ARD Dean and Director Archie Clutter (left), Dipti Dev, Jessica Petersen, and Hiep Vu
Junior faculty earn awards for excellence in research - 2017
The Agricultural Research Division of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln presented awards to two assistant professors on March 1st, in recognition of excellence in research.

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Hongfeng Yu (from left), Yufeng Ge and Harkamal Walia
NSF grant to support development of new phenotyping instrument
With support from a National Science Foundation grant, University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers are developing a new tool that will help them better identify plant characteristics that are critical to improving crop performance. The three-year, $534,194 grant will be used to develop an instrument that will improve capacity, sensitivity and throughput for plant phenotyping.

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Corn in pots at Greenhouse Innovation Center
Study in contrasts: System advances analysis of corn
The prospect of a higher-yielding Corn Belt could rest – or advance – on a conveyer belt monitored by cameras that boast superhuman sight, according to new research from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Known as a high-throughput phenotyping system, the automated set-up resides at the Greenhouse Innovation Center on Nebraska Innovation Campus.

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