Nebraska Extension is offering Master Gardener training throughout the state beginning in January 2020. The Nebraska EMG program is a horticulture-related volunteer training program based in many counties and has been part of Nebraska Extension since 1976.
Brittany Kirsch, agronomy and horticulture master’s student specializing in soil and water sciences, made it rain last summer. Awarded a National Science Foundation National Research Traineeship in 2018, Kirsch is working with University of Nebraska–Lincoln faculty in understanding resilience of agricultural ecosystems, particularly the Platte River Basin in Nebraska.
James Schnable was recently appointed to the Charles O. Gardner Professor of Agronomy endowed professorship. The professorship honors Gardner and his contributions in the field of quantitative genetics and plant breeding of maize.
Six Department of Agronomy and Horticulture graduate students were honored with fellowships by the Agricultural Research Division and the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at the Distinguished Fellowships and Awards Luncheon on Oct. 10. Those honored include Karen Da Silva, Srikanth Kodati, Jaspreet Kaur Sandhu, Jasprinder Singh, Osler Ortez and Hannah Stoll.
Huskers plant 150 trees for Nebraska U's 150th year
Monday, October 21, 2019
Students in associate professor Kim Todd’s plant identification, plant design and introduction to landscape management classes gathered Oct. 16 and 17 to begin planting 150 trees in honor of the university’s sesquicentennial.
Soil Judging Team again sweeps regional competition
Thursday, October 10, 2019
In a demonstration of their grit, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Soil Judging Team for the second time in three years swept the Region 5 competition Oct. 3 in Grand Island, Nebraska, beating out six other teams to earn first place finishes across the board.
Paul Read, professor of agronomy and horticulture and viticulturist, was installed as chair of the American Society for Enology and Viticulture–Eastern Section at the society’s 44th Annual Conference held at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York. He was presented with the traveling ASEV-ES chair’s gavel, which is uniquely fashioned from a piece of grapevine trunk and root, and adorned with mementos from past chairs.
Analysis IDs ag practices to fight flood, drought
Thursday, October 3, 2019
A synthesis of 89 studies across six continents has helped clarify which agricultural practices hold water when it comes to helping soils soak up precipitation — a factor critical to mitigating floods, outlasting drought and stabilizing crop yields. The roots of the solution? Put down and preserve some, said the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Andrea Basche.
Early detection of changing ecosystems is aim of Nebraska-led research
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
University of Nebraska–Lincoln ecologist Dirac Twidwell said it’s time to transplant this model of proactivity to a field that’s very different from medicine, but equally consequential: agricultural resilience, or the ability of ecosystems to withstand rapid and sudden transitions to an undesired state.
The Department of Agronomy and Horticulture and Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences are co-hosting an IANR Tailgate starting at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Nebraska Veterinary Diagnostic Center before the Nebraska vs. Ohio State football game.