Julie Jacobs and Vicki Schroeder were selected as the North Central Region recipients of the American Association of Pesticide Safety Educators 2020 Professional Recognition Award for their work on the Chemigation Education Program. It is given to members who have enhanced public health and the environment through their efforts in pesticide safety education or application certification.
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s The Biggest Grower Competition brought Nebraska high school students together virtually with a new, experiential learning gardening opportunity, amid a summer of COVID-19 shutdowns. Forty-four students representing 37 Nebraska high schools were organized into 11 virtual gardening teams. Participants chose their own combination of vegetables, herbs and cut flowers, and planted and cultivated their 8-by-10 garden or container garden, through harvest.
Learning by exploring: Agronomy, horticulture instructors embrace outdoor opportunities
Friday, September 11, 2020
First-year agronomy major Emily Hanson is taking one of the beginning courses in her degree, Plant Science 131, remotely this semester. Most of her days consist of watching Zoom lectures and submitting assignments from her dorm room — but to earn additional points, Hanson also gets out and walks through East Campus each week to find a plant that illustrates a concept she’s learned in class.
Clyde Ogg, Extension Educator in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, received a Life Membership in the American Association of Pesticide Safety Educators in recognition of dedicating his professional career to pesticide safety education.
Get to know University of Nebraska–Lincoln student Lily Woitaszewski, a senior agronomy major who served as a department student ambassador. Woitaszewski is excited to be back on East Campus taking classes and staying involved in Agronomy Club and Commodity Marketing Club.
This fall’s Agronomy and Horticulture Seminar Series begins Sept. 11 with “Physiological and Molecular Perspective on Seed Development Under Higher Temperatures” presented by Nebraska’s Puneet Paul and “Organic Carbon Materials for Nutrient Retention in Nebraska Soils” by Nebraska’s Jennifer Cooper.
Diego Jarquin, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Department of Agronomy and Horticulture research assistant professor, was awarded the 2020 National Association of Plant Breeders Early Career Scientist Award during their virtual conference hosted by Nebraska, August 17-20.
Bringing Improved Protein Quality to Popcorn
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
David Holding, associate professor in agronomy and horticulture, became involved with popcorn breeding in 2013 when ConAgra Foods brought their popcorn breeding program to Nebraska. Holding’s lab focused on breeding independent introgressions resulting from several different QPM lines plus several elite popcorn inbreds. The result was a diverse pallet for hybrid production to take advantage of hybrid vigor.
The Nebraska Turfgrass Research Field Day will be virtual this year. Videos will be available for registered participants to view prior to field day and after the event. Live Q&A times with the speakers will be the morning of Aug. 12.