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Plant Scientists Hope to Use Epigenetics to Improve Crops

LINCOLN, Neb. — Plant scientists long have known they can alter crops genetically to improve performance; they've been doing it thousands of years. But what if they could dramatically improve crops by leaving the genes themselves unchanged but instead change how they're expressed in a way that would be passed down to future generations?

UNL Offering Pesticide Safety Education Program Statewide Beginning January

December 19, 2012 LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska commercial and noncommercial pesticide applicators seeking first-time certification or recertification in 2013 to use or purchase restricted-use pesticides can get training through University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.

Education to Private Pesticide Applicators Available From UNL Extension

December 19, 2012 LINCOLN, Neb. — Private pesticide applicators holding licenses that expire in 2013, as well as anyone seeking first-time private applicator certification, should contact their local University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension office for information on pesticide education training sessions that begin in January.

UNL Ag Research Division's 'Big Idea Seminars' Continue in January and February

December 18, 2012 LINCOLN, Neb. — The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Agricultural Research Division's "Big Idea Seminars" will continue with three seminars in January and February.

Drought Lingers, but Producers Can Plan Ahead

December 18, 2012 LINCOLN, Neb. — Drought is hard to prepare for and even harder to predict. Last summer caught some producers by surprise, and they have had to contend with high feed costs and limited availability.

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