Panhandle Perspectives - UNL dry bean breeding program announces public release of two new dry edible bean varieties

Lincoln, Neb. —The University of Nebraska Dry Bean Breeding Program has announced the development of two new dry edible bean varieties, one a great northern bean suitable for direct harvest and the other a slow-darkening pinto bean variety with longer shelf life.

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USDA-NIFA grant to advance ag robot research

Lincoln, Neb. —Santosh Pitla, associate professor of biological systems engineering at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, can picture a future in which swarms of small autonomous robots roll through a corn or soybean field planting seeds or applying fertilizers.

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Student workshops, video showcase slated for Student Research Days

Lincoln, Neb. —The Office of Research and Economic Development and the Office of Graduate Studies will celebrate the research and creative accomplishments of University of Nebraska–Lincoln graduate and undergraduate students during Student Research Days, April 12-16.

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Plant ecophysiologist talks effect of climate change on Nebraka vegetation

Lincoln, Neb. —Plants and their environments can tell us much about how the planet is changing, and what may come next.

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2021 Nebraska Cover Crop and Soil Health Conference Presentations Available Online

Lincoln, Neb. —The 2021 Nebraska Cover Crop and Soil Health Conference presentations are now available online at:  https://enrec.unl.edu/nebraska-cover-crop-conference/.

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Husker research shows palm oil production can grow while protecting ecosystems

Lincoln, Neb. —Palm oil, the most important source of vegetable oil in the world, is derived from the fruit of perennial palm trees, which are farmed year-round in mostly tropical areas. The palm fruit is harvested manually every 10 days to two weeks, then transported to a mill for processing, and ultimately exported and made into a dizzying array of products from food to toiletries to biodiesel.

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Nebraska team aims to improve irrigated ag in sub-Saharan Africa

Lincoln, Neb. —Successful irrigated agriculture depends on more than farmers and technology. It needs a robust business ecosystem surrounding it, too. University of Nebraska researchers are aiming to build on an already established toehold in Rwanda to study and support those ecosystems elsewhere in sub-Saharan Africa.

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PARTT Plus virtual field day archived on Panhandle Center website

Lincoln, Neb. —Curious about research projects under way at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Panhandle Research, Extension and Education Center? Now anybody with access to the internet can follow them whenever it’s convenient.

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Panhandle Perspectives: Beef feedlot specialist arrives in Scottsbluff after pandemic kept him in Argentina for past year

Lincoln, Neb. —Dr. Pablo Loza’s arrival in Scottsbluff around the end of February to assume his new position as feedlot management and nutrition specialist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Panhandle Research Feedlot marked the beginning of his career in Nebraska Panhandle, and also the end of an epic journey.

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