Applications being accepted for the Baltzell Student Innovation Award Thursday, September 6, 2018
Water for Food
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.

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Agronomy and Horticulture Seminar Series starts Sept. 7 Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Agronomy and Horticulture Seminar Series
Nebraska’s L.J. McElravy will kick off the fall Agronomy and Horticulture Seminar Series with a 3:30 p.m. Sept. 7 talk in Keim Hall, Room 150.

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Blessington attends 2018 U.S. Borlaug Summer Institute on Global Food Security Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Brooke Blessington with Dr. Gebisa Ejeta, 2009 World Food Prize Laureate, at the 2018 U.S. Borlaug Summer Institute on Global Food Security.
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.

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PSEP’s Ogg, Hygnstrom earn national awards Thursday, August 30, 2018
 Clyde Ogg and Jan Hygnstrom
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.

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Martha Mamo named head of Agronomy and Horticulture Department Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Martha Mamo
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.

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Harvest demo draws hop hopefuls Monday, August 27, 2018
Katherine Kreuser (left) talks about growing hops
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.

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Nebraska professors honored as part of multistate research committee Thursday, August 23, 2018
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.

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Happ attends 2018 U.S. Borlaug Summer Institute on Global Food Security Thursday, August 16, 2018
Mary Happ
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.

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Teaching Impacts in Agronomy and Horticulture Tuesday, August 14, 2018
University of Nebraska–Lincoln Horticulture 221 Plant Propagation class
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.

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180 Attend 2018 Glyphosate-Resistant Palmer amaranth Management Field Day Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Jhala speaking at 2018 Field Day
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.

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