Monday, November 2, 2015
ECONOMIC, ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY: Doctor of Plant Health program meets global need
by JESSIE HORN and GARY HEIN
The Doctor of Plant Health program at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is a professional program that educates and trains plant practitioners to work with the spectrum of plant health issues. “Students must have a desire to lead in taking agriculture and landscape systems into the future,” said Gary Hein, director of the Doctor of Plant Health program.
The program is the plant equivalent of a veterinary, dental or medical professional degree. Students who graduate from the four-year program will play a critical role in addressing the need to sustainably feed 9 billion people on Earth by 2050, Hein said.