Horticulture Specialty Crops

CEA Research - strawberries

Controlled Environment Agriculture

Our research in controlled environment agriculture includes:

  • Winter production of medicinal and culinary herbs such as basil and chamomile.
  • Winter production of strawberries.
  • High tunnel and greenhouse.
  • Low tunnel and greenhouse.
  • Benching.
  • Colored mulch and plastic.
Flower and Vegetable Resources

Flower and Vegetable Resources

Flower and vegetable research resources include:
  • High Tunnel and flower production
  • Good agricultural practices for vegetable and flower growers
  • Organic gardening practices
Backyard Farmer
Ben Samuelson picking peppers on East Campus

Environmental Horticulture

The environmental horticulture research team is working to develop novel management tactics for local, urban, and organic specialty crop farmers that increase yield and reduce labor without jeopardizing environmental quality.

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Plant & Pest Diagnostic Clinic

Nebraska Extension – Farmer's Markets

Nebraska Extension – Home Gardening

Nebraska Hops on East Campus

Nebraska Hops

Our research on Nebraska Hops includes:
  • Cultivar evaluation
  • Wild hops genetic diversity investigation
  • Regional hops breeding program
St Croix grapes


TheUniversity of Nebraska Viticulture Program strives to advance the knowledge, theory and application of grape and wine production for all growers, producers and consumers of grapes and wine for all of Nebraska and those beyond its borders.