers participate in SASES session at annual meeting Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Agronomy Club at SASES
Representatives from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Agronomy Club attended the undergraduate Students of Agronomy, Soils, and Environmental Sciences session at the American Society of Agronomy and Crop Science Society of America, with the Canadian Society of Agronomy, Annual Meeting Nov. 3–6 in Baltimore, Maryland.

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