Questions on plant nutrition and plant anatomy, or medicinal plants? Contact Ellen Paparozzi, Nebraska's professor of agronomy and horticulture.
Paparozzi's lab offers training to graduate students and upper division undergraduate students in research methods that involve the growing of horticultural and agronomic plants, and the execution of complex plant nutrition experiments.
New for 2020
Year-round Strawberry Production – Nebraska Propagation Techniques
Alan Weiss, Papio Valley Nursery, and Nebraska's Ellen Paparozzi have started research aimed at year-round production of strawberries in Nebraska. The first step, started May 2020, is to work on plant propagation and production of dormant strawberry crowns for winter-growing. If successful, commercial growers will have locally sourced plants and dormant crowns for field or pot culture. Commercial growers will also be able to try new and different cultivars that have already been successfully grown in Nebraska.
Low Tunnel and Greenhouse
Cold Frames, High Tunnels, Low Tunnels and Greenhouses: Choose a Growing Structure Best for You
Constructing a Block and Fence Growing Bench:
The Capillary Mat Construction for High Tunnel or Greenhouse Benches video demonstrates how to install a capillary mat system by first laying black poly, then the white mat and drip tape followed by panda plastic (white/black) on the top.Capillary Mat–Greenhouse Grower article
Constructing a Block and Fence Growing Bench: Professor Ellen Paparozzi talks about growing strawberries in the greenhouse during winter in this video.
Winter Growing of Strawberries
Stacy A. Adams, Ellen T. Paparozzi, Ryan Pekarek, David P. Lambe, George Meyer, M. Elizabeth Conley & Paul E. Read (2021) University Research on Winter Growing of Container-Grown Strawberries Translates to Grower’s Farm Trial, International Journal of Fruit Science, 21:1, 1104-1113, DOI: 10.1080/15538362.2021.1994510
- Poster 2014
- Poster 2012
- Poster 2010
- Strawberry Yield Tables 2000-2012
- Grower Production Schedule (added 10/20/14)
- The Challenges of Growing Strawberries in the Greenhouse PDF (added 1/27/14)
- Strawberries in Winter–ARD Research Newsletter PDF
- Scarlet: “Scientists work to develop new way to grow strawberries in greenhouses” PDF
- Strawberry cultivars vary in productivity, sugars and phytonutrient content when grown in a greenhouse during the winter PDF
- Stolon Development and Cultural Production Practices of Winter Grown Strawberries PDF
CEA Grant 2013-2014
The Nebraska Strawberry Team continues research with a grant: "Winter Production of Nebraska Strawberries: An Idea Whose Time Has Come" This project was funded by a grant from the Walmart Foundation and administered by the University of Arkansas System Division Of Agriculture Center for Agricultural and Rural Sustainability.
National Strawberry Sustainability Initiative