23 faculty awarded Nebraska Environmental Trust grants Friday, May 28, 2021
Natalie Jones | IANR Media The Nebraska Environmental Trust has awarded 23 grants totaling more than $2.1 million to University of Nebraska–Lincoln projects.

The Nebraska Environmental Trust has awarded 23 grants totaling more than $2.1 million to University of Nebraska–Lincoln projects.

The grants were awarded by the NET board last month, part of 113 projects receiving more than $18.35 million.

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Team IDs key to sorghum’s heat resilience, aims to boost corn’s tolerance Friday, May 28, 2021
Sorghum

Although sorghum is known to be much more heat- and drought-tolerant than its close relative corn, the underlying reason for this difference is not well-established. Solving this mystery may be key to developing corn that is more resilient to high temperatures and the often dry summer conditions in Nebraska and other parts of the Midwest.

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Creech receives sustainable agriculture grant Friday, May 28, 2021
Cody Creech

Cody Creech with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Scottsbluff, Nebraska has recently been selected to receive a $40,000 grant from the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (NCR-SARE) for the project, "Developing Winter Barley as an Alternative Crop to Capture an Emerging Market and Increase Diversification and Sustainability."

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Study of 'misbehaving chromosomes' by Morris remains relevant to wheat scientists today Tuesday, May 18, 2021
M. Rosalind Morris | Photo courtesy of UNL Archives & Special Collections

M. Rosalind Morris, University of Nebraska–Lincoln emeritus professor of plant cytogenetics, is internationally recognized for her pioneering work in wheat cytogenetics and in showing the effects of irradiation on corn. Her career at Nebraska spanned from 1947 to 1990.

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6 honored with Milton E. Mohr Awards Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Balpreet Kaur Dhatt awarded Milton E. Mohr 2021–2022 graduate fellowship.

Six Department of Agronomy and Horticulture students have been named recipients of Milton E. Mohr 2021–2022 awards. These awards recognize outstanding undergraduate and graduate students in the sciences of biotechnology and engineering based on their academic performance and potential for accomplishments in their specific field.

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Read the latest department annual newsletter Thursday, May 13, 2021
Agronomy and Horticulture Annual Newsletter 2020
Download the latest issue of Pots, Plots and Plants, the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture annual newsletter.

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Polk named Chancellor's Scholar Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Samuel “Sam” Polk, a plant biology major in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, is one of 65 University of Nebraska–Lincoln students who were recognized as Chancellor’s Scholars during the undergraduate commencement ceremonies May 8 at Memorial Stadium. Chancellor’s Scholars are students who have maintained 4.0 grade-point averages on all collegiate work at Nebraska and elsewhere.

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Schumacher named MACA Young Leader scholarship recipient Monday, May 10, 2021
Kyle Schumacher
Kyle Schumacher, a sophomore agronomy major, was named a recipient of the 2021 Mid America Croplife Association Young Leader Scholarship.

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Plant biology graduates earn prestigious awards Friday, May 7, 2021
Samuel “Sam” Polk (left) and Caleb Wehrbein
Two plant biology majors who will earn Bachelor of Science degrees May 8 are being recognized for prestigious awards.

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48 Agronomy and Horticulture students to graduate in Spring 2021 ceremonies Thursday, May 6, 2021
Congratulations to the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture Spring 2021 graduates.
Congratulations to all of our graduates! Thank you for your talent and commitment, and for enriching the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture. Best wishes on your future endeavors.

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