Bringing the heat to weed management Tuesday, September 3, 2019
prototype 8-torch flame weeding apparatus
After seven years of research, scientists from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are ready to light up Nebraska agriculture with a new weeding innovation. This team, headed by Dr. Stevan Knezevic, professor of integrated weed management, and George Gogos, professor of mechanical and materials engineering, presented their findings on the application of heat as a means of weed management in agriculture at a workshop Aug. 19, at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center in Ithaca, Neb.

Full story at Midwest Messenger


Walia awarded Heuermann Chair designation Thursday, August 29, 2019
Harkamal Walia
Harkamal Walia, University of Nebraska–Lincoln associate professor of agronomy and horticulture and Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute Faculty Fellow, was awarded the Heuermann Chair of Agronomy and Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute.

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Nebraska team merges machine learning, plant genetics to maximize sorghum potential Thursday, August 22, 2019
$2.7 million grant from USDE
Through a $2.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, a University of Nebraska–Lincoln research team is developing ways to maximize sorghum potentials across the United States.

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IANR Faculty Spotlight: James Schnable Thursday, August 22, 2019
James Schnable
What is your position at the University of Nebraska—Lincoln? I'm an associate professor in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture. I work with the Quantitative Life Sciences Initiative, the Center for Plant Science Innovation, and the Nebraska Food for Health Center.

Full story at IANR News


A bioinformatics journey from Brazil to Nebraska and back Monday, August 19, 2019
Daniel Santana de Carvalho
In honor of the hundreds of degrees the university will confer this weekend, we’re highlighting the journey of one newly-minted doctoral recipient, Dr. Daniel Santana de Carvalho.

Full Story at IANR Global Engagement


Powers cultivates sense of community at Backyard Farmer Garden Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Ann Powers in Backyard Famer Garden
It’s a clear, bright morning on Nebraska’s East Campus, and the Backyard Farmer Garden is already buzzing with activity. Ann Powers can’t help but smile when she looks over the community space. She took over as primary caretaker of the garden in May, and the gig has quickly became a labor of love.

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Grower, researcher say Nebraska needs to step slowly into hemp market Thursday, August 8, 2019
Ismail Dweikat
Midwest Hop Producers was one of 10 growers to be randomly selected to participate in the first year of the state's Hemp Cultivation/Processing Research Program, established by a bill (LB657) passed by the Nebraska Legislature and signed into law this spring by Gov. Pete Ricketts.

Full story at Lincoln Journal Star


Paparozzi named Pi Alpha Xi Fellow Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Ellen Paparrozi, right, accepts the Pi Alpha Xi Fellow award from Ryan Contreras, Associate Professor at Oregon State University and President of Pi Alpha Xi National.
Ellen Paparozzi, a professor of agronomy and horticulture, was named a Pi Alpha Xi Fellow July 24 at the American Society for Horticultural Science annual conference in Las Vegas. The Fellows Award is the highest honor Pi Alpha Xi bestows on its members in recognition of dedicated service and distinguished leadership to horticulture, students, colleagues in the academy and the public. Paparozzi is the 23rd Fellow to be selected in the 31 years of the award.

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Stalk-worn sensor to measure crops’ water use Wednesday, July 31, 2019
James Schnable
Wearable technology will soon move from wrist to stalk, swapping measures of blood flow and respiration for sap flow and transpiration. Their design won’t have anyone confusing growing season with fashion season, but the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s James Schnable and Iowa State University colleagues are developing a Fitbit-like sensor to be worn by corn and other thick-stemmed crops.

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Puntel is new assistant professor in soil fertility Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Laila Puntel
Laila Puntel joined the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture July 1 as an assistant professor in soil fertility and a precision ag specialist. Puntel has a research, extension and teaching appointment.

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