Gabelman and Keim receive Lifetime Achievement Award Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Gabelman and Keim receive Lifetime Achievement Award
Warren “Buck” Gabelman and Wayne F. Keim, University of Nebraska–Lincoln alumni, received the 2020 Department of Agronomy and Horticulture Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Poinsettia sale extended to Nov. 23 Tuesday, November 17, 2020
The Horticulture Club's poinsettia sale has been extended to Nov. 23.
The Horticulture Club has extended its online poinsettia sale to Nov. 23. Poinsettias can be purchased through UNL Marketplace.

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Knezevic part of NUtech Ventures Startup Company of the Year Thursday, November 12, 2020
Agricultural Flaming Innovations developed equipment that uses heat for certified organic weed control. When mounted to a tractor, it directs propane-fueled flames at weeds, which wilt and die — leaving crops unaffected.
Congratulations to Agricultural Flaming Innovations which won the NUtech Ventures Startup Company of the Year award and includes Stevan Knezevic, professor of agronomy and horticulture.

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Horticulture Club’s poinsettia sale online now Monday, November 9, 2020
The Horticulture Club's annual poinsettia sale is online until Nov. 13.
The Horticulture Club is holding its annual poinsettia sale in a new format this year due to COVID-19 and the need for physical-distancing. Poinsettias can be purchased online through UNL Marketplace and closes Nov. 13.

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Graef awarded NUtech Ventures Prem S. Paul Innovator of the Year Wednesday, November 4, 2020
George Graef
George Graef, professor of agronomy and horticulture, was awarded the Prem S. Paul Innovator of the Year award from NUtech Ventures Nov. 2.

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Iqbal selected as new Research Development Fellow Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Javed Iqbal
Javed Iqbal, assistant professor in agronomy and horticulture, was among 25 University of Nebraska–Lincoln faculty selected to serve as 2020-21 Research Development Fellows.

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Nebraska winemakers optimistic despite low grape yields Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Some Nebraska winemakers are optimistic about the state’s 2020 vintage even though grape harvest final tonnage estimates are roughly half of last year’s crop.
Some Nebraska winemakers are optimistic about the state’s 2020 vintage even though grape harvest final tonnage estimates are roughly half of last year’s crop.

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Growing Together Nebraska provides food, education across Cornhusker State Monday, November 2, 2020
Harvesting carrots earlier in October at the Ever Green Community Garden in Gering are (from left) Extension Educator Tammie Ostdiek and Extension Master Gardeners Carol Knaub and Tina Luz.
The COVID-19 pandemic of has contributed to increased food insecurity for many Nebraska families. In response, communities have pitched in to help. And some of the donated food is produce that has been grown this year at community gardens around Nebraska, which leverage local volunteers with grant funds from Growing Together Nebraska, part of Nebraska Extension’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) program.

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A deeper dive into EPA’s dicamba re-registration Friday, October 30, 2020
Greg Kruger, weed science extension specialist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, kneels in a soybean field that recently received a treatment of dicamba. He continues to conduct research on dicamba drift and boom heights.
The Environmental Protection Agency to offer a five-year re-registration for dicamba use for over-the-top applications. Greg Kruger has spent a considerable amount of time with growers, chemical companies and even the EPA to help better understand how dicamba operates. At the research level, he has worked with pesticide registrants to generate the data sets to defend the registration decisions made by EPA.

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James Schnable recognized for outstanding paper Friday, October 30, 2020
James Schnable
A paper by James Schnable, Agronomy and Horticulture, has been selected as the 2020 Outstanding Paper by The Plant Phenome Journal. The article, “Functional Modeling of Plant Growth Dynamics,” deals with ways to use time series data collected from high throughput phenotyping facilities like the University of Nebraska–Lincoln's automated greenhouses.

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