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  • Pesticide Resistance Management
    Deana Namuth-Covert, PhD dcovert2@unl.edu
    This e-Community location contains learning materials developed for pest resistance management - weeds, plant diseases, insect pressures, and genetics principles.  Click on the buttons at the top for "lessons" or "animations" for an alphabetical list of these resources.  To the left, you can follow the buttons where materials are packaged based upon general topics.           Funding for the development of materials found in this site has been provided by the Insecticide Resistance Action Committee (IRAC)

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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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  • UNL Plant Breeding and Genetics Symposium

    Please join us for the 2017 UNL Plant Breeding and Genetics Symposium! March 14, 2017 POSTER ABSTRACT and SYMPOSIUM REGISTRATION deadline is February 24.   We have a new website please follow the link below.  CLICK HERE

Featured Animations
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    Resistencia a los Herbicidas
    Ilustra cómo ocurre la selección por resistencia a los herbicidas.
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    DNA and DNA Extraction
    The DNA structure and how it makes up genes and chromosomes in the cell. This is the second of a series of seven animations that detail the process of crop genetic engineering. To begin at the beginning, see Overview of Crop Genetic Engineering. (To go to the next animation, go to Gene Cloning.)
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    Relationship Between Herbicide Effectiveness and Resistance Development
    Discusses the relationship between herbicide effectiveness and resistance development.
Featured Lessons
  • Introduction to Biofuel: Perennial Grasses as a Feedstock
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  • Backyard Mystery Backyard Mystery is an NSF-funded bio-STEM curriculum.  Materials target National Science Education Content Standards in Life Sciences for Grades 5 through 7.     
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  • Deliberate Mechanical Defoliation of Perennials A scenario to accompany 'Perennial Plant Response to Defoliation"  and provide an opportunity to apply the concepts learned in that lesson to a real-life problem
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  • Gene Design 2 - Gene Constructs This lesson builds upon the gene region lesson discussing the gene construct of currently used hybrids and explaining how these combinations result in a particular gene expression.
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  • Manure Phosphorus and Surface Water Protection II: Field and Management Factors This lesson describes how source factors, including soil characteristics and management practices, affect phosphorus (P) delivery to surface waters; and also discusses how crop producers can control...
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