Clint Beiermann, a University of Nebraska–Lincoln agronomy doctoral student specializing in weed science, received second place in the Weeds of Agronomic Crops Graduate Student Paper Contest at the Western Society of Weed Science Annual Meeting in Garden Grove, California March 12-15. He also received an Elena Sanchez Memorial WSWS Outstanding Student Scholarship.
Do you know a student who loves plants and science? Exploring plants at the molecular, cellular, organismal, whole plant, and ecological levels is a lot of what the plant biology major at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is all about. The coursework is flexible, so it’s all about helping you discover the right career path.
For Gloria Mwiseneza and other Rwandan scholars, the summer of 2017 was filled with new opportunities and hands-on learning about agronomy and horticulture. Mwiseneza is one of 105 Rwandan students who, as of Aug. 17, 2017, have received a scholarship and are currently participating in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Undergraduate Scholarship Program.
James Schnable, an assistant professor in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture and Center for Plant Science Innovation at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln received the Marcus Rhoades Early Career Award in maize genetics at the 60th annual Maize Genetics Conference held in France on March 24.
The Department of Agronomy and Horticulture will serve Husker-produced popcorn April 16 on the East Campus Mall and host a Scavenger Hunt in and around Plant Sciences Hall and Keim Hall as part of CASNR Week 2018, April 14-21.
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Agronomy Club will host the Students of Agronomy, Soils, and Environmental Sciences regional conference April 12–14 in Lincoln. SASES is the student organization of the American Society of Agronomy.
University recognizes 51 future Huskers during FFA convention
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
On April 5, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln recognized 51 high school seniors from Nebraska FFA chapters who have committed to attend the university in the fall. A signing ceremony was part of the 90th Nebraska FFA State Convention in Lincoln. FFA members, advisers, guests and several university leaders — including Chancellor Ronnie Green and Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources Harlan Vice Chancellor Mike Boehm — participated in the event at the Coliseum.
Monthly walking tours of greenspaces on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s East Campus are being held the first Tuesday of each month through November. The tours, which will feature Earl G. Maxwell Arboretum this year, are noon to 1 p.m. and led by Emily Levine, special projects research horticulturist.
Dry edible bean breeding greenhouse – it’s a jungle in there
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
It looks like a jungle this spring in the greenhouse used by Carlos Urrea, dry edible bean breeding specialist at the University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center, and his crew. About 800 different dry bean varieties, planted in December in individual pots, are growing like crazy — far above the typical height in Panhandle bean fields. Some are 18 to 20 feet tall, vining their way up wood dowels, twine, and into the greenhouse ceiling structure.
Samantha McConaughy, a University of Nebraska–Lincoln agronomy doctoral student specializing in plant breeding and genetics, was selected as one of 18 recipients of the highly competitive 2018 Future Leaders in Science Award sponsored by the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America and Soil Science Society of America. She received an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. to participate in the 2018 Congressional Visits Day March 7-8.