Researchers: Focus policy to better control red cedar invasion
Monday, April 9, 2018
The invasive spread of eastern red cedar across Nebraska will continue as long as policy is mismatched with known science, University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers have found. Without resolving the disconnect, grasslands will keep transitioning into cedar woodlands, a detriment to the state’s ecosystem services.
Richard Sutton, professor of agronomy and horticulture at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln with a joint appointment in the landscape architecture program, received the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture 2018 Excellence in Research and Creative Work Award, Senior Level.
The Department of Agronomy and Horticulture Awards Banquet was held March 27 at the Hillcrest Country Club in Lincoln. The banquet was an opportunity to honor the achievements of students, faculty and staff, past and present.
The evening included a buffet meal, club and award presentations, prize drawings and a silent auction. Stephen Baenziger, agronomy professor and Wheat Growers Presidential Chair, provided the keynote speech.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Intercollegiate Crops Judging Team competed in their second Regional Crops Judging Contest of the year March 9 at Kansas State University and placed third in the four-year division against 13 other Midwest four-year and two-year institutions. This win marks the fifth contest in a row the team has placed in the top three in the four-year division contest.
Mitchell Montgomery, a University of Nebraska–Lincoln research technologist for agronomy and horticulture, received the Nebraska Crop Improvement Association Presidential Award of Excellence at the NCIA conference in Lincoln Jan. 15-17. This award recognizes those who have made special contributions to the Nebraska Seed Industry.
New season of Backyard Farmer premieres April 5
Monday, March 26, 2018
The 66th season of Backyard Farmer, Nebraska’s must-see television program for gardening information, will premiere April 5 on NET. Backyard Farmer offers answers to people’s gardening questions. Viewers submit questions on topics such as fruits and vegetables; insects; turf; annuals and perennials; weeds; trees and shrubs; and wildlife. A panel of experts from Nebraska Extension and University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s landscape services unit offers science-based recommendations.
Aaron Shropshire, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture graduate student, was honored during the Holling Family Award Program for Teaching Excellence on March 2. The annual awards honor outstanding teaching in the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Intercollegiate Crops Judging Team competed in the Regional Crops Judging Contest on Feb. 10 at Oklahoma Panhandle State University and placed third in the four-year division against 15 other Midwest four-year and two-year institutions.
Zahoor A. Ganie, University of Nebraska–Lincoln agronomy and horticulture postdoctoral research associate, was awarded Outstanding Reviewer Award by the Canadian Journal of Plant Science for consistently and expeditiously delivering comprehensive, discerning reviews to the journal's authors.
University of Nebraska–Lincoln agronomy doctoral student Ethann Barnes placed third in the Ph.D. oral presentation competition at the 58th Annual Conference of the Weed Science Society of America in Arlington, Virginia, Jan. 29-31. He is advised by Amit Jhala, assistant professor of agronomy and horticulture and Nebraska Extension weed specialist.