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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.  

  • Crop Science Investigation (CSI) Network
    Brandy VanDeWalle
    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!

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  • 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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    Making a Gene Library
    This animation shows how to make a colony of new DNA in order to locate a specific gene of interest. This is the third of four animations detailing the gene cloning process. To begin at the beginning, choose Making a Recombinant Plasmid. (The animation prior to this one is Bacteria Transformation. The animation just after this one is Screening a DNA Library.)
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    Gel Electrophoresis-Russian Translation
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    QTL Analysis: Single Factor ANOVA in Excel
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Featured Lessons
  • Metabolism of Herbicides or Xenobiotics in Plants This lesson will take an indepth view of how plants handle foreign chemicals (xenobiotics) such as herbicides. It will discuss the three main phases that plants use to handle toxic chemicals, which enzymes are involved in these biochemical conversions, how these processes help protect crops again phytotoxic chemicals and consider the importance of these processes to successful weed management.
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  • Introduction to Experimental Design Marcos Malosetti and Fred van Eeuwijk (with contributions from Saskia Burgers, Gerrit Gort, and Bas Engel) Biometris, Wageningen UR Martin M. Matute: Montana State University; Plant Science/Pathol...
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  • Producing Grain for Animal, Food, and Industrial Uses Links to three animations on the topic.
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  • 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...
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  • Correlation Using the R Statistical Package - Part 3: R Functions and Scripts Ashu Guru University of Nebraska Raikes School Deana Namuth-Covert University of Nebraska Dept of Agronomy and Horticulture 2014 In this lesson module we will calculate t...
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Montana State University
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