Project aims to increase hops production in Nebraska Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Potential is brewing in a new hops growing project led by researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Launching this summer, the Nebraska Hops project will test the viability of growing eight different hop varieties at five locations statewide. Led by Stacy Adams, associate professor of practice in agronomy and horticulture, the research project has the potential to expand hop production in Nebraska, while also offering farmers an opportunity to diversify crop production.

Full story at UNL Today


Hyten named Haskins Professor in Plant Genetics Wednesday, May 25, 2016
David Hyten
David Hyten, associate professor of soybean genetics and genomics in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, was named the Haskins Professor in Plant Genetics. Professorships reflect an extraordinary level of scholarly or creative achievement and clear potential for continuing major accomplishments that enhance the reputation of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Horticulture major receives national intern scholarship Monday, May 23, 2016
Jaclyn Nelson
University of Nebraska-Lincoln horticulture major, Jaclyn Nelson, is one of three students in the nation to be awarded a 2016 Mosmiller Internship from the American Floral Endowment. AFE also presented intern scholarships to Loren Marie Anthony from the University of Arkansas and Kailey Brooks from the University of Missouri.

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Bandillo, McConaughy and Waseem awarded fellowships Monday, May 16, 2016
Samantha McConaughy
Waseem Hussain, Samantha McConaughy and Nonoy Bandillo, graduate students in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, have been awarded graduate student fellowships to attend the 5th International Conference on Quantitative Genetics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, June 12-17.

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Rodriguez honored with CASNR Spirit Award Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Gustavo Rodriguez
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Agronomy and Horticulture graduate, Gustavo Rodriguez, was honored with the UNL College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Spirit Award at the CASNR Salute to Graduates on May 6. The Spirit Award recognizes a student whose spirit represents the class as a whole. Rodriguez, who hails from Ravenna, Nebraska, earned his degree in turfgrass & landscape management and graduated May 7.

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Students named recipients of Milton E. Mohr Awards Program for Biotechnology Monday, May 2, 2016
Nathan Duffy

Five Department of Agronomy and Horticulture students have been named recipients of the Milton E. Mohr 2016–2017 Awards Program which recognizes outstanding 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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74 faculty members earn promotion, tenure Friday, April 29, 2016
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln granted 74 faculty members a promotion and/or tenure in 2016. Greg Kruger, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, was promoted to associate professor and granted tenure. Kruger is a weed science and application technology specialist at the UNL West Central Research and Extension Center. Faculty were honored on April 26 during a celebration at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum.

Full story at UNL Today


Aerial 'fire drone' passes Homestead test Monday, April 25, 2016
A UNL-designed drone
An innovative University of Nebraska-Lincoln-designed drone designed to ignite prescribed fires in grasslands and forests was used successfully April 22 to burn 26 acres of restored tallgrass prairie at Homestead National Monument of America near Beatrice. Dirac Twidwell, a UNL rangeland expert, said the April 22 fire demonstrated how drones could make fires safer and easier to manage.

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Agronomy senior is named Chancellor's Scholar Thursday, April 21, 2016
Neal Fulton

University of Nebraska–Lincoln agronomy major Neal Fulton, of Pleasanton, Nebraska, has been named a Chancellor's Scholar. Fulton, along with thirty-one other UNL seniors will be recognized as Chancellor's Scholars during the All-University Honors Convocation at 2 p.m. April 24 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts, 301 N. 12th St.

Chancellor's Scholars are students who graduated in December or who will receive their degrees in May or August and have maintained 4.0 grade-point averages on all collegiate work at UNL and elsewhere.

Full story at UNL Today


Rodrigo Werle New WCREC Cropping Systems Specialist Monday, April 18, 2016
Rodrigo Werle
Rodrigo Werle started Friday as the new cropping systems specialist at the UNL West Central Research and Extension Center at North Platte. An assistant professor in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, Werle will have a split appointment between research (50%) and extension (50%). He replaces Greg Kruger, who is the new weed science and application technology specialist.

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