Department of Biological Systems Engineering

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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Unmanned Aircraft Research Team: (left to right) Joe Luck, Christopher Neale, Wayne Woldt, George Meyer, Derek Hereen, Yufeng Ge, (inset) Eric Frew

Drones Buzzing Toward Increased Crop Production October 18, 2017

A new research project funded by a $500,000 USDA grant and support from the University's Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute seeks to deploy unmanned aircraft (drones) in search of improved crop irrigation efficiency. The project will conduct regular drone flights throughout the season, using advanced remote sensing systems and in-field sensors to collect data.

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Tractor Restoration Club members (from left) Kiel Kruse, Joshua Bauer and Jaythan Scheideler work with support pieces that will be attached to the 1945 Allis Chalmers Model C so it can be moved around for restoration work. Club members are preparing the tractor for display at the Homestead National Monument of America near Beatrice.
Tractor Restoration Club members (from left) Kiel Kruse, Joshua Bauer and Jaythan Scheideler work with support pieces that will be attached to the 1945 Allis Chalmers Model C so it can be moved around for restoration work. Club members are preparing the tractor for display at the Homestead National Monument of America near Beatrice. (Photo by Craig Chandler, University Communication)

Restoring an 'American Treasure' — a 1945 Allis Chalmers October 10, 2017

For students in the Tractor Restoration Club, fixing up tractors from their great-grandparents’ era is part of college life.They're currently restoring a 1945 Allis Chalmers Model C for display at the Homestead National Monument near Beatrice.

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