Plant & Soil Sciences eLibraryPRO
Loading
control panel control panel
 
Community List
  • Crop Science Investigation (CSI) Network
    Brandy VanDeWalle bvandewalle2@unl.edu
    Crop Science Investigation (CSI) Network         This site is designed to serve as a clearinghouse of lesson plans and other materials useful for teaching 4-H and FFA youth about crop and soil sciences.  Check out this site for information to use in your classroom, workshops, or 4-H meetings.        As youth become less connected with agriculture, it is essential to teach them about agriculture. A series of workshops, called Crop Science Investigation or CSI was created to help spark the interest of youth to learn about crops and plants. Dig into some interesting facts about Nebraska crops. Learn how crops grow and factors that affect them. Learn about exciting career opportunities related to crop and plant science. The University of Nebraska offers great majors for anyone interested in anything plants!  Check it out!

    Contents of this Community may be viewed only after joining the eLibrary.
  • TCAP Graduate Courses
    Jamie Sherman Deana Namuth-Covert
     The Triticeae CAP will offer several graduate course modules each year. You will find links to each module in the left-hand menu of this page.  Please join this community to receive updates about upcoming TCAP graduate courses. Plant Breeding strategies is an entry level 6 week module that will challenge students to design a plant breeding program differentiating between a variety of approaches.  Next offering: TBD Entering Mentoring is an 8 week module that will be offered next in winter of 2014.  The Entering Mentoring Seminar will accelerate the process of learning to be a mentor by providing an intellectual framework, an opportunity to experiment with different mentoring techniques, a forum to discuss mentoring dilemmas, and second-hand exposure to more students and situations through group sharing.Attendees must be actively involved in mentoring a student to participate. Quantitative Genetics was last offered in April of 2012.    Basic elements of quantitative genetics will be presented so that students might fully understand implications to plant breeding. Practical experience in linkage and QTL mapping will also be provided.  Next offering TBD. Association mapping will be offered late in the fall of 2012, registration will be September of 2012.  Topics to be covered will include: Review of Quantitative Genetics and Molecular Breeding, Methods and Software for Association Mapping, Design and Interpretation of QTL mapping, Genomic Selection and Comparison of MAS, Association Breeding and Genomic selection.  Pre-requisites - Plant Breeding strategies and Quantitative genetics.  

  • Sustainable Agriculture Models in the Midwest
    Instructor: Chuck Francis
    Established with the aid of a Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) grant, this project was created to offer insight into what sustainability within agriculture actually looks like. Spread across eastern Nebraska, ten different farming operations are featured across the twenty different videos. Each farmer was interviewed by a high school student from a nearby school about what their operation does, how and why they choose to manage it in a certain way, and what makes it sustainable as well as what would make it more sustainable. Each video is accompanied by a short document including an overview of the operation, teaching objectives, and several questions to foster classroom discussion. Context specific modules were created encompassing the concept of sustainability as defined by social, economic, environmental factors. These additional modules pull information from across the different farmers to illustrate an overarching concept. It is our belief that creating modules exploring these three areas will increase appeal to educators outside of vocational agriculture departments. Business classes could easily incorporate the module on Niche Marketing or Biology classes the module on Soil Health. Our belief is that the true value of this tool lies in its locality. Resources for sustainable agriculture curricula are readily accessible with a quick Internet search, but few offer the added benefit of being directly applicable to the classroom’s region. These videos bring the farmer from the field into the classroom to enhance a segment of valuable, already packed class time with ease--providing instructors with the ability to connect course concepts to a real, regional farmer. The goal is not to substitute school to farm visits, but to facilitate an easier, less time-intensive alternative to readily supplement daily course material. Discussion documents that compliment each video provide contact information for the farmers to open up the possibility for taking the process a step further and bringing the classroom out to the farm. A deeper discussion may ensue following an introductory discussion based upon the provided video segments. Further, promotion of the cross-disciplinary potential of the videos will broaden the audience of students being exposed to alternative systems of agriculture and illustrate the relatedness of agriculture to every subject.

Featured Animations
  • animation thumbnails
    Antisense-Russian Translation
  • animation thumbnails
    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.
  • animation thumbnails
    Flower Parts
    This animation illustrates the botanical parts of flower structures. Edited March, 2012.
Featured Lessons
  • Soils - Part 1: The Origin and Development of Soil (How Soil Gets a Life and a Name) In this lesson, you will gain an understanding of the five soil forming factors and will be able to describe how each influences soil development. You will learn to identify common parent materials, determine the age of a soil, identify the types of native vegetation associated with different soils in Nebraska and define soil horizons. [This lesson, as well as the other nine lessons in the Soils series, is taken from the "Soils Home Study Course," published in 1999 by the University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension.]
    View Print Take Passel Quiz
  • Application of Molecular Marker Technology to QA/QC in Plant Breeding Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA QC) are key for developing effective plant breeding programs which make the most impact for the resources available. Molecular markers can greatly enhance Qua...
    View Print
  • Quantitative Traits Examines quantitative versus qualitative traits, looking at the use of phenotypes in determining quantitative control of heritability.  
    View Print Take Passel Quiz
  • Soil Genesis and Development, Scenario 3 - Soils and Salts This case study addresses how soil formed in different parts of the landscape influences productivy in the broad sense, of both economic and non-economic flora and fauna.
    View Print
  • Manure Phosphorus and Surface Water Protection IV: Assessment of the Risk of Agricultural P Delivery Addresses the assessment of potential for P delivery to surface waters resulting from the interaction of the source and transport factors addressed in Lessons II and III.  The basic concepts and appl...
    View Print Take Passel Quiz
People
author picture Diane Nolan Instructor
Passel Administrator
University of Nebraska Lincoln
dnolan2@unl.edu
Take our Survey About eLibrary PRO
Tell us what do you think of the eLibrary?

survey
  • Contents: 120 Lessons and 116 Animations in English and Español
  • eLibrary's Use Past 12 months: 11.48 million hits from 427,269 visits representing 129 different countries
  • 62,936 animation downloads
  • 31 Peer reviewed publications
  • 28 Content Authors
  • 9 Collaborating US/international universities
  • 5 National Awards
award

Control Panel cancel

Create activities for your moodle courses. Moodle Go to moodle
Select and group e-Library Lessons to create your own package... My Communities
Community Blogs Community Media

My Joined Communities

 
My Blogs - a journal of my thoughts... My Blogs
 
My Comments - my thoughts expressed as a feedback... My Comments
 
Classes that I am taking Registered Classes
Class Blogs Class Media
 
Check the scores of assesments that you have taken Taken Assessments
 
clear
Please confirm your selection.