Still time to register for The Biggest Grower Wednesday, May 5, 2021
The Biggest Grower competition for high school students begins May 10.
Nebraska Extension and the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture has extended the deadline to register for The Biggest Grower student gardening competition this summer.

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Wortmann retires after decades of work in sub-Saharan Africa and Nebraska Monday, May 3, 2021
Charles Wortmann
Charles Wortmann, University of Nebraska–Lincoln agronomy and horticulture professor and Nebraska Extension soil and nutrient management specialist, will retire May 31 after a 20-year career at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

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Frels is new assistant professor, head of small grains breeding program Monday, May 3, 2021
Katherine Frels
Katherine Frels joined the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture March 1 as an assistant professor and to head the small grains breeding and genetics program. She has a 75% research and 25% teaching appointment.

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Todd and Kaiser receive Family and Friends Award Friday, April 30, 2021
Kim Todd, left, and Michael Kaiser were honored for their outstanding support to students with Family and Friends Awards.
Kim Todd and Michael Kaiser were honored for their outstanding support to students with Family and Friends Awards, formerly known as the Parents’ Recognition Awards, during a virtual celebration March 5.

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Range Management Club to give away native Nebraska plants Tuesday, April 27, 2021
The Range Management Club will be giving away free native Nebraska plants in the Nebraska East Union on April 29.
The Range Management Club will give away native Nebraska plants on Thursday, April 29 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Nebraska East Union.

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Crops Judging team earns third at Kansas contest Monday, April 26, 2021
Nebraska's winning Crops Judging team includes agronomy majors Katie Steffen, left, Jared Stander, Korbin  Kudera and Sarina Janssen.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Crops Judging Team competed in the Blue Dragon Classic crops judging contest at Hutchinson Community College in Hutchinson, Kansas, April 16.

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Horticulture Club spring plant sale online, in person Friday, April 23, 2021
Taylor Cammack moves a finished hanging basket onto the rack so they can be watered during a club work session. Members of the horticulture club prepare plants in the greenhouses on east campus. The plants will be sold at their annual spring sale April 28–30. Craig Chandler | University Communication
At this year's Horticulture Club spring plant sale, the club will offer patio planters and hanging baskets with a few specialty items offered a la carte. The public can preorder plants and flowers online and pay at pickup. For convenience, all preorders will be scheduled for pick up on April 28 or 29 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Teaching Greenhouse West next to Plant Sciences Hall on East Campus at 3850 Center Drive.

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Winners announced for Student Impact Awards Monday, April 19, 2021
The annual Student Impact Awards were announced for 2020-21 by Student Leadership, Involvement, & Community Engagement at an afternoon reception on April 15.
The annual Student Impact Awards were announced for 2020-21 by Student Leadership, Involvement, & Community Engagement at an afternoon reception on April 15.

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Walia to present Nebraska Lecture on climate change, crop yields Thursday, April 8, 2021
Harkamal Walia
University of Nebraska–Lincoln agronomist Harkamal Walia will present the April 14 virtual Nebraska Lecture, “Changing Climate, Warmer Nights and Crop Yields.”

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Baenziger to retire, capping 35-year career at Nebraska Tuesday, April 6, 2021
 P. Stephen Baenziger will retire May 3 after 35 years of service to the university. Lana Koepke Johnson | Agronomy and Horticulture
University of Nebraska–Lincoln Professor P. Stephen Baenziger will retire May 3 after 35 years of service to the university. Baenziger has been the small grains breeder in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture since 1986. A virtual retirement reception will be held April 30 from 10 to 11:30 a.m., CDT, via Zoom.

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