Organic Pesticides Help Manage Cabbage Aphids
Severe infestations of cabbage aphids can destroy a crop of Brussels sprouts, making them unmarketable.
New Report Helps Flood-prone New England Communities
New England floods, like those that devastated the region in 2011, can be mitigated with relatively little additional cost and regulation, according to a University of Massachusetts - Amherst study supported by NIFA.
Our Farms, Our Future
The theme of the NIFA-funded Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) 30th Anniversary Report is “Our Farms, Our Future.” Taken together, the thousands of men and women who received SARE grants and shaped SARE priorities over the years have one objective in common: making American agriculture stronger and more sustainable.
Microbial Control of Insect Pests
While many insects are important to agriculture and society, some are serious pests that harm crops, livestock, humans, and the environment. The damage they inflict and resources to control them cost the United States over $120 billion each year.
White Pine Needle Damage Slowing Growth, Hampering Health of New England’s Trees
White Pine Needle Damage, a complex of foliar diseases that is being accelerated by the region’s warmer, wetter springs, is slowing the growth and hampering the health of New England’s Eastern white pines, according to new research.
UNH Research: Valuable Eastern White Pine Thrives When Glossy Buckthorn Removed
The forest products industry in New Hampshire produces nearly $1.4 billion in annual sales.
EFNEP Provides Nutrition Education to Low-Income Families
NIFA’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) provides nutrition education to low-income families, especially those with young children. NIFA originally published this impact in the 2015 Annual Report.
New Sensor Helps Foresters Detect Changes to Their Assets
Researchers at the University of New Hampshire are studying how LiDAR (light detection and ranging) remote-sensing technology that uses lasers and radar—can help foresters and landowners gain more accurate and detailed information about their forests, saving both time and money over previously used technologies.
Mapping a New Pathogen Contaminating Seafood
University of New Hampshire scientists have identified a strain of bacterial pathogen that has contaminated seafood and sickened shellfish consumers at increasing rates over the past decade. NIFA originally published this impact in the 2017 Annual Report.
Strawberry Fields Forever, Sort of
University of New Hampshire researchers have found a way to quadruple the length of the state’s strawberry growing season, from four to 19 weeks. NIFA originally published this impact in the NIFA 2017 Annual Report.