2022 NUE Workshop to be held Aug. 1–3 Monday, February 21, 2022
The 2022 Nitrogen Use Efficiency Workshop will be held Aug. 1–3 at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
Save the dates for the 2022 Nitrogen Use Efficiency Workshop to be held Aug. 1–3 at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. This three-day event will take place on the Nebraska Innovation Campus and East Campus.

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Holding named Department of Agronomy and Horticulture associate department head Thursday, February 17, 2022
David Holding

David Holding, professor in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, began a one-year term as an associate department head on January 1.

He is assisting Martha Mamo, department head, and John Lindquist, also an associate department head, in the day-to-day decisions and future planning of the department.

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Creech named to Fenster Professorship Friday, February 11, 2022
Cody Creech speaks to farmers at a recent High Plains Ag Lab Field Day

Cody Creech, University of Nebraska–Lincoln associate professor of agronomy and horticulture and Nebraska Extension dryland cropping systems specialist at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center in Scottsbluff, has been named the Fenster Professor of Dryland Agriculture.

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63 Agronomy and Horticulture students make CASNR Dean's List Thursday, February 10, 2022
Sixty-three Agronomy and Horticulture students make the CASNR Dean's List.
Sixty-three undergraduate students in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture have been named to the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources fall 2021 Dean’s list.

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Environmental Protection Agency Renews Enlist Product Registrations with New Control Measures: What Does that Mean for Nebraska Growers? Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Highlighted in blue are the 32 Nebraska counties that will no longer be able to utilize Enlist ONE and Enlist DUO during the 2022 growing season.
Enlist corn and Enlist soybean producers in 32 Nebraska counties will be restricted on the use of two herbicides, Enlist ONE and Enlist DUO, in the 2022 growing season after the United States Environmental Protection Agency renews registrations.

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Go big infrared: Husker imaging system streamlines analysis of seeds Thursday, February 3, 2022
A close-up of a hyperspectral data cube, or hypercube, a form of data readout that captures both the 2D spatial dimensions of seeds and a range of wavelengths reflecting from those seeds. Husker researchers have developed a new imaging system, HyperSeed, that uses infrared wavelengths to analyze the traits of grains produced under the stresses of heat and drought. Hongfeng Yu and Tian Gao / Adapted from figure in Sensors
To observe traits that can’t be easily seen, Husker researchers have turned to the wavelengths that can’t be, either. The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Hongfeng Yu, Tian Gao and Harkamal Walia have developed a new imaging system that could help capture the nutritional value of seeds from myriad crops by first capturing the invisible wavelengths reflecting from them.

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Nebraska research studying benefits of grass restoration amid cropland Friday, January 28, 2022
A new study led by Daren Redfearn, professor of agronomy and horticulture and forage systems specialist, is exploring whether a targeted restoration of perennial grasses amid cropland could bring about a variety of benefits.
A new study led by Daren Redfearn, professor of agronomy and horticulture and forage systems specialist, is exploring whether a targeted restoration of perennial grasses amid cropland could bring about a variety of benefits.

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Volesky named interim director of Center for Grassland Studies Thursday, January 27, 2022
Jerry Volesky

Jerry Volesky has been named the interim director of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Center for Grassland Studies.

Volesky is a professor in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture and a Nebraska Extension range and forage specialist at the West Central Research, Extension and Education Center in North Platte. 

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Staswick retires after 36-year career at Nebraska Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Paul Staswick. <em>Craig Chandler | University Communication </em>

Paul Staswick, University of Nebraska–Lincoln agronomy and horticulture professor, retired January 3 after a 36-year career of research and teaching in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture.

A native of Washington state, Staswick’s career focused on the fundamental aspects of plant biology related to plant productivity, crop plant quality and disease resistance mechanisms. Early in his career, he worked on soybean protein biochemistry.

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U.S. corn production is booming—but not for the reasons scientists hoped Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Tractors pack down a giant mound of corn at a feedlot near Imperial, Nebraska, before storm clouds roll in. PHOTOGRAPH BY RANDY OLSON, NAT GEO IMAGE COLLECTION
National Geographic features Nebraska — the corn belt of success. According to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, over the past 15 years, the primary driver of growing corn yields has been another factor entirely: the longer growing seasons and mild weather promoted by climate change. "We're going to need to be really creative in order to keep yields up,” says Patricio Grassini, an agricultural scientist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, who was one of the authors of a new study.

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