August & September

August & September

It has been a busy season for us here at UNH!! And thus, we have fallen a bit behind on blog posts this summer while we have been harvesting from our low tunnel material study and day-neutral variety experiment, collecting data on yield, plant vigor, fruit sugar content, and runner production.

In short, the season is going very well. Our cumulative yields are higher than they were at this time last year, so we are interested in how the season will wrap up. For now... I'll share a few pictures of our summer season.

A sample of fruit from the variety experiment, taken on August 28, 2017.

A sample of fruit from the variety experiment, taken on August 28, 2017.

Plants on August 18, 2017 

Plants on August 18, 2017 

Some nice looking quart containers we acquired from Vortex Packaging Niagara Inc. in Canada. Fruit look very nice under the plastic caps.

Some nice looking quart containers we acquired from Vortex Packaging Niagara Inc. in Canada. Fruit look very nice under the plastic caps.

Visit the Sideman Lab website to learn about the other neat projects we are working on!

This project is funded by the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station and TunnelBerries, a USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Specialty Crops Research Initiative grant titled "Optimizing Protected Culture for Berry Crops" in collaboration with the following universities:

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Into week 2 & the fruit is looking pretty

Into week 2 & the fruit is looking pretty