Water & Environment

water and environment
Water & Environment

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.

UNL joins initiative to help farmers control the data they collect

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has joined a new initiative aimed at helping farmers better control, manage and maximize the value of the data they collect every day in their fields.

Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at UNL to host Twitter Town Hall with AgisAmerica

Extension specialists and researchers at the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln will partner with Agriculture is America(AgisAmerica), a national communications initiative aimed at highlighting the nation’s land grant institutions, to host a Twitter Town Hall on Friday Mar. 4 from 1 – 2 p.m. CST.

March workshops to focus on tree care

The Great Plains can be a difficult place to grow trees and the 2016 Tree Care Workshops will focus on some of those challenges.

Central Plains Irrigation Conference set for Feb. 23-24 in Kearney

The Central Plains Irrigation Conference is scheduled for Feb. 23-24 in Kearney. The meeting is hosted by Nebraska Extension in collaboration with Kansas State University and Colorado State University.

Local high school student working in animal science lab named semifinalist in national competition

A local high school student is receiving national recognition for the research she conducted in the lab of Samodha Fernando, an assistant professor of animal science at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

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