Dale T. Lindgren

West Central Research and Extension Center

Dale T. Lindgren

Emeritus Professor of Horticulture

B. S., Horticulture and Agronomy, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, 1969

M. S., Plant Breeding and Genetics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, 1975

Ph.D., Plant Breeding and Genetics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, 1976

Area of Focus

Ornamental Horticulture, Landscape Ecology, and Design

Research Interests

  • Acquire, breed, select, test and subsequently propagate/distribute wildflowers/native plant species as a part of the emphasis on sustainable landscape and ornamental horticulture systems.
  • Cooperative projects on dry edible beans and miscellaneous crops

Major Project Activities

The major project activity is the "Selection, Development and Propagation of Native Herbaceous Landscape Plants". The objective is to release high qualitiy cultivars/lines of ornamental plants for landscape use with emphasis on native plants.

Extension Interests

Plan, prepare and deliver meaningful and pertinent information to clientele audiences including, but not limited to, the Extension Educators, commercial firms and growers involved with horticulture crops and home gardeners. Master Gardener training is a large component of this assignment.


  • Mutlu, N., P. Miklas, J. Steadman, A. Vidaver, D. Lindgren, J. Reiser and D.P. Coyne. 2005. Registration of Common Bacterial Blight Resistant Pinto Bean Germplasm Line ABCP-8. Crop Science 45:806 (JSN 14628).
  • Lindgren, D.T. and D.M. Schaaf. 2004. Influence of Seed Stratification and Seed Age on Emergence of Penstemon. HortScience 39(6):1385-1386 (JSN 12179).
  • Lindgren, D.T. and D.M. Schaaf. 2004. Lithospermum incisum 'Pawnee' Germplasm. HortScience 39(5):1153-1154 (JSN 14038).
  • Gonzales, J.W., D.P. Coyne, D.T. Lindgren, D. Schaaf and K.M. Eskridge. 2004. Heritability of the Resistance to Potato Leafhopper in Dry Beans. HortScience 39(7):1578-1580 (JSN 13736).
  • Lindgren, D.T. and K. Todd. 2004. Wildflowers for the Home Landscape: Perennials for Sunny Sites. NebGuide G92-1074 (Revised January, 2004).
  • Lindgren, D. T. and D. M. Schaaf. 2003. Dalea purpurea 'Stephanie' HortScience 38(2):311-312.
  • Lindgren, Dale and Ellen Wilde. 2003. Growing Penstemon: Species, Cultivars and Hybrids (Book). InfinityPublishing.com
  • Lindgren, D. T., D. M. Schaaf and J. Locklear. 2003. Dalea villosa 'Sandhills Satin' HortScience 38(2): 313-314.
  • Miklas, P. N., D. P. Coyne, K. F. Grafton, N. Mutlu, J. Reiser, D.T. Lindgren and S.P. Singh. 2003. A major QTL for common bacterial blight resistance derived from the common bean, great northern, landrace cultivar Montana No. 5. Euphytica 131:137-146.
  • Todd, K. W. and D. T. Lindgren. Perennials in Water-wise Landscapes. NebGuide G94-1214 (Cooperative Extension).