Iqbal is new assistant professor, nutrient management and water quality specialist Friday, November 15, 2019
Javed Iqbal
Javed Iqbal joined the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture Aug. 19 as an assistant professor and nutrient management and water quality specialist. He has a 40% research and 60% extension appointment.

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Heuermann Lecture to feature panelists on Nebraska’s healthy ecosystem Thursday, November 14, 2019
Heuerman Lecture 2019
Strategies for meeting the global demand for food, fuel, feed and fiber while preserving Nebraska’s healthy agricultural ecosystems will be the topic of a panel discussion during the first Heuermann Lecture of the season on Nov. 25. Panelists will include Andrea Basche, assistant professor in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture.

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Master Gardener training begins January 2020 Monday, November 11, 2019
Nebraska Extension Master Gardeners
Nebraska Extension is offering Master Gardener training throughout the state beginning in January 2020. The Nebraska EMG program is a horticulture-related volunteer training program based in many counties and has been part of Nebraska Extension since 1976.

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Kirsch makes rain to study landscape runoff Monday, November 4, 2019
Brittany Kirsch | Shawna Richter-Ryerson, School of Natural Resources
Brittany Kirsch, agronomy and horticulture master’s student specializing in soil and water sciences, made it rain last summer. Awarded a National Science Foundation National Research Traineeship in 2018, Kirsch is working with University of Nebraska–Lincoln faculty in understanding resilience of agricultural ecosystems, particularly the Platte River Basin in Nebraska.

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Schnable appointed to endowed professorship Thursday, October 31, 2019
James Schnable
James Schnable was recently appointed to the Charles O. Gardner Professor of Agronomy endowed professorship. The professorship honors Gardner and his contributions in the field of quantitative genetics and plant breeding of maize.

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Six graduate students earn fellowships Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Osler Ortez
Six Department of Agronomy and Horticulture graduate students were honored with fellowships by the Agricultural Research Division and the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at the Distinguished Fellowships and Awards Luncheon on Oct. 10. Those honored include Karen Da Silva, Srikanth Kodati, Jaspreet Kaur Sandhu, Jasprinder Singh, Osler Ortez and Hannah Stoll.

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Huskers plant 150 trees for Nebraska U's 150th year Monday, October 21, 2019
Associate professor Kim Todd, right, helps two students plant a tree on Oct. 16.
Students in associate professor Kim Todd’s plant identification, plant design and introduction to landscape management classes gathered Oct. 16 and 17 to begin planting 150 trees in honor of the university’s sesquicentennial.

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Soil Judging Team again sweeps regional competition Thursday, October 10, 2019
Soil Judging Team
In a demonstration of their grit, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Soil Judging Team for the second time in three years swept the Region 5 competition Oct. 3 in Grand Island, Nebraska, beating out six other teams to earn first place finishes across the board.

Full story at UNL Announce


Read installed as chair to national viticulture society Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Paul Read
Paul Read, professor of agronomy and horticulture and viticulturist, was installed as chair of the American Society for Enology and Viticulture–Eastern Section at the society’s 44th Annual Conference held at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York. He was presented with the traveling ASEV-ES chair’s gavel, which is uniquely fashioned from a piece of grapevine trunk and root, and adorned with mementos from past chairs.

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Analysis IDs ag practices to fight flood, drought Thursday, October 3, 2019
Andrea Basche
A synthesis of 89 studies across six continents has helped clarify which agricultural practices hold water when it comes to helping soils soak up precipitation — a factor critical to mitigating floods, outlasting drought and stabilizing crop yields. The roots of the solution? Put down and preserve some, said the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Andrea Basche.

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