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Students take top honors at 2017 North Central Weed Science Society Meeting Monday, January 29, 2018
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Nine Department of Agronomy and Horticulture students took top honors at the 2017 North Central Weed Science Society Annual Meeting in St. Louis Dec. 4-7. The nine include graduate students Ethann Barnes, Parminder Chahal, Maxwel Coura Oliveira, Alexandre Tonon Rosa, Bruno Canella Vieira, Adam Striegel and Don Treptow and undergraduate students Trey Stephens and Barbara Vukoja.

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Yang joins Agronomy and Horticulture as new Plant Quantitative and Statistical Genomics Assistant Professor Friday, January 26, 2018
JINLIANG YANG
Jinliang Yang joined the faculty in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Agronomy and Horticulture July 1, 2017, as an assistant professor in plant quantitative and statistical genomics.

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Ferguson receives Fertilizer Industry Roundtable Recognition Award Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Richard Ferguson
Richard Ferguson, University of Nebraska–Lincoln agronomy and horticulture professor and interim department head, received the Fertilizer Industry Roundtable Recognition Award: Innovative Technologies Advancing the Fertilizer Industry at the Fertilizer Outlook and Technology Conference in New Orleans Nov. 15. The Fertilizer Outlook and Technology Conference is jointly sponsored by the Fertilizer Industry Roundtable and The Fertilizer Institute.

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Agronomy and Horticulture seminar series starts Jan. 26 Monday, January 22, 2018
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Nebraska’s Daniel Schachtman will kick off the spring Agronomy and Horticulture Seminar Series with a 3:30 p.m. Jan. 26 talk in Keim Hall, Room 150. Schachtman, professor of agronomy and horticulture, will discuss “Exploring Soil, Root and Rhizosphere Microbiomes in Nebraska.” The talk is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served at 3 p.m.

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Nebraska research assists state’s craft brewing industry Friday, January 19, 2018
Stacy Adams in the Hop Yard, East Campus
From field and lab to brew kettle and marketplace, research from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is helping further the Cornhusker State’s burgeoning craft brewing industry. In the field, Nebraska’s Stacy Adams is leading the charge, guiding a multi-year study to see if hops can be grown locally and if the resulting pinecone-like blooms are viable as a niche revenue crop for producers.

Full story at Nebraska Today


Stephenson receives Innovative Extension New Employee Award Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Mitch Stephenson
Mitch Stephenson, assistant professor of agronomy and horticulture and forage and range management specialist at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center, received the Innovative Extension New Employee Award during extension’s fall conference in Kearney, Nebraska Nov. 28-30. This award recognizes extension workers in their first three years of service who have exhibited an innovative program that reaches new audiences in new ways.

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Easterly and Vieira awarded Henry M. Beachell Fellowship Wednesday, January 3, 2018
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Amanda Easterly and Bruno Canella Vieira are recipients of the distinguished Henry M. Beachell Fellowship. This fellowship recognizes academic excellence and research potential in the agronomic and horticultural sciences.

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33 earn degrees in December Wednesday, December 20, 2017
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The University of Nebraska-Lincoln conferred 1,505 degrees during commencement exercises Dec. 15 and 16 at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Thirty-three graduates from the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture were invited to participate.

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It is Time to Hang Up the Soil Probe ― Reflections on a Career Monday, December 18, 2017
Charles Shapiro
This will be my last article for CropWatch. I thank all who have helped make CropWatch the go-to source for unbiased interpretation and analysis of crop information. We don’t always have research on every subject, but we try and use the research we do have, our experience, and our knowledge to give informed suggestions. I thank the farmers who have shared their land and insights with me as we have worked together to figure out how to be more efficient in using the resources we have available.

full story at CropWatch


Sutton receives ASLA Honor Award for Research Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Richard Sutton
Richard Sutton, professor of agronomy and horticulture with a joint appointment in the landscape architecture program, received an American Society of Landscape Architects Research Honor Award for his “Seeding Green Roofs for Greater Biodiversity and Lower Costs” project at the ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO in Los Angeles Oct. 23.

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