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  • New Instructor Testing Community
    Deanna Leingang Deanna.Leingang@gmail.com
    Welcome to the new instructor testing community! This community will serve as a testing area for new passel instructors; you can practice editing different features of this community before starting to build your own class or community. If you do not yet have an instructor account and would like to use the Plant and Soil Sciences eLibrary to create a class or community space, please contact us via the link below.  If you are a new instructor in contact with our team, we can grant you ownership access to this community. Please contact us using the link below if you do not yet have ownership access. To begin (and determine if you have access), click on the home icon in the upper right of your screen. Your homepage should have a list of all PASSeL communities you have created or joined. You should see "New Instructor Testing Community" under "My Owned Communities." You will see several options under the title, including View, which will bring you back to this page, and Edit. To see a complete list of the community editing tools and instructions for navigating your instructor account, click here. 

    Contents of this Community may be viewed only after joining. A joining request requires approval by the Community owner before access is provided.
  • North American Invasive Plant Ecology and Management Short Course
    Steve Young syoung4@unl.edu
    Welcome to the North American Invasive Plant Ecology and Management Short Course (NAIPSC) Online Community! The NAIPSC Online Community houses information about the NAIPSC Field Course, instructors, resources, and future opportunities to increase your knowledge of invasive plants. The 2013-2014 NAIPSC Webinar Series The 2013-2014 NAIPSC Webinar Series is now done. NAIPSC members can view the archived version by logging onto the NAIPSC Online Community. For more information about the NAIPSC Webinar Series and the Online Community, contact Steve Young. 2014 NAIPSC Web Course The first annual NAIPSC WC took place January 22-23, 2014. We had great sessions, good discussion, and no one complained about the food, hotel, or flight delays! If you weren't able to join us, don't worry because we recorded each session and have made them available in an 'archived' version. If you want to watch the sessions, contact Steve Young for details. Invasive Plants: Impacts on Ecosystems Are you interested in more than just how to control invasive plants? Have you had questions about where invasive plants occur and how they are impacting the most pristine to the most degraded ecosystems? Maybe you just want to know what an invasive plant is. If so, then you need to sign up for the all new course entitled, "Invasive Plants: Impacts on Ecosystems". In this 15-week course offered through the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, you'll learn how invasive plants in arid climates are affecting hydrological cycles, the changes below-ground caused by invasive plants, the legacies of invasive plants, and much more. The format of this 3-credit course is similar to other college-level courses, except that the all of the instruction, materials, and activities are located online. You can participate from anywhere to hear the pre-recorded lectures, and be involved in the discussion board and complete the problem sets and other various assignments. To put all of your new found knowledge to use, an optional final project on several topics including land manager interviews, invasive plant spotlights, and creating an educational program will be available. For any professional, researcher, student, or instructor working or teaching in the fields of conservation or land management, this course is for you. No other course is going to teach you the 'why' and 'how' relating to the establishment of invasive plants in terrestrial ecosystems. Find out more by contacting Dr. Steve Young (steve.young@unl.edu) or downloading a brochure. The 2014 course has already begun, but a shorter 5-week version is being developed.

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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.  

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  • Utilization of Grain by Swine and Poultry Anyone involved in the grain industry needs a thorough understanding of swine and poultry nutrition to ensure grains closely match the dietary needs of these animals.
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  • Root Absorption and Xylem Translocation Overview: Herbicides must be absorbed into plants in order to be effective. Plant roots and below ground shoots have few barriers to herbicide absorption; however, interactions with soil particles ...
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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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  • Gene Expression Part 2: Expression of Herbicide Resistant ALS Genes in Plants This lesson describes how changes in the DNA sequence of a gene can alter the synthesis of a protein and thus influence traits such as herbicide resistance.
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  • Appearance of Herbicide Resistance in a Weed Population Through the repeated use of the same herbicide, weed populations can consist of susceptible (S)-biotypes that are controlled and herbicide resistant (R)-biotypes that are left behind to produce and re...
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