Francis to retire after 45 years at Nebraska Thursday, June 9, 2022
Charles “Chuck” Francis

Charles “Chuck” Francis, University of Nebraska–Lincoln professor in agronomy and horticulture, will retire June 30 after a 45-year career at Nebraska.

A reception in his honor will take place June 17 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Goodding Learning Center. Cake will be served, and a program will begin at 3:30 p.m. Friends and colleagues can leave a note or photo memory in the online guestbook.

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Nebraska to host national Nitrogen Use Efficiency Workshop Aug. 1–3 Tuesday, June 7, 2022
The 2022 NUE Workshop with be held Aug. 1–3 hosted by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Craig Chandler | University Communication

Scientists and graduate students from institutions around the Midwest and abroad can attend the free 2022 Nitrogen Use Efficiency Workshop Aug. 1–3 hosted by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Department of Agronomy and Horticulture and Department of Biological Systems Engineering.

The title of this year’s workshop is “Demystifying Water and Nitrogen Management with Dynamic Solutions.”

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Viticulture field day is June 6 Tuesday, May 17, 2022
The University of Nebraska Viticulture Program and the Nebraska Winery and Grape Growers Association will host a field day June 6.
The University of Nebraska Viticulture Program and the Nebraska Winery and Grape Growers Association will host a field day June 6 starting at Cedar Valley Vineyards and ending at Deer Springs Winery, both near Lincoln.

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Still time to register for The Biggest Grower Monday, May 16, 2022
Registration for The Biggest Grower competition extended to June 1.
Nebraska Extension and the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture have extended the deadline to register for The Biggest Grower student gardening competition to June 1.

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Students present biochar research at Earth Day event Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Britt Fossum, an agronomy graduate student, speaks with the public about biochar application combined with no-till and cover crops at the Lincoln Earth Day event April 23.
Students working in Assistant Professor Michael Kaiser’s research group presented projects related to biochar, a biomass-derived material used as a soil additive, at the Lincoln Earth Day event April 23.

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Distance Education Program supports creation of online learning resources Monday, May 2, 2022
Accessing technology everywhere, even in the field.

The Agronomy and Horticulture Distance Education team expanded this spring as they welcomed Luqi Li and McKinzie Sutter as Distance Education lecturers. The team is focused on supporting and expanding online education in the department.

Li is an online teacher, focused on developing online resources for both academic students and extension audiences in the plant and landscape systems workforce. Li provides support for online extension efforts.

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Zaric places 2nd in weed science poster competition Friday, April 29, 2022
Milos Zaric

Milos Zaric, a doctoral student in agronomy, placed second in the Agronomic Crops Poster Presentations at the Western Society of Weed Science Annual Meeting March 7-10 in Newport Beach, California.

Zaric is specializing in weed science and is advised by Sam Wortman, associate professor of agronomy and horticulture.

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Horticulture Club to host spring bedding plant sale Thursday, April 28, 2022
Sarah Wulf, Horticulture Club president, and club members tag plants in the greenhouse in preparation for the club's sale May 4–6. Photo by Fran tenBensel Benne | Agronomy and Horticulture
The Horticulture Club will host a spring bedding plant sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 4 and 5, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 6 at the Teaching Greenhouse West on East Campus.

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Urrea selected to write summary for CSA News Thursday, April 21, 2022
Carlos Urrea  |  Photo by David Ostdiek
Carlos Urrea, associate professor of agronomy and horticulture and dry bean breeding specialist at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center, was selected by CSA News magazine to write a summary about his recent Journal of Plant Registrations article on shuttle-breeding.

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4Rs Nutrient Stewardship Field Day set for July 19 Thursday, April 21, 2022
4Rs Nutrient Stewardship Field Day set for July 19
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is excited to offer the second annual 4Rs Nutrient Stewardship Field Day on July 19, 2022, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center, Ithaca.

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