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Soil Judging Team sweeps regional competition Friday, October 6, 2017
Samantha Teten - Soil Judging Contest
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Soil Judging Team swept the Region 5 competition Sept. 28 in Redfield, South Dakota, beating out seven other teams to earn first place finishes across the board. The win puts the team in a top position for the 2018 National Soil Judging Contest set for spring in Tennessee.

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Tree planting event is Oct. 21 in Grand Island Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Hands-on tree planting training will be offered as part of "Re-Tree the Family Fun Zone" Oct. 21 in Grand Island.
Members of the public interested in learning more about proper tree planting are encouraged to attend “Re-Tree the Family Fun Zone,” a special tree planting event on Oct. 21 at the family fun zone area of Fonner Park, 700 E. Stolley Park Rd, Grand Island, Neb. Nebraska Extension Master Gardeners are working with the Nebraska State Fair, the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum and the Grand Island Tree Board to plan the event.

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Nebraska project aims to improve land use efficiency Tuesday, October 3, 2017
$1 million grant from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research
A University of Nebraska-Lincoln research team will investigate how to improve land use efficiency through the integration of livestock and crop production systems. The project is funded by a $1 million grant from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research. The team, which includes members of a new Nebraska Beef Systems Research Initiative, expects an integrated system, which overlays cattle grazing with existing crop production systems, to increase output per acre and reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with production.

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Study unearths benefits, limits of fertilizing soybeans Friday, September 29, 2017
Nicolás Cafaro La Menza and Patricio Grassini
Soybean crops in highly productive fields demand more nitrogen than natural sources alone can supply, says a new study from University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Argentine researchers. “It has been a longstanding question whether the nitrogen supply from nitrogen fixation and mineralization is sufficient to sustain high soybean yields,” said author Patricio Grassini, assistant professor of agronomy and horticulture.

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Eighteen department employees honored for years of service Thursday, September 28, 2017
Chancellor Ronnie Green used part of his Sept. 19 State of the University address to honor 13 employees who have worked 45 or more years at the university. Congratulations to Professor Chuck Francis for 40 years of service and to all Agronomy and Horticulture honorees.

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Husker Weed Science Teams take top honors at student competition Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Nebraska Graduate Student Weed Science Team
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln graduate student Weed Science Team took first place and the undergraduate team second in the North Central Weed Science Society Student Weed Contest held July 27 at Iowa State University. The Nebraska team, represented by 14 undergraduate and 12 graduate students, had a successful showing, bringing home 16 team and individual plaques.

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Registration open for Nebraska Grower and Brewer Conference & Trade Show Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Hop bines
Registration is now open for the second annual Nebraska Grower and Brewer Conference & Trade Show Jan. 18–19, 2018, at the Embassy Suites Omaha Downtown Old Market. The conference will feature a variety of sessions for hop growers and craft brewers throughout the two-day event. Several prominent speakers from around the country will be on hand.

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Agronomy and horticulture seminars begin Sept. 15 Monday, September 11, 2017
Sorghum
Nebraska’s annual fall Agronomy and Horticulture Seminar Series opens Sept. 15 with an exploration into if modifications to sorghum and wheat make the crops more susceptible to diseases.

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Field day covers weed control options and cover crop research Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Amit Jhala
A total of 165 participants attended the 2017 Nebraska Extension Weed Management and Cover Crops Field Day, June 28 at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln South Central Agricultural Laboratory near Clay Center, Nebraska. Amit Jhala, Nebraska Extension weed management specialist, and Roger Elmore, Nebraska Extension cropping systems specialist, organized and led the tour.

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'Do Your Part for the Environment' presentation Sept. 7 Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Do Your Part for the Environment
University of Nebraska–Lincoln Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources and Nebraska Statewide Arboretum are hosting “Do Your Part for the Environment” at noon Sept. 7, in Keim Hall, Room 150. This presentation kicks off the Brown-bag Gatherings “All Things Green” series. Each presentation is at noon on the first Thursday of the month, in Keim Hall, Room 150.

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