Join Us for Horticultural Research Field Day!
About the Event
What is the NH Agricultural Experiment Station's Horticultural Research Field Day?
The NHAES Horticultural Research Field Day will highlight the more than a dozen research projects taking place at the Woodman Horticultural Research Farm, as well as introduce visitors to the researchers and the staff that help support these projects. This event is free and open to the public! Plenty of parking!
What will you learn at Horticultural Research Field Day?
You'll hear directly from the researchers engaged in horticultural and agricultural research that directly impacts New Hampshire and the Northeast. You'll learn about the industries that these projects tie into and support, the potential economic benefits to the state and region that the research will provide, and the science behind each research initiative and why it's important. You'll learn more about goals and mission of the NHAES and about recent and ongoing research that the Station supports spanning a multitude of disciplines, from aquaculture and forestry to water quality and soil health. And you'll meet COLSA students, staff and faculty who are focused on improving and advancing agriculture and environmental health in the Granite State.
What is the Woodman Horticultural Research Farm?
The 155-acre Woodman Horticultural Research Farm in Durham serves as a key research, teaching and outreach site at UNH for the production of horticultural and ornamental crops. Research at this farm focuses on everything from integrated pest management practices to season extension to variety trials of Northeastern crops, as well as plant breeding and high-tunnel growing. At the farm are multiple vineyards and crop fields, high-tunnels, greenhouses, and a conference/meeting building.
- Hydrangeas: Ella Lukocz, undergraduate student researcher
- Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for blueberries: Anna Wallingford, research assistant professor; Catherine Doheny Coverdale, graduate student researcher
- Kiwiberries: Iago Hale, associate professor
- Quinoa: Tom Davis, professor emeritus; Clay Ludwig, graduate student researcher
- Strawberry row covers / radicchio: Lilly Hartman, research assistant
- Strawberry breeding: Lise Mahoney, research assistant professor emeritus
- Sweet potatoes: Becky Sideman, professor
- Table grapes: Radhika Rani, graduate student researcher
- Tartary buckwheat: Noah Abasciano, graduate student researcher