Nebraska researchers identify genes that help corn adapt to new environments
Lincoln, Neb. —Corn plays a key role in Nebraska’s economy and identity. Yet, this was not always the case.
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Agronomy and Horticulture is growing the future of ag
Lincoln, Neb. —Agriculture is the heart and soul of Nebraska. The state’s leading industry, its impact goes far beyond the plate — providing Nebraskans with jobs, contributing to the state’s economy, and touching the lives of its citizens every day.
Study confirms nitrate can draw uranium into groundwater
Lincoln, Neb. —Eight years ago, the data was sound but only suggestive, the evidence strong but circumstantial.
Now, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Karrie Weber and colleagues have experimentally confirmed that nitrate, a compound common in fertilizers and animal waste, can help transport naturally occurring uranium from the underground to groundwater.
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Peterson to serve as interim Ag Econ department head; Brooks to serve as interim associate head
Lincoln, Neb. —Wes Peterson will serve as the interim head of the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His appointment is effective April 1.
Peterson succeeds Larry Van Tassell, who is stepping away as department head after more than a decade in the position. Van Tassell will continue to serve as a faculty member in the department.
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Loy to lead Nebraska Veterinary Diagnostic Center
Lincoln, Neb. —Dustin Loy has been selected as the next director of the Nebraska Veterinary Diagnostic Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His appointment was effective beginning March 1.
Loy succeeds Bruce Brodersen, who spent more than 30 years on the UNL faculty and has led the center since 2019.
Roston named Ralph and Alice Raikes Chair in plant sciences
Lincoln, Neb. —University of Nebraska- Lincoln’s Rebecca Roston, Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Associate Director of the Center for Plant Science Innovation, has been named the Ralph and Alice Raikes Chair in Plant Sciences.
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Azzam reappointed as Roy Frederick Professor of agricultural Economics
Lincoln, Neb. —The University of Nebraska- Lincoln’s Azzeddine Azzam, professor of Agricultural Economics, has been reappointed as the Roy Frederick Professor of Agricultural Economics.
The Roy Frederick Professor of Agricultural Economics is a professorship that honors the work of Roy Frederick, an Emeritus Professor of Agricultural Economics at the university.
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UNL graduate students team up with LPS to “Plant the Moon”
Lunar soil research project part of the Grand Challenges Initiative
It may have been 30 degrees out with eleven inches of snowfall on the ground from the day before. But in the Nebraska Innovation Campus greenhouse, it was in the mid-70s — the perfect temperature for plant experiments.
That day in February, students from Dawes Middle School were learning how to set up an experiment for success. The topic in question: seeing how pea shoots would fare in lunar soil.
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Sensor-based fertigation management research boosts efficiency, profitability
Lincoln, Neb. —For the past four years, University of Nebraska–Lincoln researchers have studied the prospects for using sensor-based fertigation management, or SBFM, to increase the efficiency and profitability of nitrogen use. The latest results are now in from multiple Nebraska sites, and they show that the technology enables major gains in both regards.
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