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74 faculty members earn promotion, tenure Friday, April 29, 2016
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln granted 74 faculty members a promotion and/or tenure in 2016. Greg Kruger, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, was promoted to associate professor and granted tenure. Kruger is a weed science and application technology specialist at the UNL West Central Research and Extension Center. Faculty were honored on April 26 during a celebration at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum.

Full story at UNL Today


Aerial 'fire drone' passes Homestead test Monday, April 25, 2016
A UNL-designed drone
An innovative University of Nebraska-Lincoln-designed drone designed to ignite prescribed fires in grasslands and forests was used successfully April 22 to burn 26 acres of restored tallgrass prairie at Homestead National Monument of America near Beatrice. Dirac Twidwell, a UNL rangeland expert, said the April 22 fire demonstrated how drones could make fires safer and easier to manage.

Full story at UNL Today


Agronomy senior is named Chancellor's Scholar Thursday, April 21, 2016
Neal Fulton

University of Nebraska–Lincoln agronomy major Neal Fulton, of Pleasanton, Nebraska, has been named a Chancellor's Scholar. Fulton, along with thirty-one other UNL seniors will be recognized as Chancellor's Scholars during the All-University Honors Convocation at 2 p.m. April 24 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts, 301 N. 12th St.

Chancellor's Scholars are students who graduated in December or who will receive their degrees in May or August and have maintained 4.0 grade-point averages on all collegiate work at UNL and elsewhere.

Full story at UNL Today


Rodrigo Werle New WCREC Cropping Systems Specialist Monday, April 18, 2016
Rodrigo Werle
Rodrigo Werle started Friday as the new cropping systems specialist at the UNL West Central Research and Extension Center at North Platte. An assistant professor in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, Werle will have a split appointment between research (50%) and extension (50%). He replaces Greg Kruger, who is the new weed science and application technology specialist.

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Agronomy doctoral candidate intertwines human health and plant nutrition to improve food security Friday, April 8, 2016
Zachary Stewart
To say doctoral candidate Zach Stewart has had a successful educational research experience at the University of Nebraska­–Lincoln would be an understatement. The crop physiology and production doctoral candidate just presented his dissertation on evaluating foliar micronutrient treatments as a tool to increase yields and biofortify (increase nutrient density) corn.

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Mamo named Aaron Douglas/John E. Weaver Professor of Agronomy and Horticulture Friday, April 1, 2016

Martha Mamo was named Aaron Douglas/John E. Weaver Professor of Agronomy and Horticulture. Mamo has received numerous awards recognizing her innovativeness and creativity, including the University of Nebraska Outstanding Teaching and Instructional Creativity Award in 2015. 

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Cassman retirement reception is April 28 Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Kenneth Cassman

A retirement reception for Kenneth Cassman, Robert B. Daugherty Professor of Agronomy, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, is 3 to 5 p.m. April 28 at the Nebraska East Union Arbor Suite.

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Specht receives Outstanding Achievement Award from the United Soybean Board Friday, March 25, 2016
James Specht
James Specht, emeritus professor of agronomy and horticulture, received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the United Soybean Board. The honor, the highest award given by the USB, is reserved for an individual, organization or group that has made an outstanding positive impact on the soybean industry.

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Vodvarka chosen for national student recognition Monday, March 14, 2016
Amanda Vodvarka

Amanda Vodvarka, an undergraduate agronomy major, has been chosen for the American Society of Agronomy National Student Recognition Program, recognizing outstanding seniors in agronomy, crop, soil and environmental sciences and has an active chapter affiliated with the Students of Agronomy, Soils and Environmental Sciences.

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Sindelar recipient of graduate student travel fund Thursday, March 17, 2016
Michael Sindelar

The Graduate Committee in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture has chosen Michael Sindelar, an agronomy graduate student specializing in soil and water sciences, as the recipient of the 2016 Daniel T. Walters Graduate Student Travel Fund. This award provides up to $500 for expenses to present research at a professional meeting.

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