From Seed to Seed, A Pictorial Story Showing How a Bean Plant Grows Friday, October 20, 2023
Red kidney bean.

Have you ever seen how a bean grows up?

“From Seed to Seed, A Pictorial Story Showing How a Bean Plant Grows” is the newest publication from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Plant and Soil Sciences eLibrary. It is an online picture book showing the day-by-day story of how a red kidney bean grows up, flowers and produces one of the staples in the diet of many peoples in many countries.

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Xu continues in department researching maize genetics and genomics Thursday, October 19, 2023
Gen Xu
Gen Xu began Aug. 1 as a research assistant professor in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture. He is currently studying the mechanism of heterosis in maize using transcriptomic data.

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Schnable selected as Nebraska Corn Checkoff Presidential Chair Thursday, October 19, 2023
James Schnable
The Nebraska Corn Board and the Nebraska Corn Growers Association (NeCGA) are pleased to announce the selection of Dr. James Schnable as the next Nebraska Corn Checkoff Presidential Chair.

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Nebraska students win 2023 Regional Collegiate Soil Judging Contest Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Nebraska students win 2023 Regional Collegiate Soil Judging Contest.

For the second year in a row the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Soil Judging Team won first-place overall at the Region 5 Collegiate Soil Judging Contest Oct. 1 to 6. South Dakota State University hosted the contest, which was held in the northern Black Hills near Sturgis, South Dakota.

Students and teams earn awards for the individual portion and as a team overall. Scores from both individual and team portions are used to determine overall team rankings.

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Lincoln to host North American conference on invasive species management Wednesday, October 11, 2023
The 2023 North American Invasive Species Management Association annual conference will be held Oct. 16-19 in Lincoln.
Remarks and visuals by Platte Basin Timelapse will be one of the keynote presentations for the 2023 conference of the North American Invasive Species Management Association in Lincoln. The event will be held Oct. 16-19 at the Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel. The Nebraska Invasive Species Council, which includes several faculty from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, will cohost the event. Several members of the Nebraska council served on the planning committee for the 2023 conference.

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Undergrads receive stipends for research projects Wednesday, October 11, 2023
Alessandra Meza (left) and Cole Hammett
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln has awarded stipends to 221 Husker undergraduates to participate in research with a faculty mentor during the 2023-24 academic year. Two Agronomy and Horticulture students have received UCARE awards including Alessandra Meza, a senior plant and landscape systems major, and Cole Hammett, a senior plant biology major.

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Alas receives NACTA Graduate Student Teaching Award Thursday, October 5, 2023
Kristina Alas with her certified therapy dog Lucy.

Kristina Alas, doctoral student in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture specializing in plant breeding and genetics, received the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture 2023 Graduate Student Teaching Award.

This award recognizes and rewards graduate student members who are involved in classroom instruction for at least a year and who excel as teachers in the agricultural disciplines. NACTA is a professional society that focuses on the scholarship of teaching and learning agriculture and related disciplines at the postsecondary level.

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Preparing for the future under the Nebraska sky Thursday, October 5, 2023
Rane Parr collecting soil samples at Rogers Memorial Farm.

Rane Parr, senior environmental engineering major at Elon University in Elon, North Carolina, spent the summer of 2023 in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Research Experience Undergraduate program. The following is a blog post about her experiences.

S. Carolina Córdova, agronomy and horticulture assistant professor and Statewide Soil Health Specialist, and Stephanie Lugo, master’s student, served as Parr’s project mentors.

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Wilson’s career plans shift from dance to plant genetic research Friday, September 29, 2023
Lauren Wilson

Lauren Wilson isn’t exactly sure how she landed at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln to study agriculture, genetics and plant pathology. But she is thrilled to be here.

Wilson is a senior plant and landscape systems major minoring in plant pathology with the goal of someday working in a lab to genetically engineer disease resistance in crops.

Her interest in science began in middle school when a long-term substitute teacher made learning fun and interesting. But in high school, her involvement in competitive dance took priority.

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Unveiling of Historic Knorr-Holden Plot Signboard Friday, September 22, 2023
The Historic Knorr-Holden signboard located near the corn plot north of Scottsbluff was officially unveiled on Aug. 23. (From left) Dave Ostdiek, retired UNL PREEC communications specialist; Bijesh Maharjan, UNL associate professor at PREEC and current plot supervisor; Richard Bischoff, UNL IANR associate vice chancellor; and Ron Yoder, UNL IANR senior associate vice-chancellor.
Started in 1912, the Knorr-Holden Plot near Scottsbluff is perhaps the world’s oldest irrigated continuous corn research plot. It was recently commemorated with a sign to mark its significance to both Nebraska history and agricultural research history in Nebraska. The Historic Knorr-Holden signboard located near the corn plot north of Scottsbluff was officially unveiled on Aug. 23.

Full story at CropWatch