Curriculum committee works to unify department and create opportunity for students Friday, April 17, 2020
Students work on their hydroponic projects this fall in Horticulture 307 Hydroponics For Growing Populations taught by Stacy Adams, agronomy and horticulture associate professor of practice.
A major undertaking began in 2018 as the Agronomy and Horticulture Curriculum Committee worked to consolidate three of the department’s degree programs — agronomy, horticulture and turfgrass & landscape management.

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Crops judging team finishes season, looks ahead to fall Thursday, April 16, 2020
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Crops Judging Team places third overall in the four-year division at the NCTA Collegiate Crops Contest March 7 in Curtis, Nebraska. The team includes Jared Stander (from left), Justin Zoucha, Korbin Kudera, Sarina Janssen, Jacob Vallery, Katie Jo Steffen and Adam Stiegel, team coach.
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln intercollegiate Crops Judging Team finished the season on top and now looks ahead to fall competitions. The spring contests helped prepare students for the NACTA Judging Conference that was scheduled for April 1 – 4 at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas. However, the competition was canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Lundberg and Pleasant on staff council Monday, April 13, 2020
Casey Lundberg (left) and Tai Pleasant
Casey Lundberg, office supervisor in agronomy and horticulture, and Tai Pleasant, recruiter for agronomy and horticulture, are members of the inaugural University of Nebraska–Lincoln Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources Staff Council.

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Nebraska On-Farm Research Network publishes results of 2019 farmer-conducted research online Thursday, April 9, 2020
Nebraska On-Farm Research
Farmers across Nebraska participated in more than 100 research studies in 2019 as part of Nebraska Extension’s On-Farm Research Network. Results from the 2019 studies, as well as from studies from previous years, are now available online.

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Jhala receives Epsilon Sigma Phi Early Career Outstanding Extension Leadership Award Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Amit Jhala
Amit Jhala, University of Nebraska–Lincoln associate professor of agronomy and horticulture and Nebraska Extension weed management specialist, was honored with the Early Career Outstanding Extension Leadership Award from Nebraska’s Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi.

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Mint: New crop for the Panhandle? Tuesday, April 7, 2020
A mint variety trial plot at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center
Mint is not grown commercially in Nebraska on a large scale yet – there are less than 500 acres – but a project at the University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center at Scottsbluff is aimed at providing answers about whether farmers could grow it here and which varieties might grow best.

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Amori and Ortez receive agronomy awards Friday, April 3, 2020
Anthony Amori and Osler Ortez
Anthony Amori and Osler Ortez, University of Nebraska–Lincoln doctoral students, were selected by the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture for awards.

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Martinez discovers Nebraska through online education Wednesday, April 1, 2020
On his farm near Santa Ana,  El Salvador, Carlos Martinez stands in a sugarcane field plowed with a tractor and machinery he built.  Carlos Eduardo Somoza Vargas
After he became the manager of his family farm, Carlos Martinez of El Salvador wanted to learn more about agronomy, so he researched online for educational opportunities and classes. He found the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Agronomy and Horticulture Online and Distance Education program and decided to start with a noncredit course in plant science taught by Don Lee, professor of agronomy and horticulture. Martinez, ended up earning a Master of Science in agronomy, specializing in crop physiology and production from Nebraska.

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Read the latest department annual newsletter Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Agronomy and Horticulture Annual Newsletter 2019
Download the latest issue of Pots, Plots and Plants, the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture annual newsletter, featuring faculty and staff, student clubs, curriculum committee news, theories of resilience and systems science, crop modeling, integrating grazing into cropping systems, the Backyard Farmer Garden and more.

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7 faculty receive Parents’ Recognition Awards Monday, March 30, 2020
Donald Lee (from left), David Holding and David Lambe are honored at the 2020 Parents’ Recognition Awards ceremony March 6. Loren Rye | Pixel Lab
Seven Department of Agronomy and Horticulture faculty members were honored for their outstanding support to students during the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Parents’ Recognition Awards ceremony March 6 in the Willa Cather Dining Complex.

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