Dicamba and Soybeans for the Consumer

by: Cora Brott, UNL Agribusiness and Accounting Majors (Sophomore) This blog is part of The Science Behind Dicamba Series from Dr. Andrea Basche's course. Recently a chemical, dicamba, used in farming has come under fire by not only farmers who grow crops that are not tolerant to dicamba, but also by the general public.  Though ...

Big Data and Driverless Tractors: Dr. Santosh Pitla

In this Streaming Science podcast, we further explore Big Data with @UNLBigData but on the machinery side. Rylie Kalb, an AESC major, chats with Dr. Santosh Pitla, an assistant professor in the Biological Systems Engineering department, to learn more about his research relating to driverless tractors technology and its future. He explains how this new way ...

The science behind dicamba: What you need to know

By: Dr. Andrea Basche, Assistant Professor, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture In 2017, soybean and cotton varieties engineered with resistance to the chemical dicamba were grown widely across the U.S. for the first time. The new crop varieties were introduced to farmers to manage weeds that had previously been very pesky to their main cash ...

The Carrot Project: Dr. Luke Busta

Post-Doctoral Researcher in Plant Science Innovation, Dr. Luke Busta, and his work with reintroducing the polyacetylene genome into modern carrot varieties. His goal is to use new knowledge of chemical biology to improve human life. This video was shot and produced by University of Nebraska–Lincoln(UNL) AESC student, Grace McDonald for her ALEC-241 final. Visit Dr. ...

Think Like a Microbe: Ashley Stengel

Ever wonder what is the difference between dirt and soil? If so, this podcast is for you! Ashley Stengel, a UNL Complex Biosystems PhD student discusses how soil microbes and nutrients can help us feed the world’s growing population by “thinking like a microbe.” Additionally, Ashley also gives career exploration insight as she shares her ...

Tracy Pracheil: 4-H Youth Development

Tracy Pracheil, an Extension Educator at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the State 4-H Office, focuses on raising awareness of 4-H extension programs across the state of Nebraska. Through multimedia learning and marketing communications, Tracy is able to share stories and examples how Nebraska 4-H helps young people achieve their greatest potential. University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) ...

Dr. David Swanson: Holland Computing Center

Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication major Leanne Gamet interviews Dr. David Swanson, Director of the Holland Computing Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. David has a passion for computing and a great insight into the world of big data.  This podcast is part of our Streaming Science 'Big Data' series.