Nebraska part of national research initiative to improve cover crops Thursday, March 23, 2017
Cover crop
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is part of a $6.6 million research initiative to promote soil health through the development and adoption of new cover crops across the United States. The initiative was launched March 22 by the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research and The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, which is the lead institution.

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Sandall receives Holling Family award Thursday, March 16, 2017
Roch Gaussoin and Leah Sandall with Holling Family award
Leah Sandall, assistant professor of practice in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln was presented with a Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award on Tuesday, March 14.

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Crops judging team takes second at NCTA competition Thursday, March 16, 2017
University of Nebraska–Lincoln Crops Team
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Crops Judging Team placed second in the four-year college division at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture collegiate crops judging contest, March 11, in Curtis, Nebraska. Hosted by NCTA Agronomy, teams from four-year and two-year institutions completed four sections covering general agronomic knowledge, agronomic math, plant and seed identification and a lab practical.

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Chuck and Barb Francis honored by Center for Rural Affairs Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Kathie Starkweather, Chuck Francis and Barb Francis
Chuck and Barb Francis were honored with the Center for Rural Affairs’ 2017 Seventh Generation Award at an awards ceremony on March 10 in York, Nebraska. The Seventh Generation Award is a lifetime service award presented to an individual or individuals who have made major contributions in improving rural life and protecting the land and water.

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Graduate student applications for 2017 WARI Scholarships due March 17 Monday, March 13, 2017
Water for Food WARI Fellowship
Graduate student applications for 2017 WARI Scholarships are due Friday, March 17. The collaborative Water Advanced Research and Innovation (WARI) Fellowship Program is a dynamic and transformative program for students pursuing advanced academic research and/or other water-related careers.The program will award five University of Nebraska-Lincoln students with scholarships to India in 2017, where they will conduct research at top-level Indian institutions.

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Project aims to develop agriculture, natural resource professionals Thursday, March 9, 2017
A new project at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln aims to prepare students to address the challenges of food production and the environment through hands-on learning experience and peer interaction. Funded by a $281,475 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture, the project will bring 24 students from across the country to Nebraska to conduct summer experiential internships related to their career interests and goals.

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Spring Research Fair is April 4-5 Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Research Poster Session

Poster sessions that highlight students’ research, events for graduate students and a session on using restricted-access federal data are slated for the spring Research Fair April 4-5. The biannual event is sponsored by the Office of Research and Economic Development in cooperation with campus partners. The spring Research Fair is focused on student achievement and development, with a special session geared toward university researchers.

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You can postpone phosphorus, potassium, zinc fertilizer applications when…. Monday, March 6, 2017
Phosphorus, potassium and sulfur are essential plant nutrients and, if soil levels are limited, must be adequately supplied to crops to ensure optimal yield. Adding fertilizer containing these nutrients, as well as nitrogen, iron, zinc, and occasionally boron, is sometimes necessary for optimal yield for Nebraska crops. For phosphorus (P), potassium (K), and zinc (Zn) soil testing is the best way to determine if the availability of these nutrients is low enough to require fertilization.

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New Hybrid-Maize improves corn yield predictions under drought stress Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Haishun Yang
Crop simulation models are powerful tools to guide research, education, and extension as well as to inform policy making. After 10 years of extensive use of the Hybrid-Maize model in research and extension, the model developers, including Haishun Yang, Patricio Grassini and Ken Cassman of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, have integrated changes to better simulate drought stress.

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Nebraska team makes top ten at collegiate turf bowl Friday, February 24, 2017
University of Nebraska–Lincoln Turf Team
In their fifth year of competing in the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America Collegiate Turf Bowl, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln team finished in the top 10 for the first time, with eighth place.

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