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Water & Environment

NSF grant to boost graduate education in ag resilience

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.
Craig Allen

Water and crops field day offered Aug. 24 in North Platte

Nebraska Extension and the Nebraska Water Balance Alliance will host a water and crops field day on Aug. 24 at the West Central Research and Extension Center, 402 W. State Farm Road, North Platte.
Water

Joe Luck receives educator/researcher of the year award

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.
Joe Luck

Pollinator field day Aug. 18 in Tekamah

Those interested in learning about pollinators are encouraged to attend Nebraska Extension’s pollinator field day Aug. 18 at the First Northeast Bank of Nebraska, 448 S. 13th St., Tekamah, Neb.

UCARE student relies on military experience to advance UAS research

Galen Kreifels, a freshman mechanized systems management major from Nebraska city, is conducting a summer undergraduate research project using an unmanned aircraft system to measure water turbidity. Kreifels first became interested in unmanned aircraft while serving as a Cavalry Scout in the Army.
Kreifels

Nebraska Extension hosts Middle Niobrara conservation field day

Nebraska Extension is partnering with local landowners, Middle Niobrara Natural Resources District, Nebraska Forest Service, Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Nebraska Environmental Trust to host a conservation field day July 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Mosquitoes long plague humanity

Mosquitoes have plagued humanity for millennia, causing yellow fever, malaria, and more recently, West Nile Virus (WNV) and Zika Virus.
Mosquito

Nebraska researchers join national team studying psychology of water use

Six University of Nebraska researchers will join colleagues at Penn State University, Arizona State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service to develop a model for engaging communities and stakeholders to ensure adequate supplies of good-quality water both for and from agriculture.
Water Use

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