NRT students create open-access materials about resilience
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate students recently formed the Council of Resilience Education to equip the public with information and strategies for tackling harmful environmental changes like red cedars invading grasslands and toxic algae blooming in lakes.
Thirty-nine undergraduate students in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture have been named to the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Fall 2020 Dean’s list. Students must have a 3.75 minimum grade-point average on a four-point scale and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 or more graded semester hours to qualify. Agronomy and Horticulture students who qualified are listed below and at agronomy.unl.edu/casnr-deans-list.
Sam Wortman, assistant professor of agronomy and horticulture, was selected as a recipient of the 2019 Junior Faculty Excellence in Research Award from the Agricultural Research Division of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
University of Nebraska–Lincoln Department of Agronomy and Horticulture students received top honors at the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America and Soil Science Society of America International Meeting in San Antonio, Texas. Students honored include Chad Lammers, Jared Stander, Samuel Koeshall, Alyssa Kuhn, Osler Ortez, Luana Machado Simão and Alex Tonon Rosa.
"Advancing Frontiers in Plant Sciences: Challenges from Concepts to Applicability" is the theme for the 2020 University of Nebraska–Lincoln Nebraska Plant Science Symposium. The symposium is set for Tuesday, March 17 from 8 am to 5:30 pm at the Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center.
Six Department of Agronomy and Horticulture graduate students are recipients of awards and fellowships. Those honored include Michael Meier, Deepak Ghimire, Elizabeth Christenson, Dillon Fogarty, Tara Harms and Elnazsdat Hosseiniaghdam.
PASSeL, the Plant and Soil Sciences e-Library website developed by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, was updated in 2019 for a cleaner, more modern, responsive and mobile-friendly experience. With a 20-year reputation as a quality educational resource, PASSeL is comprised of free online learning resources developed by team members whose mission is to disseminate unbiased, cutting-edge plant and soil sciences research information.
This spring’s Agronomy and Horticulture Seminar Series begins with “Reflections, Misconceptions and Other Issues in Plant Breeding Applications: From Sparsity to Sparse Testing, Noise Prediction and Other Unexplored Topics” presented by Nebraska’s Diego Jarquín Jan. 24.