Amit Jhala, University of Nebraska–Lincoln assistant professor of agronomy and horticulture and extension weed management specialist, was awarded an Outstanding Reviewer Award by the Weed Science Society of America.
Forty undergraduate students in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture qualified for the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Fall 2017, 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.
Juan Ignacio Rattalino Edreira joined the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Department of Agronomy and Horticulture Jan. 9, 2016, as a postdoctoral researcher and became a research assistant professor June 1, 2017. Rattalino grew up on a crop and livestock farm in the Argentinean Pampas.
Nebraska-Croatia crop research collaboration yields lasting benefits
Thursday, February 8, 2018
While the connection might not seem immediately obvious, Nebraska and Croatia have something very much in common: corn (or maize, as it is often referred to abroad). This commodity commonality helped spark a research collaboration between a University of Nebraska-Lincoln faculty member and graduate students and several faculty at the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Zagreb (FAZ), which, among many wide-reaching benefits, just marked the third journal article accepted for publication stemming from the collaborative relationship.
Charles Shapiro, agronomy and horticulture professor emeritus, officially retired after 34 years as the extension soil scientist and crop nutritionist at the University of Nebraska Northeast Research and Extension Center Haskell Agricultural Laboratory in Concord.
Shapiro’s entire Nebraska career focused on improving the efficiency of corn and soybean growth through improved nutrient efficiency – getting more nutrients into a crop results in higher yields for Nebraska crop producers and to the producer and less potential loss to the environment.
Nine Department of Agronomy and Horticulture students took top honors at the 2017 North Central Weed Science Society Annual Meeting in St. Louis Dec. 4-7. The nine include graduate students Ethann Barnes, Parminder Chahal, Maxwel Coura Oliveira, Alexandre Tonon Rosa, Bruno Canella Vieira, Adam Striegel and Don Treptow and undergraduate students Trey Stephens and Barbara Vukoja.
Richard Ferguson, University of Nebraska–Lincoln agronomy and horticulture professor and interim department head, received the Fertilizer Industry Roundtable Recognition Award: Innovative Technologies Advancing the Fertilizer Industry at the Fertilizer Outlook and Technology Conference in New Orleans Nov. 15. The Fertilizer Outlook and Technology Conference is jointly sponsored by the Fertilizer Industry Roundtable and The Fertilizer Institute.
Nebraska’s Daniel Schachtman will kick off the spring Agronomy and Horticulture Seminar Series with a 3:30 p.m. Jan. 26 talk in Keim Hall, Room 150. Schachtman, professor of agronomy and horticulture, will discuss “Exploring Soil, Root and Rhizosphere Microbiomes in Nebraska.” The talk is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served at 3 p.m.
Nebraska research assists state’s craft brewing industry
Friday, January 19, 2018
From field and lab to brew kettle and marketplace, research from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is helping further the Cornhusker State’s burgeoning craft brewing industry. In the field, Nebraska’s Stacy Adams is leading the charge, guiding a multi-year study to see if hops can be grown locally and if the resulting pinecone-like blooms are viable as a niche revenue crop for producers.