NH Agricultural Experiment Station

NH Agricultural Experiment Station
COLSA graduate student working in the Macfarlane Research Greenhouses, a part of the NH Agricultural Experiment Station
Science for the Public Good:
Locally Inspired. Globally Important.


As the university's first research organization, the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station has been an elemental component of New Hampshire's land-grant university heritage and mission since 1887. We provide unbiased and objective research on sustainable agriculture and foods, horticulture, forest management and related wildlife, the environment, natural resources, and quality of life topics. Our scientists manage more than 50 research projects at any one time, partner with state and regional farmers, growers, and producers, and collaborate with leading scientists worldwide to directly benefit New Hampshire and New England.

Your ag experiment station

by the numbers
52 Research projects
inspired by New Hampshire issues

graduate students and postdocs

Training tomorrow's scientists

Research farm and forest acres

innovating in the field
research dairy cows
leading sustainable food production

$23.8 million
competitive grant funds

Supporting public investments

granite staters

whom we consider our stakeholders

Recent Stories

Bull moose feeding in a forest in central new Hampshire.

Listening to Moose Tracks

Listening to Moose Tracks

UNH research is developing non-invasive bioacoustic methods to track and characterize New Hampshire’s moose population

Two hands hold up several strands of whelk egg casings in the Coastal Marine Lab.

Out of This World Whelk Eggs

Out of This World Whelk Eggs

UNH research examines the impact of rising water temperatures on channeled whelk reproduction

Gulf of Mexico aerial image

Wetland Restoration Falls Short of Fixing Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone

Wetland Restoration Falls Short of Fixing Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone

Research Finds Existing Efforts Miss Nutrient Reduction Targets

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An image of the INSPIRED Forestry cover overlayed on an image of a student sitting in a tree next to a body of water.

The Inspired Forestry Research Report

Dr. Iago Hale demonstrating kiwiberries

Resilient Agriculture

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Resilient Agriculture


Insect, Pest, Weed, and Disease Management

A cover photo of the 2021 Inspired Horticultural Research report with a background showing eggplants
The Inspired Horticultural Research Report
Dr. Heidi Asbjornsen and student at Thompson Forest site
Climate Science
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Thompson Forest research site
Forest Management
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Jersey cow at organic research farm
Dairy Science
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Dairy Science

Coastal resiliency
Ecosystem Services
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Kingman research farm
Farm Management
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Capital building, Washington d.c.
Food & Agricultural Policy
Food Nutrition
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genetics and genomics
Genetics & Genomics
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Soil core sample
Soil Management
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Specialty crops
Specialty Crops
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Lumpfish research
Sustainable Aquaculture
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Water management
Water Management
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