Nebraska research to examine cover crop benefits
Lincoln, Neb. — A new two-year study led by researchers from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln will focus on identifying the benefits of cover crops.
Student Spotlight: Ashley Stengel
Complex Biosystems PhD student, Ashley Stengel, recently received an honorable mention from the National Science Foundation for a Life Science proposal.
Lincoln Journal Star: Nebraska graduate students concerned about provision in House tax bill
“It pushes me into the next tax bracket based on money I don’t have any control over,”
Karen Da Silva, Department of Plant Pathology graduate student, explains in the Lincoln Journal Star how the proposed tax plan will affect grad student income.
Quality SCN Samples are Part Science, Part Art
John Wilson - Extension Educator | Loren Giesler - Extension Plant Pathologist
Growers frequently ask about why we need to sample for soybean cyst nematodes or SCN, a pest causing more yield losses than all other soybean diseases combined. As harvest winds down, we are entering the time when the most samples are taken each year. This prompted a related question on sampling: What is the proper way to take a soil sample to test for SCN in your field?
There is both science and art in collecting good soil samples.
Cultivating access: Huskers aim to increase diversity in agricultural science workforce
A new project at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is focused on increasing women and minority interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)-related agricultural majors and careers. The project is called “Cultivate ACCESS: Agriculture Career Communities to Empower Students in STEM.”
Lee Briese received the ASA ICCA of the Year award
Lee Briese, DPH Graduate Student, received the ASA ICCA of the Year award at 2017 International ASA, CSSA and SSSA Annual Meeting last week in Tampa.
National Geographic: Ancient "giant virus" revived from Siberian permafrost
A team of French researchers have discovered an ancient virus buried deep in the Siberian permafrost, untouched for 30,000 years. Though microscopic, it is a so-called "giant virus," much larger than normal specimens and more genetically complex. James Van Etten, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln plant pathology who is an authority on viruses, edited the study led by Jean-Michel Claverie and Chantal Abergel of Aix-Marseille University in Marseille, France.
Dr. Loren Giesler accepted the position of Acting Head of the Department
Dr. Loren Giesler has agreed to serve as Acting Head of the Department effective November 6, 2017 through January 2, 2018. The IANR Senior Leadership Team appreciates Loren’s willingness to accept this important role.