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70 years on, ‘Backyard Farmer’ remains hardy perennial in Nebraska life
March 31, 2022

70 years on, ‘Backyard Farmer’ remains hardy perennial in Nebraska life

Each spring, the annual return of “Backyard Farmer” to the airwaves is as eagerly anticipated as the return of Sandhill cranes to Central Platte waters. The show has been a shared Nebraska experience for generations, featuring practical lawn and gardening advice leavened by lighthearted fun. This year, it celebrates its 70th anniversary.
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Nebraska Crops Team takes third at Kansas contest
March 18, 2022

Nebraska Crops Team takes third at Kansas contest

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Crops Judging Team earned a third-place overall team award at the Kansas State University Crop Judging Contest March 5 in the four-year division. Ten teams from Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas participated in the contest.
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Faculty Spotlight: Stephen Wegulo
February 21, 2022

Faculty Spotlight: Stephen Wegulo

Meet Stephen Wegulo, professor and Nebraska Extension plant pathologist.
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Agronomy and Horticulture seminar series begins Feb. 4
January 24, 2022

Agronomy and Horticulture seminar series begins Feb. 4

The spring Agronomy and Horticulture seminar series starts with “Collaborative Efforts to Diversify Nebraska Cropping Systems” presented by Nebraska’s Andrea Basche Feb. 4.
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Digging into Extension: The Right Path for Jenny Rees
January 13, 2022

Digging into Extension: The Right Path for Jenny Rees

Her story begins the same as many others in agriculture.
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Collage photo with abstract of Powers' paper, photo of Pratylenchus smoliki, and photo of the late Jim Smolik
Thursday, December 16, 2021

New Nematode Species Discovery

Dr. Thomas Powers and collaborators recently published a paper on their discovery of the new nematode species Pratylenchus smoliki. The paper, published in the Journal of Nematology, is available to read online

Congratulations to Dr. Powers and his team!

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Heng-Moss, Stoltenow among Leadership Fellows Honored at APLU Meeting
December 13, 2021

Heng-Moss, Stoltenow among Leadership Fellows Honored at APLU Meeting

Lincoln, Neb. —Two University of Nebraska leaders were among 26 Fellows of the Food Systems Leadership Institute (FSLI) honored during the Associaton of Public and Land-grant Universities' recent annual meeting.

Tiffany Heng-Moss, dean of UNL’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, and Charles Stoltenow, who will begin his new position as dean and director of Nebraska Extension on Jan. 1, 2022, were both honored during a virtual ceremony in November.

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Panhandle Perspectives: Soil Disease Index, tool for managing sugarbeet diseases, available for growers
December 12, 2021

Panhandle Perspectives: Soil Disease Index, tool for managing sugarbeet diseases, available for growers

For more than 20 years, the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center's Plant Pathology Program has been using a soil index test as a forecasting tool for sugarbeet root diseases in Nebraska.
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Student Spotlight: Rosalba Rodriguez Pena
November 15, 2021

Student Spotlight: Rosalba Rodriguez Pena

Meet Rosalba Rodriguez Pena, doctorate student from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic graduating in 2022 with a plant pathology degree.
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Student Spotlight: Katherine LaTourrette
November 1, 2021

Student Spotlight: Katherine LaTourrette

Meet Katherine LaTourrette, doctorate student from Loveland, Colorado graduating in May 2023 in complex biosystems: integrative plant biology.
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