PASSeL, the Plant and Soil Sciences e-Library website developed by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, was updated in 2019 for a cleaner, more modern, responsive and mobile-friendly experience. With a 20-year reputation as a quality educational resource, PASSeL is comprised of free online learning resources developed by team members whose mission is to disseminate unbiased, cutting-edge plant and soil sciences research information.
This spring’s Agronomy and Horticulture Seminar Series begins with “Reflections, Misconceptions and Other Issues in Plant Breeding Applications: From Sparsity to Sparse Testing, Noise Prediction and Other Unexplored Topics” presented by Nebraska’s Diego Jarquín Jan. 24.
Allen and panel deliver Heuermann Lecture on resilience
Friday, January 3, 2020
Scientists estimate the world’s population will increase to 9 billion by 2050 and agricultural production will need to increase by up to 70 percent to meet the increased demand for food, fuel, feed and fiber. At the final Heuermann Lecture of 2019, Craig Allen, Andrea Basche and Michael Forsberg gave hope and strategies for meeting this need while maintaining healthy agricultural ecosystems.
Early warning: Ecological screening looks to preserve Sandhills, native ecosystems
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Dirac Twidwell, Dan Uden and fellow ecologists are wary of waiting on their field to catch up, of watching 10,000-year-old land cover disappear across neighboring states, of wondering whether the Sandhills and Loess Canyons can rebuff the ecological equivalents of infection.
Amit Jhala, University of Nebraska–Lincoln associate professor of agronomy and horticulture and Nebraska Extension weed specialist, was honored with the Nebraska Cooperative Extension Association Award of Excellence Creative Individual Program for organizing Herbicide-Resistant Weed Management Field Days at the Nebraska Extension Fall Conference and NCEA Annual Conference in Kearney, Nebraska.
Greg Kruger, associate professor of agronomy and horticulture and weed science and application technology specialist, received an Excellence in Extension Award in Engagement at the Nebraska Fall Conference and Nebraska Cooperative Extension Association Annual Conference in Kearney, Nebraska.
University of Nebraska–Lincoln horticulture senior Tran Kim Ngan “Mia” Luong, of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, has been named a Chancellor’s Scholar. Loung, along with ten other Nebraska seniors graduating in December, will be recognized during the undergraduate commencement ceremony Dec. 21 at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
Walter H. Schacht, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Sunkist Fiesta Bowl Professor of Agronomy in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture and the School of Natural Resources, will retire December 31 after a 25-year career focused on teaching and research. A retirement reception is from 3 to 4:30 p.m. December 13 at the Goodding Learning Center, 280 Plant Sciences Hall, East Campus.