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Nebraska Extension offers unmanned aircraft systems training

Those interested in incorporating unmanned aircraft systems into their business operations and agricultural enterprises are encouraged to attend one of five introductory training sessions offered across the state by Nebraska Extension.
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University grad student authors published paper indicating how effector dampens plant immunity

In a paper published Oct. 12 in the scientific journal, Cell Host & Microbe, University of Nebraska–Lincoln graduate student and co-first author, Panya Kim, concludes that destruction of a plant immune co-receptor by an effector injected into plant cells by the pathogen Pseudomonas syringae dampens plant immunity.
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Market Journal Roadshow to address ag outlook, management decisions

The 2016 Market Journal Roadshow will focus on ag outlook and management decisions for Nebraska farmers and ranchers at four locations across the state from Nov. 28 to Dec. 2.
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Environmental horticulturist earns grant to study biodegradable mulch

Sam Wortman, assistant professor and environmental horticulturist in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, has earned a three-year, $499,718 grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture to evaluate biodegradable mulch and identify opportunities to speed its degradation in soil.

Michael Boehm named university's IANR chief

Michael Boehm has been named the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Harlan Vice Chancellor for the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources and University of Nebraska vice president for Agriculture and Natural Resources.
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New research suggests great northern bean could prevent weight gain, high cholesterol

New research from the Department of Food Science and Technology at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln has determined that adding great northern beans to a diet rich in fatty foods may prevent weight gain, fatty liver and high cholesterol.

Spotlight on the Nebraska Tractor Test Laboratory

The success of a new tractor is decided long before it sees soil at the long, oval test-track on East Campus that faculty, staff, students and visitors pass by every day.
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Nov. 9 crop insurance workshop to focus on risk management strategies

Professionals, including growers and ranchers, who wish to enhance their knowledge of risk management and their ability to design an appropriate risk management plan are encouraged to register for a crop insurance workshop hosted by Nebraska Extension on Nov. 9 at the Heartland Events Center, 700 E. Stolley Park Rd., Grand Island.

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