Soil Judging Team again sweeps regional competition
Thursday, October 10, 2019
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.
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.
Analysis IDs ag practices to fight flood, drought
Thursday, October 3, 2019
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.
Early detection of changing ecosystems is aim of Nebraska-led research
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
University of Nebraska–Lincoln ecologist Dirac Twidwell said it’s time to transplant this model of proactivity to a field that’s very different from medicine, but equally consequential: agricultural resilience, or the ability of ecosystems to withstand rapid and sudden transitions to an undesired state.
The Department of Agronomy and Horticulture and Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences are co-hosting an IANR Tailgate starting at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Nebraska Veterinary Diagnostic Center before the Nebraska vs. Ohio State football game.
The Crop Science Society of America has announced that it will award its 2019 Early Career Award to Cody F. Creech, assistant professor of agronomy and horticulture and dryland cropping systems specialist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Panhandle Research and Extension Center.
Bruce Anderson, University of Nebraska–Lincoln professor of agronomy and horticulture and Extension forage specialist, was honored for 40 years of service at the Sept. 18 universitywide Celebration of Service event held at the Coliseum. 26 other department employees ranging from five to 35 years of service to the university were also honored.
A special seminar, hosted by the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, will be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 23 in Keim Hall, Room 150. Fahmuddin Agus, a senior researcher with the Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and Development, will present “Between a rock and a hard place: Carbon emissions and oil palm cultivation in peatlands.”
Celebration of Service, All-University Picnic are Sept. 18
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Chancellor Ronnie Green will lead a universitywide Celebration of Service, honoring nearly 1,000 faculty and staff, on Sept. 18. Bruce Anderson, professor of agronomy and horticulture, will be honored for 40 years of service along with 26 other department employees ranging from five to 35 years of employment with the university.
This fall’s Agronomy and Horticulture Seminar Series begins with “Improving Heat Resilience in Cereals” presented by Nebraska’s Harkamal Walia at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 6 in Keim Hall, Room 150. Refreshments will be served at 3 p.m.