Nov 12, 2018Pest and nutrient management in caterpillar tunnels
New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station researcher Becky Sideman is studying tomato growth in caterpillar tunnels at the UNH Woodman Horticultural Research Farm. Learn more about her research virtually “As If You Were There.”
In partnership with the experiment station at UNH, the USDA Northeast Climate Hub recently unveiled its virtual demonstration tour for UNH’s Woodman Horticultural Research Farm, an experiment station facility. This is one of 11 videos that helps viewers understand what climate resilience planning looks like right now.
In this tour, learn about Sideman’s work studying potassium fertilizers. Potassium affects fruit flavor and ripening and can help maximize the quality and yield of tomatoes growing in high tunnel systems. Sideman is also looking at biological pest control.
This material is based upon work supported by the NH Agricultural Experiment Station, through joint funding of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under award numbers 1006928 and 1017760 and the state of New Hampshire.
Founded in 1887, the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the UNH College of Life Sciences and Agriculture is UNH’s original research center and an elemental component of New Hampshire’s land-grant university heritage and mission. We steward federal and state funding, including support from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, to provide unbiased and objective research concerning diverse aspects of sustainable agriculture and foods, aquaculture, forest management, and related wildlife, natural resources and rural community topics. We maintain the Woodman and Kingman agronomy and horticultural research farms, the Macfarlane Research Greenhouses, the Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center, and the Organic Dairy Research Farm. Additional properties also provide forage, forests and woodlands in direct support to research, teaching, and outreach.
– Lori Wright, NH Agricultural Experiment Station, and USDA Climate Hubs
Photo at top: New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station researcher Becky Sideman