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Plant Scientist Sally Mackenzie is Heuermann Lecturer Sept. 30

The debate about genetically modified organisms – GMOs – in food is the topic when the 2013-2014 Heuermann Lectures season begins at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, in Hardin Hall, 33rd and Holdrege.

Stumpf Family Gift Supports Ag Research at University of Nebraska

A generous gift of more than $3 million provides the University of Nebraska with potential to take wheat breeding and cropping systems research to a new level of innovation not seen since the early days of plant genetics.
Marvin H. Stumpf III

Collecting and Analyzing Yield Data is Important at Harvest Time

Collecting yield data for crops like corn, soybeans and wheat at harvest time is an important step when it comes to precision ag management techniques, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension precision ag specialist says.

New UNL Website Will Help Business Owners Understand Affordable Care Act

A new University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension website at http://eship.unl.edu/healthcare will help business owners understand the Affordable Care Act and its impact on their businesses.

UNL's Sally Mackenzie is First Speaker in Heuermann Lectures 2013-14 Season

"Beyond GMOs to a More Honest Dialogue About Our Food" is the topic when Sally Mackenzie, Ralph and Alice Raikes Chair for Plant Science in the Center for Plant Science Innovation at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, presents the first lecture of the 2013-2014 Heuermann Lectures season Monday, Sept. 30, at Hardin Hall, 33rd and Holdrege.
Sally Mackenzie. Links to larger image.

Bayer CropScience – University of Nebraska Extend Collaboration through Soybean Agreement

Building on the success of their collaboration in wheat breeding, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) and Bayer CropScience are working together again — this time to develop new soybean varieties.

UNL Research: Grain Sorghum Lipids Can Lower Cholesterol, Intestinal Inflammation

Grain sorghum lipids lower cholesterol levels and intestinal bowel inflammation in lab animals, University of Nebraska-Lincoln research has found, and scientists are working to figure out exactly how in an attempt to create food products that could manage both conditions in humans.
A student working in a lab. Links to larger image.

Soybean Growers Need to Watch Out for Stem and Root Rots

Stem and root rots continue to be a problem in several Nebraska soybean fields and in northern Nebraska white mold has been reported in several fields, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension plant pathologist says.