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  • CenUSA Education Material
    Deana Namuth-Covert
    What is the Cenusa Bioenergy Project? The Cenusa Bioenergy project is funded by the USDA and includes faculty and staff from 8 institutions working together to investigate perennial grasses as a feedstock for biofuels and the creation of a regional sustainable biofuels system in the Midwest. Cenusa Bioenergy Vision Our vision is to create a regional system for producing advanced transportation fuels derivedfrom perennial grasses grown on land that is either unsuitable or marginal for row crop production.  In addition to producing advanced biofuels, the proposed system will improve the sustainability of existing cropping systems by reducing agricultural runoff of nutrients and soil and increasing carbon sequestration. To learn more about the Cenusa project, please visit the Cenusa home page at To view the educational materials we have created thus far, click on the "lessons" tab above.  Find additional quizzes by clicking on the "CenUSA Education" link under the self-paced course heading.  The left hand tabs will take you to more detailed descriptions of the CenUSA project objectives.                                                                  The CenUSA Bioenergy project is supported by Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grant no. 2011-68005-30411 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.    

  • NAIPSC Web Course
    Steve Young
    2014 NAIPSC Web Course Welcome! You're here to participate in the NAIPSC WC, which was held January 22-23 online. Since you will be viewing the archived sessions, your only method for interacting is through email that is sent to a particular instructor. This course has been approved for CEUs and CCA credits. Please contact Steve Young ( for more information. It is our intention that by making this information avaiable online that you can continue to learn about how to better manage invasive plants by incorporating the latest techniques from some of the most knowledgeable individuals. Below you will find a detailed agenda, sessions, instructor email addresses, and a copy of the chat from the discussion that was posted throughout the 2 day course. If you have any questions or problems, please let me know.   Click here for the 2014 NAIPSC Web Course Agenda     Day 1:   Welcome and Introduction - Steve Young, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Steve's email:   Principle of Invasive Plant Management - Stephen Enloe, Auburn University (Stephen's email:   Basics of Plant ID - John Kartesz, Biota of North America Project, and Steve Young (John's email:   Mapping Invasive Plants - Lisa Rew, Montana State University (Lisa's email:   Database Options for Invasive Plants – Chuck Bargeron, University of Georgia (Chuck's email:   Day 1 Question & Answer Session - All Instructors from Day 1     Day 2:   Review of Day 1 and Intro Day 2 - Steve Young   Principles of Restoration - Jane Mangold, Montana State University (Jane's email:   Opportunities for Eradication - Stephen Enloe   Herbicide Mode of Action and Uptake - Roger Becker, University of Minnesota, (Roger's email:   Stressing Invasive Plants - Steve Young   Demonstrating EDRR - Chuck Bargeron   Day 2 Question & Answer and Program Wrap-up - All Instructors   Click here for a copy of the chat that occurred during the entire two-day course.  

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  • TCAP Introduction to T3

    Welcome! This course is a self-paced introduction to the Triticeae Toolbox. To access the course, you must enroll in the Moodle section by clicking the link to the left under the heading "courses."

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Featured Animations
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    The Taqman probe detection system used in real time PCR (also known as quantitative PCR) is illustrated in this animation. One application of this method is use in GMO detection.
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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.
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    Fitomejoramiento Mediante Retrocruzamiento
    Como el método convencional de mejoramiento genético por retrocruzamiento es realizado. Esta es la séptima de una serie de siete animaciones que detallan el proceso de ingeniería genética de cultivos.
Featured Lessons
  • Linkage - Part 2 Learn to make predictions about inheritance using map unit distances and genetic markers, assemble maps from multiple-point linkage data, define the relationship between linkage maps, linkage groups and genome maps, and describe how DNA or molecular markers are observed and used in gene mapping.
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  • Linkage - Part 1 Learn about the inheritance of traits that are controlled by independent genes, linked genes and pleiotropic genes. Examine the key events in meiosis, calculate basic map distances.  
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  • Auxin and Auxinic Herbicide Mechanism(s) of Action - Part 1 - Introduction The selective control of broadleaf weeds in cereal grain crops by auxinic herbicides has made this group one of the most widespread and important herbicide families in use. These herbicides were the f...
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  • Evolution This lesson describes an evolution story that is unfolding today in farmers fields around the world.
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  • Soils - Part 10: The Scientific Basis for Making Fertilizer Recommendations The Scientific Basis for Making Fertilizer Recommendations: In this lesson, you will gain an understanding of the history of fertilizer use and the ideas behind fertilizer recommendations. Three major...
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