Husker-led E. coli research wins USDA award

October 11, 2017

Lincoln, Neb. — A seven-year national research project led by Nebraska scientists will be recognized Oct. 12 for its efforts to reduce food-borne illness caused by Shiga toxin-producing E. coli.

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Pannier earns NIH award to enhance gene therapy

October 5, 2017

Lincoln, Neb. — University of Nebraska-Lincoln biomedical engineer Angela Pannier has received a 2017 National Institutes of Health Director's New Innovator Award to develop novel methods that improve use of adult stem cells in gene therapy, a promising tool for treating a variety of diseases.

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Nebraska project aims to improve land use efficiency

October 3, 2017

Lincoln, Neb. — A University of Nebraska-Lincoln research team will investigate how to improve land use efficiency through the integration of livestock and crop production systems.

The project is funded by a $1 million grant from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research.

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Rural Nebraskans confident in ability to spot fake news

September 25, 2017

Lincoln, Neb. — Most rural Nebraskans are somewhat or very confident in their ability to recognize news that is made up, according to the 2017 Nebraska Rural Poll.

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Nebraska leads project identifying causes of yield gaps in U.S. soybean production

August 30, 2017

Lincoln, Neb. — A new paper published in Agricultural and Forest Meteorology details the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s efforts to identify causes for yield gaps in soybean production systems in the north central region of the United States.

Average soybean yield in the north central region from 2010-2014 was 43 bushels per acre, yet some producers reached soybean yields over 80 bushels per acre.

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Joe Luck receives educator/researcher of the year award

August 9, 2017

Lincoln, Neb. — Joe Luck, associate professor of biological systems engineering and precision agriculture engineer at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, has received the PrecisionAg Institute’s Educator/Researcher of the Year award. The award recognizes Luck’s commitment to precision agriculture and devotion to the industry, setting the stage for increased precision adoption and significant innovation.

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NSF grant to boost graduate education in ag resilience

August 7, 2017

Lincoln, Neb. — The University of Nebraska–Lincoln has earned a five-year, $3 million National Science Foundation Research Traineeship award to launch an interdisciplinary graduate training program focused on understanding resilience and vulnerability in agricultural landscapes.

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University leads research into heat-tolerant crops

August 2, 2017

Lincoln, Neb. — Harkamal Walia, associate professor of agronomy and horticulture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has been awarded a $5.78 million National Science Foundation grant to explore the affects of high nighttime temperatures on wheat and rice. 

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Nebraska research to examine cover crop benefits

July 25, 2017

Lincoln, Neb. — A new two-year study led by researchers from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln will focus on identifying the benefits of cover crops. 

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