Thirty-nine undergraduate students in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture have been named to the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Fall 2020 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 below and at agronomy.unl.edu/casnr-deans-list.
Sam Wortman, assistant professor of agronomy and horticulture, was selected as a recipient of the 2019 Junior Faculty Excellence in Research Award from the Agricultural Research Division of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
University of Nebraska–Lincoln Department of Agronomy and Horticulture students received top honors at the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America and Soil Science Society of America International Meeting in San Antonio, Texas. Students honored include Chad Lammers, Jared Stander, Samuel Koeshall, Alyssa Kuhn, Osler Ortez, Luana Machado Simão and Alex Tonon Rosa.
"Advancing Frontiers in Plant Sciences: Challenges from Concepts to Applicability" is the theme for the 2020 University of Nebraska–Lincoln Nebraska Plant Science Symposium. The symposium is set for Tuesday, March 17 from 8 am to 5:30 pm at the Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center.
Six Department of Agronomy and Horticulture graduate students are recipients of awards and fellowships. Those honored include Michael Meier, Deepak Ghimire, Elizabeth Christenson, Dillon Fogarty, Tara Harms and Elnazsdat Hosseiniaghdam.
PASSeL, the Plant and Soil Sciences e-Library website developed by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, was updated in 2019 for a cleaner, more modern, responsive and mobile-friendly experience. With a 20-year reputation as a quality educational resource, PASSeL is comprised of free online learning resources developed by team members whose mission is to disseminate unbiased, cutting-edge plant and soil sciences research information.
This spring’s Agronomy and Horticulture Seminar Series begins with “Reflections, Misconceptions and Other Issues in Plant Breeding Applications: From Sparsity to Sparse Testing, Noise Prediction and Other Unexplored Topics” presented by Nebraska’s Diego Jarquín Jan. 24.
Allen and panel deliver Heuermann Lecture on resilience
Friday, January 3, 2020
Scientists estimate the world’s population will increase to 9 billion by 2050 and agricultural production will need to increase by up to 70 percent to meet the increased demand for food, fuel, feed and fiber. At the final Heuermann Lecture of 2019, Craig Allen, Andrea Basche and Michael Forsberg gave hope and strategies for meeting this need while maintaining healthy agricultural ecosystems.
Early warning: Ecological screening looks to preserve Sandhills, native ecosystems
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Dirac Twidwell, Dan Uden and fellow ecologists are wary of waiting on their field to catch up, of watching 10,000-year-old land cover disappear across neighboring states, of wondering whether the Sandhills and Loess Canyons can rebuff the ecological equivalents of infection.