Nebraska research assists state’s craft brewing industry
Friday, January 19, 2018
From field and lab to brew kettle and marketplace, research from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is helping further the Cornhusker State’s burgeoning craft brewing industry. In the field, Nebraska’s Stacy Adams is leading the charge, guiding a multi-year study to see if hops can be grown locally and if the resulting pinecone-like blooms are viable as a niche revenue crop for producers.
Mitch Stephenson, assistant professor of agronomy and horticulture and forage and range management specialist at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center, received the Innovative Extension New Employee Award during extension’s fall conference in Kearney, Nebraska Nov. 28-30. This award recognizes extension workers in their first three years of service who have exhibited an innovative program that reaches new audiences in new ways.
Amanda Easterly and Bruno Canella Vieira are recipients of the distinguished Henry M. Beachell Fellowship. This fellowship recognizes academic excellence and research potential in the agronomic and horticultural sciences.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln conferred 1,505 degrees during commencement exercises Dec. 15 and 16 at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Thirty-three graduates from the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture were invited to participate.
It is Time to Hang Up the Soil Probe ― Reflections on a Career
Monday, December 18, 2017
This will be my last article for CropWatch. I thank all who have helped make CropWatch the go-to source for unbiased interpretation and analysis of crop information. We don’t always have research on every subject, but we try and use the research we do have, our experience, and our knowledge to give informed suggestions. I thank the farmers who have shared their land and insights with me as we have worked together to figure out how to be more efficient in using the resources we have available.
Richard Sutton, professor of agronomy and horticulture with a joint appointment in the landscape architecture program, received an American Society of Landscape Architects Research Honor Award for his “Seeding Green Roofs for Greater Biodiversity and Lower Costs” project at the ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO in Los Angeles Oct. 23.
Leonardo Bastos and Joel Crowther were selected as International Plant Nutrition Institute Scholar Award recipients for 2017 at the North Central Extension-Industry Soil Fertility Conference in Des Moines, Iowa, Nov. 15. The conference facilitates the sharing of new soil fertility and nutrient management research information and fertilizer industry developments. Bastos is an agronomy doctoral student working in agronomy, soil fertility and precision agriculture. Crowther is completing his Master’s of Agronomy.
P. Stephen Baenziger, professor of agronomy and horticulture and Wheat Growers Presidential Chair, was presented with the Prem S. Paul Innovator of the Year award during the NUTech Ventures 2017 Innovator Celebration Nov. 9 at Nebraska Innovation Campus. The award recognizes an individual who exemplifies innovation and entrepreneurship by advancing novel research into significant commercial utilization.
Michaela Cunningham, an agronomy major, was awarded a 2017 Western Seed Association scholarship at the WSA Banquet in Kansas City on Nov. 9. The WSA scholarships are awarded based on scholarship and an interest in the seed industry.
Debalin Sarangi, an agronomy postdoctoral research associate, was one of three winners in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s second annual Science Slam: Postdoc Edition held Nov. 8. The event was part of the university’s 2017 Fall Research Fair.