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Seven Department of Agronomy and Horticulture faculty members were honored for their outstanding support to students during the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Parents’ Recognition Awards ceremony March 6 in the Willa Cather Dining Complex.
Charles Shapiro, agronomy and horticulture professor emeritus, was named a Soil Science Society of America Fellow at the 2019 American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America and SSSA International Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas. Fellow is the highest recognition bestowed by SSSA. Members of the society nominate worthy colleagues based on their professional achievements and meritorious service.
Corn and wheat growers across Nebraska will be able to gain hands-on experience with cutting-edge technologies that will allow them to more precisely identify the amount of nitrogen fertilizer their crops need, while preventing excess nitrates from ending up in the state’s water supply.
New research from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln has led to the discovery of a novel gene that improves drought adaptation in wheat — a breakthrough that could contribute to increased world food security.
Eight University of Nebraska–Lincoln agronomy and horticulture students took top honors at the 2019 North Central Weed Science Society Meeting held in Columbus, Ohio. The eight include graduate students Ethann Barnes, Jose Scarparo de Sanctis, Jesaelen Gizotti de Moraes, Shawn McDonald and Milos Zaric, and undergraduate students Ana Clara Gomes, Arthur Franco Teodore Duarte and Daniel de Araujo Doretto.
Nebraska expertise featured on RFD-TV
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
University of Nebraska–Lincoln researchers have a new opportunity to showcase how their research is impacting rural America. The first segment on Feb. 25 featured Dirac Twidwell, associate professor of agronomy and horticulture, discussing Nebraska-led research into invasive eastern red cedar trees that threaten rangeland.
Fritz to speak at women in science luncheon
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
The Association for Women in Science will hold its next Paths to Success lunch on March 5. These events give attendees the chance to connect with colleagues, discuss issues related to promoting and nurturing STEM diversity at the university, and hear from a successful woman on her path to success.
TAPS program earns $850K grant to develop ag competitions
Friday, February 14, 2020
The Testing Ag Performance Solutions program has been awarded an $850,000 Conservation Innovation Grant award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service. TAPS was one of 19 Conservation Innovation Grant projects awarded this year.
Daugherty's global focus flows into statewide impacts
Thursday, February 13, 2020
The international mission of the University of Nebraska’s Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute is flowing into benefits across the Cornhusker State. The institute today includes more than 120 associated faculty fellows researching more than 500 water and food security projects in 58 nations.