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Mike Boehm and Aaron Berger shaking hands

Three from Panhandle Inducted into Nebraska Hall of Agricultural Achievement

May 3, 2024
Two UNL faculty members were among the individuals recognized for their contributions to ag research at the 2024 Nebraska Hall of Agricultural Achievement banquet. 

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Moderator Katie Pekarek addresses guests of the 'Nutrient and Water Efforts and Opportunities' panel during the 2024 IANR Water and Nutrient Management Summit in March. (WICS photo)

IANR Summit Highlights Water, Nutrient Management Innovations

April 4, 2024
Ag researchers and industry stakeholders gathered in March to discuss the latest in water and nutrient research, technology, water quality concerns in Nebraska, and more.

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Martha Mamo mugshot

Mamo Reappointed as Head of UNL Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

March 28, 2024
During Dr. Mamo's five years in the role, the agronomy and horticulture department has made strides in all three of its mission areas: teaching and learning, research and extension.

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Wheat stem sawfly on plant

Zuppa Selected to Receive Sustainable Agriculture Grant from NCR-SARE

March 15, 2024
The award recognizes and will help fund Zuppa's research project on wheat stem sawfly, with primary focus on how the insect affects winter wheat residue, soil-water storage, soil health, and crop yield in dryland cropping systems.

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Pin-Chu Lai stands in front of extension building near sign
The Panhandle Research Extension and Education Center in Scottsbluff welcomed Dr. Pin-Chu Lai, entomologist and Nebraska Extension specialist, on Jan. 2, 2024. (Photo by Chabella Guzman)

Entomologist Leaves Humid Climates Behind for Semi-arid Plains

February 1, 2024
Dr. Pin-Chu Lai joined the university's faculty in January as the Panhandle Research, Extension and Education Center's new entomologist and Nebraska Extension specialist.

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Julie Peterson mugshot
Julie Peterson has been named the associate director of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s West Central Research, Extension and Education Center in North Platte. The appointment took effect Sept. 1, 2023.

Peterson Named Associate Director of West Central Research, Extension and Education Center

October 27, 2023
An entomologist and extension specialist, Peterson also leads the Agroecosystems Entomology Lab, and her research focuses on practical applications for integrated pest management of field crops.

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Group photo of Ostdiek, Maharjan, Bischoff and Yoder with sign
The Historic Knorr-Holden signboard located near the corn plot north of Scottsbluff was officially unveiled on Aug. 23. (From left) Dave Ostdiek, retired UNL PREEC communications specialist; Bijesh Maharjan, UNL associate professor at PREEC and current plot supervisor; Richard Bischoff, UNL IANR associate vice chancellor; and Ron Yoder, UNL IANR senior associate vice-chancellor.

Unveiling of Historic Knorr-Holden Plot Signboard

September 20, 2023
UNL faculty members recently celebrated the Knorr-Holden Plot's century-long historical value to agricultural research. Located near Scottsbluff, Knorr-Holden is one of the top five-oldest continuous field-crop experiments in the U.S. 

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Nebraska Extension recently received four national awards from the National Association of County Agricultural Agents. (IANR News image)

Nebraska Extension Earns Multiple National Awards for Excellence

September 1, 2023
Extension educators were recognized for their work on a range of services provided to Nebraska's agricultural industry, including the farm management program "Know Your Numbers, Know Your Options."

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