The Vermont Agrivoltaic Project was highlighted in this article from Clean Technica about growing saffron in the shade of solar panels. UVM saffron expert Arash Ghalehgolabbehbahani, along with researchers Bruce L. Parker and Margaret Skinner are mentioned in the article.
UVM will study the sustainability of Vermont’s maple industry, and its impact on the climate. The research will include experts in economics, forestry, natural resource management and community development, as well as maple syrup producers. Mark Isselhardt was interviewed by Vermont Public for the article. Continue reading “CALS in the News-January 2024”
In a VTDigger article, Kris Stepanuck is credited with the education initiatives she has undertaken about salt brine and protecting water quality by applying less road salt to treat roads during the winter.
Continue reading “CALS in the News-December 2023”
Discover resilience in gardening at the 2023 UVM Extension Master Gardener Conference, happening online via Zoom on Saturday, December 2, 2023, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET. Continue reading “Master Gardener Conference Set for December 2, 2023”
Registration is now open for the 2024 UVM Extension Master Gardener course, a comprehensive gardening course that covers:
- Basic botany.
- Vegetable, fruit, and ornamental gardening.
- Integrated pest management of insects and diseases.
- Soil fertility.
- Tree care.
- Pollinator plants.
- Sustainable landscaping and more.
Continue reading “2024 Extension Master Gardener Course Registration is Open”
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”