Worldwide Collaboration to Breed Better Dry BeansOn a recent warm, late-summer day, as many dry edible bean growers in Nebraska were watching their fields turn color and preparing for harvest, four scientists paced through a bean field north of Scottsbluff. This field, part of the research acreage at the University of Nebraska’s Panhandle Research and Extension Center, consists of hundreds of tiny plots, each one a different line or type of dry bean representing varieties from all over the world. Worldwide Collaboration to Breed Better Dry Beans · READ MORE AGRONOMY AND HORTICULTURE STORIES
Department of Agronomy and Horticulture assistant professors Andrea Basche and Dirac Twidwell were recently included in the 2018 issue of Strategic Discussions for Nebraska. Titled “Science Literacy: Using Research-Based Facts To Make Real-World Decisions,” the publication highlights University of Nebraska–Lincoln scientists who use the best-available, data-driven technologies in their research. Full Story · READ MORE AGRONOMY AND HORTICULTURE STORIES
Tai Pleasant joined the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture July 30 as an undergraduate recruiter. He is responsible for making sure prospective University of Nebraska–Lincoln students interested in the plant sciences are provided with all the information they need to make an informed decision about higher education. Full Story · 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 a master’s and a 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.
Catch Backyard Farmer every Thursday starting in April on NET.
Backyard Farmer, featuring faculty members from the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, offers answers to people’s gardening questions.
Backyard Farmer airs live on NET at 7 p.m. each Thursday from April through the first part of September. The show is also live streamed on netnebraska.org. The rebroadcasts air on NET at 10 a.m. on Saturdays and on Create (NET 3) at 2 p.m. Sundays and 5 p.m. Mondays.