5 Agronomy and Horticulture faculty receive Parents’ Recognition Awards Friday, March 8, 2019
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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.

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Sequenced genome of ancient crop could raise yields Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Nebraska's James Schnable has helped sequence nearly the entire genetic catalog of proso millet.
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.

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Stoll and Tonon Rosa receive Elevator Speech awards Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Hannah Stoll and Alex Tonon Rosa
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.

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Range Management Club competes at society meeting Monday, March 4, 2019
Society of Range Management Meeting 2019
Members of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Range Management Club participated in the Society for Range Management international meeting in Minneapolis Feb. 11–13.

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Mamo and Varner graduate LEAD21 program Monday, March 4, 2019
LEAD21 Martha Mamo David Varner
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.

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Floral design class a bouquet of art and science Thursday, February 28, 2019
Stacy Adams teaching Floral Design class
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.

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Striegel receives WSSA award Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Adam Striegel
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.

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Nebraska Crops Judging Team takes second at Southern Plains Regional contest Monday, February 25, 2019
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Intercollegiate Crops Judging Team
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.

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Genes to proteins: Efforts enriching nutrition of popcorn, sorghum Monday, February 18, 2019
David Holding
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.

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Schnable receives NAPPN Early Career Scientist Award Friday, February 15, 2019
James Schnable
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.

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