Farr earns first in Research Fair undergraduate research poster Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Rodger Farr
Rodger Farr, a senior agronomy major, received first-place in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Spring Research Fair Undergraduate Student Research Poster Session. He is advised by Greg Kruger, associate professor of agronomy, and weed science and application technology specialist at the West Central Research and Extension Center in North Platte.

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Nebraska Extension extends support for community gardens Friday, April 26, 2019
Nebraska Extension master gardeners
For the fourth consecutive year, Nebraska Extension’s Growing Together Nebraska program has awarded funding to 10 communities across the state to increase access to fruits and vegetables in food pantries. More than $27,000 has been designated to support the effort.

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Agronomy and Horticulture Graduation Celebration is May 3 Friday, April 26, 2019
Graduation Celebration May 2019
The Department of Agronomy and Horticulture will celebrate their graduates at 10 a.m. May 3 in the Goodding Learning Center, Plant Sciences Hall, Room 280.

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Striegel receives Holling Family Award for Teaching Excellence Thursday, April 25, 2019
Adam Striegel
Adam Striegel, a University of Nebraska–Lincoln Doctor of Plant Health student and an agronomy master's student specializing in weed science, received a Teaching Assistant Holling Family Award for Teaching Excellence.

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Soil Judging Team earns bronze at nationals Wednesday, April 24, 2019
UNL Soil Judging Team 3rd at Nationals 2019
For the first time in their history, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Soil Judging Team earned third place overall at the National Collegiate Soils Contest, this year hosted April 14 to 19 at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California.

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University offers record number of scholarships to Nebraska seniors Tuesday, April 23, 2019
1,200-plus more scholarships to Nebraska high school seniors
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln has offered nearly 7,200 universitywide scholarships to the 2019 graduating class from Nebraska high schools. The total potential value of the scholarships is more than $59.5 million.

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Fascination of Plants Day set for May 18 Monday, April 22, 2019
Fascination of Plants Day
The public is invited to the Earl G. Maxwell Arboretum on East Campus, Saturday, May 18 from 2–5 p.m. for the University of Nebraska–Lincoln 2019 Fascination of Plants Day.

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Baenziger's Research Focuses On Increasing Wheat Yield With Growing World Population Friday, April 19, 2019
UNL researchers work to test wheat's ability to withstand heat. (Courtesy photo)
Stephen Baenziger, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Agronomy and Horticulture professor and Wheat Growers Presidential Chair, has been testing hybrid wheat lines throughout Nebraska to determine their agronomic worth.

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Good luck to the UNL Soil Judging Team Monday, April 15, 2019
UNL Soil Judging Team 2019
The UNL Soil Judging Team headed to nationals April 14 at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California.

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Yield-gap study finds China can meet rice demand despite land changes Monday, April 15, 2019
Yield-gap study finds China can meet rice demand
Even with the largest population on the planet, China produces enough rice to meet the demand for its largest food crop. Using primary data on Chinese rice production and the information gathered via the Global Yield Gap Atlas developed at Nebraska, a new study gives the first detailed spatial analysis estimating China’s rice production potential through 2030.

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