Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

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Agronomy and Horticulture Seminar Series Kicks Off for Fall 2023

September 14, 2023
The fall seminar series features a new lineup of experts presenting research and insights from fertigation techniques and pest management to the latest advances in plant genetics.

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The 2023 International Millets Conference theme is “Promoting Millets through Interdisciplinary Research: New Varieties and New Markets for a Better Tomorrow.”

International Millets Conference on Aug. 1-3 in Gering

July 26, 2023
This year's conference will feature presentations from High Plains millets producers, representatives from state government and the U.S. millets industries, millets breeders and agronomists, grain handlers and processors, and more.

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Schnable Highlights Advances of International Corn Genetics Research

July 14, 2023
James Schnable, UNL agronomy professor, discusses the long-term agricultural impacts of a recent international research collaboration that successfully identified the complete set of genetic components for corn.

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Nebraska to Host Cellular and Molecular Biology of the Soybean Conference

July 13, 2023
Industry experts from organizations across the U.S. are set to present their research insights on advancements in soybean genetics during the Aug. 10-13 conference.

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Cordova, Hird and Freidenreich in a lab
(From left) Carolina Córdova, Aaron Hird and Ariel Freidenreich are part of the Statewide Soil Health Team, a collaboration aimed at identifying ways in which the university, USDA-ARS and USDA-NRCS can actively support and contribute to a wide range of soil health activities, events and projects throughout Nebraska. (Department of Agronomy and Horticulture photo)

Soil Health Statewide Leadership Team Meets to Strengthen Collaborative Efforts

July 6, 2023
Soil health specialists and scientists from UNL, USDA NRCS and USDA ARS are seeking opportunities to share their expertise and support with Nebraska growers on soil health education and projects. 

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Aerial corn field
Anyone who has an interest in plant breeding and wants to extend his/her knowledge in hybrid breeding is welcome to attend the Aug. 9-10 program on University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s East Campus.

Hybrid Breeding: The Essentials – Workshop and Field Day

July 6, 2023
Hosted in the UNL maize breeding nursery, the workshop will give participants an introductory overview of the structure and complexity of a comprehensive hybrid breeding program.

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Farmers in field
Farmers participate in a wheat variety field day at the university’s High Plains Agricultural Lab in Sidney in 2022. (Photo by Chabella Guzman)

Husker Wheat Research Focuses on Partnerships, Interdisciplinary Collaboration

July 5, 2023
University of Nebraska personnel across all ag-related disciplines are continuing a rich, successful tradition of collaboration with Nebraska wheat growers to bolster crop productivity and enhance disease resistance.

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Corn roots
The root system of a three-week-old corn plant processed through a computer vision pipeline used to automatically measure different root system architecture traits. (Photo courtesy Nebraska Today)

Nebraska Researchers Identify Genes that Help Corn Adapt to New Environments

April 13, 2023
The research team hopes to speed development of new corn varieties tolerant to extreme weather conditions and management practices as Nebraska farmers experience increasing water restrictions and fertilizer prices.

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