North Central Weed Science Society names Knezevic Fellow Monday, January 9, 2023
Stevan Z. Knezevic
The North Central Weed Science Society awarded its highest honor to Stevan Z. Knezevic, professor of integrated weed management in agronomy and horticulture, naming him a 2022 Fellow of the NCWSS at the society’s 77th annual meeting Dec. 7 in St. Louis.

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Blanco receives no-till agriculture award Thursday, January 5, 2023
Humberto Blanco
University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Humberto Blanco, a professor of soil management and soil physics in agronomy and horticulture, was honored with the Shirley H. Phillips Distinguished Lecture in No-Till Agriculture award by the University of Kentucky on Nov. 18 in Lexington.

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Amundsen to begin Faculty Fellow appointment Wednesday, January 4, 2023
Keenan Amundsen
Keenan Amundsen will begin a partial Faculty Fellow appointment with CASNR starting Jan. 3 to June 30, 2023.

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Imaging tool rapidly assesses seed quality Wednesday, January 4, 2023
Graduate student Tian Gao (from left), Harkamal Walia and Hongfeng Yu.
To help improve the nutritional value of crops undergoing heat stress, Nebraska agronomist Harkamal Walia teamed with computer scientist Hongfeng Yu and his team to develop HyperSeed, an imaging system that uses light wavelengths to rapidly create a nutritional fingerprint of each seed.

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Nebraska On-Farm Research Network meetings begin Feb. 15 Tuesday, January 3, 2023
Harvest. Laura Thompson | Nebraska Extension

The Nebraska On-Farm Research Network invites farm operators and agronomists from across the state to the 2023 research results update meetings beginning Feb. 15.

Meetings will provide valuable crop production-related information from on-farm research projects conducted on Nebraska farms by Nebraska farmers in partnership with University of Nebraska faculty. These research projects cover products, practices and new technologies that impact farm productivity and profitability.

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Nebraska awards degrees Dec. 16 and 17 Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Congratulations to our graduates earning degrees in December.
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln conferred 1,288 degrees during commencement exercises Dec. 16 and 17 at Pinnacle Bank Arena including 26 degrees to students in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture and two to the Doctor of Plant Health Program.

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Pitch-perfect: Study of World Cup’s turfgrass may help crops yield more from less Friday, December 16, 2022
Grass is famously resilient. But Paspalum vaginatum, a species better known as seashore paspalum, can tolerate stresses diverse and deadly enough to rival camels and cactuses.

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Córdova joins the department as statewide soil health specialist Thursday, December 8, 2022
S. Carolina Córdova

S. Carolina Córdova joined the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture on Aug. 15 as an assistant professor and statewide soil health specialist. Her position is 60% extension and 40% teaching, both in the department and in the School of Natural Resources.

Currently, Córdova is building the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Soil Health Program to support collaborative efforts on soil health science research, extension, and teaching across the state.

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Jhala recognized with Superior Paper Award Thursday, December 8, 2022
Amit Jhala
Amit Jhala, an associate professor and extension weed management specialist in agronomy and horticulture at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, has been awarded a Superior Paper (Information Technology, Sensors, & Control System) from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers for the paper titled “Evaluation of Soil Moisture Sensing Technologies in Silt Loam and Loamy Sand Soils: Assessment of Performance, Temperature Sensitivity, and Site- and Sensor-Specific Calibration Functions.”

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Gary Hein, founding director of UNL’s Doctor of Plant Health Program to retire, Jeff Bradshaw named successor Thursday, December 8, 2022
Gary Hein, founding director of UNL’s Doctor of Plant Health Program to retire and Jeff Bradshaw has been named his successor.
Since its inception in 2008, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Doctor of Plant Health Program has trained students across the various disciplines that impact plant health and plant management. Gary Hein, the program’s founding director and a professor of entomology, will retire.

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