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.
High Plains Ag Lab continues to advance crop, livestock production
Monday, January 11, 2021
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.