Rebecca G. Sideman

Full Ext State Spec/Prof Aoe
Program Coordinator - Sustainable Agriculture, Sustainable Horticulture Production
Phone: (603) 862-3203
Office: Cooperative Extension, Spaulding Hall, Durham, NH 03824
Becky Sideman - ANFS


  • Ph.D., Plant Sciences, Cornell University
  • B.A., Biological&Biomedical Sci.Rel., Dartmouth College

Research Interests

  • Agriculture
  • Horticulture
  • Plant Breeding
  • Plant Genetics
  • Plant Sciences
  • Sustainable Agriculture

Courses Taught

  • SAFS 405: Sustainabl Agric & Food Produc
  • SAFS 600: Field Experience

Selected Publications

Orde, K. M., Eaton, C., & Sideman, R. G. (2018). Yield and Soluble Solids Content of Winter-grown Spinach in Unheated High Tunnels in New England. HortScience, 53(5), 638-645. doi:10.21273/HORTSCI12956-18

Sideman, R. G. (2017). Rowcovers. In M. Orzolek (Ed.), A Guide to the Manufacture, Performance, and Potential of Plastics in Agriculture. Elsevier.

Bonina-Noseworthy, J., Loy, J. B., Curran-Celentano, J., Sideman, R., & Kopsell, D. A. (2016). Carotenoid Concentration and Composition in Winter Squash: Variability Associated with Different Cultigens, Harvest Maturities, and Storage Times. HORTSCIENCE, 51(5), 472-480. Retrieved from

Hodgdon, E. A., Warren, N. D., Smith, R. G., & Sideman, R. G. (2016). In-Season and Carry-Over Effects of Cover Crops on Productivity and Weed Suppression. Agronomy Journal, 108(4), 1624. doi:10.2134/agronj2015.0419

Yoong, F. -Y., O’Brien, L. K., Truco, M. J., Huo, H., Sideman, R., Hayes, R., . . . Bradford, K. J. (2016). Genetic Variation for Thermotolerance in Lettuce Seed Germination Is Associated with Temperature-Sensitive Regulation of ETHYLENE RESPONSE FACTOR1 ( ERF1 ) . Plant Physiology, 170(1), 472-488. doi:10.1104/pp.15.01251

Sideman, R. G. (2015). Performance of Sweetpotato Cultivars Grown Using Biodegradable Black Plastic Mulch in New Hampshire. HORTTECHNOLOGY, 25(3), 412-416. Retrieved from

Warren, N. D., Smith, R. G., & Sideman, R. G. (2015). Effects of Living Mulch and Fertilizer on the Performance of Broccoli in Plasticulture. HORTSCIENCE, 50(2), 218-224. Retrieved from

Simko, I., Hayes, R. J., Bull, C. T., Mou, B., Luo, Y., Trent, M. A., . . . Sideman, R. G. (2014). Characterization and Performance of 16 New Inbred Lines of Lettuce. HORTSCIENCE, 49(5), 679-687. Retrieved from

Simko, I., Rauscher, G., Sideman, R. G., McCreight, J. D., & Hayes, R. J. (2014). Evaluation and QTL mapping of resistance to powdery mildew in lettuce. Plant Pathology, 63(2), 344-353. doi:10.1111/ppa.12087

Simko, I., Hayes, R. J., Subbarao, K. V., & Sideman, R. G. (2010). SM09A and SM09B: Romaine Lettuce Breeding Lines Resistant to Dieback and with Improved Shelf Life. HORTSCIENCE, 45(4), 670-672. Retrieved from

Most Cited Publications