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Reaction of Tepary Beans to Eight Virulent Races of the Rust Pathogen that Overcomes All Known Common Bean Rust Resistance Genes, Santos Barrera Lemus, Prabin Tamang, Carlos A. Urrea, and Marcial A. Pastor-Corrales
Herbicide injury from dicamba and 2,4-D: How much is too much in lettuce?, Xinzheng Chen, Amit J. Jhala, Stevan Z. Knezevic, and Samuel E. Wortman
Evaluating Opportunities for Integrated Crop Livestock Systems in Eastern Nebraska, Elizabeth Kay Christenson
Growing Torula Yeast (Candida utilis) For Food Grade Fatty Acids, Zachary Christman
Nutritional Strategies For Nurses In A Fast Paced Occupation, Zachary Christman
Wastewater Treatment Fatty Acids For Biodiesel Production, Zachary Christman
Spring Meadow Management Practices: What’s a Rancher to do?, Tara M. Harms, Jerry D. Volesky, and Mitchell B. Stephenson
Evaluating the Impact of Grafting on Local Tomato Production in Nebraska, Raihanah Hassim, Samuel E. Wortman, Ashley A. Thompson, and Stacy A. Adams
Extreme Fire as a Management Tool to Combat Regime Shifts in the Range of the Endangered American Burying Beetle, Alison K. Ludwig, Daniel R. Uden, and Dirac Twidwell
Buffalograss Diversity Assessment, Collin Marshall
Challenges and Opportunities for Weed Control in Nebraska Popcorn, Ethann R. Barnes
Understanding Nitrogen Limitation In Soybean, Nicolas Cafaro La Menza
Herbicide Drift Influence on Amaranthus spp. Herbicide Resistance Evolution, Bruno Canella Vieira
Biomethane Production From Distillery Wastewater, Zachary Christman
Improving the Distribution and Use of Biogas by Conversion to Methanol, Zachary Christman
Introduction to Sorghum Paper Production, Zachary Christman
Genome-wide Association Studies in Maize and Sorghum, Preston Hurst
ESTABLISHMENT OF PERENNIAL LEGUMES WITH AN ANNUAL WARM-SEASON GRASS AS A COMPANION CROP, Martina N. La Vallie
Rust and Viral Mosaic Diseases in Biofuel Switchgrass, Anthony A. Muhle
Use of Annual Forage Mixtures in Crop/Livestock Production Systems in Nebraska, Nathan Paul Pflueger
An Integrated Genomics And Phenomics Approach To Study The Evolution Of C4 Photosynthesis, Daniel Santana de Carvalho
BENCHMARKING ON-FARM MAIZE NITROGEN BALANCE IN THE WESTERN U.S. CORN BELT, Fatima Amor Tenorio
Hormonal Signaling Induced in Soybean by Lysobacter enzymogenes Strain C3, Jessica C. Walnut
Epidemiology and Management of Fusarium Head Blight and Foliar Fungal Diseases of Wheat, Carlos Bolanos-Carriel
Breeding for Resistance in California Strawberry to Verticillium dahliae, Zachary Christman
The Use of Grape By-Products as a Nutrient Rich Cattle Feed, Zachary Christman
Plant Community Response to Disturbances in Nebraska Sandhills Upland Prairie, Josiah D. Dallmann
The Effect of Physical Application Parameters on Herbicide Efficacy and Droplet Size., Andre de Oliveira Rodrigues
Evaluation of Glyphosate and PPO-Inhibiting Herbicide Tank-Mixtures to Manage Glyphosate Resistance in Soybean, Jesaelen Gizotti de Moraes
INFLUENCE OF MULTISPECIES INTERFERENCE OF COMMON RAGWEED (Ambrosia artemisiifolia L.) AND COMMON WATERHEMP (Amaranthus rudis Sauer) ON SOYBEAN [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] GROWTH AND YIELD UNDER VARIABLE WATER SUPPLY IN NEBRASKA, Koffi Badou Jeremie Kouame
Replacing Herbicides with Groundcovers to Enhance Vineyard Sustainability, Benjamin A. Loseke
Impacts of Cover Crop and Residue Removal on Soil Hydraulic and Thermal Properties, Michael T. Sindelar
Dissecting the Genetic Basis of Salt Tolerance in Rice (Oryza sativa), Malachy Thomas Campbell
Growing Yeast for Livestock, Zachary Christman
Symptoms and Causes of Foamy Bloat in Cattle, Zachary Christman
Molecular and Culture-based Assessment of Root/crown Rot Fungal/Oomycete Complex of Bean in Mozambique, Suzana Vanessa Ismael Fernandes
Induction and Suppression of Antiviral RNA Silencing by Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus, Sergio M. Gabriel Peralta
GENOMIC REGIONS INVOLVED IN SEED PROTEIN, OIL, AND CARBOHYDRATE CONCENTRATION IN SOYBEAN, Samantha J. McConaughy
The Effect of Spray Parameters on the Application of Enlist Duo, Matthew R. Nelson
A Web Based Real Time Nitrogen Leaching Calculator, Saeideh Samani, Babak Samani, and Haishun Yang
Response of Problematic Weed Populations in Nebraska to Glyphosate, Spencer L. Samuelson
Horticulture for Pollinator Conservation, Carter M. Westerhold
Complex Vegetation Dynamics at the Fire-Grazing-Drought Nexus, Christine H. Bielski
Cover Crop Mixture Diversity and Function, Angela Florence
More Crop per Drop: Benchmarking On-Farm Irrigation Water Use for Crop Production., Katherine Elizabeth Boone Gibson