Posts Tagged ‘ Agronomy and Horticulture ’

Annual Spring Affair plant sale is April 26

Apr 24th, 2014 | By | Category: 2014, April 24, Arts & Entertainment, Issue

Spring Affair, the Midwest’s largest gardening event, is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 26 at the Lancaster Event Center, 4100 N. 84th St. More than 500 different varieties of plants will be offered at the day-long plant sale, with educational talks, “talk-abouts” and garden vendors all under the same roof. The 2014 theme, “Plants […]

Sutton develops methods to introduce native grasses, flowers to green roofs

Jul 26th, 2013 | By | Category: 2013, Campus News, Issue, July 25

Where others see black tar and white reflective rooftops, Richard Sutton sees a green opportunity. A professor with a dual appointment in agronomy and horticulture, and landscape architecture, Sutton is developing less expensive and more reliable procedures to grow native prairie grasses and wildflowers in place of traditional sedums in green roof applications. Sutton started […]

Agronomy and Horticulture celebrates 100 years

Oct 11th, 2010 | By | Category: Campus News, Sept. 23

The Department of Agronomy and Horticulture celebrated its centennial Sept. 18 with the rededication of Keim Hall, tours, displays, a barbecue lunch and panel discussions on future issues. “The Department of Agronomy and Horticulture is celebrating a century of innovation and education in support of Nebraska’s agriculture enterprise,” said Mark Lagrimini, agronomy and horticulture department […]

Obituary – Daniel T. Walters

Oct 11th, 2010 | By | Category: Obituaries

Daniel T. Walters, 59, professor of agronomy, died Aug. 17. Walters was born March 24, 1951 in Chicago, Ill. He attended St. Juliana grade school, Loyola Academy, and the University of Illinois in Champaign. After serving with his wife, Janet Lynn Walters, as Peace Corps volunteers, teaching in El Zamorano, Honduras, he continued his exploration […]

Garden exploration

Sep 17th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus News, Issue, September 17, 2009

Levine creates online presence for arboretum Emily Levine has rolled her love for plants and history into a new Web site dedicated to campus gardens. The UNL Gardens site,, offers information primarily on the Maxwell Arboretum. Anchored by photos of campus plantings, the site outlines prime bloom times, plant and tree types and locations […]

Universitywide Honors

Apr 9th, 2009 | By | Category: April 9, 2009, Campus News, Issue

Lee finds career in classroom It didn’t take long for Don Lee to realize while growing up in Sioux Falls, S.D., that he wanted to be a teacher. “I probably knew pretty early I wanted to be a scientist,” he said. “I discovered as I went through school that when I learned something new I […]

CSI: Nebraska

Feb 5th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus News, February 5, 2009, Issue

Recruitment videos wrap agronomy and horticulture concepts with elements of crime scene investigation It’s a tricky case to solve. Someone uses a bat to murder a Nebraska baseball player and a team of scientists is called in to solve the crime. Pollen found on the body eventually leads the team to the killer. If you […]