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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Population structure and phenotypic variation of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum from dry bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) in the United States

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

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. 

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Monday, April 3, 2017

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. 

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Friday, November 17, 2017

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. 

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SCN Soil Sample
Thursday, November 9, 2017

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.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

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.” 

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

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.


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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Reuters: Nebraska corn fields hit by disease

It's too early to tell how destructive the disease will be this season, Tamra Jackson-Ziems, extension plant pathologist with the UNL Department of Plant Pathology, said.

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microscope view of virus
Monday, March 3, 2014

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.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

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. 

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