Quinoa Finds a New Home with the University of New Hampshire

In *All, Agricultural Systems by Ag is America

Quinoa is a high-demand crop for consumers, but it’s also a high-value crop for farmers. New Hampshire will be able to reap those benefits, thanks to the University of New Hampshire’s Agricultural Experiment Station. Researchers at the center are exploring ways to “re-domesticate” quinoa so that it can grow suitably under New England’s growing conditions. Giving farmers the ability to produce this crop would be beneficial to the agricultural economy in the region but also benefit the consumers who keep wanting more.

So far, the team has been harvesting test seeds, germinating the seeds, and further researching which species of the quinoa crop would grow best in the region. Although a tenuous project, the researchers are confident that this achievement would provide a great opportunity for their farmers.

To learn more about their study and their progress, read more here.

 

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