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  • MS in Agronomy & Horticulture UNL Degree Program
    Kathy Schindler 402-472-1730
    This community is designed for online students who are pursuing a Master's of Science (MS) Degree through the UNL Department of Agronomy & Horticulture.  Taking classes from a distance offers unique opportunities and challenges.  Many Distance Education students are mid-level professionals who work full time and may have a family to support. This virtual community is a place to share and exchange information and hear from other online students about their experiences. The goal is to make the Distance Education experience better for our students.

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    Deana Namuth-Covert
    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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  • TCAP Undergraduate Community
    Jamie Sherman Mary Brakke Deana Namuth-Covert
    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   Please contact us with any questions you have about plant breeding or internship opportunities.   Mary Brakke   Jamie Sherman   Deana Namuth-Covert

Featured Animations
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    Herbicide Metabolism: Hydrolysis
    General and specific examples of major hydrolytic Phase I reactions are shown in this animation.
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    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.
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    Production Practice Influence on Maize Grain Quality
    Discusses how production practices affect the grain quality of maize.
Featured Lessons
  • Clasificación de los herbicidas Esta lección se enfoca en entender el sistema de clasificación en el cual están organizados los herbicidas. Terminología como clasificación, jerarquía de clasificación, ejemplos de clasificación y un breve resumen de los ocho modos de acción, se discuten en esta lección. Una vez que esto se entiende, es mucho más fácil comprender herbicidas similares y saber por qué estos pueden exhibir ciertos síntomas en malezas y cultivos. Objetivos: Entender la forma en que se clasifican los herbicidas y su importancia en el manejo de la resistencia herbicida Entender la importancia de la clasificación de los herbicidas por modo de acción, en vez de familias Ser capaz de entender la diferencia entre modo de acción y sitio de acción Ser capaz de diferenciar entre familias de herbicidas, modos de acción, y sitios de acción Entender nombre común, nombres comerciales y sitios de absorción
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  • Descubrimiento y selección de herbicidas Histricamente, los herbicidas se han descubierto por seleccin al azar de la actividad sobre malezas de inters, con colecciones de qumicos. Aunque totalmente emprico, este enfoque ha sido sorpren...
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  • Soil Genesis and Development, Lesson 3 - Soil Forming Factors This lesson identifies the five major soil forming factors and discusses how they influence soil development.
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  • Perennial Plant Response to Defoliation - An Overview Compares the growth of defoliated and non-defoliated perennial plants, with an emphasis on the link between plant structure, growth, and response to defoliation.
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  • Transformation 3 - Transformation Events This lesson defines an 'event'. It explains the determining factors specific to an event, the qualities of a desirable event, and the identification and selection of desirable events.
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