Aug 7, 2016 10:55 AM

UNH gets nearly $250K grant to help with tomato research

The Associated Press

DURHAM - University of New Hampshire researchers have received a three-year grant for nearly $250,000 to expand research to improve nutrient and pest management in tomato production.

UNH grows tomatoes in high tunnels - greenhouse-like structures used to extend the growing season and increase crop quality and yields without increasing cultivated land area. There are more than 2,000 growers in northern New England and surrounding states that produce tomatoes in-ground in high tunnels.

The project will take place at the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station's Woodman Horticultural Research Farm, Grafton County Farm in North Haverhill, Mass., and the University of Maine's Highmoor Farm in Monmouth, Maine.

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