CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT AGRICULTURE

GREENHOUSES, STRAWBERRIES, MEDICINAL AND CULINARY HERBS, AND MORE

CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT AGRICULTURE

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.

overwintered strawberries

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.

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Basil

Winter Production of Medicinal and Culinary Herbs

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Low Tunnel and Greenhouse

Cold Frames, High Tunnels, Low Tunnels and Greenhouses: Choose a Growing Structure Best for You

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Benching

Constructing a Block and Fence Growing Bench:

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Irrigation/Fertigation

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
Strawberries

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.
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