AAA  Jul. 13, 2014 8:47 AM ET
Researchers looking at growing winter produce
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(AP) — Researchers at the University of New Hampshire are looking at ways to help farmers grow produce during winter and increase profits in the offseason.

Researchers are investigating small-scale hydroponics a method of growing plants in mineral-infused water without soil — in greenhouses.

Brian Krug, a researcher at the New Hampshire Agricultural Station, at UNH, said most of the greenhouses in the state are seasonal, so there is a lot of greenhouse space that goes largely unused between October and February.

Researchers at the University of Arkansas and Iowa State University also are studying winter produce production.

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