Nebraska plant scientist digs deeper into soybeans and soil bacteria
Monday, December 10, 2018
If soybeans can take advantage of the air’s abundant supply of nitrogen, why does corn rely solely on nitrogen available in the soil? It’s no secret that soybeans have evolved a unique relationship with rhizobia, a common soil bacteria that converts atmospheric nitrogen into a form plants can use. Yet much about this alliance is unknown.
Researchers aim to reduce nitrogen fertilizer use
Monday, December 3, 2018
Synthetic nitrogen fertilizer is lauded as one of the biggest agricultural breakthroughs of the 20th century, sparking a boom in food production that supported a global population that grew from 1.6 billion to 6 billion.
Registration open for 2019 Nebraska Extension Master Gardener volunteer program
Monday, December 3, 2018
Nebraska Extension is offering Master Gardener training throughout the state in 2019. The Nebraska EMG program is a horticulture-related volunteer training program based in many counties and has been part of Nebraska Extension since 1976.
Bill Kreuser, assistant professor of agronomy and horticulture and Nebraska Extension turfgrass specialist, was presented with the Emerging Innovator of the Year award during the NUTech Ventures 2018 Innovator Celebration Nov. 6 at Nebraska Innovation Campus. The Emerging Innovator of the Year award recognizes a junior faculty member for recent contributions as an up-and-coming innovator at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Daniel Santana de Carvalho, an agronomy and horticulture doctoral student, received the distinguished Henry M. Beachell Fellowship. This fellowship recognizes academic excellence and research potential in the agronomic and horticultural sciences.
Representatives from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Agronomy Club attended the undergraduate Students of Agronomy, Soils, and Environmental Sciences session at the American Society of Agronomy and Crop Science Society of America, with the Canadian Society of Agronomy, Annual Meeting Nov. 3–6 in Baltimore, Maryland.
Nebraska turfgrass tech reaches customers worldwide
Monday, November 19, 2018
It’s the last thing on a golfer’s mind as they watch their ball glide toward the hole: the turf itself. Maintaining that turf, however, requires spreadsheets and calendars — and often, guesswork — to determine when to apply fertilizer and other products. Nebraska’s Bill Kreuser has launched a startup company, TurfGrade, to make turfgrass management simpler and more sustainable.