Agronomy and Horticulture to host special seminar Jan. 24 Wednesday, January 12, 2022
The Department of Agronomy and Horticulture will host a special seminar featuring guest speaker Menachem Moshelion Jan. 24.
The Department of Agronomy and Horticulture will host a special seminar featuring guest speaker Menachem Moshelion Jan. 24. Moshelion will present “The Use of Novel, Reversed Physiological Phenotyping Methods in a Continuous High-Throughput Crop–Environment Characterization (Continuous G × E).”

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2021 Nebraska Dry Edible Bean Trial Results Available Friday, January 7, 2022
Dry Bean Breeding Specialist Carlos Urrea and his crew worked both outside and indoors to carry out variety trials in 2021. (Left photo) Barbara Pieper (foreground), Aymslee Mathis and Karrisa Neal, summer interns, at work in the greenhouse scouting and clipping young bean plants. (Right photo) Urrea checks variety plots at the Mitchell Ag Lab in mid-summer 2021.
Results of the 2021 variety trials for dry edible beans conducted by the University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center are now available online.

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Soils School to feature soil, water, nutrient management concepts Friday, January 7, 2022
(Clockwise, from top left) Bijesh Maharjan, Laila Puntel, Humberto Blanco, Javed Iqbal, Rhae Drijber, Michael Kaiser, Aaron Hird, Nathan Mueller and Katie Pekarek will present at 2022 Soils School.

The 2022 Soils School will be held in person at Grand Island, Nebraska, on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 7 and 8.

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Balboa is new research assistant professor Thursday, January 6, 2022
Guillermo Raul Balboa
Guillermo Raul Balboa joined the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture Sept. 7 as a research assistant professor in nutrient management. He works with the precision ag team lead by colleague Laila Puntel.

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University part of global on-farm research movement Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Nathan Mueller (left), Nebraska Extension educator, assesses an on-farm experiment with a producer participating in the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network.
Since its beginning in 1989, the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network has helped producers, in partnership with Nebraska Extension, analyze experiments suited to the specific conditions of their fields.

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Meredith is new assistant professor, social-ecological rangeland scientist Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Gwendŵr Meredith
Gwendŵr Meredith joined the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, working jointly with the School of Natural Resources, August 16 as a social-ecological rangeland scientist and assistant professor within the Center for Resilience in Agricultural Working Landscapes.

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2022 Crop Production Clinics begin January 6 Tuesday, December 14, 2021
2022 Crop Production Clinics begin January 6.

Beginning Jan. 6, the 2022 Nebraska Crop Production Clinics will feature live presentations and present research updates and information tailored to regional crop issues and grower interests. Sponsored by Nebraska Extension, the programs will be held in-person on nine days throughout January, with the final clinic offered via zoom on January 28.

Session topics will include crop production, insect management, pesticide safety, disease management, soil fertility, water management, weed management, and agribusiness management and marketing.

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27 students earn degrees in December Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Pinnacle Bank Arena will host a ceremony for students earning graduate and professional degrees at 3 p.m. Dec. 17 and one for those earning bachelor's degrees at 9 a.m. Dec. 18. Doors open to the public at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 17 and 7:30 a.m. Dec. 18.
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln will confer more than 1,300 degrees during commencement exercises Dec. 17 and 18 at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Among those will be 27 students from the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture.

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Department faculty, staff honored at IANR awards luncheon Monday, December 13, 2021
Agronomy and Horticulture faculty and staff attend the IANR awards luncheon Dec. 1. Loren Rye | Pixel Lab

Faculty and staff from the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln were honored at an awards luncheon on Dec. 1 at the Nebraska East Union. NU Vice President and Harlan Vice Chancellor for IANR Mike Boehm gave the welcome followed by lunch and the awards ceremony.

Four Department of Agronomy and Horticulture faculty and staff were among the winners in their category with a total of 10 department employees nominated.

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Program immerses high schoolers in ag, natural resources Monday, December 13, 2021
Lincoln Northeast students in the LPS-CASNR Early College and Career STEM Program participate in an immersive event on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s East Campus in November.
Over the course of a few days in November, about 700 Lincoln Northeast High School students visited the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s East Campus, where their math and science classes took a hands-on turn.

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