Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

Stacy Adams standing behind crops in greenhouse
Stacy Adams, UNL professor of practice in agronomy and horticulture, kicked off the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture's spring seminar series with his presentation on alternative production practices and hydroponic approaches and value within the food supply chain.

Agronomy and Horticulture Seminar Series Begins for Spring 2024

January 30, 2024
The spring seminar series features a new timeslot and panel of experts, set to share insights on topics such as rapid soil sensing, precision ag advancements, nitrate leaching, vegetable production, yield gap analysis and soil organic carbon.

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Collage of soil and plant photos
All UNL Soil Health events include information from projects across the state, either on research or producers’ fields, empowering Nebraska producers with cutting-edge soil health practices.

2024 Nebraska Soil Health Conferences: Beyond the Topsoil

December 14, 2023
The 2024 Soil Health Conferences will take place in West Point and Hastings, offering the latest advancements and research in soil health and cover crop practices.

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Patricio Grassini in front of corn field
Patricio Grassini, professor of agronomy and horticulture at Nebraska, is co-leading a two-year project to compile and analyze a comprehensive inventory of global data on potassium for major crop systems around the world. (Photo by Alyssa Amen, NUtech Ventures)

Project to Assemble Global Ag Data on Potassium Deficiencies

December 13, 2023
Potassium-related crop challenges remain poorly understood in many crop-growing regions. A new joint research initiative aims to fill in these knowledge gaps and help producers better address potassium deficiencies.

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Upward shot through clear table of David Holding sorting popcorn
Nebraska's David Holding sorts popcorn on a light table in his Beadle Center lab. (Photo by Craig Chandler, University Communication and Marketing)

50/50 Shot Breeds a Decade of Popcorn Success

November 15, 2023
A UNL research team has naturally bred new varieties of popcorn that outperform today’s most popular kernels in their intrinsic nutritional value and taste.

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Farmer looking at unplanted field

Fridays with a Scientist: Dr. Caro Cordova of UNL Agronomy — Soil Health

November 9, 2023
In this episode, Dr. Caro Cordova discusses the roots of her passion for soil, why soil health is critical for agriculture and steps producers in Nebraska and elsewhere can take to improve soil health.

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AgroHort seminar series banner for Sept. 15

Agronomy and Horticulture Seminar Series Kicks Off for Fall 2023

September 14, 2023
The fall seminar series features a new lineup of experts presenting research and insights from fertigation techniques and pest management to the latest advances in plant genetics.

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Millet field
The 2023 International Millets Conference theme is “Promoting Millets through Interdisciplinary Research: New Varieties and New Markets for a Better Tomorrow.”

International Millets Conference on Aug. 1-3 in Gering

July 26, 2023
This year's conference will feature presentations from High Plains millets producers, representatives from state government and the U.S. millets industries, millets breeders and agronomists, grain handlers and processors, and more.

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Schnable on RFD-TV segment

Schnable Highlights Advances of International Corn Genetics Research

July 14, 2023
James Schnable, UNL agronomy professor, discusses the long-term agricultural impacts of a recent international research collaboration that successfully identified the complete set of genetic components for corn.

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