Agricultural Research Division of IANR



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Agricultural Research Division 116th Annual Report, July 1, 2001, to June 30, 2002, Agricultural Research Division, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Nebraska.


Copyright 2002 University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Used by permission.


It is a pleasure to provide you with a copy of the 116th Annual Report of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Agricultural Research Division (ARD). This report is our opportunity to inform you about our research programs and accomplishments and help the university community to assess the progress and effectiveness of our collective efforts to develop new knowledge. After examining this report, we hope that you will agree that research findings of ARD faculty have resulted in new technology and knowledge for Nebraskans that will improve the profitability of our enterprises, better manage our natural resources, enhance environmental quality and improve our quality of life.

This report provides some highlights of our research accomplishments; listings of our scientists and research associates, research projects, awards and honors received by faculty and graduate students, and outputs from our research program; and the ARD financial report for the period July 1, 2001, to June 30, 2002. This report was compiled in compliance with the intent of the law of the State of Nebraska that established the Nebraska Agricultural Experiment Station on March 31, 1887.

Outlined in the Research Highlights section are some of the significant accomplishments of our faculty during the past few years. Included among these accomplishments are:

--muscle profiling research provided the scientific basis for new, higher-value beef products.

--an IANR team developed comprehensive information growers can use to improve sugarbeet production.

--textile science research has helped lay the groundwork for national standards for clothing design to protect against the sun's harmful rays.

--interventions that could help reduce the prevalence of E. coli 0157:H7 in feedlot cattle have proved promising in large-scale IANR feedlot studies.

--family scientists are exploring how best to use technology to provide counseling services to people in rural areas.

--development of integrated management strategies that help golf course and other sports turf managers maintain tough, healthy, and environmentally friendlier turf.

--marketing studies that point to potential higher-value niche markets for agricultural products in the north central United States.

Our Mission ... 4

Foreword ... 5

Research Highlights ... 6

Faculty Awards and Recognitions ... 14

Graduate Student Awards and Recognitions ... 16

Undergraduate Honors Student Research Program ... 19

Variety and Germplasm Releases ... 20

Copyrights and Patents ... 24

Administration ... 25 … Administrative Personnel ... 25 … Organizational Chart ... 26 … Administrative Units ... 27 … IANR Research Facilities ... 28

Faculty ... 29 … Agricultural/Natural Resources Units ... 30 … Human Resources and Family Sciences Departments ... 37 … Off-Campus Research Centers ... 38 … Interdisciplinary Activities ... 40

Visiting Scientists/Research Associates ... 41

Research Projects ... Agricultural/Natural Resources Units ... 46 … Human Resources and Family Sciences Departments ... 51 … Off-Campus Research Centers ... 51 … Interdisciplinary Activities ... 52

Publications ... 53 … Agricultural/Natural Resources Units ... 56 … Human Resources and Family Sciences Departments ... 73 … Off-Campus Research Centers ... 75

Research Expenditures ... 78

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