USDA NIFA announced a grant for facility improvements at the UVM Horticulture Education and Research Center, through the Research Facilities Act Program.
Plant and Soil Science Associate Professor and Chair Terry Bradshaw was interviewed for a WCAX article on the USDA’s release of updated plant hardiness zone maps and what the changes mean for local growers. Continue reading “CALS in the News-November 2023”
There are chronic, emerging challenges, each with its own set of cascading impacts involving water issues across the globe, especially for developing nations. Flooding in both highland and lowland areas tends to have devastating impacts on food production, housing, clean drinking water supplies and infrastructure. These impacts are more pronounced across Asia and Africa due to poor infrastructure development and response strategies. Continue reading “Urgent Call for Climate Action with UN Convention for Conserving River Deltas”
An article in Kenya News.net discusses research from Eric von Wettberg that found human migration and trade have had a significant impact on the genetic heritage of chickpeas. Continue reading “CALS in the News-June 2023”
UVM Community Development and Applied Economics Professor Asim Zia was a key organizer for a United Nations 2023 Water Conference “side event,” held on March 23 in New York City. Zia was also a keynote speaker for this event entitled, The Integrative Highland to Ocean (H2O) Action for Disappearing Deltas: Towards a UN Convention on Conserving River Deltas. Continue reading “Zia a Key Organizer and Keynote Presenter for UN Convention on Conserving River Deltas”