Husker research brings swine industry closer to broad virus protection

After eight years of gathering data from more than 1,000 pigs infected with porcine circovirus 2, University of Nebraska–Lincoln researchers have identified the gene associated with pigs' susceptibility to the deadly swine disease.
Daniel Ciobanu, associate professor of animal science at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and Lianna Walker, graduate student at Nebraska

Agricultural economists study how moral hazard affects crop insurance

New research by agricultural economists at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln upends traditional thinking on federal crop insurance.

Nebraska hosts annual meeting of nationwide agricultural experiment station leaders

The Agricultural Research Division at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln hosted the annual meeting of agricultural experiment station leaders from across the country Oct. 1-3 in Lincoln.
ESS Meeting

IANR researchers continue to showcase their grit

The Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln continues to see success in securing external funds for research efforts despite an increasingly competitive funding environment.

International team makes rare discovery of new fatty acids

Decades after scientists discovered hundreds of different fatty acids in vegetable oils, two that had managed to elude detection have finally revealed themselves to a team led by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Huazhong Agricultural University in China.
Violet Cress

Husker research to explore the emergence of specialized body parts, plants

New research conducted by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s James Schnable will use corn to test the idea that the emergence of specialized body parts occurs through whole genome duplication.

Nebraska partners to fight antimicrobial resistance

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln will help lead a new national institute addressing antimicrobial resistance, an increasingly urgent global public health concern, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges announced July 26.
Petri Dish

Husker-led research team to examine irrigation's role in precipitation

A national team led by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is studying potential links among irrigation, cloud formation and rainfall.