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  • 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!

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    Deana Namuth-Covert dcovert2@unl.edu
    This community houses all lessons and animations that have been published to the eLibrary. If you are a registered user of the eLibrary (click here for instructions on creating an account), you may join this community to access the learning quizzes that accompany many eLibrary lessons. Please click "Join now" in the upper right corner of this box to access the quiz features of the eLibrary. To see the entire list of lessons or animations available in the eLibrary, click on the tabs above. Once you have joined this community, you may take a quiz from a lesson anywhere in the eLibrary; lessons can be accessed alphabetically from the "Lessons" tab on the eLibrary homepage, or you may view lessons by category in the branch menus.   If you have questions or comments about eLibrary learning materials, please contact us via the link at the bottom of the page. 

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  • Plant Breeders Without Borders
    Anthony Leddin
    Welcome to Plant Breeders Without Borders! Similar to the "Doctors Without Borders" concept, our organization aims to match volunteer plant breeders with projects overseas in underserved areas in the hopes of promoting the exchange of plant breeding knowledge. These volunteers would train locals to be plant breeders, as well as mentoring undergraduates involved in the project.  Ideally, the project leaves behind new, native plant breeders that are able to continue breeding work with support of the plant breeding volunteer from back in their home country.  If you are interested in involvement with this project, please contact Anthony Leddin at aleddin@valleyseeds.com.   Partners Melb Uni versity WA University  Sydney University Latrobe University FAO -CIAR Centre of underdeveloped crop species (Crops for the future) based in Malaysia. Australian Business Volunteers (ABV) Crawford fund The Noble foundation

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Featured Animations
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    Herbicide Uptake by Leaves and Cells
    This animation describes how herbicides are taken up by leaves and illustrates how physico-chemical characteristics alter their movement across cuticles. Passive and active mechanisms of herbicide absorption across plant membranes into cells are shown as well.
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    Herbicide Resistance
    Illustrates how selection for herbicide resistance occurs.
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    Protein Synthesis: Transcription/Translation Overview
    This animation shows the transcription process of RNA within the plant cell. Single stranded RNA moves out of the cell where it is translated into proteins. This is the first in a series of three animations on protein synthesis. The other two animations are Transcription and Translation.
Featured Lessons
  • Mecanismo(s) de Acción de las Auxinas y los Herbicidas Auxínicos - Parte 1- Introducción Descripción: El control selectivo de malezas de hoja ancha en cultivos de cereales utilizando herbicidas auxínicos ha hecho de éstos una de las familias de herbicidas actualmente en uso más ampliamente distribuidas e importantes. Estos herbicidas fueron los primeros herbicidas orgánicos desarrollados que presentaron selectividad; es decir, capaces de matar un cierto grupo de plantas sin afectar a otros grupos (por ejemplo: matar plantas de hoja ancha pero no las de hoja angosta; en este documento se utilizará el término "gramíneas" para referirse a las plantas de hoja angosta o cereales). En esta lección se presentarán las principales características de los herbicidas auxínicos, se discutirán sus principales usos y se describirán los síntomas de daño que causan. De igual forma, se indicará la forma en que estos herbicidas matan a las plantas sensibles.
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  • Module 2: Biotechnology and the Consumer This lesson discusses the risks and benefits of biotechnology as well as the common consumer concerns with biotechnology.
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  • Corn Rootworm - Part 1: Description of Corn Rootworm and Other Early Season Corn Pests This lesson will discuss the corn rootworm complex, which consists of the northern, western, and southern corn rootworm, focusing on the northern and western species. The information in this lesson ...
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  • High School Quiz, Horticulture A brief high school level quiz of horticulture.
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  • The Interaction of Light with Biological Molecules This lesson describes the nature of light, the energy within photons and how this energy may be transferred to biological molecules. In addition, the beneficial and harmful methods for de-exciting mo...
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