Nebraska Producers Invited to Attend Agronomy and Horticulture's Fall Seminar Series

Nebraska Producers Invited to Attend Agronomy and Horticulture's Fall Seminar Series

The public is invited to attend this fall’s free Agronomy and Horticulture seminar series, presented at 3:30 p.m. CST/CDT in Keim Hall, Room 150 (unless otherwise noted). All seminars will be streamed live on Zoom and recorded as well, for on-demand viewing in the Agronomy and Horticulture archives.

Seminar Dates and Topics

  • Sept. 9: “Exploring Co-learning in Agroecology” — Charles “Chuck” Francis, professor emeritus, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
  • Sept. 16: “What’s Light Got To Do With It? Exploring the Role of Plant-reflected Light in Crop Yield Loss and Weed Management” — Andrew Kniss, department head and professor of weed science, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Wyoming, Laramie.
  • Sept. 23: “We Are Growable: Developing Systems Thinking Through Games” — Jenny Keshwani, associate professor, Department of Biological Systems Engineering and a science literacy specialist, Nebraska Extension, UNL.
  • Sept. 30: “Transforming Agriculture Research Through Digital On-farm Research” — Laura Thompson, extension educator, Nebraska Extension, UNL.
  • Oct. 7: “Communicating Science to Public Audiences” — Heather Akin, assistant professor, Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication, UNL.
  • Oct. 14: “Attaining Efficacy, Crop Safety, and Sustainability in Cropping Systems: What’s New in the Weed Management Toolbox?” — Ramdas Kanissery, assistant professor and weed scientist, Department of Horticulture Sciences, Southwest Florida Research and Education Center, University of Florida, Gainesville.
  • Oct. 21: “Tackling Nitrogen as Necessary Evil: Impacts on Nebraska’s Cropping System and Water Quality” — Javed Iqbal, assistant professor and extension specialist of soil nutrient management and water quality, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, UNL.
  • Oct. 28: “Collaborative Learning in Plants, Landscapes, and the Environment (PLAS 100) Online” — McKinzie Sutter, online lecturer, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, UNL. Note: This presentation will be in-person and streamed, but not recorded.
  • Nov. 4: “How Do They Survive That? Stress Response in Agrostis” — Keenan Amundsen, professor of turfgrass genetics, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, UNL.
  • Nov. 11: “Computational Agronomy to Support Farmer Decision-making” — Juan Rattalino, digital agronomy development lead, Global Seeds at Syngenta Group. Note: This presentation will be in-person only.
  • Nov. 18: “Using Incentive-based Management Tools to Help Achieve Groundwater Sustainability Goals” — Renata Rimsaite, water markets program manager, Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute, National Drought Mitigation Center, UNL.
  • Dec. 2: "Irrigation Across the Great Plains" — Derek Heeren, associate professor and irrigation engineer, and Saleh Taghvaeian, associate professor and irrigation and water resources engineer, Department of Biological Systems Engineering, UNL.
  • Dec. 9: “Omic Approaches to Decipher Crop Responses to Arthropod Pests” — Lise Pingault, senior research associate, Department of Entomology, UNL.

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