DPH Student Ali Loker Published in Biological Control
Congratulations to current DPH student Ali Loker on being published in the Biological Control Journal.
IANR Fellowship Luncheon
Congratulations to Ali Loker on receiving the William J. Curtis Fellowship.
The Curtis Fellowships are awarded to UNL Doctor of Plant Health (DPH) students with outstanding qualifications and interest in pursuing the DPH degree in any plant health related area (agriculture, horticulture, regulatory, etc.). These Fellowsihps are competivively awarded to outstanding students who have been accepted into the DPH program. Selection is based on student potential as measured by undergraduate performance, professional experience, and leadership qualities.
Congratulations to Dr. Justin McMechan
Congratulations to DPH alumnus Dr. Justin McMechan on receiving the Abbey Award from the University of Minnesota.
The 2019 Abbey Award recipient is Justin McMechan, a 2009 agronomy graduate from the University of Minnesota Crookston. After graduating from UMN Crookston, McMechan continued his education to obtain a masters degree in entomology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He went on to earn a Doctor of Plant Health degree as well as a Ph.D. in entomology also from Nebraska-Lincoln studying the oversummering ecology of the wheat curl mite.
You can read more about Dr. McMechan and the award here: https://www.crk.umn.edu/news/alumniawards2019
New DPH Student Brett Lynn
Brett Lynn is an agronomist that enjoys partnering with growers to find practical agronomic solutions that can be implemented at the farm-level. Brett believes in leveraging interdisciplinary knowledge coupled with practical experience to ensure producers remain profitable while reducing their environmental footprint. The desire to bolster his interdisciplinary knowledge drew Brett to the Doctor of Plant Health (DPH) in Fall 2019.
Prior to embarking in the DPH program Brett received his B.S. (2016) and M.S. (2019) in Agronomy from Kansas State University. During his B.S. he interned with Crop Production Services and WinField Solutions. He also worked for Monsanto/Bayer Crop Science while completing his M.S. Additionally, Brett has been a Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) since 2017.
Brett is always seeking opportunities to collaborate with companies and growers that embrace innovation. Following the DPH program Brett intends to work in production agronomy and/or consultation. The best way to contact Brett is via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
New DPH Student Ali Loker
Excited to have the students back on campus! To all the new students, welcome to UNL!!
We're happy you're here!!
Dr. Lee Briese - Final Seminar
DPH Newsletter - July 2019
Summer 2019 Internship - Jacob Nikodym
Jacob is working at Midwest Research, Inc. in York, Nebraska. He is gaining experience in all technical aspects of conducting applied research, the application of ARM for data collection and analysis, and the practices and complications associated with research requiring the use of GLP. He is assisting with establishing and maintaining trial areas, collecting trial data and samples, and monitoring trials for changes.
Summer 2019 Internship - Lindsay Overmyer
Lindsay is working in North Dakota with DPH alumnus, Lee Briese. She is doing field assessment and construction of management recommendations, diagnosis of biotic and biotic problems in the field, expanding her knowledge of pesticide use and application and developing science-based educational videos for farmers. She will also be collecting field observations, quantifying and assessing crop health, and learning route planning and time management.