Greg spent summer 2013 working with the UNL Plant Pathology Department under the direction of Dr. Tamra Jackson-Ziems, conducting Goss's Wilt trials on corn varieties, as well as assisting in other trials. The trials were on upcoming hybrids, pedigree lines and bacteriacides.
Kenneth (Kenny) Roché
Kenny worked in Organic Cover Crop Research, fulfilling his research requirements, on Dr. John Lindquist's project "Diverse Cover Crop Strategies for Improved Yield and Weed Suppression in Organic Cropping Systems for the Western Corn Belt" at the Agricultural Research and Development Center (ARDC) in Mead, NE.
First DPH graduate accepts position with the Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture at Texas A&M
Tara Wood, D.P.H. (graduated May 2013)
Dr. Tara Wood recently accepted a position with the Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture at Texas A&M as the Program Coordinator for Sub-Saharan Africa. Tara’s responsibilities include serving as a liaison between the Regional Director for Sub-Saharan African programs and Project staff, as well as with Operations/Administrative Services staff. Along with coordinating program logistics from inception to closeout, Tara will be closely involved with project development and grant writing. Tara’s knowledge and training in plant health will be utilized as the Institute works to expand the Sub-Saharan Africa program platform through research collaboration, student programs and extension outreach programs. One of Tara’s first assignments includes traveling to South Sudan to diagnose and propose a management plan for various unknown crop health problems.
Haley is working as a part time research technologist in Extension within the UNL Plant Pathology Department. She is conducting a foliar fungicide movement trial in corn and soybeans. Haley also helpled with the soybean SCN field trials and participated in Soybean Management Field Days.
Roger worked for UNL Extension at the Southeast Research and Extension Center (SEREC) as a "Crop Management Education Intern". Roger conducted field visits and assisted farmers with on-farm research, following protocols and collecting data for Soybean Field Management Days, applying treatments for the Cen USA switchgrasws biofuel project, and following treatment protocols for the Crop Management Diagnostics Clinics.