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The crops garden on the East Campus of UNL is our outdoor classroom for courses that include Plant Science, Plant Science lab, and Exploring Plant Biology. The goal is to provide diversity and comparisons for hands on learning. Diversity in our garden is apparent in both what we plant and how we manage the garden. While we focus on Nebraska crops, we include crop species that are grown in other parts of the world. We plant our crops at different times during the summer to provide growth stage comparisons. Finally, we can diversify our weed and insect control to demonstrate how the plants respond to pests and competition.
--Donald J. Lee, Professor, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture
Undergraduate Teaching Assistants help freshmen understand crop plant
growth in introductory Agronomy and Horticulture courses