Greenhouse Innovation Center (NIC)

The Greenhouse Innovation Center is located on Nebraska Innovation Campus which includes 12,800 square feet of greenhouse space.

The facility features state-of-the-art computer environmental controls, Light Emitting Diode (LED) lights, a LemnaTec High-Throughput Plant Phenotyping system, and 22 foot eve heights to allow for optimal air circulation. The greenhouses are heated and cooled with sustainable energy.

There are 2 main greenhouse structures and 2 more can be added easily when the need arises. The West House has 2 bays and is dedicated to the Plant Phenotyping System. The East House has 4 bays and is used as grow space for phenotyping. The East House bays are also available for lease through public and private partnership with the University. Each bay has air conditioning, additive humidity, and spectrum adjustable LED lights. Both full service and minimal service options are available. Extra services can be added.

A spacious work area for planting, transplanting, harvesting, etc. is available for use by paid users. Access to the greenhouse area is by card access. A Greenhouse Orientation and Worker Protection Safety Training (WPS) is required before access is granted.

 A phenotyping space request form is required before a project can begin.

For any questions or if you are a new user, please contact Troy Pabst (), Greenhouse Manager.

Nebraska Innovation Campus Greenhouse


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Troy Pabst

Troy Pabst

Greenhouse Innovation Center (NIC) Manager

Troy manages the new greenhouse complex located on Nebraska Innovation Campus. Troy has worked for the University for 18 years and has a Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture from the University of Nebraska. Troy is a First Sergeant in Nebraska Army National Guard and enjoys traveling, working on his acreage, and Farmall tractors.