55 earn degrees in May Thursday, May 30, 2019
Salvador Ramirez and Leonardo Bastos Graduation May 2019
The university conferred 3,490 degrees — a record number — during commencement exercises May 3 and 4 at the arena and the Lied Center for Performing Arts. Fifty-five graduates from the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture were invited to participate.

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Cover crop research team receives Nebraska Environmental Trust grant Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Andrea Basche, left, receives a grant from Mark Brohman, Executive Director of the Nebraska Environmental Trust.
Three University of Nebraska–Lincoln Department of Agronomy and Horticulture faculty were awarded a grant from the Nebraska Environmental Trust to develop a decision-support tool for the successful incorporation of cover crops into Nebraska cropping systems. Principal investigators include Andrea Basche, assistant professor, Daren Redfearn, associate professor, and Katja Koehler-Cole, research assistant professor.

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Weed Management Field Day is June 26 Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Palmer amaranth
Growers, crop consultants, ag professionals and extension educators are encouraged to attend Nebraska Extension's Weed Management Field Day June 26 at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s South Central Agricultural Laboratory near Clay Center. The field day will include on-site demonstrations of herbicides for weed control in corn, popcorn, and soybean.

Full Story at CropWatch


Uncovering buried secrets of an endangered beetle Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Alison Ludwig
NRT student Alison Ludwig describes the subject of her master’s research as simultaneously “interesting,” “creepy” and “charismatic.” She is studying the American burying beetle and examining the effects of prescribed burns and other environmental factors on the insect.

Full story at the NSF Nebraska NRT Program


Risk assessment process used to evaluate GM crops Tuesday, May 21, 2019
corn plant
Continued misconceptions about genetically modified, or GM, crops has prompted Leah Sandall, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Department of Agronomy and Horticulture Distance Education Coordinator, to co-author an article in the journal Global Food Security, titled "Risks and opportunities of GM crops: Bt maize example."

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Viticulture workshop is June 20 Monday, May 20, 2019
Viticulture field day
Soaring Wings Vineyard in Springfield, Nebraska will host the June 20 University of Nebraska–Lincoln Viticulture Program workshop featuring Richard Smart. Smart, an Australian viticulturalist and leading global consultant on viticulture methods, is considered responsible for revolutionizing grape growing due to his work on canopy management techniques. He is often referred to as “the flying vine doctor.”

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Todd honored with Lauritzen Gardens Arborvitae Award Friday, May 17, 2019
Kim Todd - Arborvitae Award
Kim Todd, an associate professor of agronomy and horticulture, was honored April 26 with the Lauritzen Gardens Arborvitae Award for her efforts to nurture a greener Nebraska through education and cultivation.

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Study explores value of Nebraska’s roadside restoration efforts Monday, May 13, 2019
Nebraska Department of Transportation seeds roadsides
The success of wildflowers seeded in roadside ditches hinges on neighboring land types, according to the findings of a recent study conducted by University of Nebraska–Lincoln researchers and the Nebraska Department of Transportation.

Full story at Nebraska Today


4 honored with Milton E. Mohr Awards Monday, May 13, 2019
Jesaelen Gizotti de Moraes
Four Department of Agronomy and Horticulture students have been named recipients of Milton E. Mohr 2019–2020 awards. These awards recognize outstanding undergraduate and graduate students in the sciences of biotechnology and engineering based on their academic performance and potential for accomplishments in their specific field.

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New forester grew up helping grandfather in Country Gardens greenhouse near Scottsbluff Thursday, May 9, 2019
Chrissy Peters Land
Western Nebraska native Chrissy Peters grew up around plants and learning their different species. Today her horticultural expertise is helping people across western Nebraska create greener environments.

Full Story at Scottsbluff Star-Herald


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