Sustainable Agriculture Course in Costa Rica Expands Students’ World View
While most UNH students were enjoying their winter break earlier this year, a small group of undergraduates spent three weeks immersed in learning about tropical agriculture, ecology, and culture in Costa Rica. The course “Agriculture and Development in the Neotropics” taught by Andrew Ogden, lecturer in horticulture, was offered for the first time during J-Term and students who took the course say it was a life-changing experience. Learn more >>>
Breeding Better Strawberries
Geneticist Dr. Tom Davis, bioinformaticist Hailong Zhang, and graduate students Lise Mahoney, David Wood, and Yilong Yang from the University of New Hampshire are among those who have been awarded a $10 million, five-year federal grant to develop and apply modern DNA-based tools to deliver new cultivated varieties of rosaceous crops such as apples, peaches, strawberries, and cherries with superior product quality and disease resistance. Learn more >>>
Faces of DBS
Monica Quimby’s research into strawberry genetics took her from the greenhouse to the lab, where she obtained results of much significance in the ongoing effort to determine the plant’s ancestry.