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New research from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln suggests companies can actually profit by giving away their genetic modification technologies to hunger-stricken areas.
New research from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln suggests companies can actually profit by giving away their genetic modification technologies to hunger-stricken areas.

Research Suggests Fighting World Hunger can be Profitable for Ag Biotech Companies October 25, 2018

University research shows that lowering the price of genetic modification technologies in hunger-stricken areas can actually help agricultural biotech companies profit. In other words, these companies can actually do well by doing good.

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Chuck Hagel and Bob Kerrey
Chuck Hagel and Bob Kerrey, former US senators from Nebraska, will speak Oct. 22 in Lincoln at the first Heuermann Lecture of the 2018-2019 season.

Hagel and Kerrey to Address Civil Discourse at Heuermann Lecture October 12, 2018

Chuck Hagel and Bob Kerrey, former U.S. senators for Nebraska, will discuss civil discourse and its impacts on the state’s future during the first Heuermann Lecture of the season Oct. 22.

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Mark Wilkins

Mark Wilkins Named Nebraska Corn Checkoff Presidential Chair August 7, 2018

Mark Wilkins, professor of biological systems engineering and food science and technology at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, has been named Nebraska Corn Checkoff presidential chair.

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Scott Hutchins
Scott Hutchins to be nominated to become USDA’s top science official.

Entomologist with Nebraska Ties Tapped for USDA Science Post August 3, 2018

Scott Hutchins, a private-sector entomologist who has worked in partnership with the University of Nebraska–Lincoln for more than a decade, has been selected to become the USDA’s top science official.

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David Jones
David Jones, new head of the Department of Biological Systems Engineering

David Jones Named Head of Biological Systems Engineering Department August 3, 2018

David Jones has been named head of the Biological Systems Engineering Department where he has served in the role on an interim basis since July 1, 2017.

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Attendees view maturing corn plants at a previous clinic.
Agribusiness professionals and crop producers will take a close-up look at field conditions, research and techniques at the University of Nebraska’s Crop Management Diagnostic Clinics.

Soybean and Corn Production Clinics this August August 1, 2018

Nebraska Extension’s Aug. 22 Midwest Soybean Production Clinic and Aug. 23 Midwest Corn Production Clinic will provide in-field opportunities for participants to work with crops in the early vegetative stages of growth through maturity.

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Loren Giesler, new Head of the UNL Department of Plant Pathology

Loren Giesler Named Head of Plant Pathology Department July 23, 2018

Loren Giesler has been named head of the Plant Pathology Department at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, effective Sept. 1, 2018. A long-time contributor to CropWatch, Giesler is a professor and extension plant pathologist in the department.

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Photo of crop scout training in a previous year
Industry representatives and corn and soybean growers wanting to learn how to better manage corn and soybean pests are encouraged to attend a May 9 field crop scout training offered by Nebraska Extension.

Entry-Level Field Crop Scout Training May 9 April 27, 2018

A May 9 Nebraska Extension training course is designed for industry representatives and corn and soybean growers to learn how to better identify and manage corn and soybean pests.

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