30 Agronomy and Horticulture students make CASNR Dean's List Friday, June 21, 2019

Thirty undergraduate students in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture have been named to the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Spring 2019 Dean’s list. Students must have a 3.75 minimum grade-point average on a four-point scale and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 or more graded semester hours to qualify. Agronomy and Horticulture students who qualified are listed at agronomy.unl.edu/deans-list.

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Campus workshops educate the hop enthusiast, grower Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Hop Workshops May 2019
Eighteen individuals from Nebraska and Iowa took advantage of the opportunity to attend two, free hop workshops offered at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln May 31. Nebraska Hops will be hosting a field day June 22 at Oak Creek Hops in Kearney, Nebraska.

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Glyphosate-Resistant Palmer Amaranth Management Field Day is July 10 Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Palmer amaranth
Jason Norsworthy, a weed scientist from the University of Arkansas, will be the keynote speaker at this year's Glyphosate-Resistant Palmer Amaranth Management Field Day. The free event will be Wednesday, July 10, at Carleton, Nebraska.

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Horticulture graduate certificate program announces revised course rotation Thursday, June 6, 2019
Horticulture Certificates
An updated course rotation has been announced for three online horticulture graduate certificates offered through the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the AG*IDEA (Interactive Distance Education Alliance) consortium.

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Students gain cover crop management experience in competition Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Students in Agronomy 204 Resource Efficient Crop Management class cut cover crops prior to weighing.
College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources students in Andrea Basche’s spring semester Agronomy 204 Resource Efficient Crop Management class made real-world decisions by planning, planting, cutting and weighing plants in a cover crop challenge. Basche, a University of Nebraska–Lincoln assistant professor of agronomy and horticulture, said the challenge gave her students practical experience growing and evaluating cover crops.

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55 earn degrees in May Thursday, May 30, 2019
Salvador Ramirez and Leonardo Bastos Graduation May 2019
The university conferred 3,490 degrees — a record number — during commencement exercises May 3 and 4 at the arena and the Lied Center for Performing Arts. Fifty-five graduates from the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture were invited to participate.

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Cover crop research team receives Nebraska Environmental Trust grant Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Andrea Basche, left, receives a grant from Mark Brohman, Executive Director of the Nebraska Environmental Trust.
Three University of Nebraska–Lincoln Department of Agronomy and Horticulture faculty were awarded a grant from the Nebraska Environmental Trust to develop a decision-support tool for the successful incorporation of cover crops into Nebraska cropping systems. Principal investigators include Andrea Basche, assistant professor, Daren Redfearn, associate professor, and Katja Koehler-Cole, research assistant professor.

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Weed Management Field Day is June 26 Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Palmer amaranth
Growers, crop consultants, ag professionals and extension educators are encouraged to attend Nebraska Extension's Weed Management Field Day June 26 at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s South Central Agricultural Laboratory near Clay Center. The field day will include on-site demonstrations of herbicides for weed control in corn, popcorn, and soybean.

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Uncovering buried secrets of an endangered beetle Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Alison Ludwig
NRT student Alison Ludwig describes the subject of her master’s research as simultaneously “interesting,” “creepy” and “charismatic.” She is studying the American burying beetle and examining the effects of prescribed burns and other environmental factors on the insect.

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Risk assessment process used to evaluate GM crops Tuesday, May 21, 2019
corn plant
Continued misconceptions about genetically modified, or GM, crops has prompted Leah Sandall, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Department of Agronomy and Horticulture Distance Education Coordinator, to co-author an article in the journal Global Food Security, titled "Risks and opportunities of GM crops: Bt maize example."

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