Agronomy and Horticulture seminar series begins Feb. 4

Andrea Basche
Andrea Basche
January 24, 2022

Lincoln, Neb. —The spring Agronomy and Horticulture seminar series starts with “Collaborative Efforts to Diversify Nebraska Cropping Systems” presented by Nebraska’s Andrea Basche Feb. 4.

Basche, assistant professor of cropping systems in agronomy and horticulture, will present several collaborative projects underway to implement diversified management. She will also discuss how such collaborative efforts are critical for goals researchers hope to achieve in scientific fields and in broader society.

This seminar will be streamed live only and recorded.

All seminars are free and open to the public. Seminars will be in person and streamed live at 3:30 p.m. CST/CDT and recorded unless otherwise noted. Maximum occupancy of 25 will be allowed in Keim Hall, Room 150, for the presentations.

Dates and topics for the rest of the series are as follows:

  • Feb. 11: “Climate-smart Agriculture: Engaging One Health, Insects, Food and Water Security,” Georgina Bingham, research associate professor, Department of Entomology, and Daugherty Water for Food Institute Faculty Fellow, University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
  • Feb. 18: “From Discovery to Application in Ag Biotech: Lessons Learned Over 14+ Years in Industry,” Jason Nichols, principal scientist, Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC. Note: This presentation will be streamed live only and recorded.
  • Feb. 25: “The Human Dimensions of Manureshed Management,” Gwendwr Meredith, assistant professor, School of Natural Resources, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, Center for Resilience in Agricultural Working Landscapes, University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
  • March 4: “Interference Between Kentucky Bluegrass (Poa pratensis) and Yellow Nutsedge (Cyperus esculentus) in a Home Lawn Setting,” Luqi Li, lecturer, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
  • March 11: “Data-Driven Agronomy to Support Farmer Decision-Making,” Juani Rattalino, digital agronomy development lead for Global Seeds at Syngenta Group. Note: This presentation will be in person only and will not be recorded.
  • March 25: “Weed Control in High Plains: Current Challenges and Future Outlook,” Vipan Kumar, assistant professor of weed science, Kansas State University Agricultural Research Center, Hays.
  • April 1: “From World Cup Soccer to the Environment and Back Again – A Journey of Turfgrass Science,” John Stier, associate dean for academic programs and professor, Herbert College of Agriculture, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  • April 8: “Sustainability of Rice Production – Integrated Frameworks to Capture Synergies and Tradeoffs,” Cameron Pittelkow, associate professor of agronomy and agroecosystems, Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis.
  • April 15: “A Coherent Measurement-Modeling Approach to Assess Soil Organic Matter Accrual in Agricultural Land,” M. Francesca Cotrufo, professor, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins. Note: This presentation will be streamed live only and recorded.
  • April 22: Laila Puntel, assistant professor of soil fertility and precision ag, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
  • April 29: “Plant Disease Sensing: Studying Plant-Pathogen Interactions at Scale,” Katie Gold, assistant professor of grape pathology, Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section, School of Integrative Plant Science, Cornell University, Ithaca.

Contact: Kaye Wolfe, Digital Support Associate, Agronomy and Horticulture Seminar Committee

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