Husker duo part of national push for improved biofuels Wednesday, April 12, 2023Tom Clemente, Eugene W. Price Professor of Agronomy and Horticulture, and Edgar Cahoon, George Holmes Professor of biochemistry who serves as director of Nebraska’s Center for Plant Science Innovation, have spent more than a decade using biotechnology tools to develop sorghum germplasm that accumulates vegetable oils in the plant’s stems and leaves.
Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program announces 2023-24 scholarship recipients Monday, April 10, 2023The Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln has announced the recipients of scholarships for the 2023-24 academic year. The one-time scholarships will be awarded to 84 students, including nine from Agronomy and Horticulture, totaling $184,000 for the ensuing academic year.
Huskers take 4th at national soil judging contest Wednesday, April 5, 2023The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Soil Judging Team took fourth place overall at the National Collegiate Soil Judging Contest held March 26–31 near Woodward, Oklahoma.
Crops judging team competes, gives back to FFA students Tuesday, April 4, 2023The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Crops Judging Team has been busy this spring competing in crops judging contests and giving back to Nebraska FFA.
Slammers rise to the challenge of engaging audience Monday, April 3, 2023It’s OK to be enthusiastic about science — even to approach science communication as performance art, says Jocelyn Bosley. Husker students and their audience embraced that notion Friday afternoon at the Student Research Slam, part of the Student Research Days lineup.
Nebraska researchers identify genes that help corn adapt to new environments Thursday, March 30, 2023
Corn plays a key role in Nebraska’s economy and identity. Yet, this was not always the case. Corn was first domesticated in the tropical latitudes of central Mexico. Over thousands of years, corn learned to thrive in the very different growing conditions found in temperate North America. Corn made a breakthrough in figuring out how to thrive in temperate climates that now enables the crop to play a key role in ensuring both farmer prosperity and food security across six continents.
Rangeland, landscape ecologist considers Nebraska dream job Tuesday, March 28, 2023Nicholas McMillan started Jan. 1 as an assistant professor of grazing lands ecology with a joint appointment in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture and the School of Natural Resources.
Nebraska Plant Science Symposium Series set for April 25 Friday, March 24, 2023
The 2023 Nebraska Plant Science Symposium Series – Growing the Future: Innovations in Plant Science – is set for Tuesday, April 25, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Graduate Lincoln Hotel.
The goal of the symposium series is to enhance agricultural scientific literacy, stimulate collaboration and help build interest in plant science careers.
NPSS 2023 committee members include graduate students Kyle Linders ¬– chair, Yuvraj Chopra – co-chair, Kristina Alas, Lexie Foster, Sydney Graham, Pragya Gupta, Hongyu Jin, Shohei Oguro, Andrea Rilakovic and Sanket Shinde.
Nebraska to host Cellular and Molecular Biology of the Soybean Conference Aug. 10–13 Thursday, March 23, 2023
Soy2023, the 19th in-person Biennial Cellular and Molecular Biology of the Soybean Conference, is set for Aug. 10-13 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States.
The inaugural biennial conference on the Cellular and Molecular Biology of the Soybean was held 36 years ago — Soy1986 — at Iowa State University, with USDA-ARS soybean geneticist, Randy Shoemaker, serving as the host.