Connect with industry leaders at Seed Your Future event March 23 Friday, March 17, 2023The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Agronomy and Horticulture and the University of Georgia Department of Horticulture are working with Seed Your Future to promote plant careers at an event for students on March 23 at 3:30 p.m. in Keim Hall, Room 150, on Nebraska East Campus.
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Cafaro La Menza continues in department, now as assistant professor Friday, March 17, 2023Nicolas Cafaro La Menza began May 1, 2022, as an assistant professor and cropping systems specialist in agronomy and horticulture at the West Central Research, Extension and Education Center in North Platte. Cafaro La Menza has a 50% research and a 50% extension appointment.
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Growing the Future of Agriculture Friday, March 10, 2023Production agriculture contributes more than $25 billion to Nebraska’s economy each year, thanks to the hard work of Nebraska farmers and ranchers working on 48,000 farms and ranches spread across nearly 45 million acres. In fact, farms and ranches use 92 percent of Nebraska’s total land area.
Jhala Honored with WSSA Herbicide-Resistant Weed Management Award Friday, March 10, 2023Amit Jhala was honored with the Herbicide-Resistant Weed Management Award by Weed Science Society of America’s United States Herbicide Resistance Action Committee during the joint WSSA and Northeastern Weed Science Society annual meeting in Arlington, Virginia, Jan. 30. Jhala is an associate professor, associate department head and Nebraska Extension weed management specialist in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
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Crops judging team takes 4th at Iowa State contest Wednesday, March 8, 2023The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Crops Judging Team placed fourth at the Iowa State University crops judging contest on March 4 in Ames, Iowa.
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DAWN project launches first phase of an innovative, web-based decision-support tool Wednesday, March 8, 2023
The team coordinating the Dashboard for Agricultural Water Use and Nutrient Management Project is seeking farmers and agricultural advisors to provide feedback on newly-launched decision support tools. During Phase 1, the DAWN team wants to work closely with corn and soybean producers. The DAWN website can be accessed at dawn.umd.edu. Agricultural producers can explore the DAWN web tools and also, sign up for the newsletter which provides opportunities for surveys and focus groups in the coming months.
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Former NCAA athletic fields manager is new turfgrass extension educator Monday, March 6, 2023Amanda Folck began Jan. 1 as an assistant extension educator in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture. Folck has a 90% extension and a 10% teaching appointment.
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Agronomy Club hosts workshop for high school students Wednesday, March 1, 2023
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Agronomy Club hosted Experience Agronomy Day for high school students and FFA chapters on Feb. 25 in the Nebraska East Union. This event was open to all Nebraska high school students.
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Green Career Week is Feb. 27 to March 3 Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Feb. 27 to March 3 has been designated Green Career Week, a nationwide effort led by local horticulture, agriculture and floriculture businesses and organizations around the country designed to expose high school students to outstanding career opportunities in these fields.
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Lindquist honored with WSSA Outstanding Research Award Wednesday, February 15, 2023John Lindquist, University of Nebraska–Lincoln professor of agronomy and horticulture, was honored with the Outstanding Research Award by the Weed Science Society of America during the joint WSSA and Northeastern Weed Science Society annual meeting in Arlington, Virginia, Jan. 30. This award is for WSSA members who have conducted creative and innovative research with a significant impact on the scientific concepts or practices of weed science and was established to recognize outstanding contributions to both applied and basic weed science research.
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