New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station

Student in Poleatewich lab conducts trials at the MacFarlane Greenhouse Facility

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.

Developing innovative research supported by essential funds from the U.S. Congress and New Hampshire State Legislature.

  Conducting research, training new researchers, and communicating novel solutions across New Hampshire communities.
 
people,
Places,
Programs

 
 
Leveraging essential support to secure additional research funds from federal and state agencies and industry partnerships.   Managing two crop farms, two dairies, greenhouses, and farm services operations to support the diverse, practical, forward-looking research. 

 

Your ag experiment station

by the numbers

52

Research projects 
inspired by New Hampshire issues
38
graduate students and postdocs
Training tomorrow's scientists
810
Research farm and forest acres
innovating in the field
304
research dairy cows
leading sustainable food production
$23.8 million
competitive grant funds
Supporting public investments
1,359,711
granite staters
whom we consider our stakeholders

 

 

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IPM

Insect, Pest, Weed, and Disease Management

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Forest Management

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Dairy Science

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Coastal resiliency

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Farm Management

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Nutrition

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Specialty crops

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Water management

Water Management

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