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CAHNR in the news

June 21, 2019

UConn Today posted a video highlighting UConn cannabis cultivation and research. Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture Professor Gerald Berkowitz and student Peter Apicella spoke on the video. NBC Connecticut posted a video about the need for kids to stay active in the summer. Department Head and Associate Professor Lindsay DiStefano discussed the importance […]

Meet alumni Joyce and David Hart

June 19, 2019

Editor’s note: Kim Colavito Markesich, our long-time freelance contributor, graduated from the Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture, then went on to earn her bachelor of science in agriculture with a focus on environmental writing. Recently she caught up with some of her fellow RHSA alumni. Hart’s Greenhouse is a family business with deep ties to […]

Extension educator assists communities with response to gypsy moths

June 18, 2019

A version of this article first appeared in UConn Today, June 13, 2019. Connecticut residents are all too familiar with the damage wrought by gypsy moths. In their larval stage as caterpillars, their voracious appetites can defoliate trees, particularly oaks. While healthy trees usually recuperate and grow new leaves, the extent of the defoliation along […]

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