UNL launches hemp research Monday, November 7, 2016
After months of paperwork and navigating bureaucratic red tape, University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers have planted their first crop of legal hemp. About 150 plants with the distinctive frond leaf, previously relegated to roadside ditches, are nestled in warm and slightly humid greenhouses on UNL's East Campus.
Kumar awarded Henry M. Beachell Fellowship Monday, November 7, 2016Sunil Kumar Kenchanmane Raju, an agronomy graduate student specializing in plant breeding and genetics, was awarded the distinguished Henry M. Beachell Fellowship. Kumar’s current research involves utilizing induced epigenetic variation in plant breeding and he is advised by Sally Mackenzie, Ralph and Alice Raikes Professor of Agronomy and Horticulture.
Clemente published in Forbes Friday, November 4, 2016
Eugene W. Price Distinguished Professor of Biotechnology Tom Clemente discusses two primary co-products derived from the soybean, protein and oil, that make up approximately 40 percent and 20 percent of the seed, respectively. Genetic approaches to add value to either of these co-products are ongoing efforts in soybean breeding and genetics programs.
2017 Nebraska Turf Conference set for Jan. 10–12 Thursday, November 3, 2016The 2017 Nebraska Turf Conference sponsored by the Nebraska Turfgrass Association and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Turfgrass Science program will be held Jan. 10–12 at the LaVista Conference Center.
Environmental horticulturist earns grant to study biodegradable mulch Thursday, November 3, 2016
Sam Wortman, assistant professor and environmental horticulturist in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, has earned a three-year, $499,718 grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture to evaluate biodegradable mulch and identify opportunities to speed its degradation in soil.
Viticulture Fall Workshop to focus on herbicide drift Monday, October 31, 2016Problems associated with herbicide drift and volatilization and the impact on Nebraska and Midwest vineyards will be the primary focus of the Fall Workshop on Saturday, Nov. 5. Sponsored by the University of Nebraska Viticulture program and the Nebraska Winery and Grape Growers Association, the Fall Workshop will be held at the Southern Heights Presbyterian Church, Lincoln, Nebraska. Deadline for pre-registration is Thursday, Nov. 3.
Foltz named candidate for Senior CLASS Award list Monday, October 31, 2016Sam Foltz was recently announced as an honorary member of the 2016 Senior CLASS Award list in collegiate football. Foltz, who died in a car accident this July, is the first-ever honorary nominee. He was nominated for his notable achievements in the areas of community, classroom, character and competition.
Jhala honored with Distinguished Achievement Young Weed Scientist Award Monday, October 31, 2016
Assistant Professor and Extension Weed Management Specialist Amit Jhala has been honored with the Distinguished Achievement Young Weed Scientist Award from the North Central Weed Science Society of America. This award recognizes outstanding contributions made by young weed scientist in research and/or extension in the north central.