Agronomy and Horticulture undergrads receive stipends for summer research projects Friday, July 29, 2022
William Anderson, a freshman plant and landscape systems major from Gothenburg, Nebraska, cross-pollinates two different lines of corn during research with Professor David Holding in plots on East Campus.

Five Department of Agronomy and Horticulture students are among 175 Husker undergraduates awarded stipends by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln to participate in research with a faculty mentor this summer.

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Performance of crop-boosting bacteria may depend on delivery method Friday, July 29, 2022
Sorghum growing in a research field on the northeast edge of Lincoln. A Nebraska team recently tested whether the method of delivering soil- and root-dwelling bacteria to sorghum could influence the growth of the cereal grain.
Soil bacteria may be the microscopic building blocks to greater crop growth and higher yields — while knocking down chemical fertilizer use — but University of Nebraska–Lincoln researchers recently found that more blocks do not always build taller towers.

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American Society of Agronomy salutes Mamo’s professional accomplishments as scientist, educator Friday, July 29, 2022
The American Society of Agronomy is awarding its highest honor to Martha Mamo, head of the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture at the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, naming her a 2022 ASA fellow.
The American Society of Agronomy is awarding its highest honor to Martha Mamo, head of the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture at the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, naming her a 2022 ASA fellow.

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Young receives Holling Family Award for Early Achievement Faculty Thursday, July 28, 2022
Becky Young, assistant professor of practice in agronomy and horticulture, was honored with a Holling Family Early Achievement Faculty Award at the CASNR Awards Luncheon May 6 at the Nebraska East Union.
Becky Young, assistant professor of practice in agronomy and horticulture, was honored with a Holling Family Early Achievement Faculty Award at the CASNR Awards Luncheon May 6 at the Nebraska East Union.

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Viticulture field day is Aug. 8 Wednesday, July 27, 2022
The University of Nebraska Viticulture Program and the Nebraska Winery and Grape Growers Association will host the Harvest Field Day August 8 at Oak Creek Vineyards near Raymond, Nebraska.

The University of Nebraska Viticulture Program and the Nebraska Winery and Grape Growers Association will host the Harvest Field Day Aug. 8 at Oak Creek Vineyards near Raymond, Nebraska.

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Nebraska soybean farmer participates in Indonesia conference Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Group attending the 17th Annual Asia Soy Excellence and Protein Summit.
The future of soy in Southeast Asia is a hot topic and was the focus of the recent annual Asia Soy Excellence and Protein Summit held June 21-22 in Bali, Indonesia held and organized by USSEC and U.S. Soy industry partners.

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Arkebauer retires after 33-year career at Nebraska Monday, July 25, 2022
Timothy J. Arkebauer

Timothy J. Arkebauer, University of Nebraska–Lincoln agronomy and horticulture professor, retired June 30 after a 33-year career of research and teaching in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture.

A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Arkebauer became interested in botany in second grade when he grew his first bean plant from seed.

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Nebraska student to compete for US at international soil judging contest Wednesday, July 13, 2022
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Soil Judging Team, including Kennadi Griffis (from left), Charlotte Brockman, Mason Schumacher and Mason Rutgers, poses for a photo after the National Collegiate Soil Judging Contest hosted by The Ohio State University April 23 near Columbus, Ohio.
Nebraska student Kennadi Griffis earned a spot on Team USA by placing fourth in the National Collegiate Soil Judging Contest April 23 near Columbus, Ohio. The national contest included 84 individual students from 21 colleges and universities. Other Husker Soil Judging Team members include Charlotte Brockman, Johnathan Kelly, Mason Rutgers, and Mason Schumacher.

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67 Agronomy and Horticulture students named to Dean’s List Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Keim Hall
Sixty-seven undergraduate students in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture have been named to the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources spring 2022 Dean’s list. Students must have a 3.75 minimum grade-point average on a four-point scale and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 or more graded semester hours to qualify. Agronomy and Horticulture students who qualified are listed below and at agronomy.unl.edu/deans-list.

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2022 Weed Management Field Day presentations available online Wednesday, July 6, 2022
Amit Jhala, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture associate professor and Extension weed management specialist, discusses management of glyphosate-resistant weeds in corn and soybean.
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Weed Management Field Day featured research and demonstrations by the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture Weed Science team and Nebraska Extension at Nebraska’s South Central Agricultural Laboratory near Clay Center on June 29. Field day presentations were recorded and are available online at https://agronomy.unl.edu/2022-weed-management-field-day-videos.

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