41 Agronomy and Horticulture students make CASNR Dean's List Thursday, July 9, 2020
Forty-one undergraduate students in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture have been named to the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Spring 2020 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 below and at agronomy.unl.edu/casnr-deans-list.
Baenziger awarded $650,000 for hybrid wheat research Wednesday, July 1, 2020P. Stephen Baenziger, professor and Wheat Growers Presidential Chair in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, has received $650,000 for a project that has the potential to improve wheat productivity through the development of hybrid wheat varieties.
Jhala receives NET grant to study atrazine alternatives Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Amit Jhala, University of Nebraska–Lincoln associate professor of agronomy and horticulture and Nebraska Extension weed management specialist, has received a three-year grant from The Nebraska Environmental Trust for a project titled "Detecting Atrazine Dissipation and Evaluating Herbicide Programs without Atrazine for Weed Control in Corn and their Environmental Impact Quotient: Research and Extension."
Anderson retires after nearly 30 years of Hay and Forage Minute Tuesday, June 30, 2020Bruce Anderson has been making hay with the Hay and Forage Minute radio program, which airs on stations across Nebraska, since February 1991. Over nearly 30 years, Anderson, a Nebraska Extension forage specialist, has written and recorded more than 3,000 radio shows on warm-season grasses, forage quality for hay and pasture systems, and forage-livestock systems.
Das works with Maharjan on soil health research Thursday, June 11, 2020
Bijesh Maharjan, agronomy and horticulture assistant professor and soil nutrient and management specialist, has been building his soil research and Extension program for several years at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center in Scottsbluff. Now, Maharjan’s program has grown with the addition of Saurav Das, post-doctoral research associate in soil health.
Soil Health Gap establishes benchmark for soil health management Thursday, June 11, 2020
Soil health advocates say interest is growing in nurturing the health of the vital natural resource. But there’s no standard way to measure soil health or predict its potential for improvement.
Now, a soil scientist at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is proposing a name and a concept that could help establish the parameters for measuring baseline soil health and its potential for improvement.