Shapiro named SSSA Fellow Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Charles Shapiro
Charles Shapiro, agronomy and horticulture professor emeritus, was named a Soil Science Society of America Fellow at the 2019 American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America and SSSA International Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas. Fellow is the highest recognition bestowed by SSSA. Members of the society nominate worthy colleagues based on their professional achievements and meritorious service.

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Grant to help corn, wheat growers manage nitrogen fertilizer application Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Drone used for research in Nebraska Extension’s On-Farm Research Network.
Corn and wheat growers across Nebraska will be able to gain hands-on experience with cutting-edge technologies that will allow them to more precisely identify the amount of nitrogen fertilizer their crops need, while preventing excess nitrates from ending up in the state’s water supply.

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Nebraska team links wild wheat gene to drought tolerance in cultivated wheat Monday, March 9, 2020
Nebraska’s Harkamal Walia and colleagues have described a novel form of a gene obtained from wild wheat that has the potential to improve drought tolerance in cultivated wheat. Craig Chandler | University Communication
New research from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln has led to the discovery of a novel gene that improves drought adaptation in wheat — a breakthrough that could contribute to increased world food security.

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Eight weed science students earn top honors at annual meeting Thursday, February 27, 2020
Jose Scarparo de Sanctis
Eight University of Nebraska–Lincoln agronomy and horticulture students took top honors at the 2019 North Central Weed Science Society Meeting held in Columbus, Ohio. The eight include graduate students Ethann Barnes, Jose Scarparo de Sanctis, Jesaelen Gizotti de Moraes, Shawn McDonald and Milos Zaric, and undergraduate students Ana Clara Gomes, Arthur Franco Teodore Duarte and Daniel de Araujo Doretto.

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Nebraska expertise featured on RFD-TV Wednesday, February 26, 2020
UNL expertise on TV
University of Nebraska–Lincoln researchers have a new opportunity to showcase how their research is impacting rural America. The first segment on Feb. 25 featured Dirac Twidwell, associate professor of agronomy and horticulture, discussing Nebraska-led research into invasive eastern red cedar trees that threaten rangeland.

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Fritz to speak at women in science luncheon Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Sherri Fritz
The Association for Women in Science will hold its next Paths to Success lunch on March 5. These events give attendees the chance to connect with colleagues, discuss issues related to promoting and nurturing STEM diversity at the university, and hear from a successful woman on her path to success.

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TAPS program earns $850K grant to develop ag competitions Friday, February 14, 2020
TAPS program earns $850K grant to develop ag competitions
The Testing Ag Performance Solutions program has been awarded an $850,000 Conservation Innovation Grant award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service. TAPS was one of 19 Conservation Innovation Grant projects awarded this year.

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Daugherty's global focus flows into statewide impacts Thursday, February 13, 2020
Platte River
The international mission of the University of Nebraska’s Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute is flowing into benefits across the Cornhusker State. The institute today includes more than 120 associated faculty fellows researching more than 500 water and food security projects in 58 nations.

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NRT students create open-access materials about resilience Tuesday, February 11, 2020
NRT CRE
University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate students recently formed the Council of Resilience Education to equip the public with information and strategies for tackling harmful environmental changes like red cedars invading grasslands and toxic algae blooming in lakes.

Full story at National Science Foundation NRT Program news


Registration open for SciComm 2020 Monday, February 10, 2020
The registration deadline for SciComm 2020, a conference on effective science communication hosted by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, is rapidly approaching.

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