Nebraska researchers conduct largest biochar field trial in the state Tuesday, May 9, 2023
Compared to other soil amendments, biochar stands out. This material, produced by pyrolysis of waste wood or other organic waste material, can reliably increase soil organic matter content in the long-term without needing repeated applications and has exciting potential to enhance carbon sequestration in soil. Despite receiving increased attention both from researchers and the public, biochar is still relatively new and the effectiveness of this treatment for larger-scale agricultural operations remains underexamined.
Alpha Gamma Chapter celebrates new inductees and Pi Alpha Xi Centennial Tuesday, May 9, 2023
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Alpha Gamma Chapter of Pi Alpha Xi, the National Honor Society for Horticulture, inducted new members and elected officers for next year in the East Campus Dinsdale Family Learning Commons April 15.
New inductees this year are Willis Hanneman, Thomas Henry, Elaina Madison, Katrina Webster, Ridge Gerstberger, Emma Kuss, Ben Tolsen, Eamon Sughroue and Sam Berghuis.
Stephenson joins department in landscape and regional food systems Wednesday, May 3, 2023
Christian Stephenson started Jan. 3 as an assistant professor of practice for landscape and regional food systems in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture. He has a 75% teaching and a 25% research appointment.
Read is highlighted in society news as horticulture legend Tuesday, May 2, 2023
Paul Read, professor of agronomy and horticulture, was interviewed as an ASHS HortLegend by Julie Campbell, a research scientist at the University of Georgia, at the 2022 American Society for Horticultural Science annual conference in Chicago and highlighted in the April 15 issue of the ASHS E-News.
Temperature, drought influencing movement of Plains bison Monday, May 1, 2023Conservation efforts have pushed its number back to roughly 20,000, and its status from endangered to near-threatened. But a recent study led by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Nic McMillan hints that the ongoing conservation of the Plains bison will demand accounting for the climate.
Uden discusses Sandhills land management on RFD-TV Monday, May 1, 2023University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers are working with ranchers and other stakeholders in the Nebraska Sandhills to better understand the challenges and opportunities of land management in this unique, important ecosystem.
Graduation celebration to be held May 19 Thursday, April 27, 2023
A graduation celebration will be held May 19 from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Goodding Learning Center, 280 Plant Sciences Hall. This reception will honor Department of Agronomy and Horticulture graduates, both undergraduate and graduate students, earning degrees in May.
Food and refreshments will be served, followed by an introduction of each graduate and time for family and friends to celebrate and take photos.
Each graduate will receive a small gift from the department.
Graduates, family, friends and department faculty, staff and students are welcome!