Jhala receives Epsilon Sigma Phi Early Career Outstanding Extension Leadership Award Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Amit Jhala
Amit Jhala, University of Nebraska–Lincoln associate professor of agronomy and horticulture and Nebraska Extension weed management specialist, was honored with the Early Career Outstanding Extension Leadership Award from Nebraska’s Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi.

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Mint: New crop for the Panhandle? Tuesday, April 7, 2020
A mint variety trial plot at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center
Mint is not grown commercially in Nebraska on a large scale yet – there are less than 500 acres – but a project at the University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center at Scottsbluff is aimed at providing answers about whether farmers could grow it here and which varieties might grow best.

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Amori and Ortez receive agronomy awards Friday, April 3, 2020
Anthony Amori and Osler Ortez
Anthony Amori and Osler Ortez, University of Nebraska–Lincoln doctoral students, were selected by the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture for awards.

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Martinez discovers Nebraska through online education Wednesday, April 1, 2020
On his farm near Santa Ana,  El Salvador, Carlos Martinez stands in a sugarcane field plowed with a tractor and machinery he built.  Carlos Eduardo Somoza Vargas
After he became the manager of his family farm, Carlos Martinez of El Salvador wanted to learn more about agronomy, so he researched online for educational opportunities and classes. He found the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Agronomy and Horticulture Online and Distance Education program and decided to start with a noncredit course in plant science taught by Don Lee, professor of agronomy and horticulture. Martinez, ended up earning a Master of Science in agronomy, specializing in crop physiology and production from Nebraska.

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Read the latest department annual newsletter Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Agronomy and Horticulture Annual Newsletter 2019
Download the latest issue of Pots, Plots and Plants, the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture annual newsletter, featuring faculty and staff, student clubs, curriculum committee news, theories of resilience and systems science, crop modeling, integrating grazing into cropping systems, the Backyard Farmer Garden and more.

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7 faculty receive Parents’ Recognition Awards Monday, March 30, 2020
Donald Lee (from left), David Holding and David Lambe are honored at the 2020 Parents’ Recognition Awards ceremony March 6. Loren Rye | Pixel Lab
Seven Department of Agronomy and Horticulture faculty members were honored for their outstanding support to students during the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Parents’ Recognition Awards ceremony March 6 in the Willa Cather Dining Complex.

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Shapiro named SSSA Fellow Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Charles Shapiro
Charles Shapiro, agronomy and horticulture professor emeritus, was named a Soil Science Society of America Fellow at the 2019 American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America and SSSA International Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas. Fellow is the highest recognition bestowed by SSSA. Members of the society nominate worthy colleagues based on their professional achievements and meritorious service.

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Grant to help corn, wheat growers manage nitrogen fertilizer application Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Drone used for research in Nebraska Extension’s On-Farm Research Network.
Corn and wheat growers across Nebraska will be able to gain hands-on experience with cutting-edge technologies that will allow them to more precisely identify the amount of nitrogen fertilizer their crops need, while preventing excess nitrates from ending up in the state’s water supply.

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Nebraska team links wild wheat gene to drought tolerance in cultivated wheat Monday, March 9, 2020
Nebraska’s Harkamal Walia and colleagues have described a novel form of a gene obtained from wild wheat that has the potential to improve drought tolerance in cultivated wheat. Craig Chandler | University Communication
New research from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln has led to the discovery of a novel gene that improves drought adaptation in wheat — a breakthrough that could contribute to increased world food security.

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Eight weed science students earn top honors at annual meeting Thursday, February 27, 2020
Jose Scarparo de Sanctis
Eight University of Nebraska–Lincoln agronomy and horticulture students took top honors at the 2019 North Central Weed Science Society Meeting held in Columbus, Ohio. The eight include graduate students Ethann Barnes, Jose Scarparo de Sanctis, Jesaelen Gizotti de Moraes, Shawn McDonald and Milos Zaric, and undergraduate students Ana Clara Gomes, Arthur Franco Teodore Duarte and Daniel de Araujo Doretto.

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