Curiosity, opportunity propel Husker to international championship Friday, September 16, 2022
Kennadi Griffis sifts through a soil sample in the soil judging pit on East Campus.
Kennadi Griffis' curiosity about the natural environment and the opportunities she found at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln propelled the Husker to an international championship in soil judging as a member of Team USA.

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Nebraska host to Nitrogen Use Efficiency Workshop Wednesday, September 14, 2022
2022 Nitrogen Use Efficiency Workshop
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Department of Agronomy and Horticulture and Biological Systems Engineering hosted the 2022 Nitrogen Use Efficiency Workshop – Demystifying Water and Nitrogen Management with Dynamic Solutions, Aug. 1 to 3. The workshop targeted graduate students, scientists, industry and professionals to promote discussion about avenues to increase efficiency.

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Agronomy and Horticulture seminar series starts Sept. 9 Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Charles “Chuck” Francis
This fall’s Agronomy and Horticulture seminar series begins with “Exploring Co-learning in Agroecology” presented by Nebraska’s Charles “Chuck” Francis on Sept. 9.

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Night-time heat is killing crops. Scientists are rushing to find resilient plants Friday, September 2, 2022
Photo by Ariel Cobbert/The Guardian
Researchers at Arkansas State University Biosciences Institute are part of a race to figure out how to create varieties of rice that can withstand the impacts of a fast-changing climate. This is part of a wider project to understand the impacts of nocturnal temperatures on crops called the Wheat and Rice Center for Heat Resilience (WRCHR), a collaboration which also includes the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Kansas State University. Harkamal Walia is leading the research collaboration to develop new varieties of wheat and rice at Nebraska.

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ORED selects next cohort for Research Leaders Program Friday, September 2, 2022
Fifteen University of Nebraska–Lincoln faculty members, including Marc Libault, associate professor in agronomy and horticulture, have been selected to participate in the third cohort of the Office of Research and Economic Development’s Research Leaders Program.

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Daigh is new associate professor of Vadose Zone Science Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Aaron Lee M. Daigh
Aaron Lee M. Daigh joined the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture and Biological Systems Engineering Aug. 15 as associate professor of Vadose Zone Science. His position is 60% research and 40% teaching and will provide research, teaching and service to departmental committees.

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Coal char research article summarized in CSA News Monday, August 29, 2022
Lead author Jennifer Cooper extracts fatty acids for methyl esters for microbial fingerprinting.  |  Ryley Thomas
Coal char research in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture was highlighted in a summary of the Journal of Environmental Quality article “Coal Char Mitigates Nutrient Loss from Soil” published in the April issue of CSA News magazine.

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Husker research focuses on atrazine Monday, August 29, 2022
A University of Nebraska–Lincoln project to detect atrazine dissipation and evaluate herbicide programs without atrazine has received a $47,154 grant from the Nebraska Environmental Trust.

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Researchers develop guide to fighting redcedar invasion Wednesday, August 24, 2022
 Christine Bielski | Agronomy and Horticulture
A University of Nebraska–Lincoln project to improve efforts against redcedar invasions has received an $81,690 grant from the Nebraska Environmental Trust. Dirac Twidwell, the principal investigator, and Dillon Fogarty, project coordinator, developed that unified vision with the publication of their vulnerability guide, “Reducing woody encroachment in grasslands: A guide for understanding risk and vulnerability.”

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Basche to receive ASA Early Career Award Monday, August 22, 2022
Andrea Basche
Andrea Basche, an assistant professor in cropping systems in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, will be formally presented with the American Society of Agronomy Early Career Award at the ASA Awards Ceremony Nov. 8 during the scientific society’s Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland.

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