Plants

CAHNR in the news

New England Cable News reported on Professor Yi Li‘s plant research using gene-editing technology to produce non-GMO varieties for use in several situations.  For one, Li, who is on the plant science and landscape architecture faculty, hopes to develop cultivars that are resistant to the most devastating citrus disease worldwide, citrus greening disease. See also […]

CAHNR provides many undergrad research opportunities

Various CAHNR students and faculty advisors/mentors are involved in undergraduate research projects. According to Associate Dean for Academic Programs Sandra Bushmich, undergraduates follow several avenues of exposure to research science. Some examples include students who do research for academic credit, through internship programs and as part of employment in a laboratory. Recent undergraduate research events […]

CAHNR in the news

A Horticulture Research article, coauthored by Professor Yi Li and his lab, was nominated by the editors-in-chief of Springer Nature as a “groundbreaking article” that “could help change the world.” Li, who is part of the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture, also wrote about his CRISPR-modified crop research and genome editing technology for […]

CAHNR in the news

WNPR depicted Associate Cooperative Extension Educator Laura Brown. Also, she was quoted about the importance of a statewide trail use census. In 2017, the report showed that hikers, bikers and others took more than 1.4 million trips on Connecticut’s trails. See also Cheshire Herald. UConn Today reported on a Spring Valley Student Farm aquaponics project […]