Study shows wildfires are increasing on the Great Plains
Friday, June 30, 2017
A University of Nebraska-Lincoln research team, using remote sensing data collected by the USDA Forest Service and the U.S. Geological Survey, has documented that the number of wildfires occurring each year has tripled in the Great Plains during the past three decades. Victoria Donovan, a doctoral student in agronomy and horticulture is lead author of the study.
Hops workshop scheduled for July 22
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Registration is open for the Hops Field Day and Scouting Workshop, which is 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 22 in Plattsmouth, Nebraska. The workshop, organized by Nebraska Extension and the Midwest Hop Producers, will feature speakers from University of Nebraska–Lincoln researchers as well as local growers and brewers.
More than 4,300 students have been named to the Deans’ List/Explore Center List of Distinguished Students for the spring semester of the 2016-17 academic year at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Forty-six Department of Agronomy and Horticulture students made the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Dean’s List.
IANR Staff Spotlight: Cheryl Dunn
Thursday, June 22, 2017
What is your position at the University of Nebraska? I am the research manager-herbarium curator for the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture. We are a large department, but I specifically work in the range, pasture, and forages group. There are three main components to my job: research, teaching, and curating. I teach three plant identification courses in the department and I also serve as the staff ombudsman.
High school or college transfer students interested in turfgrass & landscape management at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln will have an opportunity to learn more about the major starting at 9 a.m., July 13, at the Explore Turfgrass & Landscape Management event held on East Campus.
Tom Clemente, Eugene W. Price Distinguished Professor of Biotechnology at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, was recently honored with the Crop Science Research Award from the Crop Science Society of America. This award is presented to researchers in recognition of outstanding contributions in crop science.
Obituary | Albert Dale Flowerday
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Albert “Dale” Flowerday, 89, longtime agronomy professor, died June 10 at the Tennessee State Veterans Home in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. A University of Nebraska alumnus, Flowerday worked at the university for 27 years, more than half with the Department of Agronomy, now agronomy and horticulture.
Amanda Sanford, an agronomy graduate student, has been awarded the Arthur William Sampson Fellowship in Pasture Management. This fellowship is awarded annually to a University of Nebraska–Lincoln graduate student conducting research in range or pasture ecology and management. Awarded from the Center for Grassland Studies, this fellowship includes a 12-month graduate stipend and begins Aug. 1, 2017.
Want to learn how to translate scientific findings for non-technical audiences, how to tell a resonant story that informs decision-makers and more? Attend the Science Communication and Policy Boot Camp June 21-22.
The University of Nebraska Board of Regents presented Marlene Busse, administrative support associate for Student Services in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, with a Kudos Award June 1. Each year the Board of Regents recognizes full-time employees from each of the four campuses for their outstanding service to the university.