Allen and panel deliver Heuermann Lecture on resilience Friday, January 3, 2020
Scientists estimate the world’s population will increase to 9 billion by 2050 and agricultural production will need to increase by up to 70 percent to meet the increased demand for food, fuel, feed and fiber. At the final Heuermann Lecture of 2019, Craig Allen, Andrea Basche and Michael Forsberg gave hope and strategies for meeting this need while maintaining healthy agricultural ecosystems.

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Early warning: Ecological screening looks to preserve Sandhills, native ecosystems Wednesday, December 18, 2019
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Dirac Twidwell, Dan Uden and fellow ecologists are wary of waiting on their field to catch up, of watching 10,000-year-old land cover disappear across neighboring states, of wondering whether the Sandhills and Loess Canyons can rebuff the ecological equivalents of infection.

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NCEA honors Jhala with Excellence award Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Amit Jhala
Amit Jhala, University of Nebraska–Lincoln associate professor of agronomy and horticulture and Nebraska Extension weed specialist, was honored with the Nebraska Cooperative Extension Association Award of Excellence Creative Individual Program for organizing Herbicide-Resistant Weed Management Field Days at the Nebraska Extension Fall Conference and NCEA Annual Conference in Kearney, Nebraska.

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Kruger receives Excellence in Extension award Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Greg Kruger, left, and Charles Hibberd, Nebraska Extension dean and director.
Greg Kruger, associate professor of agronomy and horticulture and weed science and application technology specialist, received an Excellence in Extension Award in Engagement at the Nebraska Fall Conference and Nebraska Cooperative Extension Association Annual Conference in Kearney, Nebraska.

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Luong named Chancellor’s Scholar Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Tran Kim Ngan "Mia" Luong
University of Nebraska–Lincoln horticulture senior Tran Kim Ngan “Mia” Luong, of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, has been named a Chancellor’s Scholar. Loung, along with ten other Nebraska seniors graduating in December, will be recognized during the undergraduate commencement ceremony Dec. 21 at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

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Schacht to retire after 25 years in rangeland science and management Friday, December 13, 2019
Walter H. Schacht
Walter H. Schacht, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Sunkist Fiesta Bowl Professor of Agronomy in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture and the School of Natural Resources, will retire December 31 after a 25-year career focused on teaching and research. A retirement reception is from 3 to 4:30 p.m. December 13 at the Goodding Learning Center, 280 Plant Sciences Hall, East Campus.

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Zoucha awarded department’s largest single scholarship Thursday, December 5, 2019
Justin Zoucha  |  Photo by Lana Koepke Johnson, Agronomy and Horticulture
Justin Zoucha, a senior agronomy major, has been awarded the largest single scholarship ever given — just over $10,000 — by the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture.

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Agronomy and Horticulture Graduation Celebration is December 20 Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Graduation Invite December 2019
The Department of Agronomy and Horticulture will celebrate their graduates at 10 a.m. December 20 in the Goodding Learning Center, Plant Sciences Hall, Room 280.

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Extension Crop Production Clinics set for January Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Nebraska Extension Crop Production Clinics
The 2020 Nebraska Crop Production Clinics will be at six sites beginning Jan. 7th. The clinics will feature research updates and information tailored to regional crop issues and grower interests. Session topics will include cropping system management, extreme weather impact on agriculture, soil nutrition, irrigation, pest management and marketing. Sponsored by Nebraska Extension, the programs will also include pesticide applicator recertification training.

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Nebraska Crop Management Conference set for January 22–23 Monday, December 2, 2019
Nebraska Crop Management Conference
The 2020 Nebraska Crop Management Conference is set for January 22 and 23 at the Younes Convention Center in Kearney and will include pesticide applicator training. Sponsored by Nebraska Extension, the conference will feature research updates and information tailored to Nebraska crop issues and grower interests. Session topics will include cropping system management, extreme weather impact on agriculture, soil nutrition, irrigation, pest management and marketing.

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