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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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  • Building Hydroponic Systems
    Brian Waters bwaters2@unl.edu
    Welcome!  "Buildling Hydroponic Systems"  in an educational project being developed by the Waters Lab at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dr. Brian Waters has developed a system that can be used by researchers and educators to experiment with the uses of hydroponic systems. Please join this community for updates as new learning materials become available.    This site has been developed through grant funding provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF). 

  • TCAP Undergraduate Community
    Jamie Sherman jsherman@montana.edu Mary Brakke brakk001@umn.edu Deana Namuth-Covert dcovert2@unl.edu
    Undergraduate Students in TCAP Click on the map below to see where TCAP students are located across the country.  Once the map opens in a new tab you can click on the red dots to learn more.   Undergraduate Research Internships in Plant Genetics and Plant Breeding The Plant Breeder Training Network for Undergraduate Students (PBTN – US) provides an excellent experience for students who wish to understand the science of plant genetics and plant breeding and acquire training in research. Students will gain knowledge and skills by assisting a graduate student with research and, with advice from their graduate mentor, planning and implementing an independent research project.   Purpose To meet global demand for food in the coming decades, new crop varieties adapted to conditions of changing climate, limited land, water and nutrient resources and unyielding disease pressure are needed.  This work requires the collaborative efforts of scientists with knowledge in the areas of genetics, genomics, breeding strategies and experimental design and the application of tools of molecular genetics and computational biology.   PBTN-US provides a way for undergraduate students to gain experience and skills in many of these areas, to learn about careers in research, and to prepare for the next step in their own research career. PBTN – US provides: paid research internships mentoring by trained graduate students interaction with undergraduate interns at other institutions interaction with professional plant breeders in academia and industry funds for travel to a scientific conference to present research results   To learn more about research internships, click below for a description of research projects and contact information. Research Projects http://triticeaecap.org/?q=node/11   Please contact us with any questions you have about plant breeding or internship opportunities.   Mary Brakke brakk001@umn.edu   Jamie Sherman  jsherman@montana.edu   Deana Namuth-Covert dcovert2@unl.edu

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    Herbicide Uptake by Roots
    This animation shows how herbicides are taken up by roots and illustrates the path an herbicide takes across the root to reach the vascular system of the plant.
Featured Lessons
  • Soil Genesis and Development, Lesson 1 - Rocks, Minerals, and Soils This lesson identifies some common rocks and minerals and how they influence soil formation.
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  • Herbicidas que Actúan A través de la Fotosíntesis En esta lección se examinarán los herbicidas que afectan los procesos celulares relacionados con la utilización de la luz, causando así daños a las plantas. Existen cuatro mecanismos básicos que...
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  • Flowering Principles What is a "flower" and what are its structures? How do the male and female parts operate to produce seed? Monoecious versus dioecious; perfect versus imperfect.
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  • Foliar Absorption and Phloem Translocation Herbicides must be absorbed into plants in order to be effective. Herbicide absorption can occur through leaves, roots or both. The process by which herbicides kill weeds, called mode of actio...
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  • Native Plant Breeding: Bringing the Beauty of Nature Home Looks at how native plant breeders create plants with new combinations of desired traits; the relationship between plants, flowers and seeds; male and female structures flowers; flower types based on ...
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