Author Archives: Robert Wright

About Robert Wright

Robert Wright is a Professor and Extension Entomologist at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. You can reach him by email at rwright2@unl.edu. Follow him on Twitter @BobWrightUNL

Just the facts: A review of the biology and economics behind soybean aphid insecticide recommendations

University of Minnesota: Bruce Potter, Robert Koch & Phil Glogoza Iowa State University: Erin Hodgson Purdue University: Christian Krupke Penn State University: John Tooker Michigan State University: Chris DiFonzo Ohio State University: Andrew Michel & Kelley Tilmon North Dakota State … Continue reading

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Rollins Emerson was early dry bean researcher in Nebraska

Bob Harveson – University of Nebraska – Lincoln Extension Plant Pathologist & Carlos Urrea – University of Nebraska – Lincoln Dry Bean Breeder The world renowned geneticist, Rollins Emerson, should be recognized as the catalyst for beginning the dry bean … Continue reading

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Gregor Mendel and his peas – the origin of modern genetics

Bob Harveson – University of Nebraska – Lincoln Extension Plant Pathologist This is part of a series celebrating the International Year of Pulses. Peas have been cultivated for thousands of years and archeological evidence suggests they were a regular companion … Continue reading

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Soybean Defoliation open access webinar available online

A new USDA-NIFA funded Outreach Webcast on Soybean Defoliation has been published on the Plant Management Network. This open access webcast is by Dr. Thomas Hunt, Professor and Extension Entomology Specialist at the University of Nebraska, Haskell Agricultural Laboratory, Concord … Continue reading

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Grower’s Guide to On-Farm Research

An interactive, online magazine now provides comprehensive information for those considering on-farm research. The “Grower’s Guide to On-Farm Research” was developed as a tool to be used in conjunction with the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network (NOFRN). NOFRN is sponsored by … Continue reading

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Unmanned Aircraft Research is Taking Off at Nebraska

Wayne Woldt – Extension Environmental Engineer As interest in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) continues to grow across the nation, faculty at the University of Nebraska are embracing state-of-the-art research and extension across a breadth of applications. This work spans the … Continue reading

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New Chart Aids Selection of Diverse Site of Action Herbicides

Amit Jhala – Extension Weed Management Specialist, University of Nebraska-Lincoln The evolution of herbicide-resistant weeds requires close attention to which herbicides belong to which site of action group when adopting your herbicide program. These site groupings are based on a … Continue reading

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Positions available; Eastern Nebraska Associate Research and Extension Directors

Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources The University of Nebraska The University of Nebraska Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources is seeking candidates for the position of Associate Research and Extension Director (ARED), for the Northeast, Southeast, and Metro extension … Continue reading

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Identification Guide to Common Spiders in Nebraska published on web

This guide (EC 1590), featuring high quality color photos, is designed to assist with identification of common spiders that live in Nebraska as well as two common spider-like arthropods—harvestmen and windscorpions. But the information in this publication is also broadly … Continue reading

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How to launder clothing after applying pesticides shared

By Cheryl Alberts – Pesticide Safety Education Program Project Coordinator Pesticide-contaminated clothing needs to be treated differently than the rest of the family laundry. “Pesticides pose a potential health risk, even for the person handling and washing pesticide-contaminated clothing,” said Clyde … Continue reading

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