Grad student at Panhandle Center developing crop-breeding tools for proso millet Thursday, February 4, 2021
Rituraj Khound in front of proso millet plots at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center at Scottsbluff
A graduate student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Panhandle Research and Extension Center in Scottsbluff is in the midst of an ambitious project that he and his advisor hope will produce a set of modern tools for genetic improvement of proso millet.

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Dinsdale Family Learning Commons opens Jan. 27 Wednesday, January 27, 2021
The Dinsdale Family Learning Commons privately funded renovation upgrades an East Campus landmark into a technology-rich collaborative environment and hub for innovation, research and learning. Craig Chandler | University Communication
Collaboration and innovation are themes of the newly renovated Dinsdale Family Learning Commons as it reopens to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s students, faculty and staff on Jan. 27. The privately funded renovation upgrades an East Campus landmark into a technology-rich collaborative environment and hub for innovation, research and learning.

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CASNR scholarship competition opens to current, prospective students Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Tiffany Heng-Moss, dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, speaks at the CASNR Launch, welcoming new students on Aug. 20, 2020. Craig Chandler | University Communication
The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has announced its second annual quick-pitch scholarship competition for students who dare to dream big and do the extraordinary to address worldwide issues.

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Grad student gets snowy introduction to Nebraska Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Juan Jiménez, a master's student in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, experienced snow for the first time. Jiménez arrived here from Colombia Jan. 22.
The day after arriving in Lincoln to start his master’s degree in agronomy and horticulture at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Juan Jiménez woke up Jan. 23 and thought it seemed exceptionally sunny. Not quite. He looked outside and was greeted by something he’d never seen before — snow. About 1.5 inches had coated the ground.

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Virtual Nebraska Crop Management Conference set for January 27 Tuesday, January 19, 2021
2021 Nebraska Crop Management Conference

The virtual 2021 Nebraska Crop Management Conference will feature research updates and information tailored to Nebraska crop issues and grower interests. Experts will provide research-based information in disease and insect management, precision agriculture, weed management, soil health and nutrient management, crop management, cover crops, application technology, agribusiness management and pesticide safety.

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Agronomy and Horticulture Seminar Series starts Jan. 29 Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Nebraska's Nevin Lawrence will present this spring's first Agronomy and Horticulture seminar Jan. 29.
The spring Agronomy and Horticulture Seminar Series begins Jan. 29 with “Management of Herbicide-resistant Palmer Amaranth in Minor and Specialty Crops Within the High Plains,” presented by University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Nevin Lawrence.

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Grassini presented with ASA award Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Patricio Grassini
Patricio Grassini, associate professor in agronomy and horticulture, has been awarded the 2020 Werner L. Nelson Award for Diagnosis of Yield-Limiting Factors by the American Society of Agronomy. The ASA presented the award during the society’s virtual annual meeting Nov. 11.

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Nebraska U’s saliva-based COVID-19 testing to begin Jan. 19 Thursday, January 14, 2021
Nebraska’s Yajvoo Shrestha shows the Safer Community app to be used as part of COVID testing on campus this spring. Craig Chandler | University Communication
As part of its multi-layered approach to limit the spread of COVID-19, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln will start the spring 2021 semester with a required saliva-based testing program.

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Campus begins shift to Microsoft cloud storage Wednesday, January 13, 2021
University of Nebraska Information Technology Services is beginning the process of moving all data from Box to Microsoft 365 services.
University of Nebraska Information Technology Services is beginning the process of moving all data from Box to Microsoft 365 services.

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Soils School to feature latest strategies in soil management Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Agronomy and Horticulture faculty including Bijesh Maharjan (top, from left), Laila Puntel, Humberto Blanco, Javed Iqbal, Katja Koehler-Cole (bottom, from left), Patricio Grassini and Charles Wortmann will present at the 2021 Soil School.
The 2021 Soils School will be hosted in a recorded, online format via Zoom, kicking off at 9 a.m., Feb. 17 and concluding the afternoon of Feb. 18 and co-sponsored by Agronomy and Horticulture and the Nebraska Agri-Business Association.

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