News & Events

  • Mon, 07/24/2017

    Guiding Stars Raises Awareness of Healthy Food Choices Available on Campus

    The Guiding Stars nutritional rating system that educates consumers about healthy food options had positive effect raising awareness of healthy food choices available at the University of New Hampshire, according to new research funded by the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station.
  • Mon, 07/17/2017

    New York Times: Researchers Looking to Develop Longer Strawberry Season

    Strawberry season in the Northeast usually lasts only four to six weeks, but New Hampshire researchers have figured out how to stretch the harvest form July to Thanksgiving.
  • Mon, 07/17/2017

    New Book Provides Complete Look at Seaweeds of the Northwest Atlantic

    NH Agricultural Experiment Station researcher Arthur Mathieson, professor of marine plant biology at UNH, has co-authored Seaweeds of the Northwest Atlantic, which provides the first comprehensive look at seaweeds in the Northwest Atlantic in more than 60 years.
  • Sun, 07/16/2017

    ABC News: Researchers looking to develop longer strawberry season

    Researchers with the University of New Hampshire harvested strawberries grown in low tunnels for 19 consecutive weeks. 
  • Mon, 07/10/2017

    Picking Strawberries in November: UNH Researchers Extend NH Growing Season for Strawberries

    Researchers with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire have succeeded in quadrupling the length of the Granite State’s strawberry growing season as part of a multi-year research project that aims to benefit both growers and consumers.
  • Mon, 07/03/2017

    What Do Bats Eat?

    Doctoral student Devon O'Rourke is working with NH Agricultural Experiment Station researcher Jeff Foster on understanding the ecological and evolutionary dynamics of endemic bat populations.
  • Tue, 06/27/2017

    Morning Ag Clips: UNH dairy earns milk award

    The Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center, a facility of the NH Agricultural Experiment Station, has been awarded a 2016 Quality Milk Award from the nationally recognized nonprofit dairy farmers cooperative Dairy One. Less than 20 percent of Dairy One’s member herds received the designation in 2016.
  • Mon, 06/26/2017

    UNH Fairchild Dairy Receives 2016 Quality Milk Award from Dairy One

    The Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center, a facility of the NH Agricultural Experiment Station, has been awarded a 2016 Quality Milk Award from the nationally recognized nonprofit dairy farmers cooperative Dairy One. Less than 20 percent of Dairy One’s member herds received the designation in 2016.
  • Mon, 06/26/2017

    Concord Monitor: Researchers tackle cyanobacteria blooms in N.H. lakes

    As the return of warm weather brings the return of bacteria blooms on New Hampshire lakes, researchers are looking into whether the blooms are happening more often and whether we should be more concerned about health effects.
  • Wed, 06/21/2017

    Union Leader: Red flags raised over toxic bacteria blooms

    Three cyanobacteria warnings for New Hampshire lakes so far this year suggest more frequent occurrences, but also that more people “understand intuitively that when you see scum on a lake, it is not a good thing,” says a leading researcher. “We are certainly looking more for it than we used to be,” said James Haney, a researcher with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire and a professor of biological sciences.
  • Tue, 06/20/2017

    NHPR: Ongoing Challenges Facing N.H. Lakes: Keeping Stormwater At Bay & Protecting Shoreland Vegetation

    We take a dive into New Hampshire's lakes.  It's hard to overstate the importance of the state's lakes and ponds -- for recreation, tourism, the environment.  But with several water bodies already posted for cyanobacteria, we look at policies and practices  aimed at keeping lakes healthy -- and why they aren't always followed.
  • Mon, 06/19/2017

    The Value of the Local Label at Farmers Markets

    Consumer preferences for local and organic foods have increased sharply in recent years, and many small farms are trying to meet this rising consumer demand. Small farms dominate the New England agricultural world, making local consumption assessments and information crucial for economic viability. Samantha Werner, a graduate research assistant who works with experiment station researcher Dr. John Halstead, discusses information from a survey of 5,000 households in New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine about consumer preferences for locally and organically grown produce.
  • Sun, 06/18/2017

    Portland Press Herald: Don’t fret; it’s not too late to plant your garden

    Experienced Maine gardeners know that the kickoff is Memorial Day. That’s when all danger of frost is past, so you can plant your warm-weather vegetables without fear. Well, gardeners, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you’re late out of the starting gate. Three weeks late, which is an eternity on the short Maine gardening calendar.
  • Mon, 06/12/2017

    WBUR: Can Bugs Talk? New Hampshire Scientists Go In Search Of Answers

    When it comes to the ways animals communicate with each other, you might think we've got a pretty good handle on their methods: birds sing, cats purr, cows moo. But new tools are allowing a group of scientists to listen in to animal conversations that we didn't even know were happening before.
  • Mon, 06/12/2017

    Smokey Winged Beetle Bandit: A Useful Tool in Monitoring Emerald Ash Borer

    The Smokey Winged Beetle Bandit is a solitary ground nest wasp that is native to North America. It hunts wood boring beetles, and is useful in monitoring the spread of the invasive species Emerald Ash Borer (EAB).
  • Thu, 06/08/2017

    Union Leader: Nearly 1,000 fourth-graders set to learn during School-To-Farm Days at UNH

    Kirin Asselin, 14, is homeschooled, and she had two baby sheep with her during School-To-Farm Days at the University of New Hampshire’s Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center. Asselin talked about how she hand-fed Liam and Beast, and told the students how she shears her animals twice a year to get wool for spinning.
  • Thu, 06/08/2017

    Science: Saving the 'god of ugly things': New Zealand battles to bring back its rodent-sized insects

    New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station researchers Daniel Howard and Carrie Hall are using Doppler lasers to listen in on weta communications.
  • Wed, 06/07/2017

    NH1: NH 4th-graders travel to UNH to learn how to grow food, care for animals

    Over 1,000 Rockingham and Strafford County fourth-graders headed to the University of New Hampshire's Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center this week to experience various farming events.
  • Wed, 06/07/2017

    Nature: Recovery: Second Chance for Yankee Cottontails

    Thanks largely to people like New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station researcher Dr. John Litvaitis, professor emeritus of the UNH College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, there has been a sea change in attitudes regarding New England cottontails.
  • Mon, 06/05/2017

    Meet Your Milk at UNH Open Barn June 17

    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 17, 2017. The annual statewide event, which is free and open to the public, takes place at the UNH Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Tue, 05/30/2017

    UNH Welcomes Nearly 1,000 Fourth-Graders to Fairchild Dairy June 6-8

    niversity of New Hampshire will welcome nearly 1,000 area school children to the Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center for the 30th School-To-Farm Days June 6 to 8, 2017. This educational opportunity is sponsored by the NH Agricultural Experiment Station, NH Agriculture in the Classroom, and the Rockingham and Strafford County Farm Bureaus, and strives to teach Granite State youths about the importance of agriculture in the state.
  • Fri, 05/26/2017

    Fosters: UNH to Celebrate Pollinators

    The University of New Hampshire will kick off National Pollinator Week Day with its Pollinator Appreciation Day Monday, June 19, 2017. The event includes a Pollinator Open House and Twilight Meeting/Research Field Day at the Woodman Horticultural Research Farm, home to the UNH Bee Hotel, extensive wildflower plantings, and a research site for the first assessment of the Granite State’s native bee species.
  • Mon, 05/22/2017

    ABC News: Bevy of bobcats: Thriving animals poised as next urban pest

    As someone who has studied bobcats for almost four decades, wildlife ecologist John Litvaitis remembers many times returning from the field without spotting a single one of these solitary and shy creatures that often hunt at dusk.
  • Mon, 05/22/2017

    UNH Kicks Off National Pollinator Week with Pollinator Appreciation Day June 19

    The University of New Hampshire will kick off National Pollinator Week with its Pollinator Appreciation Day Monday, June 19, 2017. The event includes a Pollinator Open House and Twilight Meeting/Research Field Day at the Woodman Horticultural Research Farm, home to the UNH Bee Hotel, extensive wildflower plantings, and a research site for the first assessment of the Granite State’s native bee species.
  • Mon, 05/15/2017

    NH Agricultural Experiment Station Celebrates 2017 UNH Graduates

    After working side-by-side with their faculty mentors for years, the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire celebrates 2017 graduates who have conducted experiment station-funded research. For some, graduate school is the next step; others will move on to their first jobs. For all, their experience working as a student researcher supported by the experiment station was meaningful, and sometimes, life changing.