Artificial intelligence and plant biology research lands Tross internship at Google-X Friday, July 21, 2023
In today’s job market people with expertise in artificial intelligence and people with expertise in plant biology are both in high demand. Finding one person with expertise in both is quite rare.
Except for Michael Tross, a doctoral student advised by James Schnable, a University of Nebraska–Lincoln agronomy and horticulture professor and the Dr. Charles O. Gardner Professor of Agronomy.
Agronomy and Horticulture faculty receive promotion, tenure Wednesday, July 19, 2023Nine Department of Agronomy and Horticulture faculty received promotion and/or tenure in 2023. They are among the 93 University of Nebraska–Lincoln faculty to be honored this year.
Meet Graduate Student Margarito Morales Thursday, July 13, 2023
Margarito Morales, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture online master's degree student from Fresno, California, earned his degree in May 2023. His research consisted of testing chemical treatments for post-harvest lemon preservation. Lemons were treated with several post-harvest chemicals to determine which treatment provided superior decay and weight loss control. He also conducted research on Integrated pest management of cutworm in agronomic crops and consisted of different methods used to reduce cutworm damage in agronomic crops.
Fertigation’s Sunset Seminars will explore capabilities and impacts of image-based nitrogen management Thursday, July 13, 2023
LINCOLN, NE – University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Nebraska On-Farm Research Network is joining forces with innovative farmers, Nebraska Natural Resource Districts, and Sentinel Fertigation to host events, called Sunset Seminars, at trial field sites across Nebraska. The informal but informative events held in the evening will give growers and agronomists a chance to see how image-based nitrogen management works and how it can influence nitrogen management outcomes, all while enjoying refreshments and mingling with the UNL researchers, Sentinel team and other attendees.
Nebraska to host Cellular and Molecular Biology of the Soybean conference Wednesday, July 12, 2023
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln will host SOY2023, the biennial conference on the Cellular and Molecular Biology of the Soybean Aug. 10-13 at Embassy Suites by Hilton Lincoln.
Nebraska team aids first mapping of corn genome Monday, July 10, 2023University of Nebraska–Lincoln scientist James Schnable and international colleagues have created the first complete map of the corn genome, a landmark achievement that can enable major long-term advances in crop health, resilience and productivity.
Lambe awarded Sustained Excellence in Teaching and Learning Faculty Award Wednesday, July 5, 2023
David Lambe, agronomy and horticulture professor of practice and chief learning officer in the Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program, was honored with the Holling Family Sustained Excellence in Teaching and Learning Faculty Award for the academic year 2022–2023 at the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Awards Luncheon May 12 at the Nebraska East Union.
The Essentials of Hybrid Breeding workshop set for Aug. 9-10 Friday, June 30, 2023
Blaine Johnson, agronomy and horticulture professor of practice, will be leading a workshop Aug. 9-10 titled Hybrid Breeding: The Essentials. This two-day event will take place in the Goodding Learning Center, 280 Plant Sciences Hall on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s East Campus.
Analysis, Summarization and Interpretation of Plant Breeding Data workshop set for Aug. 1-3 Friday, June 30, 2023
Blaine Johnson, agronomy and horticulture professor of practice, will be leading a workshop Aug. 1-3 titled Analysis, Summarization and Interpretation of Plant Breeding Data using Mixed Models with Echidna Software. This three-day event will take place in the Goodding Learning Center, 280 Plant Sciences Hall on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s East Campus.
Soil health statewide leadership team meets to strengthen collaborative efforts Thursday, June 29, 2023
Building and maintaining healthy soils is not solely the responsibility of agricultural producers, both in rural and urban areas, but it is a collective effort that requires the involvement of everyone. The concept of soil health has evolved over time, just like everything else. Now we know that a healthy soil is a thriving ecosystem, teeming with diverse micro and macroorganisms. These organisms play a crucial role in nutrient cycling through decomposition, by promoting soil aggregation and by contributing to better soil structure and resilience.