UNL to host free plant breeding symposium Thursday, March 3, 2016
Wheat plants being "set-up" for hand crossing.

The third biennial University of Nebraska–Lincoln Plant Breeding Symposium will be held at the Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center on March 29. Exploiting and Enhancing Genetic Variation: Addressing the Future Challenges in Plant Breeding is the theme for 2016.

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Register for 19th Annual Nebraska Winery and Grape Growers Forum Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Mechanization, Martinson, McCole, Michael and more highlight the 19th Annual Nebraska Forum March 3-5 at the Omaha Marriott. Forum will feature world-renowned speakers Tim Martinson, Cornell University Senior Extension Associate; Dan McCole, Michigan State University Associate Professor of Tourism and Marketing; Michael Jones, wine and yeast specialist from Scott Laboratories; and Wayne Peterson, Midwest Grower Supply.

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Register now for Integrated Weed Management workshop and online course Wednesday, February 24, 2016
The "how-to's" and value of integrating multiple weed control methods will be the focus of a two-day workshop and an online graduate course being offered by the UNL Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, Tuesday, March 1 and Wednesday, March 2, at the Nebraska East Campus Union in Lincoln.

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Graduate students earn awards and travel grants Friday, February 19, 2016
Seven Department of Agronomy and Horticulture graduate students have recently been honored with awards and travel grants. Students honored include Maxwel Oliveira, Rodrigo Werle, Parminder Chahal, Debalin Sarangi, Sunil Kumar, Zahoor Ganie and Raquel de Oliveira Rocha.

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Grassini awarded Junior Faculty for Excellence in Research Friday, February 19, 2016
Grassini (left) honored with the Junior Faculty for Excellence in Research Award given by ARD Dean Archie Clutter.
Patricio Grassini, assistant professor of agronomy and horticulture and a fellow of the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute and the Center for Great Plains Studies, has been named recipient of the Junior Faculty for Excellence in Research Award provided by the Branham Endowment Fund for 2015-2016.

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Goodding Learning Center rededicated Friday, February 19, 2016
Thomas and Birdie Goodding’s grandsons, Gary Goodding (left) and Rich Goodding (right), pose in the newly remodeled Goodding Learning Center with the drawing Dr. Goodding used to announce class quizzes.
The Goodding Learning Center, located in 280 Plant Sciences Hall on East Campus, was rededicated Jan. 15. Steve Waller, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources dean, Roch Gaussoin, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture department head, and Rich Goodding, grandson of Dr. Thomas H. Goodding, provided comments.

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UNL students win USDA-Microsoft Innovation Challenge Friday, February 19, 2016
UNL students Matt Pedersen and Fernando Napier, both of Lincoln, have been named winners in the USDA-Microsoft Innovation Challenge. They won best student-made app, best open source application and an honorable mention for their farm profit calculator submission. Read full article at IANR News.

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Fifty-five Agronomy and Horticulture students make Dean's List Friday, February 19, 2016

Fifty-five undergraduate students in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture qualified for the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Fall 2015, Dean’s list. Students must have a 3.75 minimum grade-point average on a four-point scale and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 or more graded semester hours to qualify. Agronomy and Horticulture students who qualified are listed at http://agronomy.unl.edu/deans-list.

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Lenihan wins Sports Turf Managers Association scholarship Friday, February 19, 2016
Jeff Lenihan (middle) is awarded a SAFE scholarship, at the Sports Turf Managers Association national conference.
Jeff Lenihan, a junior turfgrass & landscape management major, was one of six, four-year undergraduate students in the nation to win a Foundation for Safer Athletic Fields scholarship at the 2016 Sports Turf Managers Association national conference in San Diego, California.

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Agronomy students Mangel and Pallas awarded 2015 Western Seed Association scholarships Thursday, February 18, 2016
Dylan Mangel and Cale Pallas, University of Nebraska–Lincoln agronomy majors, were awarded 2015 Western Seed Association scholarships at the WSA Banquet in Kansas City on Nov. 9. The WSA scholarships are awarded based on scholarship and an interest in the seed industry.

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