Panhandle Perspectives: 100-year corn yield data from the historic Knorr-Holden Plot in Nebraska

Lincoln, Neb. —The commitment of generations of dedicated soil scientists in maintaining and managing the historic Knorr-Holden Plot near Scottsbluff for more than a century came to fruition in a recently published manuscript in Agronomy Journal.

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104 undergrads receive stipends for summer research projects

Lincoln, Neb. —The University of Nebraska–Lincoln has awarded stipends to 104 undergraduates to participate in research with a faculty mentor this summer.

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Quiñones puts coding expertise, global perspectives to use

Lincoln, Neb. —In scientific terms, University of Nebraska–Lincoln doctoral student Rubi Quiñones is an outlier.

The computer science major knows 10 coding languages and four spoken languages — English, Spanish, Chinese and Korean. Since meeting and marrying her Bangladeshi husband at Nebraska, she has begun adding Bangla to the list.

Her research in computer science also sets her apart from colleagues.

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23 faculty awarded Nebraska Environmental Trust grants

Lincoln, Neb. —The Nebraska Environmental Trust has awarded 23 grants totaling more than $2.1 million to University of Nebraska–Lincoln projects.

The grants were awarded by the NET board last month, part of 113 projects receiving more than $18.35 million.

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31 Husker researchers named NSRI Fellows

Lincoln, Neb. —The National Strategic Research Institute at the University of Nebraska has launched NSRI Fellows to amplify the university system’s research contributions to the Department of Defense and other federal agencies with national security missions.

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Team IDs key to sorghum’s heat resilience, aims to boost corn’s tolerance

Lincoln, Neb. —Although sorghum is known to be much more heat- and drought-tolerant than its close relative corn, the underlying reason for this difference is not well-established. Solving this mystery may be key to developing corn that is more resilient to high temperatures and the often dry summer conditions in Nebraska and other parts of the Midwest.

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Nebraska’s smart feeder to kickstart precision livestock management

Lincoln, Neb. —Researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Extension Centers and Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory have kickstarted a project that takes a new approach at real-time precision livestock management in extensive rangeland ecosystems.  

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Panhandle Perspectives - UNL dry bean breeding program announces public release of two new dry edible bean varieties

Lincoln, Neb. —The University of Nebraska Dry Bean Breeding Program has announced the development of two new dry edible bean varieties, one a great northern bean suitable for direct harvest and the other a slow-darkening pinto bean variety with longer shelf life.

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USDA-NIFA grant to advance ag robot research

Lincoln, Neb. —Santosh Pitla, associate professor of biological systems engineering at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, can picture a future in which swarms of small autonomous robots roll through a corn or soybean field planting seeds or applying fertilizers.

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Student workshops, video showcase slated for Student Research Days

Lincoln, Neb. —The Office of Research and Economic Development and the Office of Graduate Studies will celebrate the research and creative accomplishments of University of Nebraska–Lincoln graduate and undergraduate students during Student Research Days, April 12-16.

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