Stacy Adams, Martha Mamo, Don Lee, Christian Elowsky and Kim Todd, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Department of Agronomy and Horticulture faculty, were honored for their support to students during the annual Parents' Recognition Awards luncheon on March 1.
Sequenced genome of ancient crop could raise yields
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
An international team has sequenced and mapped the genome of proso millet – a feat essential to raising yields of the drought-resistant crop in the Nebraska Panhandle and semiarid regions where population booms foreshadow food shortages.
University of Nebraska–Lincoln Department of Agronomy and Horticulture graduate students Hannah Stoll and Alex Tonon Rosa earned second and third place respectively in the final round of the 2019 Elevator Speech Contest. Organized and hosted by the departments of Entomology, Plant Pathology and Agronomy and Horticulture, the top five speakers from each department competed in the final round.
Martha Mamo, department head and professor of agronomy and horticulture, and David Varner, associate dean/associate director for Nebraska Extension, were among 79 individuals completing the LEAD21 leadership-development program Feb. 28.
Floral design class a bouquet of art and science
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Similar to an ornate floral masterpiece, there are many facets to the Floral Design class at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Along with learning how to turn stems of roses, bunches of lilies, and spatters of greenery into art, Huskers are getting a sprig of history, a sprinkle of entrepreneurship and a spray of supply chain management.
Adam Striegel, a University of Nebraska–Lincoln Doctor of Plant Health student and an agronomy master's student specializing in weed science, received first-place in the master’s student poster contest at the Weed Science Society of America annual meeting held Feb. 11-14 in New Orleans.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Intercollegiate Crops Judging Team competed in the Southern Plains regional crops contest on Feb. 9 at Hutchinson Community College in Hutchinson, Kansas and placed second overall in the four-year division against other two-year and four-year institutions.
Genes to proteins: Efforts enriching nutrition of popcorn, sorghum
Monday, February 18, 2019
Two kernels of the same idea — cultivating protein quality in cereal grains — are reaching maturity at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. The quality of protein often gets overshadowed amid the spotlight on its quantity. But that quality — the presence or absence of amino acids essential to the diets of humans and livestock — occupies the mind of Nebraska’s David Holding.
James Schnable, University of Nebraska–Lincoln assistant professor of agronomy and horticulture, received the inaugural North American Plant Phenotyping Network Early Career Scientist Award at the Phenome Conference in Tucson, Arizona Feb. 6-9.