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Blanco receives Nebraska Environmental Trust grant for soil ecosystem research Thursday, May 24, 2018
Rye cover crop at late termination (early May) with and without corn residue removal at Rogers Memorial Farm near Lincoln, Nebraska.
Humberto Blanco, University of Nebraska–Lincoln associate professor of Agronomy and Horticulture, is in the third year of leading a project titled “Enhancing Soil Ecosystem Services with Cover Crops” with funding provided by the Nebraska Environmental Trust. Co-investigators include Sabrina Ruis, postdoctoral research associate, Richard Ferguson, agronomy and horticulture professor and interim department head, and Paul Jasa, extension engineer in Nebraska’s Biological Systems Engineering department.

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Crops Judging Team earns top honors at nationals Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Rodger Farr
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Crops Judging Team took top honors at the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Judging Conference National Collegiate Competition at Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Nebraska, April 19 and 21.

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Teten recognized as an outstanding student leader Monday, May 21, 2018
Samantha Teten
Samantha Teten, a junior agronomy major, was honored as a semifinalist for the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s 2018 Outstanding Student Leadership Award April 13.

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Introduction to Hop Production workshop is June 8 Friday, May 11, 2018
Nebraska Hops field day
Nebraska Hops will hold an Introduction to Hop Production workshop June 8 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in Plant Sciences Hall, Room 199, on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln East Campus. Cost is $10.

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56 earn degrees in May Wednesday, May 9, 2018
May graduates 2018
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln conferred a record 3,223 degrees during commencement exercises May 4 and 5 at Pinnacle Bank Arena and the Lied Center for Performing Arts. The graduates were from 60 countries, 45 states and the District of Columbia, and 250 Nebraska communities. Fifty-six graduates from the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture were invited to participate.

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Pi Alpha Xi Alpha-Gamma chapter inducts 350th member Monday, May 7, 2018
Pi Alpha Xi
Pi Alpha Xi, the national horticulture honor society, inducted new members and elected officers April 14 in Plant Sciences Hall on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln East Campus. The Nebraska chapter, Alpha-Gamma, began in 1982, and this year, inducted their 350th member.

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4 department faculty to receive promotion, tenure Monday, May 7, 2018
Agronomy and Horticulture Promotion and Tenure 2018
Four Department of Agronomy and Horticulture faculty will receive promotion and/or tenure in 2018. They were honored April 24, along with 85 fellow University of Nebraska–Lincoln faculty members, during a celebration at the Rococo Theatre.

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Kaiser joins Agronomy and Horticulture as assistant professor Thursday, May 3, 2018
Michael Kaiser
Michael Kaiser joined the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Department of Agronomy and Horticulture Jan. 1 as an assistant professor in applied soil chemistry.

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Teaching Impacts in Agronomy and Horticulture Wednesday, May 2, 2018
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.

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4 students named recipients of Milton E. Mohr Awards Program for Biotechnology Tuesday, May 1, 2018
University of Nebraska–Lincoln logo
Four Department of Agronomy and Horticulture students have been named recipients of Milton E. Mohr 2018–2019 Awards. These awards recognize outstanding undergraduate and graduate students in the sciences of biotechnology and engineering based on their academic performance and potential for accomplishments in their specific field.

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