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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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Farmers in field
Farmers participate in a wheat variety field day at the university’s High Plains Agricultural Lab in Sidney in 2022. (Photo by Chabella Guzman)

Husker Wheat Research Focuses on Partnerships, Interdisciplinary Collaboration

July 5, 2023
University of Nebraska personnel across all ag-related disciplines are continuing a rich, successful tradition of collaboration with Nebraska wheat growers to bolster crop productivity and enhance disease resistance.

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Loren Giesler
Loren Giesler, who has led the plant pathology department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln since 2018, has been reappointed to a second term. (IANR News image)

Giesler Appointed to Second Five-year Term as Plant Pathology Department Head

July 5, 2023
Leading the department since 2018, Giesler has overseen the launch of a stand-alone plant pathology graduate degree program and the continued success of research and extension programs.

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Zambia research team members Kamfwa and Hamabwe

UNL Bean Breeder Collaborates on Bean Project in Zambia

June 15, 2023
UNL's Carlos Urrea has been assisting with ongoing research efforts to develop dry bean resistance to the bruchid beetle — a storage pest of dry beans — for growers in southern Africa.

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Ruben Behnke mugshot
Ruben Behnke, a climatologist specializing in the practical application of meteorological data, is the new manager of the Nebraska Mesonet. (IANR News image)

Climatologist Behnke is New Manager of Nebraska Mesonet Weather Data Network

June 9, 2023
Behnke, who worked more than five years with the South Dakota Mesonet, began his duties as Nebraska Mesonet manager earlier this spring.

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Wayne Ohnesorg scouting a field
Nebraska Extension Educator and Entomologist Wayne Ohnesorg scouts for soybean aphids in a soybean field. Ohnesorg will celebrate his 15th anniversary in extension this year, continuing his passion for helping Nebraskans with their insect and pest concerns. (Photos courtesy Wayne Ohnesorg)

Digging into Extension: Ohnesorg vs. the Insect Invaders

May 11, 2023
Wayne Ohnesorg has been fascinated with insects since childhood — find out how his curiosity turned into a career of occasional oddities in this installment of Digging into Extension.

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Allan Vynhalek
Congratulations to Allen Vynhalek, who retires this month after a long career serving the agricultural community through extension in Nebraska and Iowa. (Photo courtesy IANR News)

Vyhnalek Retires from Nebraska Extension

April 7, 2023
This month, Vyhnalek closes out 22 years as an extension educator in Nebraska, where he is well-known for his expertise on the subject of farm and ranch succession. 

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Mitch Stephenson

Stephenson Named Associate Director of Panhandle Research Extension and Education Center

April 7, 2023
A leader in the study of foraging ecology, Stephenson's research focuses on grazing livestock distribution, targeted grazing, social association dynamics within cattle herds, and rangeland resilience on private ranches.

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