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 Darren 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