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  • Irrigation Home Study Course
    Chuck Burr Extension Educator Univ of Nebraska chuck.burr@unl.edu
    The intent of this Home Study Course is to increase the user’s awareness and understanding of irrigation management concepts. This in turn can help producers reduce irrigation application amounts and increase uniformity of application, thereby reducing deep percolation and runoff. The end result can be reduced irrigation costs, increased efficiency, increased yields and reduced surface and groundwater contamination. The target audience for this course includes: crop consultants, agency personnel, irrigated crop producers and others interested in improving their irrigation water management skills. There is additional information on irrigation management on the UNL Water webpage: http://water.unl.edu/web/cropswater/home It is hoped that you find this course both helpful and enjoyable. To begin work in the course click on "Lessons" in the task bar above.  This will take you to a page where you can click on links to view each chapter.  We recommend that you print a few of the addenda, especially the Tables and the Equations.  For best printing results, set the printing properties to Portrait and, if available, to print both sides.  Upon completing a chapter you can take the quiz by clicking on the "Quiz" link included in each lesson; you may use your printed addenda while taking each quiz.  To earn CEU credit, you'll need to get 8 of 10 questions correct.  You may retake quizzes as many times as you wish. Chuck Burr Extension Educator, Univ of Nebraska chuck.burr@unl.edu  

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  • Global Learning Think Tank
    Deana Namuth-Covert dcovert2@unl.edu
    Welcome to a new area within the Plant and Soil Sciences eLibrary! Here we'll continue discussions after the Feb 14th  seminar by Dr. Deana and team.  Archived recording is linked here and at image for: A Decade of Online International Impacts and Partnerships Through the Plant and Soil Sciences eLibrary .  Please join our community to explore Plant and Soil Sciecnes eLibrary (PASSeL) resources, learn about new partnership opportunities, and discuss the future of science education. By joining the community, you will be able to participate in an ongoing forum of ideas and receive updates from us about new projects. To join the community, click "Join Now" in the upper right.    We have set up a discussion forum which you can participate in by clicking on the "discussion" button above.  The first time you access the forum, you will need to "enroll." Click "Enroll Me" on the page you are taken to. You will automatically receive email updates when new posts are made on the forum. To unsubscribe from the forum, follow the links at the bottom of the email.   Speakers included: Deana Namuth-Covert, Chuck Francis, Amy Kohmetscher, Deanna Leingang and Robert Vavala from UNL Dept of Agronomy and Horrticulture; Gwen Nugent from UNL NE Ctr for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools; Julie Albrecht from UNL Dept of Nutrition & Health Sciences; and Ndeye Ndack Diop from  CGIAR Generation Challenge Programme – Integrated Breeding Platform.        

  • North American Invasive Plant Ecology and Management Short Course
    Steve Young syoung4@unl.edu
    Welcome to the North American Invasive Plant Ecology and Management Short Course (NAIPSC) Online Community! The NAIPSC Online Community houses information about the NAIPSC Field Course, instructors, resources, and future opportunities to increase your knowledge of invasive plants. The 2013-2014 NAIPSC Webinar Series The 2013-2014 NAIPSC Webinar Series is now done. NAIPSC members can view the archived version by logging onto the NAIPSC Online Community. For more information about the NAIPSC Webinar Series and the Online Community, contact Steve Young. 2014 NAIPSC Web Course The first annual NAIPSC WC took place January 22-23, 2014. We had great sessions, good discussion, and no one complained about the food, hotel, or flight delays! If you weren't able to join us, don't worry because we recorded each session and have made them available in an 'archived' version. If you want to watch the sessions, contact Steve Young for details. Invasive Plants: Impacts on Ecosystems Are you interested in more than just how to control invasive plants? Have you had questions about where invasive plants occur and how they are impacting the most pristine to the most degraded ecosystems? Maybe you just want to know what an invasive plant is. If so, then you need to sign up for the all new course entitled, "Invasive Plants: Impacts on Ecosystems". In this 15-week course offered through the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, you'll learn how invasive plants in arid climates are affecting hydrological cycles, the changes below-ground caused by invasive plants, the legacies of invasive plants, and much more. The format of this 3-credit course is similar to other college-level courses, except that the all of the instruction, materials, and activities are located online. You can participate from anywhere to hear the pre-recorded lectures, and be involved in the discussion board and complete the problem sets and other various assignments. To put all of your new found knowledge to use, an optional final project on several topics including land manager interviews, invasive plant spotlights, and creating an educational program will be available. For any professional, researcher, student, or instructor working or teaching in the fields of conservation or land management, this course is for you. No other course is going to teach you the 'why' and 'how' relating to the establishment of invasive plants in terrestrial ecosystems. Find out more by contacting Dr. Steve Young (steve.young@unl.edu) or downloading a brochure. The 2014 course has already begun, but a shorter 5-week version is being developed.

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    Who Wants to be a Genetic Engineer-Hebrew
    Hebrew version of "Who Wants to Be a Genetic Engineer" animation. Translation by Erez Garty at the The Davidson Institute of Science Education.
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    Flower Parts
    This animation illustrates the botanical parts of flower structures. Edited March, 2012.
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    Pesticide Resistance Management: Understanding Resistance Mechanisms
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  • Golden Rice This article offers basic knowledge about the origination of Golden Rice, including some basic concepts of rice physiology and genetic. This article is aimed at helping college students, rice growers or market managers who have some biology background to understand what Golden Rice is.
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  • Analysis of Augmented Block Design Using R Part 2: Analyzing Treatments as Fixed Effects Ashu Guru University of Nebraska Raikes School Deana Namuth-Covert University of Nebraska Dept of Agronomy and Horticulture 2014 When planning any science research project to gain ...
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  • Kid Quiz, Horticulture A brief elementary school level quiz on horticulture.
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  • Marker-Assisted Selection A method of selecting desirable individuals in a breeding scheme based on DNA molecular marker patterns instead of, or in addition to, their trait values.A tool that can help plant breeders select mor...
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  • Corn Breeding: Mass Selection This is the fourth in a series of lessons specifically designed to instruct individuals without any formal training in genetics or statistics about the science of corn breeding. Individuals with forma...
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