Plant Breeding

Jill O'Donnell on live RFD-TV segment

O’Donnell Talks Ag Innovation With RFD-TV

February 16, 2024
Jill O’Donnell, director of the Clayton Yeutter Institute on International Trade and Finance, recently appeared on RFD-TV to discuss how gene editing technologies can boost ag innovation.

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Millet field
The 2023 International Millets Conference theme is “Promoting Millets through Interdisciplinary Research: New Varieties and New Markets for a Better Tomorrow.”

International Millets Conference on Aug. 1-3 in Gering

July 26, 2023
This year's conference will feature presentations from High Plains millets producers, representatives from state government and the U.S. millets industries, millets breeders and agronomists, grain handlers and processors, and more.

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Grain truck in field
NU Horizon Genetics now supplies UNL-developed small-grain seed varieties. (IANR News image)

NU Horizon Genetics Now Supplies UNL-developed Small-grain Seed Varieties

July 13, 2023
NU Horizon Genetics will promote, market and commercialize the certified seed of wheat, barley and triticale varieties developed by UNL, including the recently released irrigated wheat variety Epoch.

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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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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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Workshop poster

Hybrid Breeding Workshop begins Aug. 10

June 22, 2021
The in-person and online workshop will focus on decisions that must be made when managing a breeding pipeline that results in the release or commercialization of a hybrid cultivar. 

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Wheat field

Small Grains Improvement Team Releases Two New Winter Wheat Varieties

June 8, 2021
Two promising new winter wheat varieties — a hard white winter wheat and a hard red winter wheat — could be available for planting in growers’ fields as early as fall 2021.

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New dry edible bean plot

UNL Dry Bean Breeding Program Announces Public Release of Two New Dry Edible Bean Varieties

April 19, 2021
Two new dry edible bean varieties will be available to producers in the near future — a great northern bean suitable for direct harvest and the other, a slow-darkening pinto bean variety with longer shelf life.

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