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Backyard Farmer Garden and Turf Garden Open House set for Oct. 1 Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Have you seen the Backyard Farmer Garden and Turf Garden on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s East Campus lately? Would you like to see the completed Keim Hall courtyard landscaping project? See all of this and get your garden and turf questions answered on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 9:30 am to noon, at this year’s final Backyard Farmer Garden Open House.

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Agronomy and Horticulture seminar series kicks off Sept. 16 Friday, September 9, 2016
The fall 2016 Agronomy and Horticulture Seminar Series begins with “Extension Master Gardener Program—a hidden gem” at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 16 in Keim Hall, Room 150. Refreshments will be served at 3 p.m. Terri James, assistant extension educator of agronomy and horticulture, will present the first seminar. This presentation will discuss how the Nebraska Extension Master Gardener program is working in Nebraska and how it could be incorporated into the program.

Agronomy, horticulture seminar series kicks off Sept. 16


Maharjan is new UNL soils and nutrient management specialist Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Bijesh Maharjan
Bijesh Maharjan joined the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Agronomy and Horticulture faculty Sept. 6 as a soil and nutrient management specialist at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center. Maharjan will be responsible for conducting research and extension programs focused on improved soil productivity and precision nutrient management in irrigated, limited-irrigation and rain-fed crop and forage production systems in the Panhandle.

New Soils and Nutrient Management Specialist Joins Panhandle REC


UNL Agronomy and Horticulture welcomes Elowsky Friday, September 2, 2016
Christian Elowsky
Christian Elowsky joined the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture Sept. 1 as a new assistant professor of practice. His current appointment is 60 percent teaching of plant science courses including an introductory botany course. He also will be developing a plant anatomy course and other hands-on courses and labs.

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Nebraska native Keaschall joins UNL Agronomy and Horticulture Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Joe Keaschall
Forty-two years have passed since Joe Keaschall stepped onto the University of Nebraska–Lincoln campus as a self-described, farm-boy freshman from Ravenna, Nebraska. Now, he returns to his alma mater as an experienced scientist and research director with 38 years of plant breeding wisdom, looking forward to sharing his experiences and cutting-edge science with UNL graduate students.

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IPM Calculator guides schools in pest intervention Thursday, August 25, 2016
IPM Class
How do insects and rodents invade schools, and where do they hide? You might be surprised. Nebraska Extension’s Clyde Ogg, Jody Green and Jonathan Larson coordinated an Integrated Pest Management Coalition workshop answering those questions, and more.

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Women in Science Workshop inspires Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Women in Science Workshop

The Department of Agronomy and Horticulture Graduate Student Association hosted the Women in Science Workshop–Challenges in Academia and Industry, on Aug. 5 in Plant Sciences Hall. This one-day workshop brought together students, faculty, staff and industry representatives to bring awareness of the opportunities available to women in science to further their studies and achieve more representation in academia and industry.

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Agronomy major Teten is named top intern Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Samantha Teten
Samantha Teten, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln agronomy major, has been recognized as the Helena Chemical Company's 2016 Outstanding West Central Division Intern Award winner. Teten, a sophomore from Johnson, Nebraska, was selected from a competitive group of 59 interns throughout the Midwest for her outstanding performance.

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Schnable co-authors study on gene regulation networks Friday, August 19, 2016
James Schnable
James Schnable, assistant professor of agronomy and horticulture, co-authored a study published in the Aug. 18 issue of the journal Science. His research focuses on methods to combine genomic data from different grain crops — like corn, sorghum, and millet — to make it easier to figure out the function of genes in individual crops.

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Undergraduates spend summer developing extension and research skills with UNL mentors Friday, August 12, 2016
Martina La Vallie, Augustana University, Professor Dennis McCallister, UNL
Undergraduate Research and Extension Experiential Learning Fellowship in Integrated Agronomic Systems provided a unique opportunity for undergraduate students to work directly with experts and faculty mentors in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture.

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