Martha Mamo has been named head of the Agronomy and Horticulture Department at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, effective Jan. 1, 2019. Mamo currently serves as interim associate department head and Weaver Professor of Agronomy and Horticulture.
Harvest demo draws hop hopefuls
Monday, August 27, 2018
Burgeoning interest in the Cornhusker State’s craft brewing industry poured into the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s hop yard on Aug. 24. Tapping into a harvest demonstration organized by the university’s Nebraska Hops program, more than 20 individuals learned the basics of growing or supporting production of the pinecone-like blooms used primarily to flavor craft beer.
University of Nebraska–Lincoln Professors Ellen Paparozzi, agronomy and horticulture, and George Meyer, biological systems engineering, received the 2018 Award for Excellence in Multistate Research as part of the Technical Committee of NE1335, Resource Management in Commercial Greenhouse Production.
Mary Happ, a University of Nebraska–Lincoln agronomy doctoral student specializing in plant breeding and genetics, was one of 40 selected to attend the 2018 U.S. Borlaug Summer Institute on Global Food Security, June 3-16 at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.
Teaching Impacts in Agronomy and Horticulture is a series this summer, highlighting teaching faculty and learning approaches in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.
The Glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth Management Field Day, organized and led by Amit Jhala, agronomy and horticulture associate professor and extension weed management specialist, was held July 11 near Carleton, Nebraska. A total of 180 attended the field day, including growers, crop consultants, extension educators, graduate students, industry representatives and other clientele.
Professor Paul Read, professor of agronomy and horticulture and viticulturist, was selected as chair-elect of the American Society for Enology and Viticulture – Eastern Section July 9 at the society’s 43rd Annual Conference held in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.
Soybean Management Field Days set for Aug. 7-10 at four locations
Thursday, July 26, 2018
The 20th annual Soybean Management Field Days, scheduled for Aug. 7-10, will focus on staying competitive in a global marketplace, increasing profits and meeting the world's growing food and energy needs starting in Nebraska.
Nebraska Grazing Conference is Aug. 6-8 in Kearney
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Beginning and experienced graziers, land managers, policymakers and those concerned with the utilization and conservation of grazing lands are encouraged to register for the 18th annual Nebraska Grazing Conference Aug. 6-8 at the Kearney Ramada Inn, 301 Second Ave. The conference will highlight information on grazing livestock systems and their impact on lands.
Rebecca Young joined the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture July 15 as an assistant professor of practice in soil science. She will be teaching resident and online Agronomy/Natural Resources/Soil 153 Soil Resources courses.