Rebecca Sideman

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

Becky joined UNH in 2004. She has a split appointment as Cooperative Extension sustainable horticulture specialist (80 percent extension/applied research)and Professor of Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems in the Department of Biological Sciences (20 percent). Before coming to UNH, she worked as a plant geneticist and lettuce breeder with the USDA Agricultural Research Service in Salinas, California. She grew up with plants and agriculture on a highly diversified farm in Vermont.


  • 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

  • ANFS 999: Doctoral Research
  • SAFS 405: Sustainabl Agric & Food Produc
  • SAFS 600: Field Experience
  • SAFS 795W: Investigations

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.

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), 1624-1635. doi:10.2134/agronj2015.0419

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. doi:10.21273/hortsci.51.5.472

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

Vallad, G. E., Qin, Q. -M., Grube, R., Hayes, R. J., & Subbarao, K. V. (2006). Characterization of Race-Specific Interactions Among Isolates of Verticillium dahliae Pathogenic on Lettuce. Phytopathology®, 96(12), 1380-1387. doi:10.1094/phyto-96-1380

Chaim, A. B., Paran, I., Grube, R. C., Jahn, M., van Wijk, R., & Peleman, J. (2001). QTL mapping of fruit-related traits in pepper (Capsicum annuum). Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 102(6-7), 1016-1028. doi:10.1007/s001220000461

Grube, R. C., Blauth, J. R., Arnedo Andrés, M. S., Caranta, C., & Jahn, M. K. (2000). Identification and comparative mapping of a dominant potyvirus resistance gene cluster in Capsicum. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 101(5-6), 852-859. doi:10.1007/s001220051552

Grube, R. C., Zhang, Y., Murphy, J. F., Loaiza-Figueroa, F., Lackney, V. K., Provvidenti, R., & Jahn, M. K. (2000). New Source of Resistance to Cucumber mosaic virus in Capsicum frutescens. Plant Disease, 84(8), 885-891. doi:10.1094/pdis.2000.84.8.885

Jahn, M., Paran, I., Hoffmann, K., Radwanski, E. R., Livingstone, K. D., Grube, R. C., . . . Moyer, J. (2000). Genetic Mapping of the Tsw Locus for Resistance to the Tospovirus Tomato spotted wilt virus in Capsicum spp. and Its Relationship to the Sw-5 Gene for Resistance to the Same Pathogen in Tomato. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions®, 13(6), 673-682. doi:10.1094/mpmi.2000.13.6.673

Most Cited Publications