Jorge Venegas, University of Nebraska–Lincoln agronomy doctoral candidate, specializing in plant breeding and genetics, received the national Roger Krueger Memorial Scholarship from the American Seed Research Foundation at the American Seed Trade Association conference June 22 in Minneapolis. Full Story · READ MORE AGRONOMY AND HORTICULTURE STORIES
Plant scientists aim to turn sorghum into jet fuelThe University of Nebraska-Lincoln is one of 15 institutions partnering with the University of Illinois in the $104-million Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation. Biochemistry professor Edgar Cahoon and agronomy and horticulture professor Tom Clemente will lead Nebraska’s part of the project. They expect to receive slightly more than $4 million for their research during the next five years. Their goal is to genetically enhance certain sorghum species so that the stems and leaves contain more oil and less starch. Full story at Nebraska Today · READ MORE AGRONOMY AND HORTICULTURE STORIES
A retirement reception for Dennis McCallister, agronomy and horticulture professor, is from 3 to 5 p.m. July 28 at the Goodding Learning Center, 280 Plant Sciences Hall, East Campus. McCallister will retire July 31 after 37 years at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Full Story · READ MORE AGRONOMY AND HORTICULTURE STORIES
Extension seeks Lincoln's extra harvest to help those in needNebraska Extension is challenging Lincoln gardeners to grow extra produce this season to support those in need. Each Tuesday during the summer, community members are asked to bring extra produce from their gardens to the Backyard Farmer Garden, 3850 Center St., from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The produce will then be delivered to local food banks, pantries, kitchens and other charities. Full story at Nebraska Today · READ MORE AGRONOMY AND HORTICULTURE STORIES
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. We offer master's and doctorate in Agronomy and Horticulture with specializations. 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.
Backyard Farmer airs live Thursdays
Backyard Farmer, featuring faculty members from the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, airs live Thursdays on NET1 at 7 pm CST from April 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.