Registration open for 2019 Nebraska Extension Master Gardener volunteer program
Monday, December 3, 2018
Nebraska Extension is offering Master Gardener training throughout the state in 2019. The Nebraska EMG program is a horticulture-related volunteer training program based in many counties and has been part of Nebraska Extension since 1976.
Bill Kreuser, assistant professor of agronomy and horticulture and Nebraska Extension turfgrass specialist, was presented with the Emerging Innovator of the Year award during the NUTech Ventures 2018 Innovator Celebration Nov. 6 at Nebraska Innovation Campus. The Emerging Innovator of the Year award recognizes a junior faculty member for recent contributions as an up-and-coming innovator at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Daniel Santana de Carvalho, an agronomy and horticulture doctoral student, received the distinguished Henry M. Beachell Fellowship. This fellowship recognizes academic excellence and research potential in the agronomic and horticultural sciences.
Representatives from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Agronomy Club attended the undergraduate Students of Agronomy, Soils, and Environmental Sciences session at the American Society of Agronomy and Crop Science Society of America, with the Canadian Society of Agronomy, Annual Meeting Nov. 3–6 in Baltimore, Maryland.
Nebraska turfgrass tech reaches customers worldwide
Monday, November 19, 2018
It’s the last thing on a golfer’s mind as they watch their ball glide toward the hole: the turf itself. Maintaining that turf, however, requires spreadsheets and calendars — and often, guesswork — to determine when to apply fertilizer and other products. Nebraska’s Bill Kreuser has launched a startup company, TurfGrade, to make turfgrass management simpler and more sustainable.
Charles Wortmann, University of Nebraska–Lincoln agronomy and horticulture professor and Nebraska Extension soil and nutrient management specialist, received the American Society of Agronomy International Agronomy Award Nov. 5 at the ASA and Crop Science Society of America meeting in Baltimore, Maryland. This award recognizes outstanding contributions in research, teaching, extension or administration made outside of the United States by a current agronomist.
Six Department of Agronomy and Horticulture doctoral students were honored with fellowships and awards by the Agricultural Research Division and the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at the Distinguished Fellowships and Awards Luncheon on Oct. 18. Those honored include Nicholas Garst, Jaspreet Sandhu, Adam Striegel, Alexandre Tonon Rosa, Madhav Bhatta and Raquel Rocha.
Weekly Sit Down and Write sessions are a social writing time for students and postdocs of all disciplines. Sessions are held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. each Tuesday in Room 385, Plant Sciences Hall on East Campus.