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.

 

Study characterizes genetic resistance to wheat disease

A new study co-authored by UNL researchers has unearthed the genetic roots of resistance to a wheat disease that has recently devastated crop yields from southern Africa through the Middle East. Though reports of stem rust date back to biblical plagues and ancient Greece, plant breeders successfully combated the disease by introducing rust-resistant cultivars in the mid-20th century. Stem rust epidemics largely faded until 1999, when a mutated strain – Ug99 – emerged in the east African country of Uganda. Ug99 and its recent variants have toppled nearly all previously resistant genes. Continue reading at UNL Today.

Backyard Farmer airs live Tuesdays starting March 17

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 & garden questions. View archived videos on YouTube, or interact with the team on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

 

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