COLSA News

  • Saturday, May 30, 2015

    NH seeing invasion of the caterpillar

    They're small, hairy and - in the grand scheme of things - not much more than an eyesore.
  • Friday, May 29, 2015

    UNH Celebrates Pollinator Appreciation Day June 17

    The University of New Hampshire will celebrate Pollinator Appreciation Day Wednesday, June 17, 2015, with a full afternoon and evening of events at the Woodman Horticultural Research Farm, home to the UNH Bee Hotel, extensive wildflower plantings, and a central research site for the first assessm
  • Thursday, May 28, 2015

    Meet Your Milk at UNH Open Barn June 20

    The NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire College of Life Sciences and Agriculture and the Granite State Dairy Promotion invite the public to come "meet your milk" at the UNH Open Barn Saturday, June 20, 2015.
  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015

    Bobcat in the Backyard: NH Wildcat Responding to Detrimental Effects of Roads

    New Hampshire's bobcats are responding to the detrimental effects of roads - including possibly hunting in residential areas - as they continue to rebound and re-colonize in areas of the state with dense road networks and substantial traffic volumes, according to new research funded by the New Ha
  • Monday, May 25, 2015

    Could Earthworms Save the Climate?

    We know that earthworms are good for our gardens. When you turn over a spade full of rich soil and find it packed with the wiggly creatures, you know that your garden is going to grow strong and healthy.
  • Thursday, May 21, 2015

    UNH Fairchild Dairy Receives 2014 Quality Milk Award from Dairy One

    The Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center, a facility of the NH Agricultural Experiment Station (NHAES), has been awarded a 2014 Quality Milk Award from the nationally recognized nonprofit dairy farmers cooperative Dairy One.
  • Sunday, May 17, 2015

    High schoolers can register for UNH agricultural camp

    High school students interested in agricultural science can take part in a week-long summer camp at the University of New Hampshire.
  • Monday, May 11, 2015

    New UNH Summer Camp Teaches High School Students About Agricultural Science

    New England high schoolers interested in learning about agricultural science this summer - and spending time canoeing on Great Bay - are invited to attend a new residential summer camp offered by the University of New Hampshire College of Life Sciences and Agriculture "Agriculture, Food, and the
  • Wednesday, May 6, 2015

    UNH Tomato Research Investigates Performance of New Cultivars in Region

    There's nothing quite like the taste of a sweet, juicy New England tomato during summer.
  • Monday, May 4, 2015

    New Prospects For Solar Energy In N.H.

    With the recent announcement that the country’s biggest solar company is coming to New Hampshire, some green energy advocates are hopeful for the industry’s prospects.  We’re looking at how Solar City’s arriving may affect the industry’s prospects here given that today, sun-power represen
  • Friday, April 24, 2015

    Bat Disease Epidemic Still Expanding Throughout North America

    For the past decade, an epidemic called White-Nose Syndrome has had severe impacts on bat populations throughout North America. The fungus, Pseudogymnoascus destructans, feeds on soft tissues of bats such as their wings and noses.
  • Thursday, April 23, 2015

    The Science of GMOs: Possibilities And Limitations

    Genetically modified organisms are a favorite villain of the modern food debate, with claims they threaten human health and the environment. But while many of these concerns have been debunked, media hype around this topic often distracts from the facts.
  • Wednesday, April 22, 2015

    UNH Researchers Make Breakthrough in Detecting Most Common Bacteria Contaminating Oysters

    In a major breakthrough in shellfish management and disease prevention, researchers at the University of New Hampshire have discovered a new method to detect a bacterium that has contaminated New England oyster beds and sickened consumers who ate the contaminated shellfish.
  • Wednesday, April 15, 2015

    State Recognizes UNH Fairchild Dairy as Quality Milk Producer

    The Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center, a facility of the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, has been recognized by the state as a New Hampshire Quality Milk Producer.
  • Tuesday, April 14, 2015

    Songs of Spring Underscore Importance of Vernal Pools

    For many New Englanders, the high-chirp call of peepers signals the arrival of spring. While the loud call of the diminutive peeper can be heard at a great distance, other amphibians are also "waking" from their winter dormancy and making their way to breeding ponds.
  • Wednesday, April 1, 2015

    UNH Plant Root Research Aims to Boost Local Nursery Production

    Research funded by the NH Agricultural Experiment Station (NHAES) aims to reduce nursery costs and losses by providing more comprehensive information on which container-grown shrubs can be left outside during winter, which shrubs need to be covered, and which shrubs should be placed in a heated e
  • Wednesday, April 1, 2015

    In Memoriam, Stacey Ward Cole ‘41

  • Wednesday, April 1, 2015

    UNH Milk: It Does a Body Gold

  • Friday, March 13, 2015

    CVHS planning new shelter complex

    Cocheco Valley Humane Society’s plans for a new animal shelter took a giant leap forward Thursday.
  • Friday, March 13, 2015

    UNH professor recognized for lifetime citizen science work

    University of New Hampshire botanist Barrett Rock has been selected by the Youth Learning as Citizen Environmental Scientists (YLACES) grant-making organization as the first recipient of its Youth Environmental Science Medal in recognition of his formative work in the development and implementati
  • Thursday, March 5, 2015

    Spring Arrives at the UNH Greenhouse Open House March 27-28, 2015

    Had enough of the snow? Get ready to welcome spring with a visit to the University of New Hampshire Macfarlane Research Greenhouses during the annual spring open house Friday and Saturday, March 27 and 28, 2015.
  • Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    UNH Announces New Land-Grant University Online Resource

    The University of New Hampshire announces the official launch of and participation in the National Land-Grant Impacts website, a centralized online resource that highlights the teaching, agricultural experiment station research, and cooperative extension efforts by land-grant universities.
  • Sustainable Agriculture Course in Costa Rica Expands Students’ World View
    Monday, February 23, 2015

    Sustainable Agriculture Course in Costa Rica Expands Students’ World View

    Undergraduates Spend J-Term Immersed in Learning About Tropical Agriculture, Ecology, and Culture 
  • Saturday, February 21, 2015

    Dr. John Aber to talk about future climate/land use scenarios and their impacts on food production

    The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association is hosting an event called "Spring Growth: Farming in the Face of Climate Change" on March 7.
  • Monday, February 16, 2015

    Flame Retardants Found to Cause Metabolic, Liver Problems

    Chemicals used as synthetic flame retardants that are found in common household items such as couches, carpet padding, and electronics have been found to cause metabolic and liver problems that can lead to insulin resistance, which is a major cause of obesity, according to new UNH research funded