Mitchell Montgomery, a University of Nebraska–Lincoln research technologist for agronomy and horticulture, received the Nebraska Crop Improvement Association Presidential Award of Excellence at the NCIA conference in Lincoln Jan. 15-17. This award recognizes those who have made special contributions to the Nebraska Seed Industry.
New season of Backyard Farmer premieres April 5
Monday, March 26, 2018
The 66th season of Backyard Farmer, Nebraska’s must-see television program for gardening information, will premiere April 5 on NET. Backyard Farmer offers answers to people’s gardening questions. Viewers submit questions on topics such as fruits and vegetables; insects; turf; annuals and perennials; weeds; trees and shrubs; and wildlife. A panel of experts from Nebraska Extension and University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s landscape services unit offers science-based recommendations.
Aaron Shropshire, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture graduate student, was honored during the Holling Family Award Program for Teaching Excellence on March 2. The annual awards honor outstanding teaching in the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Intercollegiate Crops Judging Team competed in the Regional Crops Judging Contest on Feb. 10 at Oklahoma Panhandle State University and placed third in the four-year division against 15 other Midwest four-year and two-year institutions.
Zahoor A. Ganie, University of Nebraska–Lincoln agronomy and horticulture postdoctoral research associate, was awarded Outstanding Reviewer Award by the Canadian Journal of Plant Science for consistently and expeditiously delivering comprehensive, discerning reviews to the journal's authors.
University of Nebraska–Lincoln agronomy doctoral student Ethann Barnes placed third in the Ph.D. oral presentation competition at the 58th Annual Conference of the Weed Science Society of America in Arlington, Virginia, Jan. 29-31. He is advised by Amit Jhala, assistant professor of agronomy and horticulture and Nebraska Extension weed specialist.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Agronomy and Horticulture will host the Growing Our Future 2018 conference on March 27, 8:30 am to 4:25 pm, at the Graduate Hotel in Lincoln. The event is free. Registration deadline is March 13.
Sutton to deliver talk on how Nebraskans view landscape
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
What is it people like or don't like about the Nebraska landscape? Richard K. Sutton, professor of agronomy and horticulture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has been thinking about that question during his many decades interacting with the state's landscape and has crafted his own environmental and aesthetic approach to the answer.
Mitchell Stephenson of Scottsbluff, Nebraska, received an Outstanding Young Range Professional Award at the Society for Range Management’s 71st Annual Meeting, Technical Training and Trade Show in Sparks, Nevada, which concluded Feb. 2. The Outstanding Young Range Professional Award recognizes SRM members who exhibit superior performance and leadership potential in any range-related area.
Andrea Basche joined the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Department of Agronomy and Horticulture Dec. 1 as an assistant professor in cropping systems. She will be teaching two undergraduate courses in crop management and researching opportunities for Nebraska cropping systems to remain productive and profitable into the future.