Volunteers cleaning up Deadman’s Run tributary Tuesday, July 5, 2022
Courtesy Jennifer Weisbrod (crouched, second from left), John Hay (third from left), and volunteers stand in front of the truck that was used to assist the removal of trash in the creek.
Faculty, staff and student volunteers from University of Nebraska-Lincoln East Campus were willing to step in to restore Deadman’s Run Tributary.

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Lincoln Awarded $400,000 for Biochar Initiative Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced that Lincoln will receive up to $400,000 in funding and technical support for a project to turn wood waste into biochar, a charcoal-like substance that can be used as a beneficial soil amendment.
Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced that Lincoln will receive up to $400,000 in funding and technical support for a project to turn wood waste into biochar, a charcoal-like substance that can be used as a beneficial soil amendment.

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Agronomy and Horticulture to host special seminar July 11 Wednesday, June 29, 2022
The Department of Agronomy and Horticulture will host a special seminar featuring guest speaker Shofia Saleh July 11.

The Department of Agronomy and Horticulture will host a special seminar featuring guest speaker Shofia Saleh July 11. Saleh will present “Swimming in Boiling Water: Working at the Intersection of Oil Palm Production and Protection of Fragile Ecosystems in Indonesia.”

The seminar will take place at 3 p.m. CDT in person in Keim Hall, Room 150, and streamed live at go.unl.edu/agrohortseminar.

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Agronomy and Horticulture Spring Banquet honors students, faculty, staff Tuesday, June 28, 2022
The achievements of students, faculty and staff, past and present, were honored at the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture Spring Banquet April 18 in the Nebraska East Union.
The achievements of students, faculty and staff, past and present, were honored at the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture Awards Banquet April 18 in the Nebraska East Union.

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Flame Weeding Workshop to be held Aug. 17 at ENREEC Friday, June 24, 2022
A Flame Weeding Workshop will be held Aug. 17 at the Eastern Nebraska Research, Extension and Education Center.

Propane-fueled flame weeding is used in organic farming and interest in it is increasing among conventional producers due to increased weed resistance to herbicides and the costs of GMO crop seed.

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Husker team leads effort to help sorghum defend itself from aphid attacks Wednesday, June 22, 2022
(From left) Nebraska’s Scott Sattler, Tomas Helikar and Joe Louis are researching sorghum genetics to develop plants that can fend off sugarcane aphids.
Each year, plant-eating pests account for about 20% of crop losses worldwide. That’s why a University of Nebraska–Lincoln research team is taking a closer look at an alternative method of pest control that may overcome or mitigate the problems associated with standard approaches.

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Hatch and release: Keim Hall’s visiting ducklings waddle into the wild Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Keim Hall staff members guide a mother and her ducklings into the wild. The ducklings hatched in Keim Hall Courtyard June 13.
It’s a whole new world for the ducklings that hatched in the Keim Hall Courtyard on June 13. On the longest day of the year, Keim Hall staff members are guiding the mother and her ducklings into the wild.

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7 Agronomy and Horticulture faculty receive promotion, tenure Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Seven Department of Agronomy and Horticulture faculty receive promotion and/or tenure in 2022.
Seven Department of Agronomy and Horticulture faculty will receive promotion and/or tenure in 2022. They are among the 111 University of Nebraska–Lincoln faculty honored this year.

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Francis to retire after 45 years at Nebraska Thursday, June 9, 2022
Charles “Chuck” Francis

Charles “Chuck” Francis, University of Nebraska–Lincoln professor in agronomy and horticulture, will retire June 30 after a 45-year career at Nebraska.

A reception in his honor will take place June 17 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Goodding Learning Center. Cake will be served, and a program will begin at 3:30 p.m. Friends and colleagues can leave a note or photo memory in the online guestbook.

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Nebraska to host national Nitrogen Use Efficiency Workshop Aug. 1–3 Tuesday, June 7, 2022
The 2022 NUE Workshop with be held Aug. 1–3 hosted by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Craig Chandler | University Communication

Scientists and graduate students from institutions around the Midwest and abroad can attend the free 2022 Nitrogen Use Efficiency Workshop Aug. 1–3 hosted by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Department of Agronomy and Horticulture and Department of Biological Systems Engineering.

The title of this year’s workshop is “Demystifying Water and Nitrogen Management with Dynamic Solutions.”

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