Nebraska turf team takes 6th in national Turf Bowl Wednesday, February 21, 2024
The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America awards the University of Nebraska Team 35 and adviser Anne Streich with sixth-place during the 2024 Collegiate Turf Bowl competition at the GCSAA conference in Phoenix.

A University of Nebraska–Lincoln turfgrass competition team took sixth place out of 63 teams from 28 universities at the 30th Annual Collegiate Turf Bowl competition on Jan. 31. The competition, presented in partnership with John Deere, was held at the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America Conference and Trade Show in Phoenix.

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Department spring banquet is April 15 Tuesday, February 20, 2024
The Agronomy and Horticulture Spring Banquet will be held April 15 in the Great Plains Room at the Nebraska East Union.
The Agronomy and Horticulture Spring Banquet will be held April 15 in the Great Plains Room at the Nebraska East Union.

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Frels to present award for research into improving nutrition in healthy foods Monday, February 19, 2024
Katherine Frels

Katherine Frels, a scientist and assistant professor in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture and a collaborator with the Nebraska Food for Health Center, will be among the presenters of the newly-established Marie Clark Taylor CGF Fellowship. Frels will present the award to Delaware State University student Lauren A. Waller at the Feb. 21 Coalition for Grain Fiber workshop in Kansas City, Kansas.

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Zuppa selected to receive Sustainable Agriculture Grant from NCR-SARE Monday, February 19, 2024
A North Central Region – Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Grant of $14,850 was recently awarded to Vinicius Zuppa and Cody Creech at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Sidney, Nebraska.
A North Central Region – Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Grant of $14,850 was recently awarded to Vinicius Zuppa and Cody Creech at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Sidney, Nebraska. The award is for the project “Investigating Wheat Stem Sawfly's Impact on Winter Wheat Residue, Soil Health, Soil-Water Storage, and Corn Yield in a Dryland Cropping System.”

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Uden receives junior faculty award Wednesday, February 14, 2024
Dan Uden received a Junior Faculty for Excellence in Research award from Nebraska’s Agricultural Research Division at the All Hands meeting in the East Union on February 13.

Dan Uden received a Junior Faculty for Excellence in Research award from Nebraska’s Agricultural Research Division at the All Hands meeting in the East Union on February 13.

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Show your Husker love during Glow Big Red Feb. 14–15 Wednesday, February 14, 2024
Glow Big Red is the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s annual 24-hour giving event when Huskers around the world come together to support scholarships, colleges and programs, student groups and activities, inclusion, mental health and many other areas. Make your gift today or any time to the Agronomy and Horticulture students before noon Feb. 15.
Love and generosity will be in the air during the Glow Big Red — 24 Hours of Husker Giving campaign, Feb. 14-15.

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Rice joins department faculty as assistant professor Wednesday, February 7, 2024
Brian Rice
Brian Rice began Jan. 1 as an assistant professor in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture. He has a 70% research and a 30% teaching appointment.

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Nebraska Plant Science Symposium Series set for April 29 Wednesday, February 7, 2024
2024 Nebraska Plant Science Symposium Series – Innovating Plant Science: Where STEM Meets Stem

The 2024 Nebraska Plant Science Symposium Series – Innovating Plant Science: Where STEM Meets Stem – is set for Monday, April 29, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center in Lincoln.

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Mittman named Chancellor's Scholar Tuesday, February 6, 2024
Matt Mittman

Matt Mittman is one of 20 University of Nebraska–Lincoln students who were recognized as Chancellor’s Scholars during the undergraduate commencement ceremonies Dec. 16, 2023, at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

Chancellor’s Scholars are students who have maintained 4.0 grade-point averages on all collegiate work at Nebraska and elsewhere. This is the highest academic honor awarded to graduating undergraduates.

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Study points to Africa’s opportunities to boost rice production Monday, February 5, 2024
Currently, domestic rice production in Africa meets about 60% of the continent’s demand. That import dependence places Africa in a vulnerable position. Courtesy | Alencar Zanon
Africa’s rice sector has major opportunities to increase its yield gains through improved agronomic practices while avoiding massive land conversion, a study by international scientists including a Husker co-investigator finds.

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