Baltensperger and Sorensen receive Lifetime Achievement Award Thursday, October 28, 2021
Arden Baltensperger and Robert "Bob" Sorensen receive 2021 Department of Agronomy and Horticulture Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award.

Arden Albert Baltensperger and Robert "Bob" Sorensen, University of Nebraska–Lincoln alumni, received the 2021 Department of Agronomy and Horticulture Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award.

This award is the highest honor bestowed upon graduates of the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture who have made significant contributions to their community, state and nation through professional service, public service and/or civic engagement.

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Krupek earns Heuermann Plant Science Fellowship Thursday, October 21, 2021
Fernanda Krupek

Fernanda Krupek, doctoral student studying cropping systems and soil health management in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, earned a 2021 Heuermann Plant Science Fellowship. The award recognizes doctoral program students for excellence in plant science research and for potential for accomplishments in the field.

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Husker agronomist co-developing global agriculture platform Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Patricio Grassini
Nebraska agronomist Patricio Grassini is developing a global agriculture platform in collaboration with Wageningen University in the Netherlands. He has partnered with NUtech Ventures to develop a licensing strategy and corporate sponsorship model that is allowing the team to update and expand the platform.

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Husker scientist leads effort to understand, adapt legume nitrogen conversion Friday, October 8, 2021
Marc Libault. Craig Chandler | University Communication
Soybeans and other legumes interact with nitrogen-fixing soil bacteria called rhizobia that are able to convert nitrogen in the air into a form the plant can use to grow and reproduce. Corn and other crops can’t, requiring nitrogen fertilizers to maximize growth and yield — problematic because overapplication or runoff can pollute soil and water.

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Wehrbein receives Cooper Sharpless Fellowship Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Caleb Wehrbein

Caleb Wehrbein, a horticulture doctoral student, was awarded The Mary and Charles C. Cooper/Emma I. Sharpless Fellowship for high scholastic and career potential.

The Cooper Sharpless Fellowships are available to recruit exceptional graduate students capable of benefiting from further education into the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. These funds are to be used to supplement an existing assistantship (GRA or GTA) with offers of $3000 for master's students and $5000 for doctoral students.

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9 Agronomy and Horticulture faculty receive promotion, tenure Monday, September 20, 2021
Nine Agronomy and Horticulture faculty have received promotion and/or tenure including Cody Creech (from top left), Mitchell Stephenson, David Holding, Daren Redfearn, Harkamal Walia (from bottom left), David Lambe, Anne Streich and Juan Diego Hernandez-Jarquin. Vikas Belamkar is not pictured.

Nine Department of Agronomy and Horticulture faculty received promotion and/or tenure in 2021. They are among 109 University of Nebraska–Lincoln faculty honored this year.

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A new connection for dry-bean research: Scottsbluff and 10 African nations Monday, September 13, 2021
Nebraska's Carlos Urrea (left) and Teshale A. Mamo, a bean breeder and research coordinator from Tanzania, Africa, tour Urrea's research plots at Scottsbluff.

A dry bean breeder based in western Nebraska and a bean breeder from Tanzania, Africa, met in Scottsbluff this week to get acquainted, discuss their breeding work, and tour laboratories and plots at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Panhandle Research and Extension Center at Scottsbluff.

The new connection might open a channel of international collaboration to improve dry edible beans and help improve nutrition and food security in Eastern and Central Africa.

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Agronomy and Horticulture Seminar Series starts Sept. 10 Thursday, September 2, 2021
Nebraska's Humberto Blanco will present this fall's first Agronomy and Horticulture seminar Sept. 10.
This fall’s Agronomy and Horticulture Seminar Series begins with “BIOCHAR – What Do We Really Know About Its Benefits?,” presented by Nebraska’s Humberto Blanco Sept. 10.

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Backyard Farmer invites live audience for season finale Tuesday, August 31, 2021
The Backyard Farmer panel will hold a Q&A session with a live audience Sept. 1 beginning at 5 p.m. in the Backyard Farmer Garden on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln East Campus.
Backyard Farmer invites the public to attend a Q&A session with the panel Sept. 1 beginning at 5 p.m. in the Backyard Farmer Garden on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln East Campus.

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Summer internship leads to scientific publication for high school student Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Ryleigh Grove, a North Star High School senior, measures leaf angles of sorghum for research project in the Schnable Lab as part of Young Nebraska Scientists summer program. James Schnable | Agronomy and Horticulture

For some high school students, an ideal summer is one spent hanging out with friends.

For Ryleigh Grove, a North Star High School senior, conducting science research in a lab at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, was an opportunity she couldn’t pass up.

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