Crops Judging team earns third at Kansas contest Monday, April 26, 2021
Nebraska's winning Crops Judging team includes agronomy majors Katie Steffen, left, Jared Stander, Korbin  Kudera and Sarina Janssen.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Crops Judging Team competed in the Blue Dragon Classic crops judging contest at Hutchinson Community College in Hutchinson, Kansas, April 16.

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Horticulture Club spring plant sale online, in person Friday, April 23, 2021
Taylor Cammack moves a finished hanging basket onto the rack so they can be watered during a club work session. Members of the horticulture club prepare plants in the greenhouses on east campus. The plants will be sold at their annual spring sale April 28–30. Craig Chandler | University Communication
At this year's Horticulture Club spring plant sale, the club will offer patio planters and hanging baskets with a few specialty items offered a la carte. The public can preorder plants and flowers online and pay at pickup. For convenience, all preorders will be scheduled for pick up on April 28 or 29 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Teaching Greenhouse West next to Plant Sciences Hall on East Campus at 3850 Center Drive.

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Winners announced for Student Impact Awards Monday, April 19, 2021
The annual Student Impact Awards were announced for 2020-21 by Student Leadership, Involvement, & Community Engagement at an afternoon reception on April 15.
The annual Student Impact Awards were announced for 2020-21 by Student Leadership, Involvement, & Community Engagement at an afternoon reception on April 15.

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Walia to present Nebraska Lecture on climate change, crop yields Thursday, April 8, 2021
Harkamal Walia
University of Nebraska–Lincoln agronomist Harkamal Walia will present the April 14 virtual Nebraska Lecture, “Changing Climate, Warmer Nights and Crop Yields.”

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Baenziger to retire, capping 35-year career at Nebraska Tuesday, April 6, 2021
 P. Stephen Baenziger will retire May 3 after 35 years of service to the university. Lana Koepke Johnson | Agronomy and Horticulture
University of Nebraska–Lincoln Professor P. Stephen Baenziger will retire May 3 after 35 years of service to the university. Baenziger has been the small grains breeder in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture since 1986. A virtual retirement reception will be held April 30 from 10 to 11:30 a.m., CDT, via Zoom.

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The Biggest Grower returns with summer learning, scholarship for high schoolers Friday, April 2, 2021
Nebraska Extension and the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture will again be offering a student gardening competition this summer. | Shutterstock
Nebraska Extension and the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture will again be offering a student gardening competition this summer. The Biggest Grower competition offers Nebraska high school students the opportunity to learn how to start their own garden and small growing operation.

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Nebraska Range Short Course begins June 21 Friday, April 2, 2021
The Nebraska Range Short Course will be held at Chadron State College June 21–24.

The Nebraska Range Short Course will be held at Chadron State College June 21–24. Sponsored by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Chadron State College, and the Nebraska Section of the Society for Range Management, the week-long course is designed to provide individuals who have a background in ranch, natural resource or wildlife management an opportunity to increase their knowledge in topics related to range management.

Taught through a series of classroom and field sessions, the course focuses on the underlying principles of range management.

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Miranda Teo receives WSWS Outstanding Student Award Friday, March 26, 2021
Joshua Miranda Teo

Joshua Miranda Teo, University of Nebraska–Lincoln graduate student in agronomy and horticulture, received the Western Society of Weed Science Elena Sanchez Outstanding Student Award during the virtual 2021 annual meeting March 1–4. This award goes to outstanding WSWS student members currently conducting research relevant to weed science.

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Husker research shows palm oil production can grow while protecting ecosystems Thursday, March 25, 2021
Palm oil, the most important source of vegetable oil in the world, is derived from the fruit of perennial palm trees, which are farmed year-round in mostly tropical areas. A four-year research project led by Patricio Grassini, associate professor of agronomy and horticulture, and supported by a $4 million grant from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs suggests that keeping up with demand may not necessarily mean converting more valuable, fragile ecosystems into agricultural land.

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Curry to share experience as pepper breeder, producer at club meeting Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Ed Curry
The Horticulture Club invites all faculty, staff and students to join them this Wednesday, March 24, at 5:30 p.m. as they host a special guest speaker at their next meeting. Via Zoom, the club will be hosting Ed Curry of Curry Seed & Chile Company who will be sharing his experience in pepper production and pepper genetics.

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