New decision support tool supports Midwest specialty crop producers Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Ali Loker
Sam Wortman, associate professor of horticulture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Ali Loker, Doctor of Plant Health graduate student, have launched a new decision support tool for specialty crop producers and gardeners: the Vegetable Variety Navigator. The tool provides guidance for specialty crop growers and gardeners as they look for high-yielding, high-quality vegetable varieties for their soil climate in the Midwest.

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Extension Crop Production Clinics to go virtual in January Tuesday, December 15, 2020
The 2021 Nebraska Crop Production Clinics will feature live presentations on research updates and information tailored to regional crop issues and grower interests via Zoom for nine days throughout January.
Beginning Jan. 5, the 2021 Nebraska Crop Production Clinics will feature live presentations via Zoom and present research updates and information tailored to regional crop issues and grower interests. Sponsored by Nebraska Extension, the programs will be held on nine days throughout January.

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Baenziger supports growers through small-grains program Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Nebraska’s P. Stephen Baenziger has developed wheat varieties that are used on more than 50% of Nebraska’s wheat acres.
Whether he’s in the lab, the field or a crop improvement meeting, Nebraska’s P. Stephen Baenziger is focused on building partnerships.

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Doctoral students awarded fellowships Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Chenyong Miao

Eight Department of Agronomy and Horticulture doctoral students were honored with fellowships by the Agricultural Research Division and the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

Those honored include Balpreet Kaur Dhatt, Osler Ortez, Anthony Amori, Christopher Anuo, Rituraj Khound, Chenyong Miao, Manny Saluja and Milos Zaric.

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Retirement reception for Clyde Ogg is Dec. 7 Friday, December 4, 2020
Clyde Ogg
Join the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture in celebrating Clyde Ogg's 34 years of service to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Dec. 7.

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2020 poinsettia sale brings changes, success, community support Wednesday, December 2, 2020
In 2019, horticulture major Brandon Mars waters the poinsettias in an East Campus greenhouse to be sold at the Horticulture Club sale. Craig Chandler | University Communication

It can be unsaid that 2020 brought uncertainty to everybody’s lives. Faculty, staff and students have attempted to normalize as many things as possible, but it’s required innovation to do so.

Officers of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln recognized student organization Horticulture Club decided to press forward with their usual plant production activities as this has allowed students to hone their cultivation skills and remain connected to one another. 

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Gaussoin named AAAS fellow Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Roch Gaussoin | Craig Chandler – University Communication
Roch Gaussoin has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society. Fellows are selected by their peers for scientifically or socially distinguished achievements that advance science or its application.

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Team IDs differences in gene-related activity between ancient, modern corn Monday, November 23, 2020
Nebraska's Jinliang Yang (left), Gen Xu and their colleagues have found evidence that a process known for turning genes off and on contributed to the emergence of important traits in modern-day maize.
New research led by Agronomy and Horticulture's Jinliang Yang has begun to reveal how activating and deactivating genes, rather than swapping them out or rewriting them, may also have directed the evolution of maize.

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Aerial imagery brought to cover crop management Monday, November 23, 2020
Aerial imagery brought to cover crop management
Nebraska researchers Fernanda Souza Krupek, agronomy graduate research assistant, and Andrea Basche, assistant professor of agronomy and horticulture in cropping systems, have recently applied aerial imagery to detect variability within cover crop fields — and the potential impact of cover crops on subsequent cash crops.

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Panhandle Center to host virtual field day, PARTT Plus, Dec. 1-2 Thursday, November 19, 2020
East Campus
The Panhandle Research, Extension and Education Center is hosting a virtual field day, the “Panhandle Agricultural Research and Technology Tour – Plus” (PARTT Plus) on December 1 and 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days.

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