Horticulture Club spring plant sale is May 2–4 Friday, April 12, 2024
Shoppers choose from a variety of bedding plants at the 2023 Horticulture Club plant sale.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Horticulture Club’s spring plant sale is May 2–4.

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Clemente awarded with Larry Tonniges Research Achievement Award Thursday, April 11, 2024
Tom Elmo Clemente, Eugene W. Price Distinguished Professor of Biotechnology, has been honored with the Larry Tonniges Research Achievement Award for his groundbreaking contributions to soybean research.
Tom Elmo Clemente, Eugene W. Price Distinguished Professor of Biotechnology, has been honored with the Larry Tonniges Research Achievement Award for his groundbreaking contributions to soybean research.

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Slammers share how their younger selves would view their research interests today Thursday, April 11, 2024
At the 2024 Student Research Slam on March 29, Ryleigh Grove, a sophomore plant biology major, whose talk “In the Garden of Discovery: A Scientist’s Evolution” remembered the lessons she learned from her family’s garden when she was a child.
If you want a glimpse into the future career choices of today’s bright, inquisitive 11-year-olds, you could do worse than consider the pop culture diet they’re consuming now. That’s one takeaway from the 2024 Student Research Days Slam, in which participants mentioned “Star Wars,” sci-fi novels, assorted Disney, Pixar and Marvel movies, and even Aldous Huxley as inspirations.

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Basche awarded Inspiring Early Career Scientist Award Tuesday, April 9, 2024
Suduan Gao, Chair of the Environmental Quality Section of the American Society of Agronomy (left), awards Andrea Basche the ASA Environmental Quality Section Inspiring Early Career Scientist Award at the ASA Awards Ceremony on Oct. 30 in St. Louis, Missouri.
Andrea Basche, an associate professor in cropping systems, was honored with the American Society of Agronomy Environmental Quality Section Inspiring Early Career Scientist Award, presented by the Environmental Quality Community at the ASA Awards Ceremony on Oct. 30 in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Fertilizer Recommendation Support Tool to Digitize Crop Nutrient Management Launches Nationwide Tuesday, April 9, 2024
Fertilizer Recommendation Support Tool to Digitize Crop Nutrient Management Launches Nationwide

Project partners of the Fertilizer Recommendation Support Tool announce the nationwide release of FRST, a decision-aid that provides an unbiased, science-based interpretation of soil test phosphorus and potassium values for crop fertilization.

The FRST project is a collaboration of over 100 soil science and agronomic professionals representing nearly 50 universities, four divisions of the USDA, several not-for-profit organizations and one private sector partner. This diverse partnership underscores the collective effort and expertise invested in the development of FRST.

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Agronomy students excel at competition in Curtis Monday, April 8, 2024
The UNL Crops Judging Team evaluates the correct answers to stations in the Agronomy Lab section of the crops judging contest March 23 at Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis.
The Husker Crops Judging Team took third place at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture contest and senior Zach Nienhueser placed seventh.

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Jhala Honored with an Award of Merit in Research by Gamma Sigma Delta Friday, April 5, 2024
Amit Jhala was honored with Merit in Research Award by Gamma Sigma Delta, an Honor Society of Agriculture, during the annual reception of Nebraska Chapter in Lincoln April 1.
Amit Jhala was honored with Merit in Research Award by Gamma Sigma Delta, an Honor Society of Agriculture, during the annual reception of Nebraska Chapter in Lincoln April 1.

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Great Plains Biochar Conference set for Sept. 24 – 26 Thursday, April 4, 2024
Great Plains Biochar Conference set for Sept. 24–26.

The inaugural Great Plains Biochar Conference is set for Sept. 24–26, 2024, at the Graduate Hotel in Lincoln, Nebraska. The University of Nebraska–Lincoln, the Nebraska Biochar Initiative and the Nebraska Forest Service will serve as hosts.

This conference brings together a diversity of professionals working with biochar in research, education, agricultural application, production, industries, and trade to discuss how to bring biochar to its full potential..

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University of Nebraska–Lincoln schedules 2024 Wheat Variety Tours Thursday, April 4, 2024
Growers and extension educators at a wheat plot at last year’s HPAL Wheat Variety Tour. Photo by Chabella Guzman
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Crop Performance Testing Program has announced its lineup for wheat variety tours starting in June. These tours are hosted by farmer-cooperators and UNL Farm Managers each year in conjunction with the CPT team. Tours will occur at eight fields across the state, from Jefferson to Banner County. All are welcome, and there is no cost to attend.

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IANR Water and Integrated Cropping Systems Summit was held March 7 Wednesday, April 3, 2024
Richard Ferguson, professor of agronomy and horticulture (right), moderates the first panel discussion at the 2024 IANR WICS Summit on March 7 at the Nebraska East Union.
The third annual IANR Water and Integrated Cropping Systems Summit was held on March 7 at the Nebraska East Union in Lincoln. Researchers, educators, extension professionals and external parties from around the state attended.

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