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Water & Environment

Participants can climb state champion tree at Earth Day Omaha

One of the many activities at Earth Day Omaha on April 16 is the chance to climb Nebraska's state champion swamp white oak in Elmwood Park.

Device developed by UNL scientist could make testing for Zika and other viruses easier

A device developed by University of Nebraska–Lincoln Associate Professor of biochemistry Jiri Adamec, in collaboration with Novilytic, LLC could potentially transform the process of testing for the Zika virus.

UNL agriculture college, NCTA sign 2+2 transfer agreement

The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has signed a 2+2 agreement with the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis.

Ogallala Aquifer is focus of new USDA-funded research project

Researchers from the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at UNL and the Nebraska Water Center will play key roles as part of a USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture-funded consortium to address agricultural sustainability on the Ogallala Aquifer.

You're invited: Thirsty Land

IANR staff and stakeholders are invited to a private screening of “Thirsty Land,” a new documentary film sponsored by IANR and the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute, at 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 24, at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center in Lincoln.

UNL researcher co-led international team that explored use of non-food oilseed crops

Edgar Cahoon, professor in the Department of Biochemistry and director of the Center for Plant Science Innovation and Professor Li-Hua Zhu from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) co-led a team of researchers to develop and demonstrate the use of three non-food oilseed crops as metabolic engineering platforms for dedicated production of high-value industrial feedstock.

Nebraska Environmental Trust receives award

The Nebraska Environmental Trust was recognized for statewide community improvement efforts at an awards reception March 4 in Lincoln.

Nebraska Ag Water Management Network Conference offered on March 10

Updates on irrigation engineering tools and research on new irrigation technologies, variable rate irrigation and fertigation fundamentals and cover crops will be the focus of the Nebraska Ag Water Management Network Conference scheduled for March 10 in York.

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