Husker team gains momentum toward developing nitrogen-efficient crops Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Aerial photo of sorghum being grown under two nitrogen conditions at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln's Havelock Farm in summer 2021. The photo was taken using an unoccupied aerial vehicle, which is employed for high-throughput phenotyping.
As nitrogen fertilizer prices rise across the country, a research team that includes University of Nebraska–Lincoln scientists has gained new resources and partners as they work to decrease the amount of nitrogen that crops such as sorghum and corn require to reach their maximum yield potential.

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Turning innovators into entrepreneurs Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Daniel Schachtman
Innovations are springing from labs and classrooms universitywide. To help launch these big ideas, NUtech Ventures hosts introductory entrepreneurship workshops.

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Nebraska researchers debut new interactive wheat variety app Friday, November 19, 2021
The new Wheat Variety App makes reviewing variety testing data easier than ever before, with filters that enable app users to build, review and save a customized report.
After two years of product development and testing, a team of researchers at University of Nebraska-Lincoln is unveiling its new Wheat Variety App — a web-based application that contains the same results Nebraska growers have come to expect from UNL’s Crop Variety and Hybrid Testing Program research, but in a new customized format. With a few clicks, growers can now filter test results to find their perfect wheat variety options with ease.

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Service Award Celebration honors 24 department employees for their service to Nebraska Friday, November 19, 2021
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln honored 977 faculty and staff for their years of service to the university Nov. 18 including Department of Agronomy and Horticulture’s Carol Caha, a lab manager and research technologist, for 45 years of service.
Twenty-four Department of Agronomy and Horticulture employees were honored during a Celebration of Service event on Nov. 18.

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Orders open for annual poinsettia sale Friday, November 19, 2021
Horticulture senior Brandon Mars waters poinsettias in the Teaching Greenhouse West in 2019. Craig Chandler | University Communication

Online sales are open for the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Horticulture Club’s annual poinsettia sale.

Advance orders for plants, which come in 4-, 6- and 25-inch sizes, will be taken through Nov. 26. Pickup for these orders will be Dec. 1, noon to 4 p.m. at the Teaching Greenhouse West, 1875 N. 38th St.

There will also be an in-person sale Dec. 2, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at both the Nebraska Union and Nebraska East Union.

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Nebraska Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program Training is Open for 2022 Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Applications are being accepted for beginner training as a volunteer in the Nebraska Extension Master Gardener program. 2022 classes will be presented in an in-person virtual hybrid format.
Applications are being accepted for beginner training as a volunteer in the Nebraska Extension Master Gardener program. 2022 classes will be presented in an in-person virtual hybrid format.

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Hydroponics open house set for Nov. 23 Thursday, November 11, 2021
Students listen to Stacy Adams, agronomy and horticulture associate professor of practice, in the Horticulture 307 Hydroponics For Growing Populations class this fall.
The Horticulture 307 Hydroponics for Growing Populations class will demonstrate hydroponic systems during an open house Nov. 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Plant Science Teaching Greenhouse on Nebraska East Campus.

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University to host Soil Health Summit on Nov. 19 Wednesday, November 10, 2021
The university will host a Soil Health Summit from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 19 in the Nebraska East Union.
Soil is the topic of an upcoming Soil Health Summit, which will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 19 in the Nebraska East Union, 1705 Arbor Drive. The event is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required.

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Baltensperger and Sorensen receive Lifetime Achievement Award Thursday, October 28, 2021
Arden Baltensperger and Robert "Bob" Sorensen receive 2021 Department of Agronomy and Horticulture Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award.

Arden Albert Baltensperger and Robert "Bob" Sorensen, University of Nebraska–Lincoln alumni, received the 2021 Department of Agronomy and Horticulture Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award.

This award is the highest honor bestowed upon graduates of the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture who have made significant contributions to their community, state and nation through professional service, public service and/or civic engagement.

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Krupek earns Heuermann Plant Science Fellowship Thursday, October 21, 2021
Fernanda Krupek

Fernanda Krupek, doctoral student studying cropping systems and soil health management in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, earned a 2021 Heuermann Plant Science Fellowship. The award recognizes doctoral program students for excellence in plant science research and for potential for accomplishments in the field.

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