Agronomy and Horticulture Online Master's Degree and Academic Certificate Program


Welcome to the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture online program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln! This homepage describes the online Master's Degree in Agronomy or Horticulture as well as online graduate certificates. These distance education programs will help you move your agricultural career forward without ever having to leave your home or community.

"If you want to go far, go together," Professor Steve Baenziger quoting an African proverb in this video above.  View his comments on why you should come to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and join the collegial atmosphere in the Agronomy and Horticulture online program.

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It's easy to apply to the Agronomy and Horticulture Masters' Degrees or Academic Certificates at the UNL Graduate Studies' website!

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New Course Features  Environmental
Impacts of Crop Genetics: Weed Evolution

Giant Ragweed is a common weed found in many Midwestern fields.
Plant breeders must maximize crop yield while keeping weeds, like this giant ragweed, in check.

Have you ever wondered how plant scientists help farmers maintain the delicate balance between maximizing crop yield while keeping weeds in check? As farmers contend with more herbicide-resistant weeds, plant breeders must worry about developing additional herbicide-resistance traits in crops if weeds will quickly become resistant, too. Breeding herbicide-resistant crops is especially challenging when weed relatives can become resistant through gene flow.

A new spring 2017 course taught by Dr. Melinda Yerka at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) will cover this subject between Jan. 9-Feb. 17.  “Environmental Impacts of Crop Genetics: Weed Evolution” will examine how selective pressures are applied to plant populations both in breeding programs and to weed populations growing in fields, to understand outcomes in plant response and competitive ability.

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Dr. Don Lee
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Learning biotechnology was made a little bit easier with the creation of online resources developed by Dr. Don Lee and Grace Troupe. Journey of a Gene was recently featured in The Furrow, one of John Deere's publications. Details are at

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