Global Engagement

Nebraska LEAD 35 fellows travel to China, Laos, Thailand

Thirty Nebraska LEAD 35 fellows recently returned from an international study and travel seminar to China, Laos and Thailand.
Laos

Poeschl urges all to take responsibility in feeding the world

In the next 50 years, the world needs to double the amount of food it produces in order to feed a growing population. That responsibility doesn’t lie only with farmers and scientists, but with everyone according to Mark Poeschl, chief executive officer of the National FFA Organization and the National FFA Foundation. Poeschl presented his thoughts on sustainably feeding our world during the second Heuermann Lecture of the 2016-17 season on Jan. 10 at Nebraska Innovation Campus.
Poeschl

Project aims to boost global wheat yields

A University of Nebraska-Lincoln research team has earned a three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop higher-yielding lines of hybrid wheat that can meet rising demand for the staple food crop.
Baenziger

Study: Maximizing Grain Yields Won’t Meet Future African Needs

Maximizing cereal crops yields in sub-Saharan Africa would still fail to meet the region's skyrocketing grain demand by 2050, according to a new study from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Wageningen University and multiple African institutions.
Ghana

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.
Kim

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.
Boehm

Lynas shares his GMO journey in Heuermann Lecture

On Oct. 10, Mark Lynas opened the 2016-17 Heuermann Lecture series by detailing his journey from being an anti-GMO activist to today campaigning around the world for several pro-science causes, including climate change, biotechnology and nuclear power.
Mark Lynas

Science advocate Mark Lynas to present Heuermann Lecture

British environmental writer and science advocate Mark Lynas will speak at the next Heuermann Lecture on Oct. 10.
Mark Lynas

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