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Overview

  • Becky joined UNH in 2004. She has a split appointment as Cooperative Extension sustainable horticulture specialist (80 percent extension/applied research)and Professor of Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems in the Department of Biological Sciences (20 percent). Before coming to UNH, she worked as a plant geneticist and lettuce breeder with the USDA Agricultural Research Service in Salinas, California. She grew up with plants and agriculture on a highly diversified farm in Vermont.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2018 Yield and Soluble Solids Content of Winter-grown Spinach in Unheated High Tunnels in New EnglandHortscience: A Publication of the American Society for Hortcultural Science.  53:638-645. 2018
    2016 Carotenoid Concentration and Composition in Winter Squash: Variability Associated with Different Cultigens, Harvest Maturities, and Storage TimesHortscience: A Publication of the American Society for Hortcultural Science.  51:472-480. 2016
    2016 Genetic Variation for Thermotolerance in Lettuce Seed Germination Is Associated with Temperature-Sensitive Regulation of ETHYLENE RESPONSE FACTOR1 (ERF1).Plant Physiology.  170:472-488. 2016
    2016 In-Season and Carry-Over Effects of Cover Crops on Productivity and Weed SuppressionAgronomy Journal Journal of Production Agriculture.  108:1624-1635. 2016
    2015 'Rambling Rose': A Pink-fruited Cherry Tomato for Hanging Basket ProductionHortscience: A Publication of the American Society for Hortcultural Science.  50:1255-1256. 2015
    2015 Performance of Sweetpotato Cultivars Grown Using Biodegradable Black Plastic Mulch in New HampshireHortTechnology.  25:412-416. 2015
    2015 Effects of Living Mulch and Fertilizer on the Performance of Broccoli in PlasticultureHortscience: A Publication of the American Society for Hortcultural Science.  50:218-224. 2015
    2015 Performance of High Tunnel Tomato Cultivars in Northern New EnglandHortTechnology.  25:139-146. 2015
    2014 Production of Bulbing Onion Overwintered in New Hampshire with Protection by Low TunnelsHortTechnology.  24:655-662. 2014
    2014 Characterization and Performance of 16 New Inbred Lines of LettuceHortscience: A Publication of the American Society for Hortcultural Science.  49:679-687. 2014
    2014 Evaluation and QTL mapping of resistance to powdery mildew in lettucePlant Pathology.  63:344-353. 2014
    2012 Survival and Yields of Fall-planted Winter Sprouting Broccoli Grown in High Tunnels for Spring Harvest in the Northeastern United StatesHortTechnology.  22:345-352. 2012
    2010 SM09A and SM09B: Romaine Lettuce Breeding Lines Resistant to Dieback and with Improved Shelf LifeHortscience: A Publication of the American Society for Hortcultural Science.  45:670-672. 2010
    2008 Rowcovers improve winter survival and production of Western trailing 'Siskiyou' blackberry in the Eastern United StatesHortTechnology.  18:575-582. 2008
    2007 Variation for Resistance to Verticillium Wilt in Lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.).Plant Disease.  91:439-445. 2007
    2006 Characterization of Race-Specific Interactions Among Isolates of Verticillium dahliae Pathogenic on Lettuce.Phytopathology.  96:1380-1387. 2006
    2005 Comparative genetic analysis of field resistance to downy mildew in the lettuce cultivars ‘Grand Rapids’ and ‘Iceberg’Euphytica.  142:205-215. 2005
    2005 Genetic analysis and mapping of resistance to lettuce dieback: a soilborne disease caused by tombusviruses.Theoretical And Applied Genetics.  110:259-268. 2005
    2004 GENETIC ANALYSIS OF RESISTANCE TO LETTUCE DROP CAUSED BY SCLEROTINIA MINORActa Horticulturae.  49-55. 2004
    2004 Identification of germplasm with genetic resistance to drop caused by Sclerotinia minorJournal of the American Society for Horticultural Science.  129:70-76. 2004
    2003 Characterization and genetic analysis of a lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.) mutant, weary, that exhibits reduced gravitropic response in hypocotyls and inflorescence stems.Journal of Experimental Botany.  54:1259-1268. 2003
    2003 Romaine lettuce (Lactica sativa L.) breeding lines with resistance to lettuce dieback.Hortscience: A Publication of the American Society for Hortcultural Science.  38:627-628. 2003
    2001 QTL mapping of fruit-related traits in pepper (Capsicum annuum)Theoretical And Applied Genetics.  102:1016-1028. 2001
    2001 Identification of quantitative trait loci associated with tolerance to cucumber mosaic virus in Capsicum annumTheoretical And Applied Genetics.  102:1213-1220. 2001
    2000 Identification and comparative mapping of a dominant potyvirus resistance gene cluster in CapsicumTheoretical And Applied Genetics.  101:852-859. 2000
    2000 New Source of Resistance to Cucumber mosaic virus in Capsicum frutescens.Plant Disease.  84:885-891. 2000
    2000 Genetic mapping of the Tsw locus for resistance to the Tospovirus Tomato spotted wilt virus in Capsicum spp. and its relationship to the Sw-5 gene for resistance to the same pathogen in tomato.Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions.  13:673-682. 2000
    2000 Comparative genetic analysis of disease resistance within the SolanaceaeGenetics.  155:873-887. 2000

    Chapter

    Year Title
    2017 Rowcovers 2017

    Conference Proceeding

    Year Title
    2010 Evaluation of 11 Cultivars of Sprouting Broccoli (Brassica oleracea L.) for Potential as an Overwintering Crop for High Tunnels in New EnglandHortscience: A Publication of the American Society for Hortcultural Science. S99-S99. 2010
    2010 Growing Winter Sprouting Broccoli in New EnglandHortscience: A Publication of the American Society for Hortcultural Science. 480-480. 2010

    Teaching Activities

  • Sustainabl Agric & Food Produc Taught course 2019
  • Field Experience Taught course 2017
  • Sustainabl Agric & Food Produc Taught course 2017
  • Field Experience Taught course 2016
  • Sustainabl Agric & Food Produc Taught course 2016
  • Field Experience Taught course 2016
  • Field Experience Taught course 2015
  • Sustainabl Agric & Food Produc Taught course 2015
  • Field Experience Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B.A. Biological&Biomedical Sci.Rel., Dartmouth College
  • Ph.D. Plant Sciences, Cornell University
  • Full Name

  • Rebecca Sideman