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Grow your story in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture. Undergraduate programs in Agronomy, Horticulture, Plant Biology, and Turfgrass & Landscape Management provide hands-on learning in research labs and out in the field, preparing you for a future where you can influence the world in powerful ways. Here you will get personal attention at a Big Ten university and learn from faculty who work to feed and enrich the lives of a growing global population.



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Graduate students earn fellowships and awards

LINCOLN, Neb. — Several Department of Agronomy and Horticulture graduate students have recently been honored with fellowships and awards for the 2015–16 academic year.

This spring, the 2015 Daniel T. Walters Graduate Student Travel Fund Award was presented to Brad Schick. Schick is pursuing a master’s in agronomy, specializing in range and forage science, and is advised by Professor Walt Schacht and Associate Professor John Guretzky. This award was established to honor Dr. Walters and his passion for teaching and assisting graduate students. Read more.

Dirac Twidell
Fire-starting drone could aid in conservation, fire prevention

LINCOLN, Neb. — A new drone under development at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln could change the way wildfires are fought — and encourage the use of prescribed burns for conservation purposes. The Unmanned Aerial System for Fire Fighting, or UAS-FF, is under development by a multidisciplinary team of UNL experts in drone technology, fire ecology, conservation and public policy. The Great Plains, California and other locations around the world are seeing an increasing number of bigger and more intense wildfires in recent years, said Dirac Twidwell. Read more at UNL Today.

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Backyard Farmer airs live Tuesdays starting in March

Backyard Farmer, featuring faculty members from the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, airs live Tuesdays on NET1 at 7 pm CST from March through September. Join us in March for another great season of answering your lawn and garden questions. View archived videos on YouTube, or interact with the team on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.