Eight University of Nebraska–Lincoln alumni received the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2019 Emeriti Banquet November 21. The banquet was hosted by the department’s undergraduate Agronomy Club and Horticulture Club members. Award recipients include George W. Beadle, William Wesley Burr, Steve A. Eberhart, Kimberly Erusha, Franklin D. Keim, A. Bruce Maunder, Monica Norby and Robert A. Olson.
Martha Mamo, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Weaver Professor of Agronomy and Horticulture and department head, received the 2019 Fellow of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Award at the Eleventh Annual CASNR Honors Banquet Oct. 31. The award recognizes a CASNR faculty member who has provided exemplary contributions to undergraduate education through courses offered in the CASNR Honors program, experiential learning and mentoring undergraduate research.
Richard K. Sutton, professor emeritus of agronomy and horticulture, was awarded the distinguished Career Research Award in Green Roof Research Oct. 29 at the Gray to Green Conference in Washington, D.C.
Javed Iqbal joined the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture Aug. 19 as an assistant professor and nutrient management and water quality specialist. He has a 40% research and 60% extension appointment.
Heuermann Lecture to feature panelists on Nebraska’s healthy ecosystem
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Strategies for meeting the global demand for food, fuel, feed and fiber while preserving Nebraska’s healthy agricultural ecosystems will be the topic of a panel discussion during the first Heuermann Lecture of the season on Nov. 25. Panelists will include Andrea Basche, assistant professor in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture.
Nebraska Extension is offering Master Gardener training throughout the state beginning in January 2020. The Nebraska EMG program is a horticulture-related volunteer training program based in many counties and has been part of Nebraska Extension since 1976.
Brittany Kirsch, agronomy and horticulture master’s student specializing in soil and water sciences, made it rain last summer. Awarded a National Science Foundation National Research Traineeship in 2018, Kirsch is working with University of Nebraska–Lincoln faculty in understanding resilience of agricultural ecosystems, particularly the Platte River Basin in Nebraska.
James Schnable was recently appointed to the Charles O. Gardner Professor of Agronomy endowed professorship. The professorship honors Gardner and his contributions in the field of quantitative genetics and plant breeding of maize.
Six Department of Agronomy and Horticulture graduate students were honored with fellowships by the Agricultural Research Division and the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at the Distinguished Fellowships and Awards Luncheon on Oct. 10. Those honored include Karen Da Silva, Srikanth Kodati, Jaspreet Kaur Sandhu, Jasprinder Singh, Osler Ortez and Hannah Stoll.
Huskers plant 150 trees for Nebraska U's 150th year
Monday, October 21, 2019
Students in associate professor Kim Todd’s plant identification, plant design and introduction to landscape management classes gathered Oct. 16 and 17 to begin planting 150 trees in honor of the university’s sesquicentennial.