Blanco named SSSA Fellow Monday, January 11, 2021
Humberto Blanco
Humberto Blanco, University of Nebraska–Lincoln professor of agronomy and horticulture, has been selected as a Soil Science Society of America Fellow. The SSSA recognized Blanco’s contributions and achievements during the society’s virtual annual meeting Nov. 11 and included him in the 2020 Awards Hall of Fame.

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High Plains Ag Lab continues to advance crop, livestock production Monday, January 11, 2021
Amanda Easterly and Cody Creech stand by the High Plains Ag Lab office and research building.
The High Plains Ag Lab is operated by the UNL Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources under the supervision of the Panhandle Research and Extension Center at Scottsbluff. The lab has helped bring about some notable advances in crop and livestock production. It enters its sixth decade with improved and expanded facilities, equipment and capacity, and a new role as the base camp for the Nebraska Variety Testing Program.

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Important deadlines for Husker undergraduates Monday, January 11, 2021
Important spring deadlines to remember for University of Nebraska–Lincoln undergraduate students.

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May 2021 graduation application deadline is January 29 Friday, January 8, 2021
The May 2021 graduation application deadline is Jan. 29.
May 2021 graduation applications are now available to students in MyRED. The graduation application deadline is January 29.

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Nebraska Extension Gears Up for 2021 Pesticide Safety Training Friday, January 8, 2021
Nebraska Extension intends to host in-person training for both private and commercial/noncommercial applicators in 2021 while adhering to local and state health guidelines. This includes training for recertifying applicators and for people getting licensed for the first time.
Nebraska Extension intends to host in-person training for both private and commercial/noncommercial applicators in 2021 while adhering to local and state health guidelines. This includes training for recertifying applicators and for people getting licensed for the first time.

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Spots available for students in online courses Friday, January 8, 2021
Spots still available for students in online courses
Department of Agronomy and Horticulture instructors will offer several online courses this spring. Many classes still have available spots left.

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25 students earn degrees in December Friday, December 18, 2020
Twenty-five agronomy and horticulture students earn degrees in December.
Congratulations to 25 Department of Agronomy and Horticulture undergraduate and graduate students who earned degrees in December.

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Commencement celebration online Dec. 19 Thursday, December 17, 2020
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln will host the “Go Big Grad: A Husker Graduation Celebration” for students Dec. 19.
On Dec. 19, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln will confer about 1,400 degrees during “Go Big Grad: A Husker Graduation,” at 9:00 a.m. CST featuring a conversation with Nebraska alumnus Warren Buffett (’51).

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New decision support tool supports Midwest specialty crop producers Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Ali Loker
Sam Wortman, associate professor of horticulture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Ali Loker, Doctor of Plant Health graduate student, have launched a new decision support tool for specialty crop producers and gardeners: the Vegetable Variety Navigator. The tool provides guidance for specialty crop growers and gardeners as they look for high-yielding, high-quality vegetable varieties for their soil climate in the Midwest.

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Extension Crop Production Clinics to go virtual in January Tuesday, December 15, 2020
The 2021 Nebraska Crop Production Clinics will feature live presentations on research updates and information tailored to regional crop issues and grower interests via Zoom for nine days throughout January.
Beginning Jan. 5, the 2021 Nebraska Crop Production Clinics will feature live presentations via Zoom and present research updates and information tailored to regional crop issues and grower interests. Sponsored by Nebraska Extension, the programs will be held on nine days throughout January.

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