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  • 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.  

  • Experiential Learning in Agricultural Sciences (ELAS)
    Martha Mamo, University of Nebraska-Lincoln dnolan2@unl.edu
    Our hope is that this community will become a wealth of information shared.  Please use the Discussion Board above (and within each specific area)  to post lesson plans, images, and other items of interest.  From time to time we will move items that have been posted to the most appropriate areas of the site. In the Discussion Board above, the first few postings contain materials to help you learn how to create dynamic posts and attach materials to your posts. ELAS Events and Workshops will be a place for us to provide lists of specific events of interest to ELAS. ELAS Pedagogical Resources link in the left menu is an area where we will share information about materials available on the web and through other sources. ELAS Teaching Tips link in the left menu will be used to share tips and tricks that have been found useful, and possibly warnings of things that don't seem to work. ELAS Activities and Lesson Plans will eventually contain a variety of actual activities and lesson plans for your use. ELAS Leader Contacts provides you with a list of the original leaders of this site, including their affiliations and email addresses.

    Contents of this Community may be viewed only after joining. A joining request requires approval by the Community owner before access is provided.
  • AGRO 437/837 Videos
    Steve Mason, smason1@unl.edu Diane Nolan, dnolan2@unl.edu
    Use these links to watch the videos. Floaters https://vimeo.com/80275352 Pycnometer https://vimeo.com/80275353 TADD https://vimeo.com/80275354 Stenvert Hardness https://vimeo.com/80275355 Test Weight https://vimeo.com/80275663 WBT https://vimeo.com/80275664

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    Water movement through roots
    This animation follows the movement of a water molecule from the soil into a root where it encounters several paths of transport until it reaches the xylem.
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  • Transpiration - Water Movement through Plants This lesson and its animation follows the journey of water through a plant from its uptake by roots to its evaporation from the leaf surface. How this journey is altered by plant characteristics such...
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  • Soil Genesis and Development, Lesson 1 - Rocks, Minerals, and Soils This lesson identifies some common rocks and minerals and how they influence soil formation.
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