Baenziger's Research Focuses On Increasing Wheat Yield With Growing World Population
Friday, April 19, 2019
Stephen Baenziger, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Agronomy and Horticulture professor and Wheat Growers Presidential Chair, has been testing hybrid wheat lines throughout Nebraska to determine their agronomic worth.
Yield-gap study finds China can meet rice demand despite land changes
Monday, April 15, 2019
Even with the largest population on the planet, China produces enough rice to meet the demand for its largest food crop. Using primary data on Chinese rice production and the information gathered via the Global Yield Gap Atlas developed at Nebraska, a new study gives the first detailed spatial analysis estimating China’s rice production potential through 2030.
Lights, camera, traction: Research shines at media day
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Bob Wilhelm introduced the stars of the university’s inaugural Research Media Day April 8. True to the template’s form, Susan Sheridan, Craig Allen, Cary Savage and Christopher Bach proceeded to speak on their teams’ game plans, challenges and victories before taking questions from the media. One of Allen’s colleagues, Dirac Twidwell, is researching how a concept familiar to Husker football fans — encroachment — has fueled the threat of wildfires in the Cornhusker State.
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Agronomy Club recently received the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Week Outstanding Undergraduate Student Organization Award. Alex Baumert, an agronomy sophomore, received the Outstanding Undergraduate Student Organization Member Award. Presentations were made during the Steve and Jessie Waller Awards Luncheon on March 8, part of the 19th annual CASNR Week celebration.
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Crops Judging Team placed second in the four-year division at the Collegiate Crops Contest held at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture March 8 in Curtis, Nebraska. The team includes senior agronomy majors Rodger Farr, Kolby Grint and Samantha Teten, and junior agronomy major Justin Zoucha. Teten also placed fifth overall as an individual.