Floral design class a bouquet of art and science
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Similar to an ornate floral masterpiece, there are many facets to the Floral Design class at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Along with learning how to turn stems of roses, bunches of lilies, and spatters of greenery into art, Huskers are getting a sprig of history, a sprinkle of entrepreneurship and a spray of supply chain management.
Adam Striegel, a University of Nebraska–Lincoln Doctor of Plant Health student and an agronomy master's student specializing in weed science, received first-place in the master’s student poster contest at the Weed Science Society of America annual meeting held Feb. 11-14 in New Orleans.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Intercollegiate Crops Judging Team competed in the Southern Plains regional crops contest on Feb. 9 at Hutchinson Community College in Hutchinson, Kansas and placed second overall in the four-year division against other two-year and four-year institutions.
Genes to proteins: Efforts enriching nutrition of popcorn, sorghum
Monday, February 18, 2019
Two kernels of the same idea — cultivating protein quality in cereal grains — are reaching maturity at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. The quality of protein often gets overshadowed amid the spotlight on its quantity. But that quality — the presence or absence of amino acids essential to the diets of humans and livestock — occupies the mind of Nebraska’s David Holding.
James Schnable, University of Nebraska–Lincoln assistant professor of agronomy and horticulture, received the inaugural North American Plant Phenotyping Network Early Career Scientist Award at the Phenome Conference in Tucson, Arizona Feb. 6-9.
Thirty-six undergraduate students in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture qualified for the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Fall 2018, 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.
Huskers everywhere encouraged to Glow Big Red
Friday, February 8, 2019
On Feb. 14, Huskers can Glow Big Red for the 150th birthday of Nebraska’s land-grant university. Everyone who loves the University of Nebraska-Lincoln can show their support by lighting, flying and wearing their Nebraska red — or giving some green.
The Agronomy Club, a University of Nebraska–Lincoln Department of Agronomy and Horticulture undergraduate club, is hosting Experience Agronomy Day for high school students from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Mar. 2 in 199 Plant Sciences Hall on East Campus.