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Donnie Smith
Donnie Smith, former president and CEO of Tyson Foods, speaks about global food security during the Heuermann Lecture Jan. 9 at Nebraska Innovation Campus. (Photo by Craig Chandler/University Communication)

Smith Challenges Ag Industry To Tell Real Story Of Food Production January 12, 2018

According to Donnie Smith, it's time for the agricultural industry to take back the story of food production. Smith delivered the second Heuermann Lecture of the 2017-18 season Jan. 9 at Nebraska Innovation Campus.

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Taking the corn stalk nitrate test in the field
(From left) Rodrigo Werle, assistant professor of agronomy and horticulture; Jacob Nickel, irrigation research technician; and Himmy Lo, research assistant in biological systems engineering, perform stalk nitrate sampling on a plot at the West Central Research and Extension Center in North Platte. (Daran Rudnick/Biological Systems Engineering)

Competition Allows Ag Producers to Try New Technologies, Methods December 6, 2017

A new University of Nebraska-Lincoln-led partnership is helping agricultural producers explore emerging technologies and identify ways to strengthen profitability without increasing risk during the growing season.

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A scene in Sub-Saharan Africa
Figure 1. Sub-Saharan Africa is unlikely to become the world's next breadbasket, according to a new University of Nebraska-Lincoln study. (Source: Shutterstock.com)

Could Sub-Saharan Africa be the World's Next Breadbasket? Nebraska Study Says It's Unlikely November 17, 2017

While there is huge potential for sub-Saharan Africa to increase agricultural productivity, the odds that the region will become the world's next breadbasket are low, according to a new study from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. While the area receives more rain than the world's other breadbaskets, its shallower and "older" soils may not serve as good water reservoirs during periods of little rainfall.

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The Department of Biological Systems Engineering on the university's East Campus is home to three newly funded USDA grants advancing the development application of new ag technologies. Chase Hall, home to BSE, is shown on the right with the Nebraska Tractor Test Laboratory and testing track in the background

Engineering Research Focusing on Next Generation of Ag Technologies November 2, 2017

The next generation of agricultural technologies and systems is the focus of three USDA-funded research projects in the Biological Systems Engineering Department at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. The projects were announced Oct. 17 by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s (NIFA) Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI).

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Soybean field
Average soybean yield in the north central region from 2010-2014 was 43 bushels per acre, yet some producers reached soybean yields over 80 bushels per acre. Nebraska researchers relied on producer data to identify causes of that yield gap.

Why Are Yields From Some Soybean Fields Much Higher Than Others? August 31, 2017

Researchers at the University of Nebraska worked with growers to identify causes of yield gaps in soybean production systems in the north central US.

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University of Nebraska-Lincoln program at Husker Harvest Days
Steve Ress, specialist in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Nebraska Water Center, talks with attendees at one of the university's displays in 2016. Attendees at Husker Harvest Days, Sept. 12-14 near Grand Island, can find the University's Husker Red steel building at Lot 321 on the south side of the exhibit grounds.

University's HHD Displays Focus on Strengthening the Farm/Ranch Bottom Line August 31, 2017

Husker Harvest Days exhibits from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will demonstrate how minor changes on Nebraska's farms and ranches can lead to major returns.

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Haley Oser earned her Doctor of Plant Health degree in 2015 after completing internships in the university’s plant pathology department and MillerCoors Brewing Company.

Nebraska's Unique Doctor of Plant Health Program August 11, 2017

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Doctor of Plant Health is a unique professional program training leaders with multidisciplinary expertise to optimize plant health. Only one of two such programs in the world, the rigorous program educates and prepares students to apply scientific findings to maximize economic, environmental and social sustainability in food production.

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Figure 1. Harkamal Walia (second from left) discusses an experimental plan for the grant at the High Throughput Phenotyping facility at the Greenhouse Innovation Center on Nebraska Innovation Campus. From left is Toshihiro Obata, Hongfeng Yu and Qi Zhang. Not pictured are researchers Chi Zhang and Gota Morota. (Photo by Craig Chandler, University Communication)

University Leads Research into Heat-Tolerant Crops August 2, 2017

An agronomy professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has been awarded a $5.78 million National Science Foundation grant to explore the effects of high nighttime temperatures on wheat and rice. The stress of high nighttime temperatures can lead to severe losses in crop yield and quality. Researchers from Arkansas State University and Kansas State University will be collaborating on the project.

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