Study unearths benefits, limits of fertilizing soybeans
Friday, September 29, 2017
Soybean crops in highly productive fields demand more nitrogen than natural sources alone can supply, says a new study from University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Argentine researchers. “It has been a longstanding question whether the nitrogen supply from nitrogen fixation and mineralization is sufficient to sustain high soybean yields,” said author Patricio Grassini, assistant professor of agronomy and horticulture.
Chancellor Ronnie Green used part of his Sept. 19 State of the University address to honor 13 employees who have worked 45 or more years at the university. Congratulations to Professor Chuck Francis for 40 years of service and to all Agronomy and Horticulture honorees.
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln graduate student Weed Science Team took first place and the undergraduate team second in the North Central Weed Science Society Student Weed Contest held July 27 at Iowa State University. The Nebraska team, represented by 14 undergraduate and 12 graduate students, had a successful showing, bringing home 16 team and individual plaques.
Registration is now open for the second annual Nebraska Grower and Brewer Conference & Trade Show Jan. 18–19, 2018, at the Embassy Suites Omaha Downtown Old Market. The conference will feature a variety of sessions for hop growers and craft brewers throughout the two-day event. Several prominent speakers from around the country will be on hand.
A total of 165 participants attended the 2017 Nebraska Extension Weed Management and Cover Crops Field Day, June 28 at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln South Central Agricultural Laboratory near Clay Center, Nebraska. Amit Jhala, Nebraska Extension weed management specialist, and Roger Elmore, Nebraska Extension cropping systems specialist, organized and led the tour.
'Do Your Part for the Environment' presentation Sept. 7
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
University of Nebraska–Lincoln Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources and Nebraska Statewide Arboretum are hosting “Do Your Part for the Environment” at noon Sept. 7, in Keim Hall, Room 150. This presentation kicks off the Brown-bag Gatherings “All Things Green” series. Each presentation is at noon on the first Thursday of the month, in Keim Hall, Room 150.
Nebraska leads project identifying causes of yield gaps in U.S. soybean production
Friday, September 1, 2017
A new paper published in Agricultural and Forest Meteorology details the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s efforts to identify causes for yield gaps in soybean production systems in the north central region of the United States. The three-year study, led by Patricio Grassini, assistant professor in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, and Shawn Conley, associate professor in the Department of Agronomy at the University of Wisconsin, sought to identify causes of yield gaps over large agricultural areas and diverse in climate and soils.
Inaugural Sustainability Summit is Sept. 6
Thursday, August 31, 2017
The Office of Sustainability invites Husker students to its inaugural Sustainability Summit at 3 p.m. Sept. 6 in the Nebraska Union. The summit is meant to provide a networking opportunity for students interested in environmental issues on campus, inform them about the university’s sustainability goals and educate them about green practices and topics.
'Backyard Farmer' live taping coming to Nebraska City
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Fans enjoyed the live taping of “Backyard Farmer” at the Nebraska State Fair Aug. 30 in Grand Island. The episode will air at 7 p.m. Aug. 31 on NET. Fans are invited to attend one more free, live taping Sept. 11 at Kimmel Orchard in Nebraska City. The episode will air at 7 p.m. Sept. 14 on NET.