A new connection for dry-bean research: Scottsbluff and 10 African nations Monday, September 13, 2021
Nebraska's Carlos Urrea (left) and Teshale A. Mamo, a bean breeder and research coordinator from Tanzania, Africa, tour Urrea's research plots at Scottsbluff.

A dry bean breeder based in western Nebraska and a bean breeder from Tanzania, Africa, met in Scottsbluff this week to get acquainted, discuss their breeding work, and tour laboratories and plots at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Panhandle Research and Extension Center at Scottsbluff.

The new connection might open a channel of international collaboration to improve dry edible beans and help improve nutrition and food security in Eastern and Central Africa.

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Agronomy and Horticulture Seminar Series starts Sept. 10 Thursday, September 2, 2021
Nebraska's Humberto Blanco will present this fall's first Agronomy and Horticulture seminar Sept. 10.
This fall’s Agronomy and Horticulture Seminar Series begins with “BIOCHAR – What Do We Really Know About Its Benefits?,” presented by Nebraska’s Humberto Blanco Sept. 10.

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Backyard Farmer invites live audience for season finale Tuesday, August 31, 2021
The Backyard Farmer panel will hold a Q&A session with a live audience Sept. 1 beginning at 5 p.m. in the Backyard Farmer Garden on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln East Campus.
Backyard Farmer invites the public to attend a Q&A session with the panel Sept. 1 beginning at 5 p.m. in the Backyard Farmer Garden on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln East Campus.

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Summer internship leads to scientific publication for high school student Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Ryleigh Grove, a North Star High School senior, measures leaf angles of sorghum for research project in the Schnable Lab as part of Young Nebraska Scientists summer program. James Schnable | Agronomy and Horticulture

For some high school students, an ideal summer is one spent hanging out with friends.

For Ryleigh Grove, a North Star High School senior, conducting science research in a lab at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, was an opportunity she couldn’t pass up.

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Science Communication Workshop is Sept. 10 Thursday, August 26, 2021
 The inaugural IANR Graduate Student Science Communication Workshop will be held Sept. 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Dinsdale Learning Commons.
The inaugural IANR Graduate Student Science Communication Workshop will be held Sept. 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Dinsdale Learning Commons.

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Hops field day features research and demos Thursday, August 26, 2021
Milos Zaric, a Nebraska doctoral student in agronomy and horticulture (center), presents the 3/4-acre hop yard associated with his work at the West Central Research, Extension and Education Center in North Platte Aug. 21.
Eighteen people attended a hops field day Aug. 21 at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s West Central Research, Extension and Education Center in North Platte.

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Grassland Studies fall seminar series opens Aug. 30 Wednesday, August 25, 2021
 prairie
The 26th annual fall seminar series offered by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Center for Grassland Studies will include 13 presentations on topics related to climate change and grassland ecosystem services, carbon sequestration, collaborative adaptive rangeland management, pollinators in public and private spaces, and seeded perennial grasslands.

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2021 Herbicide-resistant Palmer amaranth Management Field Day featured research and demonstrations Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Amit Jhala discusses a project for control of herbicide-resistant Palmer amaranth in a field near Carleton, Nebraska.

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Herbicide-Resistant Palmer amaranth Management Field Day featured research and demonstrations by the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture Weed Science team and Nebraska Extension near Carleton on June 28. The field day was organized in a grower’s field infested with acetolactate synthase inhibitors, atrazine and glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth and funded by a grant from the Nebraska Corn Board.

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Fall semester re-entry testing begins Aug. 15 Monday, August 16, 2021
UNL City Campus
As directed by Lincoln-Lancaster County public health officials, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s re-entry saliva-based testing for COVID-19 will be available from Aug. 15-22.

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11 students earn degrees Friday, August 13, 2021
 Agronomy and Horticulture Department Head Martha Mamo (third from right) celebrates with Elnazsadat Hosseinighdam (from left), Lindsey Overmyer, Shawn McDonald, Kailon Lang, Dinesh Panday and Jasmine Mausbach at the department graduation reception Aug. 13.

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln will confer more than 600 degrees during commencement exercises Aug. 13 and 14 at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Among those will be 11 students from the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture and Doctor of Plant Health.

The arena, 400 Pinnacle Arena Drive, will host a ceremony for students earning graduate and professional degrees at 3 p.m. Aug. 13 and one for those earning bachelor’s degrees at 9 a.m. Aug. 14. Doors open to the public at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 13 and 7:30 a.m. Aug. 14.

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