Applications are now being accepted for the Robert and Karla Baltzell Student Innovation Award. The fund aims to provide research support to undergraduate and graduate students studying critical questions at the intersection of water and livestock, animal feed and/or crops.
Brooke Blessington, a University of Nebraska–Lincoln graduate student in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture distance program, was selected to attend the 2018 U.S. Borlaug Summer Institute on Global Food Security, June 3-16 at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.
Clyde Ogg, PSEP coordinator, received the AAPSE Fellow Award and Jan Hygnstrom, PSEP project manager, received the AAPSE Professional Recognition Award on Aug. 21 during the 2018 National Pesticide Applicator Certification and Safety Education Workshop in San Antonio.
Martha Mamo has been named head of the Agronomy and Horticulture Department at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, effective Jan. 1, 2019. Mamo currently serves as interim associate department head and Weaver Professor of Agronomy and Horticulture.
Harvest demo draws hop hopefuls
Monday, August 27, 2018
Burgeoning interest in the Cornhusker State’s craft brewing industry poured into the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s hop yard on Aug. 24. Tapping into a harvest demonstration organized by the university’s Nebraska Hops program, more than 20 individuals learned the basics of growing or supporting production of the pinecone-like blooms used primarily to flavor craft beer.
University of Nebraska–Lincoln Professors Ellen Paparozzi, agronomy and horticulture, and George Meyer, biological systems engineering, received the 2018 Award for Excellence in Multistate Research as part of the Technical Committee of NE1335, Resource Management in Commercial Greenhouse Production.
Mary Happ, a University of Nebraska–Lincoln agronomy doctoral student specializing in plant breeding and genetics, was one of 40 selected to attend the 2018 U.S. Borlaug Summer Institute on Global Food Security, June 3-16 at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.
Teaching Impacts in Agronomy and Horticulture is a series this summer, highlighting teaching faculty and learning approaches in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.
The Glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth Management Field Day, organized and led by Amit Jhala, agronomy and horticulture associate professor and extension weed management specialist, was held July 11 near Carleton, Nebraska. A total of 180 attended the field day, including growers, crop consultants, extension educators, graduate students, industry representatives and other clientele.