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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Agronomy and Horticulture offers three online mini-courses in Plant Breeding & Genetics

Students and learners interested in plant breeding and genetics may find three spring mini-courses appealing.

The Department of Agronomy and Horticulture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is offering the online mini-courses between Feb. 26-April 6, 2018.  They may be taken for academic credit through UNL, for professional credit through the department's Plant Breeding & Genetics Professional Certificate, and for CEUs (certified educational units) for Certified Crop Advisors.

The 1-unit courses are:

  1. Heterosis in Plant Breeding (AGRO 816A), taught by Dr. Joe Keaschall. This module covers classical concepts of heterosis or hybrid vigor. Learners should have a good understanding of plant breeding and genetics;
  2. Genotype by Environment Interaction (AGRO 816E), taught by Dr. Oscar Rodriguez. This module focuses on types and causes of phenotypic instability due to impacts of environmental factors. Students should have a good grasp of plant breeding and genetics as well as statistics; and
  3. Environmental Impacts of Crop Genetics: Weed Evolution (AGRO 896), taught Dr. Melinda Yerka. This module explores the results of herbicide use since the 1950s.  Pre-requisite is Crop & Weed Genetics.

Visit the course webpages or contact Kathy Schindler,, 402-472-1730, for more information about these online courses.

Joe Keaschall
Dr. Joe Keaschall
Oscar Rodriguez
Dr. Oscar Rodriguez
Melinda Yerka
Dr. Melinda Yerka

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