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, 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, left, agronomy and horticulture graduate student, 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, Department of 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