Thirty undergraduate students in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture have been named to the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Spring 2019 Dean’s list. Students must have a 3.75 minimum grade-point average on a four-point scale and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 or more graded semester hours to qualify. Agronomy and Horticulture students who qualified are listed at agronomy.unl.edu/deans-list.
Eighteen individuals from Nebraska and Iowa took advantage of the opportunity to attend two, free hop workshops offered at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln May 31. Nebraska Hops will be hosting a field day June 22 at Oak Creek Hops in Kearney, Nebraska.
Glyphosate-Resistant Palmer Amaranth Management Field Day is July 10
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Jason Norsworthy, a weed scientist from the University of Arkansas, will be the keynote speaker at this year's Glyphosate-Resistant Palmer Amaranth Management Field Day. The free event will be Wednesday, July 10, at Carleton, Nebraska.
An updated course rotation has been announced for three online horticulture graduate certificates offered through the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the AG*IDEA (Interactive Distance Education Alliance) consortium.
College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources students in Andrea Basche’s spring semester Agronomy 204 Resource Efficient Crop Management class made real-world decisions by planning, planting, cutting and weighing plants in a cover crop challenge. Basche, a University of Nebraska–Lincoln assistant professor of agronomy and horticulture, said the challenge gave her students practical experience growing and evaluating cover crops.
The university conferred 3,490 degrees — a record number — during commencement exercises May 3 and 4 at the arena and the Lied Center for Performing Arts. Fifty-five graduates from the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture were invited to participate.
Three University of Nebraska–Lincoln Department of Agronomy and Horticulture faculty were awarded a grant from the Nebraska Environmental Trust to develop a decision-support tool for the successful incorporation of cover crops into Nebraska cropping systems. Principal investigators include Andrea Basche, assistant professor, Daren Redfearn, associate professor, and Katja Koehler-Cole, research assistant professor.
Weed Management Field Day is June 26
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Growers, crop consultants, ag professionals and extension educators are encouraged to attend Nebraska Extension's Weed Management Field Day June 26 at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s South Central Agricultural Laboratory near Clay Center. The field day will include on-site demonstrations of herbicides for weed control in corn, popcorn, and soybean.
Uncovering buried secrets of an endangered beetle
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
NRT 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.
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."