New major offers career pathways in agronomy, horticulture, turfgrass science and management, and landscape design and management Monday, October 24, 2022
The goal of the PLAS program in Agronomy and Horticulture is to meet the increasing workforce needs by preparing students to be competent, confident, and adapting professionals in their career pathways of agronomy, horticulture, turfgrass science and management, and landscape design and management.
The goal of the PLAS program in Agronomy and Horticulture is to meet the increasing workforce needs by preparing students to be competent, confident, and adapting professionals in their career pathways of agronomy, horticulture, turfgrass science and management, and landscape design and management.

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Nine graduate students earn ARD and CASNR fellowships Monday, October 24, 2022
Nine graduate students earn ARD and CASNR fellowships.

Nine Department of Agronomy and Horticulture graduate students will be honored with awards and fellowships from the Agricultural Research Division and the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at the Distinguished Fellowships and Awards Luncheon Dec. 7.

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11 faculty chosen to participate in Big Ten leadership programs Monday, October 17, 2022
David Holding
The Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor has announced its annual selection of faculty who will attend two Big Ten Academic Alliance leadership programs this year. David Holding, Professor and Associate Department Head of Agronomy and Horticulture, is one of six faculty to attend the Academic Leadership Program.

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Nebraska students win Regional Collegiate Soil Judging Contest Monday, October 17, 2022
Nebraska’s Soil Judging team wins first-place overall at the Region 5 Soil Judging Contest.
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Soil Judging Team won first-place overall at the Region 5 Soil Judging Contest October 2 to 7. Iowa State University hosted the contest which was held near Lake Okoboji in northwest Iowa.

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Husker study: Brazil can grow more soybeans without deforesting Amazon Monday, October 10, 2022
This aerial photo shows where environmentally fragile savannah has been converted to farm land in the Cerrado region of Brazil. Alencar Zanon | University Federal Santa Maria, Brazil
A newly released four-year study by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and its research partners in Brazil identifies a path forward that would allow Brazil to strengthen its agricultural sector while safeguarding the rainforest.

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Streich teaches skills for academic and career success Monday, October 10, 2022
Anne Streich, center, professor of practice and lead instructor for PLAS 95 Plant and Landscape Systems Seminar class, talks with students about their interviews with an alumnus.
New students in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture are required to complete PLAS 95 Plant and Landscape Systems Seminar, a five-week, zero-credit-hour course. Taught by Anne Streich, professor of practice and lead instructor, and Martha Mamo, department head, this course is designed to help students discover career opportunities, improve academic success skills, identify beneficial co-curricular activities and select appropriate internships.

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Gardening competition educates, instills confidence in Nebraska students Friday, October 7, 2022
The Biggest Grower winner, Yve Nelson of Lincoln, shows off her competition garden.
For the third year, the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture and Nebraska Extension successfully concluded The Biggest Grower competition with 12 Nebraska high school students participating.

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Córdova featured on Propelling Women in Power podcast Thursday, September 29, 2022
S. Carolina Córdova featured on Propelling Women in Power podcast.

S. Carolina Córdova, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture’s new assistant professor and statewide soil health specialist, is featured on Propelling Women in Power, a podcast about the careers of women in energy.

Córdova shares her adventures in academic research dealing with the friendly and, occasionally, not-so-friendly on her path to becoming a leader in the soil sciences. She also discusses her hands-on approach to mentorship, both on and off the field.

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Service Award Celebration honors 16 department employees Thursday, September 29, 2022
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln honored 850 faculty and staff for their years of service to the university Sept. 28 including Department of Agronomy and Horticulture’s Professor Emeritus Charles “Chuck” Francis for 45 years and Professor Paul Read for 35.

Sixteen Department of Agronomy and Horticulture employees were honored with Employee Service Awards Sept. 28.

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Husker research hones in on sorghum’s genetic makeup to improve nitrogen efficiency Friday, September 16, 2022
Jinliang Yang, assistant professor of agronomy and horticulture, is leading an effort to better understand sorghum’s genetic makeup to improve the crop’s nitrogen use efficiency.
Jinliang Yang, assistant professor of agronomy and horticulture, leads a three-year, $2.7 million project that includes other Husker scientists as well as collaborators at Kansas State University and the Alabama-based HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. The multidisciplinary project is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.

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