Rubi Quiñones
UNL Ph. D candidate earns 2022 NAPPN Graduate Student Award

Collaborations raise everyone up. This is something computer engineering Ph. D candidate Rubi Quiñones has learned in her time at UNL.

Embracing collaborative efforts is one of the reasons she was recognized at the recent North American Plant Phenotyping Network (NAPPN) annual conference in Athens, Ga., in February — earning the 2022 NAPPN Graduate Student Award for Research and Service.

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Glowacka’s research aims to enhance crops’ tolerance to the cold

Lincoln, Neb. —With National Science Foundation funding, a University of Nebraska–Lincoln biochemist is studying the mechanism by which a large, perennial grass is able to survive and thrive at low temperatures. Her findings may shed light on how to maximize the potential of some of its close and economically valuable cousins: corn, sorghum and sugarcane.

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Researchers study corn root growth under nitrogen-poor conditions

Lincoln, Neb. —University of Nebraska–Lincoln researchers are studying how corn roots adapt to insufficient nitrogen, with an eye toward making genetic tweaks that might increase, or at least maintain, plant growth and yields without excessive application of fertilizer.

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Grassini is partner in project to optimize crop placement in sub-Saharan Africa

Lincoln, Neb. —Patricio Grassini, associate professor of agronomy and horticulture, is a partner in a project led by Regrow Ag called Niche that aims to optimize crop variety placement in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Husker researchers develop tool to make irrigation more efficient

Lincoln, Neb. —Agriculture’s future in Nebraska and globally will depend in great part on efficient water use. A research paper by University of Nebraska–Lincoln scientists points to an innovative irrigation approach that offers promise to decrease water use while increasing producer profitability.

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Applications open for Panhandle Research and Extension Center Student Scholarship

Lincoln, Neb. —The Panhandle Research and Extension Center is pleased to announce the application period is now open for its first annual “Panhandle Research and Extension Center Student Scholarship” is now open. Applications close midnight, April 15, 2022.

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Go big infrared: Husker imaging system streamlines analysis of seeds

Lincoln, Neb. —To observe traits that can’t be easily seen, Husker researchers have turned to the wavelengths that can’t be, either.

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Hongfeng Yu, Tian Gao and Harkamal Walia have developed a new imaging system that could help capture the nutritional value of seeds from myriad crops by first capturing the invisible wavelengths reflecting from them.

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Campus leaders voice support for next-generation ag, tech investments

Lincoln, Neb. —Campus leaders testified on Feb. 17 in favor of legislative proposals that would tap federal funds and University of Nebraska–Lincoln expertise to grow agriculture and technology innovation, and feed economic growth statewide.

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Panhandle Perspectives: 2021 pea variety trial results available on-line

Lincoln, Neb. —Results of University of Nebraska-Lincoln's 2021 variety trials for field peas have been compiled and posted on the Nebraska Extension CropWatch website. 

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