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Nate Thorson stands beside screen displaying ag software
The NFarms initiative at the Eastern Nebraska Research, Extension and Education Center will be a test bed for new technologies, as well as platforms to help farmers better harness data. The initiative also will develop innovative decision-making tools that producers can use for efficient field management. Nate Thorson, the program’s research manager, brings experience with both agricultural production systems and software design to the platform. (Photo by Deloris Pittman)

NFarms Research Will Bring Precision Ag Innovations to Producers

February 14, 2024
The new NFarms facility, to be constructed at the Eastern Nebraska Research, Extension and Education Center, will be a test bed for new technologies, as well as platforms to help farmers better harness data.

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Patricio Grassini in front of corn field
Patricio Grassini, professor of agronomy and horticulture at Nebraska, is co-leading a two-year project to compile and analyze a comprehensive inventory of global data on potassium for major crop systems around the world. (Photo by Alyssa Amen, NUtech Ventures)

Project to Assemble Global Ag Data on Potassium Deficiencies

December 13, 2023
Potassium-related crop challenges remain poorly understood in many crop-growing regions. A new joint research initiative aims to fill in these knowledge gaps and help producers better address potassium deficiencies.

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Corn field at sunset
In a new user-friendly format, UNL's updated nitrogen tool is now accessible via mobile devices, for use anywhere on the farm.

University Releases Web-based Nitrogen Management Tool for Corn Growers

December 13, 2023
Available now on CropWatch, the web-based tool allows users to input data for individual fields to help fine-tune their nitrogen applications, and maximize yield and profitability.

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Corn field under rain clouds
The Yuetter Institute report is the result of a large collaborative effort, which included high-level government officials from the current and previous presidential administrations, farmers, and academics and practitioners in plant genetics, agricultural sciences, economics and law. (Photo by Craig Chandler, University Communication and Marketing)

Yeutter Institute Offers Insights on Boosting Ag Biotech Innovation

October 18, 2023
Now a topic of ongoing deliberations in Washington D.C., a new Yeutter Institute report recommends streamlining redundant U.S. regulatory protocols for ag biotech, which can boost crop yields to meet the world’s growing food demand.

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Troy Anderson in university lab
A research team that included Husker entomologist Troy Anderson has discovered a potential breakthrough in combating the Varroa mite, a parasite whose spread of viruses can trigger catastrophic losses of honey bee colonies. (Photo by Craig Chandler, University Communication and Marketing)

Research Boosts Honey Bee Protection Against Deadly Viruses

August 25, 2023
The research team, which includes Husker entomologist Troy Anderson, has identified a drug treatment that stimulates and dramatically strengthens honey bees’ immune systems.

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corn tassels on the top of the corn plant

Cligrow Software Provides Practical Climate Data to Ag Producers

July 20, 2023
A recently released app called CliGrow, developed by the High Plains Regional Climate Center, helps producers estimate crop maturity using a field’s historical climate data.

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James Schnable standing in a corn field

Nebraska Team Aids First Mapping of Corn Genome

July 20, 2023
University of Nebraska–Lincoln scientist James Schnable and international colleagues have created the first complete map of the corn genome, a landmark achievement that can enable major long-term advances in crop health, resilience and productivity.

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Grain truck in field
NU Horizon Genetics now supplies UNL-developed small-grain seed varieties. (IANR News image)

NU Horizon Genetics Now Supplies UNL-developed Small-grain Seed Varieties

July 13, 2023
NU Horizon Genetics will promote, market and commercialize the certified seed of wheat, barley and triticale varieties developed by UNL, including the recently released irrigated wheat variety Epoch.

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