Plant Genetics

Schnable on RFD-TV segment

Schnable Highlights Advances of International Corn Genetics Research

July 14, 2023
James Schnable, UNL agronomy professor, discusses the long-term agricultural impacts of a recent international research collaboration that successfully identified the complete set of genetic components for corn.

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Nebraska to Host Cellular and Molecular Biology of the Soybean Conference

July 13, 2023
Industry experts from organizations across the U.S. are set to present their research insights on advancements in soybean genetics during the Aug. 10-13 conference.

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Anyone who has an interest in plant breeding and wants to extend his/her knowledge in hybrid breeding is welcome to attend the Aug. 9-10 program on University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s East Campus.

Hybrid Breeding: The Essentials – Workshop and Field Day

July 6, 2023
Hosted in the UNL maize breeding nursery, the workshop will give participants an introductory overview of the structure and complexity of a comprehensive hybrid breeding program.

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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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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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Nebraska Growers Help Estimate Field Variability in Soybean Protein and Oil Content

June 14, 2023
First-year results of a cooperative, multi-state research project aimed at helping growers achieve soybean yields with higher protein and oil content.

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The root system of a three-week-old corn plant processed through a computer vision pipeline used to automatically measure different root system architecture traits. (Photo courtesy Nebraska Today)

Nebraska Researchers Identify Genes that Help Corn Adapt to New Environments

April 13, 2023
The research team hopes to speed development of new corn varieties tolerant to extreme weather conditions and management practices as Nebraska farmers experience increasing water restrictions and fertilizer prices.

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Research Team Boosts Environmentally Sustainable Pest Control Via Insect Pheromones

October 20, 2022
Using plant-derived pheromones, the researchers were successfully able to lure diamondback moths in cabbage crops and disrupt mating of cotton bollworm moths in common bean fields.

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