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USA: Food Security in Alaska

USA: Food Security in Alaska

Horticulture research at the University of Alaska Fairbanks just got a boost with the completion of its 4,500-sq.-ft. Arctic Health Research Greenhouse. The upper portion of the greenhouse was completed in November 2011 but the lower areas remained unfinished until this spring. The greenhouse is a critical component of the School of Natural Resources and Extension’s horticulture program. It allows for teaching, research and outreach associated with growing plants in the far north. The facility features space-efficient teaching and research areas equipped with state-of-the-art environmental control and innovative plant production systems. Food security in Alaska is a serious concern and researchers will use the greenhouse to understand better how to increase and extend food production. In addition to undergraduate and graduate studies in the greenhouse, it is used to start plants for summer research field planting at the Fairbanks Experiment Farm.
(Source: hortidaily.com)