Lincoln, Neb. —University of Nebraska-Lincoln students who are based at the UNL Panhandle Research, Extension and Education Center this summer will present a Student Research Fair on Thursday, Aug. 5, from 6-8 p.m.
Eight students are tentatively scheduled to present their research projects. Each student will speak for 5 minutes, and a forum will follow where the audience may ask questions. Following the presentations and forum, there will be an opportunity to visit one-on-one with the students. Refreshments will be available.
This event is open to the public and free to attend. Students who are scheduled to present and their topics include:
Joshua Miranda: Palmer amaranth’s interference and management in dry beans.
Arnold Katende: Evaluating the effectiveness of different traps in the monitoring of the western bean cutworm.
Santos Barrera: Improving dry beans ability to tolerate drought and heat stress from the use of tepary beans.
Deepak Ghimire: Use of crop sensing technologies for nitrogen management.
Luis Ochoa: Sunflower pest management and its impact on yield and bee community in Nebraska.
Henry Gonzalez: Beneficial impact of an air-injected subsurface drip irrigation system on crop yield and removal of contaminants using runoff from a feedlot.
Jeff Cluever: The benefits of a relay cropping system to a dry edible bean crop.
Anni Poetzl: Water quality research.
Angie Gradiz: Irrigation management research.
Emily Jundt: Optimizing soil and nutrient management to improve dry bean yield and protein quality.