Lincoln Awarded $400,000 for Biochar Initiative

Lincoln, Neb. —Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced that Lincoln will receive up to $400,000 in funding and technical support for a project to turn wood waste into biochar, a charcoal-like substance that can be used as a beneficial soil amendment. Lincoln is one of seven cities in the U.S.

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Microbiologists’ work adds to research on microbiome fungi and childhood disease

Lincoln, Neb. —A surge in research projects on the human microbiome — the complex ecosystem of microorganisms in the human gastrointestinal tract — is bolstering scientific understanding of health, disease and environment. Much of the research has focused on gut bacteria and viruses, leaving a third factor — fungi — little studied.

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Vu to lead research project in fight against African swine fever

Lincoln, Neb. —As a teenager decades ago on his family’s swine farm in Vietnam, Hiep Vu saw firsthand the benefits of vaccinating livestock. His parents had gradually increased the size of their operation, and when they inoculated their animals, the positive results struck Vu.

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Study eyes reducing sleep deprivation dangers in ag work

Lincoln, Neb. —As any agricultural worker will readily admit, occasional sleep deprivation is all part of the job.

But for farmers and ranchers who routinely work around livestock and machinery, bad things can happen when sleepiness leads to lack of concentration, slower reaction times or distractibility.

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Estimated Crop Water Use

Lincoln, Neb. —The estimated crop water use for Nebraska Panhandle crops for the previous week and the upcoming week is shown in this table. It is based on data gathered by and calculations made by Gary Stone, Nebraska Extension educator, and Dr.

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Study finds change in Niobrara’s nutrients following 2019 flood

Lincoln, Neb. —Welcome to Pocket Science: a glimpse at recent research from Husker scientists and engineers. For those who want to quickly learn the “What,” “So what” and “Now what” of Husker research.

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Bingham’s global work promotes food security, health protections

Lincoln, Neb. —Can a girl living in a rural village grow up to use science to promote global progress in health, economics and agriculture? Georgina Bingham’s life story shows that the answer is yes.

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Mammal enamel: Toothy analysis IDs vegetation of ancient Nebraska

Lincoln, Neb. —Welcome to Pocket Science: a glimpse at recent research from Husker scientists and engineers. For those who want to quickly learn the “What,” “So what” and “Now what” of Husker research.

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Nebraska to host national Nitrogen Use Efficiency Workshop Aug. 1–3

Lincoln, Neb. —Scientists and graduate students from institutions around the Midwest and abroad can attend the free 2022 Nitrogen Use Efficiency Workshop Aug.

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