University recognizes 51 future Huskers during FFA convention Wednesday, April 11, 2018On April 5, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln recognized 51 high school seniors from Nebraska FFA chapters who have committed to attend the university in the fall. A signing ceremony was part of the 90th Nebraska FFA State Convention in Lincoln. FFA members, advisers, guests and several university leaders — including Chancellor Ronnie Green and Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources Harlan Vice Chancellor Mike Boehm — participated in the event at the Coliseum.
Annual garden tours return to Maxwell Arboretum Tuesday, April 10, 2018Monthly walking tours of greenspaces on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s East Campus are being held the first Tuesday of each month through November. The tours, which will feature Earl G. Maxwell Arboretum this year, are noon to 1 p.m. and led by Emily Levine, special projects research horticulturist.
Dry edible bean breeding greenhouse – it’s a jungle in there Tuesday, April 10, 2018It looks like a jungle this spring in the greenhouse used by Carlos Urrea, dry edible bean breeding specialist at the University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center, and his crew. About 800 different dry bean varieties, planted in December in individual pots, are growing like crazy — far above the typical height in Panhandle bean fields. Some are 18 to 20 feet tall, vining their way up wood dowels, twine, and into the greenhouse ceiling structure.
McConaughy receives Future Leaders in Science Award Tuesday, April 10, 2018Samantha McConaughy, a University of Nebraska–Lincoln agronomy doctoral student specializing in plant breeding and genetics, was selected as one of 18 recipients of the highly competitive 2018 Future Leaders in Science Award sponsored by the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America and Soil Science Society of America. She received an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. to participate in the 2018 Congressional Visits Day March 7-8.
Researchers: Focus policy to better control red cedar invasion Monday, April 9, 2018
The invasive spread of eastern red cedar across Nebraska will continue as long as policy is mismatched with known science, University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers have found. Without resolving the disconnect, grasslands will keep transitioning into cedar woodlands, a detriment to the state’s ecosystem services.