Redesigned site, newsletter offer access to water resources

February 6, 2018

Lincoln, Neb. — A newly redesigned water website from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln offers quick access to information from the university’s water experts. The site was redesigned to better meet the needs of the public and their use of mobile devices.

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Boehm encourages IANR to build on existing strengths

January 30, 2018

Lincoln, Neb. — By building on existing strengths in teaching, research, and outreach, the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is in an ideal position to help grow Nebraska and make lasting impacts, says IANR Harlan Vice Chancellor Mike Boehm.

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Husker researchers find renewable portfolio standards may reduce green energy use

January 30, 2018

Lincoln, Neb. — Researchers at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln believe that the introduction of a renewable portfolio standard for electricity production can inadvertently reduce green energy use.

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Doug Zalesky named ENREC director

January 31, 2018

Lincoln, Neb. — The Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln has named Doug Zalesky director of its Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center (ENREC), located near Mead, Neb. Zalesky will begin April 1.

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IANR reappoints Clutter, Yoder to key leadership positions

January 25, 2018

Lincoln, Neb. — The Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln announced today, the reappointment of Archie Clutter and Ron Yoder to leadership positions for a five-year term. In addition, Yoder will now serve as a senior associate vice chancellor for IANR.

The actions come following planned five-year reviews of each leader.

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Husker researchers explore economic potential for sweet sorghum ethanol in western Nebraska

January 24, 2018

Lincoln, Neb. — A team at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is exploring sweet sorghum ethanol as a future income source for dryland agriculture in western Nebraska.

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Decade-long research explores solutions to vitamin A deficiency in sub-Saharan Africa

January 9, 2018

Lincoln, Neb. — Key findings in a decade-long research project at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln may lead to solutions in sub-Saharan Africa’s challenge with vitamin A deficiency. A team led by Edgar Cahoon, George Holmes Professor of Biochemistry and director of the Center For Plant Science Innovation, focused on increasing amounts of provitamin A-beta carotene in cassava.

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Husker researcher explores incentives, nudges for coordinated land use

December 6, 2017

Lincoln, Neb. — A three-year study conducted by Simanti Banerjee, assistant professor of agricultural economics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, offers insights about how producers can be incentivized to implement pro-environmental land use practices.

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Is sub-Saharan Africa the world's next breadbasket? Nebraska study says it's unlikely

November 17, 2017

Lincoln, Neb. — While there is huge potential for sub-Saharan Africa to increase agricultural productivity, the odds that the region will become the world's next breadbasket are low, according to a new study from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Grant to support development of Midwest hop production

November 7, 2017

Lincoln, Neb. —The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is partnering with Plattsmouth, Neb. based, Midwest Hop Producers, LLC to develop a production market for locally sourced hops. A $69,315 grant awarded to the company from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) will further their efforts to identify hop cultivars adapted to the Midwest.

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