UNL Plant Growth Facilities

Mission Statement:
The Plant Growth Facilities Service Center will provide high quality greenhouse and growth chamber spaces and the professional support that meets the needs of UNL’s Research, Teaching, and Extension programs.
Faculty Greenhouse Committee:
Alan Christensen - Committee Chair - School of Biological Sciences
Stephen Wegulo - Plant Pathology
Edgar Cahoon - Biochemistry / PSI
Keenan Amundsen - Agronomy and Horticulture
Aaron Lorenz - Agronomy and Horticulture
Anne Streich - Agronomy and Horticulture
Lance Meinke - Entomology
Scott Sattler - USDA-ARS
Matthew Anderson (Ad-hoc member) – EHS
David Jackson (Ad-hoc member) - ARD
Amy Hilske (Ad-hoc member) - UNL Greenhouse Director

Primary Contacts:

Greenhouse Director

Amy Hilske
Phone: 402-472-0101
Email: ahilske2@unl.edu

Amy is responsible for the operation of all greenhouse and growth chamber facilities across City, East & Nebraska Innovation Campuses in coordination with the UNL Faculty Greenhouse Committee. Amy had served as the Beadle Greenhouse Manager at UNL for 9 years. Amy has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in Horticulture, and a Master’s degree in Horticulture from UNL. Amy has worked in greenhouse environments since 1994, has participated in Undergraduate and Graduate instruction, and co-owns a winery in Ashland. Amy enjoys gardening, wine, and cooking.

Greenhouse Managers

Donn Ladd
Phone: 402-472-2624
Email: dladd1@unl.edu

Donn has been the Greenhouse Manager and the Computer Support Person for the Plant Pathology Department at UNL for 31 years. Donn has a Bachelor’s of Science and a Master’s degree in Horticulture from Kansas State University. Donn’s hobbies are plant breeding and computer building.

Ruth Miller
Phone: 402-472-7037
Email: rmoore3@unl.edu

Ruth has been the Greenhouse Manager for the Department of Agronomy & Horticulture for 20 years. Ruth has a Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture from UNL. Her role has evolved over the years including assuming the responsibilities for the Horticulture and Teaching Greenhouses and garden areas when the departments united. Ruth enjoys spending time with her husband, their Beagles, backyard wildlife and gardening.

Service Requests

    *All policies were prepared and approved by the UNL Faculty Greenhouse Committee

    Committee Minutes