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.
Mint: New crop for the Panhandle?
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.