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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.        

  • Self-Pollinated Crop Breeding (AGRO815A)- Fall 2015
    Steve Baenziger University of Nebraska-Lincoln pbaenziger1@unl.edu Mary Guttieri mguttieri2@unl.edu Diane Nolan dnolan2@unl.edu
    Welcome to Self-Pollinated Crop Breeding, Fall 2015.  We will have students participating for academic credit, as well as students participating for non-credit (Plant Breeding and Genetics Certificate program). All course content may be accessed by clicking on the "Courses" link to the left with the course title. This will open the Moodle course page, where you will find all course documents, schedule, syllabus, lectures, notes, etc. The first time you log in, you will need to enroll yourself in the course. Please contact Diane Nolan at dnolan2@unl.edu if you have any difficulty accessing the course material.  Please let us know if you have any questions or difficulties. Again, welcome to the course! P. Stephen Baenziger and Mary Guttieri, Instructors Leah Sandall, Distance Education Coordinator Diane Nolan, Technical Assistant

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  • Plant Breeding Coordinating Committee
    Jamie Sherman, Secretary
      To view additional success stories click on the link in the left menu   Please click here to report your plant breeding success stories.     Click on TCAP logo to see the Economic impact of USDA-NIFA small grains CAPs The Plant Breeding Coordinating Committee (SCC 080) is the USDA-sponsored advisory group of representatives from land grant universities.    The Plant Breeding Coordinating Committee represents national plant breeding with a focus on education in the broader sense, including providing information to the public and administrators, and encouraging the development of formal educational opportunities, continuing education, and lifelong learning.   Mission: To provide a forum for leadership on issues and opportunities of strategic importance to national core competency in plant breeding research and education   Membership: The PBCC members will consist of the representatives of the SCC-080 committee and others by request.  

Featured Animations
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    Soil Horizons
    An overview of the different soil horizons, their composition and how they develop.
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    Ethylene Synthesis
    This animation shows the ethylene biosynthesis pathway and how auxins and environmental stresses induce it.
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    Corn Crossing
    An interactive animation first demonstrating how controlled crosses are made in corn then asking the learner to click and drag objects to make a controlled cross of their own.
Featured Lessons
  • Electrophoresis: How scientists observe fragments of DNA Describes gel electrophoresis and how the method is used in molecular genetic analysis.
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  • Soil Genesis and Development, Lesson 6 - Global Soil Resources and Distribution This lesson discusses soil resources and functions at the global scale.      
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  • Breeding for Resistance in California Strawberry to Verticillium Dahliae This e-library lesson will focus on breeding resistant strawberries to the fungus Verticillium dahliae, common name Verticillium wilt. This is a serious fungal disease that can result in a loss of 50%...
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  • Erosion Soil erosion is a global problem. Each year, erosion costs billions of dollars in loss of land productivity, damage from soil sediment deposition and subsequent restoration costs, and harm to plant, a...
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  • International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Overview of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC). The eLesson will explain the key elements of the IPPC and the importance of preventing pest spread and establishment as a result of th...
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Director, Insectary/Blauvelt Lab
Cornell University
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