Caleb Wehrbein, left, agronomy and horticulture graduate student, and Cole Hammett, freshman plant biology major, measure weed density and soil moisture in strawberry plots in associate professor Sam Wortman's research fields on East Campus.

Strawberry Plot Research

Caleb Wehrbein, left, agronomy and horticulture graduate student, and Cole Hammett, freshman plant biology major, measure weed density and soil moisture in strawberry plots in associate professor Sam Wortman's research fields on East Campus.

Lana Koepke Johnson | Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

June 10, 2021

Andromede “Andy” Uwase, left, senior integrated science major, and Christopher Anuo, agronomy doctoral student, evaluate soil cores

Nebraska Soil Research

Andromede “Andy” Uwase, left, senior integrated science major, and Christopher Anuo, agronomy doctoral student, evaluate soil cores taken from sites across Nebraska used for long-term arable crop production or from native prairies to see the impact of land use on deep soil organic carbon dynamics.

Lana Koepke Johnson | Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

May 27, 2021

Becky Young, Meghan Sindelar and Martha Mamo prepare kits of classroom supplies for soil science activities

Nebraska Soil Summer Institute

Becky Young, Meghan Sindelar and Martha Mamo prepare kits of classroom supplies for soil science activities for the second annual Nebraska Soil Summer Institute they will teach virtually Jun 1–10. NE SSI is a professional development workshop for Nebraska high school science and agriculture teachers to both develop a better understanding of soil science and to practice using soil science to teach core ideas and cross-cutting concepts from the Nebraska Science Standards. The 13 participants each received a stipend and the kits as part of the program. 

Casey Lundberg | Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

May 24, 2021

Erika Derr, junior agronomy major, collects tissue samples in a wheat on-farm research plot in Nemaha County.

Collecting wheat tissue samples

Erika Derr, junior agronomy major, collects tissue samples in a wheat on-farm research plot in Nemaha County. In this field, sensor-based nitrogen management on wheat is being evaluated. The trial is part of a Nebraska On-Farm Research Network project evaluating ag technologies for improved nitrogen management and is sponsored by a USDA-NRCS CIG grant.

Laura Thompson | Department of Agronomy and Horticulture and Nebraska Extension

May 17, 2021

Planting popcorn and sweetcorn

Planting popcorn and sweetcorn

Cleo Babor, sophomore plant biology major, and Jonathan Niyorukundo, senior integrated science major, plant various popcorn and sweet corn lines being bred for novel color and nutritional profiles on East Campus.

David Holding | Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

May 10, 2021

Corn seed on ground

Planting Season Begins

Corn planting is underway at Havelock Farm.

Lana Koepke Johnson | Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

May 5, 2021

Jamie Dasenbrock repots a geranium during a club work session.

Horticulture Club Plant Sale

Jamie Dasenbrock, a junior horticulture major, repots a geranium during a club work session. Members of the Horticulture Club prepare plants in the greenhouses on East Campus. The plants will be sold at their annual spring plant sale which runs April 28-30.

Craig Chandler | University Communication

April 26, 2021

Saucer magnolia, Magnolia × soulangeana

SPRING!

Saucer magnolia, Magnolia × soulangeana, blooms next to Keim Hall on East Campus.

Lana Koepke Johnson | Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

April 14, 2021

Horticulture 133 lab

Air Layering in the Greenhouse

Students in the Horticulture 133 Plant Science Lab work on air layering two rubber trees in the science teaching greenhouse on East Campus. Air layering is the propagation of a plant while still on the parent plant. The course is taught by Stacy Adams, associate professor of practice in agronomy and horticulture.

Stacy Adams | Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

April 6, 2021

Nathan Donoghue, junior agronomy major and treasurer of the Agronomy Club

Agronomy Club Apparel Delivery

Nathan Donoghue, junior agronomy major and  Agronomy Club treasurer, delivers apparel the club sold to raise funds for outreach activities such as CASNR Community Night and Experience Agronomy Day. Funds are also used for student travel to professional meetings, workshops and contests. About Agronomy Club

Lana Koepke Johnson | Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

March 25, 2021

Members of Crops Judging Team and coach Adam Striegel

Crops Judging Team

Adam Striegel, center, spent his last week as the Crops Judging Team coach preparing team members for the April contest in Kansas. Team coach since 2016, Striegel will soon graduate with a master’s degree in agronomy and a Doctor of Plant Health degree. 2021 team members include agronomy majors Katie Jo Steffen, left, Jared Stander, Korbin Kudera and Sarina Janssen, right.

Lana Koepke Johnson | Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

March 15, 2021

AGRO 131 Plant Science Lab

Plant Science Lab

Freshmen Jack Morris (left) and Connor Jensen (center) harvest kidney beans and record wet and dry weights for the light–dark plant science experiment in the Agronomy 131 Plant Science lab taught by Anne Streich, associate professor of practice in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture.

Fran tenBensel Benne | Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

March 9, 2021

Yellow flower

Think Flowers

Flowers will soon replace the snow and brighten up the Backyard Farmer Garden once again.

Lana Koepke Johnson | Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

February 23, 2021

Horticulture 469 Ecological Landscape Design students

Ecological Landscape Design Class

Horticulture 469 Ecological Landscape Design students presented their Everett Elementary School landscape design projects to Scott Wieskamp, Lincoln Public Schools Director of Operations. The class is taught by Kim Todd, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture associate professor.

 Tai Pleasant | Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

February 6, 2021

Will Swanholm Preparing soil samples

Preparing Soil Samples

Will Swanholm, an undergraduate teaching assistant for Agronomy/Horticulture/Soil 153 Soil Resources, prepares demonstration samples to provide data for students to conduct calculations on samples from a soil core. The malt mixers disperse the soil samples as part of the hydrometer analysis to determine soil texture. Swanholm is a junior mechanized systems management major.

Becky Young | Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

February 6, 2021

East Campus Entrance

East Campus Entrance

A beautiful and cold day on East Campus.

Lana Koepke Johnson | Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

January 31, 2021

January Blizzard

January Blizzard

A record January storm covered Lincoln with more than 13 inches of snow and closed the campus for two days.

Lana Koepke Johnson | Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

January 26, 2021

roundhead lespedeza

Roundhead Lespedeza

Frost covers roundhead lespedeza (Lespedeza capitata), a native herbaceous perennial growing in the mini prairie on East Campus.

Lana Koepke Johnson | Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

January 18, 2021

Hoarfrost collects on leaves in the Backyard Farmer Garden

Frosted Leaves

Hoarfrost collects on leaves in the Backyard Farmer Garden during a cold and foggy morning.

Lana Koepke Johnson | Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

January 7, 2021

mourning dove rests during storm

Resting Mourning Dove

Snow falls as a mourning dove rests on patio furniture during a recent storm.

Lana Koepke Johnson | Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

December 29, 2020

Backyard Farmer Garden on East Campus

Snow covered garden

Snow covers the Backyard Farmer Garden on East Campus.

Lana Koepke Johnson | Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

December 14, 2020

East Campus prairie

Fall on the prairie

Plants in the East Campus mini prairie.

Lana Koepke Johnson | Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

December 10, 2020

Tai Pleasant climbs East Campus tree

Tree Climbing Success

Tai Pleasant, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture undergraduate recruiter, successfully climbs an East Campus tree during his lesson in proper tree climbing.

Lana Koepke Johnson | Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

October 30, 2020

Tai Pleasant, left, and Logan Anderson

Recruiting Team

Tai Pleasant, left, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture undergraduate recruiter, and Logan Anderson, sophomore agronomy major and student ambassador, celebrate the recruitment teams successful virtual aloe propagation activity with students in a Norfolk High School agronomy class.

Tatyana Gulchuk | Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

November 13, 2020

Martha Mamo climbs tree on East Campus

Tree climbing

Martha Mamo, Professor and Head of the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, hangs from an East Campus tree during her first lesson in proper tree climbing.

Lana Koepke Johnson | Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

November 5, 2020

Ann Powers ready to climb tree

Ready to climb trees

Ann Powers, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture Research Technician III and gardening and landscaping guru, prepares to teach proper tree climbing on East Campus tree.

Lana Koepke Johnson | Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

October 30, 2020

Snow on corn plant in East Campus teaching garden

Collision of seasons

The first snow melts on still green corn in the East Campus teaching garden.

Lana Koepke Johnson | Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

October 26, 2020

East Campus greenhouse

Winter is coming

Research doesn’t stop at Nebraska during the cold months. The greenhouses keep both plants and researchers warm.

Lana Koepke Johnson | Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

October 22, 2020

Joshua Reznicek and Alyssa Kuhn harvest corn on East Campus

Last of the harvest

Alyssa Kuhn, a graduate student in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, directs research technician and combine driver Joshua Reznicek where to begin harvesting a row of corn. Kuhn works with associate professor Daren Redfearn in researching integrated crop, forage and livestock systems to evaluate the crop response following grazed corn residue and cover crops. Each year they harvest and collect grain yields to see if the addition of cattle into the system has a positive or negative impact on crop production.

Lana Koepke Johnson | Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

October 12, 2020

Joshua Reznicek and Alyssa Kuhn harvest soybeans on East Campus

Harvest Begins

Joshua Reznicek, a research technician in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, combines soybeans in a field on East Campus. Alyssa Kuhn, a graduate student working with associate professor Darren Redfearn, uses this field in a research project involving integrated crop, forage and livestock systems where they are evaluating the crop response following grazed corn residue and cover crops. Each year they harvest and collect grain yields to see if the addition of cattle into the system has a positive or negative impact on crop production.

Lana Koepke Johnson | Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

October 2, 2020

Mitch Montgomery and Greg Dorn plant winter wheat at Havelock Farm

Fall Planting

Department of Agronomy and Horticulture research technologists Greg Dorn and Mitch Montgomery plant winter wheat at Havelock Farm. Dorn is driving the tractor while Montgomery feeds the seeds into the planter.

Lana Koepke Johnson | Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

Sept 29, 2020

Chuck Francis

Wear a mask

Chuck Francis, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture professor, said he wears a mask to protect himself, and more importantly to protect others, and to serve as a role model for how to confine this devastating disease.

Lana Koepke Johnson | Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

Sept 22, 2020

Andrea Basche teaching AGRO 405 Crop Management Strategies senior capstone course

Outdoor Classroom

Andrea Basche, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture assistant professor, teaches her Agronomy 405 Crop Management Strategies senior capstone course on a beautiful fall day in an outdoor classroom west of Plant Sciences Hall on East Campus.

Lana Koepke Johnson | Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

Sept 17, 2020

pink table grapes, Somerset Seedless

Somerset Seedless

Grape harvest is taking place at Nebraska vineyards. These sweet pink table grapes, Somerset Seedless, grew in the high tunnel on East Campus as part of the University of Nebraska Viticulture Program’s research efforts.

Lana Koepke Johnson | Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

Sept 10, 2020

Student in East Campus teaching garden

Outdoor student learning

An Agronomy 132 Agronomic Plant Science Laboratory student works on an assignment in the Teaching Garden east of Keim Hall. The garden supports student learning by providing exposure to common field and garden crops. This class is taught by Meghan Sindelar, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture assistant professor of practice.

Lana Koepke Johnson | Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

Sept 2, 2020

Christian Elowsky and HORT 200 class

Class in the garden

Christian Elowsky, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture assistant professor of practice, teaches Horticulture 200 Landscape and Environmental Appreciation class in the gardens east of Keim Hall.

Lana Koepke Johnson | Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

August 27, 2020

Judy Turk and Becky Young

Digging at Parker Pit

Soil judging coaches Judy Turk, School of Natural Resources assistant professor (left), and Becky Young, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture assistant professor of practice, record instructional videos at Parker Pit in southwest Lincoln for their Soil 279 Soil Evaluation class. Students study soils through direct experience in the field as part of their preparation to be on the University Soil Judging Team.

Lana Koepke Johnson | Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

August 21, 2020

Picking peppers

Picking peppers

Sam Wortman, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture associate professor (left), and Elizabeth Cunningham, sophomore horticulture major, harvest and sort bell peppers on East Campus as part of a vegetable variety trial funded by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture through the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.

Lana Koepke Johnson | Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

August 4, 2020

Graduate students picking sweet corn

Picking sweet corn

Department of Agronomy and Horticulture's graduate students Fernanda Krupek (from left), Yavuz Delen, Osler Ortez, Nicolas Cafaro, Christopher Anuo, Jasmine Mausbach, and Gonzalo Rizzo pick a truckload of delicious sweet corn for AHGSA’s annual giveaway held Aug. 4.

Lana Koepke Johnson | Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

August 4, 2020

Happy Melons in East Campus Garden

We love our plants

Sometimes we have to pamper our plants like these melons in the specialty crops garden on East Campus.

Lana Koepke Johnson | Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

July 27, 2020

Happy Sunflower

Delen outstanding in his field

Department of Agronomy and Horticulture's doctoral student Yavuz Delen works on sunflower breeding and genetics with a focus on understanding the genetic diversity and the genomic basis of some complex traits in sunflowers using genome-wide association studies. Delen is advised by professor Ismail Dweikat.

Lana Koepke Johnson | Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

July 16, 2020

Happy Sunflower

Smiling Sunflower

Department of Agronomy and Horticulture's doctoral student Yavuz Delen creates a happy sunflower!

Lana Koepke Johnson | Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

July 16, 2020

Winter wheat harvest at Havelock Farm

Harvesting Wheat

P. Stephen Baenziger, professor and Wheat Growers Presidential Chair, harvests wheat with his crew at Havelock Farm.

Lana Koepke Johnson | Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

July 7, 2020

Winter wheat harvest at Havelock Farm

Wheat Harvest Crew

P. Stephen Baenziger, professor and Wheat Growers Presidential Chair, center, stands with his socially distanced wheat harvest crew at Havelock Farm.

Lana Koepke Johnson | Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

July 7, 2020

Winter wheat at Havelock Farm

Ready for Harvest

Winter wheat at Havelock Farm is ready to harvest.

Lana Koepke Johnson | Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

July 2, 2020

Echinacea purpurea, or coneflower, blooms in the Backyard Farmer garden on East Campus.

Coneflower

Echinacea purpurea or coneflower blooms in the Backyard Farmer garden on East Campus.

Lana Koepke Johnson | Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

June 25, 2020

Meghan Sindelar and Tom Galusha plant crops in the UNL teaching garden

Planting the Teaching Garden

Department of Agronomy and Horticulture's Meghan Sindelar, assistant professor of practice (forefront), and Tom Galusha, agronomy research technologist I, plant a variety of crops in the teaching garden so it is ready for students in the fall.

Lana Koepke Johnson | Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

June 25, 2020

Elizabeth Cunningham, sophomore horticulture major, plants sudangrass cover crop

Planting Sudangrass

Elizabeth Cunningham, sophomore horticulture major, plants sudangrass cover crop with a walk-behind tractor and 3-row precision planter on East Campus.

Lana Koepke Johnson | Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

June 15, 2020

Guttation drops hang from corn leaves

Guttation Drops

Guttation drops hang from corn leaves in Osler Ortez’s research plot at Havelock Farm. These drops are normally located on the tips or edges of leaves and are the result of the plant secreting excess moisture/water from its pores. Gutattion generally happens overnight, when transpiration is suppressed (closed stomata) and soil moisture is high. Ortez is a doctoral student in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture and is advised by Roger Elmore, emeritus professor of agronomy, and Justin McMechan, assistant professor of entomology.

Lana Koepke Johnson | Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

June 12, 2020

Describing soils at East Campus teaching pit

Describing Soils in the Pit

Becky Young, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture assistant professor of practice, demonstrates techniques for describing soils, in the East Campus teaching pit, for an instructional video for the Nebraska Soil Summer Institute for high school science teachers.

Aaron Young | Geologist with Conservation and Survey Division, School of Natural Resources

June 9, 2020

Alyssa Kuhn, left, agronomy and horticulture master’s student, and animal science master's students Morgan Grabau and Kallie Calus

Packing Winter Triticale

Alyssa Kuhn, agronomy and horticulture graduate student (from left), and animal science graduate students Morgan Grabau and Kallie Calus, use their stocking feet to pack flowering winter triticale into five-gallon buckets to mimic the process of preserving it as silage.

Lana Koepke Johnson | Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

June 2, 2020

Fang Wang, agronomy and horticulture doctoral student

Scoring Wheat Flowering

Fang Wang, agronomy and horticulture doctoral student specializing in plant breeding and genetics, records wheat flowering at Havelock Farm.

Lana Koepke Johnson | Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

May 29, 2020

Stacy Adams Hort Club

Distributing Joy

Horticulture Club co-adviser Stacy Adams loads a flat of plants into a vehicle at the first-ever Mental Health Plant Distribution event held May 21.

Craig Chandler | University Communication

May 21, 2020

planting corn at Havelock Farm

Planting Corn at Havelock

James Schnable’s crew were finally able to plant corn at Havelock Farm following rain. Brandi Sigmon, assistant professor of practice in plant pathology (left), and Christine Smith, research manager, load seeds into the planter. Driving the tractor is Josh Reznicek, agronomy and horticulture ag research technician.

Lana Koepke Johnson | Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

May 6, 2020

Chad Lammers

Hands-on Learning

Husker senior Chad Lammers balances work on the family farm in Hartington, Nebraska, with completing his Bachelor of Science in plant biology and minor in agronomy from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

Photo courtesy of Claire Schilmoeller

May 3, 2020

Winter Wheat at Havelock

Winter Wheat at Havelock

Winter wheat reaches for the sun at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Havelock Farm.

Lana Koepke Johnson | Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

April 27, 2020

Pulsatilla patens, pasque flower in front of Keim Hall, East Campus

Apple Blossom

Malus domestica or Minnewashta Zestars apple blooms by Plant Sciences Hall on East Campus.

Lana Koepke Johnson | Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

April 27, 2020

Pulsatilla patens, pasque flower in front of Keim Hall, East Campus

Pasque In Bloom

Pulsatilla patens or pasque flowers bloom in front of Keim Hall on East Campus.

Lana Koepke Johnson | Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

April 22, 2020

Martha Mamo, Professor and head of the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

Our Fearless Leader

Martha Mamo, Professor and Head of the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, stands in front of Plant Sciences Hall on East Campus.

Lana Koepke Johnson | Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

April 22, 2020

Cornus florida or ‘Cherokee Chief’, a flowering dogwood is blooming by Keim Hall, East Campus.

Dogwood Days of Spring

Cornus florida or ‘Cherokee Chief’, a dogwood, flowers near Keim Hall on East Campus.

Lana Koepke Johnson | Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

April 22, 2020