• New Hampshire’s bobcats are rebounding despite increased development and human activities in their natural habitats and decreases in the availability of their prey. A new research project funded by the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at UNH aims to understand why. Learn More
  • Scientists have received $1.7 million in federal grants as part of an effort to better understand the physiology and genetics of soil microbes, how human activity is altering them, and the implications for the global climate. Learn More
  • Come learn about the innovative research taking place at the University of New Hampshire Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center. The NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the UNH College of Life Sciences and Agriculture will host a Research Field Day Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, from 9 a.m. to noon at the farm on campus in Durham. The event is free and open to the public. Learn More
  • Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have launched an integrated aquaculture farming research project that aims to provide a model for integrating land-based aquaculture systems with hydroponic plant production systems that can be used locally to increase food production. Learn More
  • University of New Hampshire researchers have found that using black tarps and cover crops successfully suppressed weeds in an organic vegetable system, allowing scientists to forgo tilling, which can have deleterious effects on soil. Learn More

Leading Agriculture Through Partnership

As the university's original research organization, the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station (NHAES) has remained an elemental component of New Hampshire's land-grant university heritage and mission since 1887. The initial mandate to the novel system of State Agricultural Experiment Stations was to undertake research of importance to agriculture for New Hampshire, New England, and the nation. We steward federal and state funding to provide unbiased and objective research concerning diverse aspects of sustainable agriculture and foods, aquaculture, forest management and related wildlife, environmental, natural resources and rural community topics. On average, our scientists manage approximately 50 research projects at any one time.

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