Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR)

Biochar application
Biochar is applied to 16 acres of farmland in northeast Lincoln with a manure spreader during University of Nebraska–Lincoln research trials in April. (Photo courtesy IANR News)

Nebraska Researchers Conduct Largest Biochar Field Trial in the State

May 11, 2023
The experiment was designed specifically to probe the effect of biochar in combination with biosolids, which the research team hypothesizes may help maximize the benefits of both.

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Tractors in field
The public is invited to attend this conference, where producer input will be sought on the creation of a network of national ag data repositories. (Photo courtesy Nebraska Today)

University to Host May 10-12 Conference on Creating National Ag Data Network

May 4, 2023
Throughout the conference, leaders from USDA, the Ag Data Coalition, Bayer Crop Science and numerous other industry organizations will discuss and hone ideas for creating a network of national ag data repositories.

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Missouri River
The 2023 Water for Food Global Conference will be held May 8-11. A special discount is offered for faculty, students and staff at the University of Nebraska. (Photo by Craig Chandler, University Communication)

Water for Food Conference to Address Water and Food Security in a Changing World

April 6, 2023
This year's conference will focus on innovative ways to improve water and food security by increasing farmers’ resiliency to a changing landscape.

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Discovery Days 2022 exhibit
A 2022 East Campus Discovery Days and Farmers Market attendee learns to lasso at the UNL Rodeo Club exhibit. The annual event, held on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s East Campus for three Saturdays each summer, offers locally grown and produced foods and crafts, educational activities from UNL departments, food trucks and live music. (Photo by Jordan Opp, University Communication and Marketing)

Growers Sought for East Campus Discovery Days

March 30, 2023
In addition to giving local growers a chance to connect with the public as business owners and agvocates, Discovery Days also showcases the ag research, teaching and extension taking place across IANR.

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Gary Hein and staff

Gary Hein, Founding Director of UNL’s Doctor of Plant Health Program to Retire, Jeff Bradshaw Named Successor

December 15, 2022
After 15 years leading the program, Hein is retiring as director at the end of the year. Jeff Bradshaw, a professor of entomology, will become the next director effective Jan. 1.

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IANR campus

IANR Celebrates Third Consecutive Year of Record-breaking Research Funding in 2022

November 17, 2022
Researchers in all disciplines of study across the institute received funding for a wide variety of projects to advance agriculture and natural resources resilience across Nebraska and around the world.

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Santosh Pitla and Flex-Ro
Santosh Pitla poses with the Flex-Ro autonomous tractor in June 2019. (Photo by Greg Nathan, University Communication)

Collaborative Project Seeks to Protect Agricultural Technology from Cyberattacks

September 22, 2022
The research team is investigating the security and hackability of autonomous farm vehicles and precision ag equipment using Flex-Ro, an ag robot created by UNL's Biological Systems Engineering Department.

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LEAD 2022-24
The Nebraska LEAD fellows for 2022-24, accompanied by program staff. (Photo source: Nebraska LEAD Program Facebook page)

Nebraska LEAD Announces 2022-24 Fellows

September 12, 2022
The newest members of Nebraska's premier two-year agricultural leadership development program will participate in numerous seminars in the coming months to hone their skills for agvocacy.  

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