NCEA honors Jhala with Excellence award

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Amit Jhala, University of Nebraska–Lincoln associate professor of agronomy and horticulture and Nebraska Extension weed specialist, was honored with the Nebraska Cooperative Extension Association Award of Excellence Creative Individual Program for organizing Herbicide-Resistant Weed Management Field Days at the Nebraska Extension Fall Conference and NCEA Annual Conference in Kearney, Nebraska.

This award recognizes a NCEA member who has demonstrated leadership in development and implementation of effective extension programs with evidence of productivity, visibility and impact in Nebraska and beyond.

NCEA is the professional organization for Nebraska’s extension division. It is the state-wide umbrella organization that connects local extension personnel to national organizations related to their field of work. NCEA promotes professional improvement by providing inspiration, scholarships, awards and leadership opportunities and cultivates relationships between extension colleagues necessary for optimum team work.

Jhala has been at Nebraska since 2012. His research focuses on the biology, pollen-mediated gene flow and management of herbicide-resistant weeds. He has developed an outstanding weed science extension program that reaches several thousand clientele every year to solve weed-related problems in corn, soybean, sorghum and popcorn in Nebraska.

Jhala provides cutting-edge information at extension field days by demonstrating trials of new herbicides, multiple herbicide-resistant crops and how to manage herbicide-resistant weeds.

These events, attended by growers, crop consultants, industry representatives and Nebraska’s commodity board members, provide unbiased information about weed control.

Publication credits for Jhala include 11 book chapters, 100 papers published in peer-reviewed journals, 99 extension articles and 5 peer-reviewed extension articles.

He is also serving as an associate editor of Weed Technology, a peer reviewed scientific publication of Weed Science Society of America.

Jhala was also honored with Gamma Sigma Delta Extension Award of Merit earlier this year.

Jhala's research and extension program is at

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