Ferguson farewell reception is Dec. 13 Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Richard Ferguson
A farewell reception for Richard Ferguson, professor and interim head of the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, is 3 to 5 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Goodding Learning Center, 280 Plant Sciences Hall.

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Nebraska turfgrass tech reaches customers worldwide Monday, November 19, 2018
Bill Kreuser
It’s the last thing on a golfer’s mind as they watch their ball glide toward the hole: the turf itself. Maintaining that turf, however, requires spreadsheets and calendars — and often, guesswork — to determine when to apply fertilizer and other products. Nebraska’s Bill Kreuser has launched a startup company, TurfGrade, to make turfgrass management simpler and more sustainable.

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Wortmann receives ASA International Agronomy Award Friday, November 16, 2018
Charles Wortmann, University of Nebraska–Lincoln agronomy and horticulture professor.
Charles Wortmann, University of Nebraska–Lincoln agronomy and horticulture professor and Nebraska Extension soil and nutrient management specialist, received the American Society of Agronomy International Agronomy Award Nov. 5 at the ASA and Crop Science Society of America meeting in Baltimore, Maryland. This award recognizes outstanding contributions in research, teaching, extension or administration made outside of the United States by a current agronomist.

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Six graduate students earn fellowships and awards Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Jaspreet Sandhu, right, and Tiffany Heng-Moss, Interim CASNR Dean
Six Department of Agronomy and Horticulture doctoral students were honored with fellowships and awards by the Agricultural Research Division and the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at the Distinguished Fellowships and Awards Luncheon on Oct. 18. Those honored include Nicholas Garst, Jaspreet Sandhu, Adam Striegel, Alexandre Tonon Rosa, Madhav Bhatta and Raquel Rocha.

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Weekly Sit Down and Write sessions held in Plant Sciences Hall Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Weekly Sit Down and Write sessions
Weekly Sit Down and Write sessions are a social writing time for students and postdocs of all disciplines. Sessions are held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. each Tuesday in Room 385, Plant Sciences Hall on East Campus.

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Panday wins Maize-Asia Youth Innovator Award Monday, October 22, 2018
Dinesh Panday, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln agronomy graduate student working and studying at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center, is one of the winners of the 2018 Maize-Asia Youth Innovators Awards. He was presented with the award at the 13th Asian Maize Conference Oct. 8-10 in Ludhiana, India, and was invited to present his work in maize research for development at the closing plenary session.

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Worldwide Collaboration to Breed Better Dry Beans Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Inspecting a variety plot of dry beans north of Scottsbluff
On a recent warm, late-summer day, as many dry edible bean growers in Nebraska were watching their fields turn color and preparing for harvest, four scientists paced through a bean field north of Scottsbluff. This field, part of the research acreage at the University of Nebraska’s Panhandle Research and Extension Center, consists of hundreds of tiny plots, each one a different line or type of dry bean representing varieties from all over the world.

Worldwide Collaboration to Breed Better Dry Beans


Basche and Twidwell featured in science literacy publication Monday, October 15, 2018
Department of Agronomy and Horticulture assistant professors Andrea Basche and Dirac Twidwell were recently included in the 2018 issue of Strategic Discussions for Nebraska. Titled “Science Literacy: Using Research-Based Facts To Make Real-World Decisions,” the publication highlights University of Nebraska–Lincoln scientists who use the best-available, data-driven technologies in their research.

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Pleasant hired as new undergraduate recruiter Thursday, October 11, 2018
Tai Pleasant
Tai Pleasant joined the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture July 30 as an undergraduate recruiter. He is responsible for making sure prospective University of Nebraska–Lincoln students interested in the plant sciences are provided with all the information they need to make an informed decision about higher education.

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Nebraska Extension Weed Science School is Oct. 31 Monday, October 8, 2018
Palmer Water Marks photo by AmitJhala
Growers, crop consultants and educators are encouraged to attend the day-long Nebraska Extension Weed Science School Oct. 31 at the University of Nebraska’s Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Mead.

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