Corn Resistant Starches: Dr. Ramer-Tait

Dr. Amanda Ramer-Tait, Assistant Professor in the UNL Food & Science Technology department, dives into a deep explanation of her research of the effects of corn resistant starches on the human gut. Through these studies she hopes to be able to recommend corn products to consumers thus creating a market. This would create incentive for ...

Problems with off-target movement of products with the chemical dicamba

by: Julienne Irihose, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Junior Integrated Science Major This blog is part of The Science Behind Dicamba Series from Dr. Andrea Basche’s course. "I've never seen anything even close to this," says Larry Steckel, a weed specialist at the University of Tennessee. "We have drift issues every year in a handful of fields, but I've ...

The Science of Big Data – in the Humanities: Dr. Matthew Jockers

Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication student, Catherine Jones met with Matthew Jockers, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln. For this Streaming Science podcast episode, the two discussed the Digital Research in the Humanities Matthew has accomplished and how it led to him discovering just what ...

Out with the Old, In with the Older

by: Samantha Teten, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Agronomy Major / Agribusiness Minor This blog is part of The Science Behind Dicamba Series from Dr. Andrea Basche’s course. As a person drives past the corn and soybean fields across Nebraska, it is fascinating to see how the crops grown and develop throughout the season. This past summer, the soybean ...

Big Data and Harvest Efficiency: John Evans

In this episode of Streaming Science, AESC major Bethany Karlberg interviews UNL Ph.D. student, John Evans about harvest logistics modeling. John is from Lexington, KS, and received his B.S. and M.S. in Biosystems Engineering at the University of Kentucky. John has a desire to create a tool that can give farmers on-the-spot efficiency numbers and ...

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 ...