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Scientific illustration exhibit at Love Library through November Friday, September 23, 2016
Chlerogella rostrata, a South American bee, drawn in Adobe Photoshop for Dr. Michael Engel, 2010. Illustration by Sara Taliaferro.
“Celebrating 10 Years of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators – Great Plains Chapter” exhibit of scientific illustrations by Great Plains Chapter members is on display through November at the University of Nebraska Love Library. The exhibit includes over 40 works of art along with tools, specimens and educational information about scientific illustration.

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Horticulture major wins national scholarship Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Elizabeth Pierson
Elizabeth Pierson, a horticulture major at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, has been chosen for Lawn & Landscape magazine’s Richard Foster Award, which recognizes outstanding students planning careers in the landscape, lawn care or horticulture business.

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James joins Agronomy and Horticulture faculty Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Terri James
Terri James joined the faculty in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture Aug. 1 as an assistant extension educator. She is coordinating the state's master gardener program and working with the Backyard Farmer program.

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Backyard Farmer Garden and Turf Garden Open House set for Oct. 1 Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Have you seen the Backyard Farmer Garden and Turf Garden on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s East Campus lately? Would you like to see the completed Keim Hall courtyard landscaping project? See all of this and get your garden and turf questions answered on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 9:30 am to noon, at this year’s final Backyard Farmer Garden Open House.

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Agronomy and Horticulture seminar series kicks off Sept. 16 Friday, September 9, 2016
The fall 2016 Agronomy and Horticulture Seminar Series begins with “Extension Master Gardener Program—a hidden gem” at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 16 in Keim Hall, Room 150. Refreshments will be served at 3 p.m. Terri James, assistant extension educator of agronomy and horticulture, will present the first seminar. This presentation will discuss how the Nebraska Extension Master Gardener program is working in Nebraska and how it could be incorporated into the program.

Agronomy, horticulture seminar series kicks off Sept. 16


Maharjan is new UNL soils and nutrient management specialist Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Bijesh Maharjan
Bijesh Maharjan joined the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Agronomy and Horticulture faculty Sept. 6 as a soil and nutrient management specialist at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center. Maharjan will be responsible for conducting research and extension programs focused on improved soil productivity and precision nutrient management in irrigated, limited-irrigation and rain-fed crop and forage production systems in the Panhandle.

New Soils and Nutrient Management Specialist Joins Panhandle REC


UNL Agronomy and Horticulture welcomes Elowsky Friday, September 2, 2016
Christian Elowsky
Christian Elowsky joined the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture Sept. 1 as a new assistant professor of practice. His current appointment is 60 percent teaching of plant science courses including an introductory botany course. He also will be developing a plant anatomy course and other hands-on courses and labs.

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Nebraska native Keaschall joins UNL Agronomy and Horticulture Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Joe Keaschall
Forty-two years have passed since Joe Keaschall stepped onto the University of Nebraska–Lincoln campus as a self-described, farm-boy freshman from Ravenna, Nebraska. Now, he returns to his alma mater as an experienced scientist and research director with 38 years of plant breeding wisdom, looking forward to sharing his experiences and cutting-edge science with UNL graduate students.

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IPM Calculator guides schools in pest intervention Thursday, August 25, 2016
IPM Class
How do insects and rodents invade schools, and where do they hide? You might be surprised. Nebraska Extension’s Clyde Ogg, Jody Green and Jonathan Larson coordinated an Integrated Pest Management Coalition workshop answering those questions, and more.

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Women in Science Workshop inspires Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Women in Science Workshop

The Department of Agronomy and Horticulture Graduate Student Association hosted the Women in Science Workshop–Challenges in Academia and Industry, on Aug. 5 in Plant Sciences Hall. This one-day workshop brought together students, faculty, staff and industry representatives to bring awareness of the opportunities available to women in science to further their studies and achieve more representation in academia and industry.

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