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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.



Mark Lagrimini
Lagrimini’s research published in Nature Biotechnology

Mark Lagrimini, professor of agronomy and horticulture, has co-authored a study in collaboration with Syngenta, in the journal Nature Biotechnology. This study demonstrates an improvement in maize yield and drought tolerance upon manipulation of sugar metabolism and sensing.  Read more.

Baenziger honored with lifetime achievement award

Stephen Baenziger, a professor of agronomy and horticulture, was awarded the National Association of Plant Breeders lifetime achievement award at its 2015 annual meeting in Pullman, Washington. This award is presented to one person each year and recognizes an individual who has given distinguished long-term service to the plant breeding discipline. Read more.

Backyard Farmer airs live Tuesdays

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 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.

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