Nebraska team takes fourth in Turf Bowl Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Cole McClurg (left) and Jacob Ocholik
A University of Nebraska–Lincoln turfgrass competition team earned fourth place at the 27th Annual Collegiate Turf Bowl competition announced Feb. 4 by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America. This is the highest finish in this contest for a Nebraska team since the Huskers placed eighth in 2017.

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Weisbrod is new Pesticide Safety Education Program coordinator Monday, February 8, 2021
Jennifer Weisbrod
Jennifer Weisbrod joined the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture Jan. 19 as an assistant extension educator and Pesticide Safety Education Program coordinator.

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Twidwell awarded range and conservation endowment Friday, February 5, 2021
Dirac Twidwell receives the Nebraska Range and Conservation Endowment award from the Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation in December.
Dirac Twidwell, associate professor and rangeland ecologist in agronomy and horticulture, was presented with the Nebraska Cattle­men Foundation’s Nebraska Range and Conservation Endowment award and grant during the virtual 2020 Nebraska Cattlemen Annual Convention Dec. 1–4.

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Valentine's Day Succulent Sale is Feb. 12 Friday, February 5, 2021
The Horticulture Club Succulent Sale is Feb. 12. | Shutterstock
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Horticulture Club is hosting a succulent sale Feb. 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at both City and East Campus locations.

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Agronomy Club apparel on sale now Thursday, February 4, 2021
The Agronomy Club apparel sale is going on now until Feb. 21.

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Agronomy Club has a great selection of apparel for sale now until Feb. 21. Don't miss the opportunity to purchase some agronomy-branded clothing while helping support the club.

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Grad student at Panhandle Center developing crop-breeding tools for proso millet Thursday, February 4, 2021
Rituraj Khound in front of proso millet plots at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center at Scottsbluff
A graduate student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Panhandle Research and Extension Center in Scottsbluff is in the midst of an ambitious project that he and his advisor hope will produce a set of modern tools for genetic improvement of proso millet.

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Dinsdale Family Learning Commons opens Jan. 27 Wednesday, January 27, 2021
The Dinsdale Family Learning Commons privately funded renovation upgrades an East Campus landmark into a technology-rich collaborative environment and hub for innovation, research and learning. Craig Chandler | University Communication
Collaboration and innovation are themes of the newly renovated Dinsdale Family Learning Commons as it reopens to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s students, faculty and staff on Jan. 27. The privately funded renovation upgrades an East Campus landmark into a technology-rich collaborative environment and hub for innovation, research and learning.

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CASNR scholarship competition opens to current, prospective students Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Tiffany Heng-Moss, dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, speaks at the CASNR Launch, welcoming new students on Aug. 20, 2020. Craig Chandler | University Communication
The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has announced its second annual quick-pitch scholarship competition for students who dare to dream big and do the extraordinary to address worldwide issues.

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Grad student gets snowy introduction to Nebraska Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Juan Jiménez, a master's student in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, experienced snow for the first time. Jiménez arrived here from Colombia Jan. 22.
The day after arriving in Lincoln to start his master’s degree in agronomy and horticulture at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Juan Jiménez woke up Jan. 23 and thought it seemed exceptionally sunny. Not quite. He looked outside and was greeted by something he’d never seen before — snow. About 1.5 inches had coated the ground.

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Virtual Nebraska Crop Management Conference set for January 27 Tuesday, January 19, 2021
2021 Nebraska Crop Management Conference

The virtual 2021 Nebraska Crop Management Conference will feature research updates and information tailored to Nebraska crop issues and grower interests. Experts will provide research-based information in disease and insect management, precision agriculture, weed management, soil health and nutrient management, crop management, cover crops, application technology, agribusiness management and pesticide safety.

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