The Department of Agronomy and Horticulture has chosen Ethann Barnes, an agronomy doctoral student specializing in weed science, as the recipient of a Chancellor’s Fellowship.
Amit Jhala, assistant professor and Nebraska Extension weed management specialist, Nevin Lawrence, assistant professor and integrated weed management specialist, and Stevan Knezevic, professor of integrated weed management are Barnes’ advisors.
Barnes’ doctoral research will focus on multiple aspects of popcorn production in Nebraska including herbicide sensitivity, weed control, and pollen-mediated gene flow from field corn to popcorn.
The emergence, competition, and management of glyphosate-resistant common ragweed in Nebraska soybean, all part of an ever-growing concern facing the State’s largest industry, was the focus of Barnes’ master’s research.
Chancellor's Fellowships are designed to assist departments with the recruitment of superior graduate students by adding fellowship funds to an assistantship. Recipients must have an excellent academic record, a minimum 3.0 GPA in their previous degree and excellent letters of recommendation. Chancellor's Fellowships are automatically renewable for a second year, given excellent progress toward the degree.
For more information on the Chancellor’s Fellowship, see https://www.unl.edu/gradstudies/prospective/money/fellowships.