Plant and Soil Sciences e-Library celebrates 20 years with new website Friday, January 17, 2020
PASSeL2 website
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.

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Agronomy and Horticulture Seminar Series starts Jan. 24 Tuesday, January 14, 2020
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.

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Nebraska Women in Agriculture Conference is Feb. 20-21 Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Nebraska Women in Agriculture Conference
The annual Nebraska Women in Agriculture Conference will celebrate 35 years Feb. 20 and 21 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Kearney.

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Allen and panel deliver Heuermann Lecture on resilience Friday, January 3, 2020
Martha Mamo (left) and Andrea Basche
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.

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Early warning: Ecological screening looks to preserve Sandhills, native ecosystems Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Dan Uden (left) and Dirac Twidwell
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.

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NCEA honors Jhala with Excellence award Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Amit Jhala
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.

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Kruger receives Excellence in Extension award Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Greg Kruger
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.

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Luong named Chancellor’s Scholar Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Tran Kim Ngan "Mia" Luong
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.

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Schacht to retire after 25 years in rangeland science and management Friday, December 13, 2019
Walter H. Schacht
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.

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Zoucha awarded department’s largest single scholarship Thursday, December 5, 2019
Justin Zoucha
Justin Zoucha, a senior agronomy major, has been awarded the largest single scholarship ever given — just over $10,000 — by the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture.

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