Bringing the heat to weed management
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
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.
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.
IANR Faculty Spotlight: James Schnable
Thursday, August 22, 2019
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.
Powers cultivates sense of community at Backyard Farmer Garden
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
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.
Grower, researcher say Nebraska needs to step slowly into hemp market
Thursday, August 8, 2019
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.
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.
Stalk-worn sensor to measure crops’ water use
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
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.
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.