The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is partnering with Plattsmouth, Neb. based, Midwest Hop Producers, LLC to develop a production market for locally sourced hops. A $69,315 grant awarded to the company from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) will further their efforts to identify hop cultivars adapted to the Midwest.
Representatives from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Agronomy Club attended the undergraduate Students of Agronomy, Soils, and Environmental Sciences program at the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting Oct 20–24 in Tampa.
The Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, IANR Global Engagement and the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska will host a special seminar, “Can Crop Intensification Help Indonesia Meet Both Food and Environmental Goals?,” Nov. 15 at 2 p.m. in Room 150, Keim Hall. The talk is free and open to the public.
Roger Elmore, University of Nebraska–Lincoln agronomy and horticulture professor, Heuermann Chair and interim associate department head, has been named a Crop Science Society of America Fellow. This is the highest recognition bestowed by the CSSA. Members nominate worthy colleagues based on their professional achievements and meritorious service.
High school or college transfer students interested in horticulture at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln will have an opportunity to learn more about the major starting at 3:30 p.m., Nov. 9, at the Explore Horticulture event held on East Campus.
Summit will focus on opportunities for growth in Nebraska
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
A Nov. 8 summit hosted by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources will focus on building partnerships to spur growth in Nebraska. The summit will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cornhusker Hotel, 333 S. 13th St., Lincoln. All are welcome.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Soil Judging Team swept the Region 5 competition Sept. 28 in Redfield, South Dakota, beating out seven other teams to earn first place finishes across the board. The win puts the team in a top position for the 2018 National Soil Judging Contest set for spring in Tennessee.
Members of the public interested in learning more about proper tree planting are encouraged to attend “Re-Tree the Family Fun Zone,” a special tree planting event on Oct. 21 at the family fun zone area of Fonner Park, 700 E. Stolley Park Rd, Grand Island, Neb. Nebraska Extension Master Gardeners are working with the Nebraska State Fair, the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum and the Grand Island Tree Board to plan the event.
Nebraska project aims to improve land use efficiency
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
A University of Nebraska-Lincoln research team will investigate how to improve land use efficiency through the integration of livestock and crop production systems. The project is funded by a $1 million grant from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research. The team, which includes members of a new Nebraska Beef Systems Research Initiative, expects an integrated system, which overlays cattle grazing with existing crop production systems, to increase output per acre and reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with production.
Study unearths benefits, limits of fertilizing soybeans
Friday, September 29, 2017
Soybean crops in highly productive fields demand more nitrogen than natural sources alone can supply, says a new study from University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Argentine researchers. “It has been a longstanding question whether the nitrogen supply from nitrogen fixation and mineralization is sufficient to sustain high soybean yields,” said author Patricio Grassini, assistant professor of agronomy and horticulture.