Husker research focuses on atrazine
Lincoln, Neb. —A University of Nebraska–Lincoln project to detect atrazine dissipation and evaluate herbicide programs without atrazine has received a $47,154 grant from the Nebraska Environmental Trust.
Amit Jhala, associate professor of agronomy and horticulture and Nebraska Extension weed management specialist, leads the project.
Project aims to reduce water, energy in ethanol production
Lincoln, Neb. —Nebraska researchers are studying how to make ethanol production more environmentally sensitive by reducing the amount of water and energy required to produce it and cutting the air emissions that result.
The Nebraska Environmental Trust is helping fund this University of Nebraska–Lincoln research — $155,663 this year and $44,232 in a second year.
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University assessing greenhouse gas sequestration resources
Lincoln, Neb. —A University of Nebraska–Lincoln project to assess greenhouse gas sequestration resources received a $118,438 grant from the Nebraska Environmental Trust.
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Researchers tracking fertilizer runoff in streams
Lincoln, Neb. —A University of Nebraska–Lincoln project to track fertilizer and urban runoff in streams has received a grant from the Nebraska Environmental Trust.
Jessica Corman, assistant professor in the School of Natural Resources, leads the project, which received $11,202 in its third year of support from NET.
Berry study leads to sweet faculty startup
Lincoln, Neb. —When the American Aronia Berry Association approached Husker researcher Changmou Xu with a problem, he set out to solve it in a big way.
He and his wife and co-founder, Xiaoqing Xie, have worked with numerous campus entities to increase the value of the aronia berry through their startup, A+ Berry.
Research shows oilseeds’ potential for bioproduct creation
Lincoln, Neb. —Plant science is opening up promising opportunities to create environmentally friendly bioproducts — fuels, lubricants and other products that substitute for petroleum-based ones. Researchers with the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources are exploring a range of innovative approaches.
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“Beef Innovation” is new name of Nebraska Integrated Beef Systems Hub
Lincoln, Neb. —An interdisciplinary effort to bring together University of Nebraska-Lincoln faculty, staff and students working to improve the efficiency, resilience and profitability of beef production has a new name.
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Finalists named for new dean of Agricultural Research Division
Lincoln, Neb. —The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources has selected four finalists in its search for dean of the Agricultural Research Division and director of the Nebraska Agricultural Experiment Station. The candidates will visit Nebraska and participate in public presentations and forums between Aug. 8 and Aug. 19.
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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.