Agus with Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture to present at special seminar Sept. 23 Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Fahmuddin Agus
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.”

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Celebration of Service, All-University Picnic are Sept. 18 Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Michael Wilford poses with his 35 years of service honor
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.

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Agronomy and Horticulture Seminar Series starts Sept. 6 Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Harkamal Walia
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.

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Bringing the heat to weed management Tuesday, September 3, 2019
prototype 8-torch flame weeding apparatus
After seven years of research, scientists from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are ready to light up Nebraska agriculture with a new weeding innovation. This team, headed by Dr. Stevan Knezevic, professor of integrated weed management, and George Gogos, professor of mechanical and materials engineering, presented their findings on the application of heat as a means of weed management in agriculture at a workshop Aug. 19, at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center in Ithaca, Neb.

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Walia awarded Heuermann Chair designation Thursday, August 29, 2019
Harkamal Walia
Harkamal Walia, University of Nebraska–Lincoln associate professor of agronomy and horticulture and Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute Faculty Fellow, was awarded the Heuermann Chair of Agronomy and Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute.

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Nebraska team merges machine learning, plant genetics to maximize sorghum potential Thursday, August 22, 2019
$2.7 million grant from USDE
Through a $2.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, a University of Nebraska–Lincoln research team is developing ways to maximize sorghum potentials across the United States.

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IANR Faculty Spotlight: James Schnable Thursday, August 22, 2019
James Schnable
What is your position at the University of Nebraska—Lincoln? I'm an associate professor in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture. I work with the Quantitative Life Sciences Initiative, the Center for Plant Science Innovation, and the Nebraska Food for Health Center.

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A bioinformatics journey from Brazil to Nebraska and back Monday, August 19, 2019
Daniel Santana de Carvalho
In honor of the hundreds of degrees the university will confer this weekend, we’re highlighting the journey of one newly-minted doctoral recipient, Dr. Daniel Santana de Carvalho.

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Powers cultivates sense of community at Backyard Farmer Garden Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Ann Powers in Backyard Famer Garden
It’s a clear, bright morning on Nebraska’s East Campus, and the Backyard Farmer Garden is already buzzing with activity. Ann Powers can’t help but smile when she looks over the community space. She took over as primary caretaker of the garden in May, and the gig has quickly became a labor of love.

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Grower, researcher say Nebraska needs to step slowly into hemp market Thursday, August 8, 2019
Ismail Dweikat
Midwest Hop Producers was one of 10 growers to be randomly selected to participate in the first year of the state's Hemp Cultivation/Processing Research Program, established by a bill (LB657) passed by the Nebraska Legislature and signed into law this spring by Gov. Pete Ricketts.

Full story at Lincoln Journal Star


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