College of Agriculture, Health & Natural Resources

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Connecticut Institute of Water Resources Expands Groundwater Safety Efforts

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is funding an effort to lessen contamination of groundwater and enable more frequent testing of rural wells

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Biodegradable Plastic Mulch: A Climate Smart Agricultural Practice

UConn is working with growers in the state to find alternatives to plastic mulch without eliminating the benefits it brings

Reflections of reeds in Swan Lake.

State of the Water in Connecticut

With new climate and environmental concerns, Connecticut water experts are keeping tabs on this precious resource

A student gives the thumbs-up sign in front of the composting privy under construction at Spring Valley Farm.

Taking Care of Business, Sustainably, at UConn’s Spring Valley Student Farm

When nature calls, farm visitors will soon be able to answer sustainably, by using UConn’s first ADA-compliant composting privy

Members of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and Extension educator transplanting hydroponic lettuce at the Meechooôk Farm. Meechooôk Farm produces lettuce, tomato, and herbs hydroponically, and three sisters (corn, bean, and squash), pumpkin, strawberry, blueberry, and many other crops in the field.

Respecting Roots and Growing for the Future with the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation

A partnership between UConn and local tribes led to the development of Meechooôk Farm and other programs that strengthen the tribal community, their land-base, and self-sufficiency

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Seaweed is on the Menu with Connecticut’s Sugar Kelp Industry

A team from UConn is using innovative research and community outreach to help make this novel food more accessible for consumers and more profitable for producers

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One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Researchers Find Significant Sex-Based Differences in Obesity Treatment in Mice

Findings from nutritional scientist Ji-Young Lee show a potential obesity treatment works in different parts of the body in male versus female mouse models

A group hike following the reopening of the Hillside Environmental Education Park trail nearthe Innovation Partnership Building on April 26, 2018.

COVID Rekindled an Appreciation of Nature for Many

An opportunity to rediscover why the great outdoors are so great in the first place

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CAHNR Welcomes 16 New Faculty Members for Fall 2022

This diverse cohort will bring new expertise and fresh perspectives to CAHNR’s thriving academic community

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From the Horse’s Mouth: Horse Ownership in Connecticut

With 43,000 horses across the state, UConn researcher Sarah Reed shares tips to keep animals healthy and happy in Connecticut