Agronomy and Horticulture
At the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, we put in the hard work — the grit behind the glory. In the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, we empower students to connect with people, cultivate ideas, discover new opportunities and acquire the skills necessary to feed and enrich the lives of a growing global population. We offer undergraduate programs in agronomy, horticulture, plant biology, and turfgrass & landscape management and a master’s and a doctorate in agronomy and horticulture with specializations.
Soil Judging Team again sweeps regional competitionIn a demonstration of their grit, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Soil Judging Team for the second time in three years swept the Region 5 competition Oct. 3 in Grand Island, Nebraska, beating out six other teams to earn first place finishes across the board. Full story at UNL Announce · READ MORE AGRONOMY AND HORTICULTURE STORIES
Paul Read, professor of agronomy and horticulture and viticulturist, was installed as chair of the American Society for Enology and Viticulture–Eastern Section at the society’s 44th Annual Conference held at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York. He was presented with the traveling ASEV-ES chair’s gavel, which is uniquely fashioned from a piece of grapevine trunk and root, and adorned with mementos from past chairs. Full Story · READ MORE AGRONOMY AND HORTICULTURE STORIES
Analysis IDs ag practices to fight flood, droughtA synthesis of 89 studies across six continents has helped clarify which agricultural practices hold water when it comes to helping soils soak up precipitation — a factor critical to mitigating floods, outlasting drought and stabilizing crop yields. The roots of the solution? Put down and preserve some, said the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Andrea Basche. Read full story at Nebraska Today · READ MORE AGRONOMY AND HORTICULTURE STORIES
Early detection of changing ecosystems is aim of Nebraska-led researchUniversity of Nebraska–Lincoln ecologist Dirac Twidwell said it’s time to transplant this model of proactivity to a field that’s very different from medicine, but equally consequential: agricultural resilience, or the ability of ecosystems to withstand rapid and sudden transitions to an undesired state. Read full story at Nebraska Today · READ MORE AGRONOMY AND HORTICULTURE STORIES