News & Events

  • Tue, 07/28/2020

    Concord Monitor: UNH says drones & multispectral pictures *can* see the forest for the trees

    In a new study, University of New Hampshire researchers have concluded that when assessing forest imagery collected by unmanned aerial systems, an alternative method of delineating individual forest tree crowns within those images is more accurate than the most commonly used method, the canopy height model.
  • Mon, 07/27/2020

    UNH Researchers Identify More Effective Method to Delineate Tree Crowns Using Unmanned Aerial Imagery

    In a new study, University of New Hampshire researchers have concluded that when assessing forest imagery collected by unmanned aerial systems, an alternative method of delineating individual forest tree crowns within those images is more accurate than the most commonly used method, the canopy height model. The research is important to New Hampshire landowners and forest managers as mapping and monitoring forests is a key component of managing natural resources.
  • Wed, 07/22/2020

    Union Leader: Greenhouse growers could benefit from UNH research

    “Wood fiber materials have been used in Europe since the 1980s, and they are gaining market share among North American floriculture operations," Crysta Harris said in a news release of her research as a UNH graduate student. "Researchers have found that wood fiber can enhance certain peat mixes due to its unique properties."
  • Mon, 07/20/2020

    Pine Wood Fiber Shows Promise as an Alternative Growing Material

    Increasing transportation costs, concerns over the environmental sustainability of peat harvesting processes, and occasional shortages of peat and perlite have increased the need for alternative growing materials, which are called substrates, for ornamental plant growers. New research from the University of New Hampshire shows amending traditional soilless substrates with pine wood fiber has great potential as an alternative material for the state’s floriculture industry.
  • Thu, 07/16/2020

    Union Leader: Family and employment drive people to move to New Hampshire

    People who moved to New Hampshire in the past decade most often cited family and employment reasons, while longer-term residents pointed to family and the natural environment as factors for staying here. Multiple forces influenced people who settled here within the past decade, according to a new University of New Hampshire research paper.
  • Tue, 07/14/2020

    Concord Monitor: White people don’t have many babies any more

    The basic story of demographics in the United States over the past couple of decades is that non-Hispanic whites have had smaller and smaller families, which means that the proportion of people who are some other ethnic or racial group keeps growing.
  • Tue, 07/14/2020

    Washington Post: A new generation challenges the heartland

    Americans should expect more discussions about race in rural regions, said Kenneth Johnson, a demographer at the University of New Hampshire. Natural population growth in all minority groups as well as domestic migration will continue to increase the nonwhite population in areas outside of major metropolitan regions, he said.
  • Mon, 07/13/2020

    U.S. Population Growth Slows, but Diversity Grows

    In 2019, the U.S. population grew at the slowest rate in a century because of fewer births, more deaths, and less immigration. Yet even as fertility rates diminished regardless of race or Hispanic origin, and immigration declines were widespread, racial diversity continued to increase.
  • Wed, 07/08/2020

    Morning Ag Clips: UNH dairy researcher nationally recognized

    Long-time New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station researcher Charles Schwab, professor emeritus of animal and nutritional sciences and a former member of UNH’s dairy program, has received the American Dairy Science Association Fellow Award. The award recognizes dairy scientists who are association members and who have a record of distinguished service to the dairy industry for 20 or more years.
  • Mon, 07/06/2020

    Long-Time UNH Dairy Researcher Recognized by American Dairy Science Association

    Long-time New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station researcher Charles Schwab, professor emeritus of animal and nutritional sciences and a former member of UNH’s dairy program, has received the American Dairy Science Association Fellow Award. The award recognizes dairy scientists who are association members and who have a record of distinguished service to the dairy industry for 20 or more years.
  • Mon, 06/29/2020

    Lumpfish Hold Potential for Managing Sea Lice Infestations at Fish Farms

    Sea lice negatively impact the health and survival of Atlantic salmon, steelhead trout, and other salmonids. Researchers with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire believe using lumpfish as cleanerfish – fish that eat parasites off other fish – may be a sustainable way to manage these pests.
  • Mon, 06/29/2020

    Concord Monitor: Delightfully named lumpfish might boost caged salmon production

    Sea lice hurt Atlantic salmon, steelhead trout and other salmonids, and researchers with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire believe using lumpfish as cleanerfish—fish that eat parasites off other fish—may be a sustainable way to manage these pests.
  • Mon, 06/22/2020

    UNH to Host Virtual Twilight Meeting June 24

    Meet the next director of the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station and learn about the latest experiment station research developments during a virtual Twilight Meeting from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, 2020.
  • Mon, 06/22/2020

    UNH Dairies Receive 2019 Quality Milk Award from Dairy One

    The Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center and the Organic Dairy Research Farm, both facilities of the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire, have been awarded 2019 Quality Milk Awards from the nationally recognized nonprofit dairy farmers cooperative Dairy One. Less than one quarter of Dairy One’s member herds received the designation in 2019.
  • Tue, 06/16/2020

    Morning Ag Clips: UNH’s Brent Loy receives Big E award

     Dr. J. Brent Loy, University of New Hampshire professor emeritus and long-time NH Agricultural Experiment Station researcher, has received Eastern States Exposition’s 2020 New England Fellowship of Agricultural Adventurers Award.
  • Mon, 06/15/2020

    UNH’s Brent Loy Receives Big E Agricultural Adventurers Award

    Dr. J. Brent Loy, University of New Hampshire professor emeritus and NH Agricultural Experiment Station researcher, has received Eastern States Exposition’s 2020 New England Fellowship of Agricultural Adventurers Award.
  • Wed, 06/10/2020

    Morning Ag Clips: Dr. Anton Bekkerman named the next director of the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station

    “It’s great to be joining an already highly successful group of scientists whose research, outreach, and engagement make important contributions to moving forward their professions and the sustainability of the state’s and region’s food and natural resource system,” Bekkerman said.
  • Wed, 06/10/2020

    Fosters: UNH Kiwiberry Team boosts commercial production with first plant verification effort

    One of the main barriers to commercial kiwiberry production for regional growers is knowing which varieties available from commercial nurseries are the most ideal to grow in the region. For the first time, growers can now source commercially grown kiwiberry plants that have been genetically verified as being recommended to grow in New England by researchers with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire.
  • Tue, 06/09/2020

    HortiDaily: New director for agricultural experiment station at UNH

    Dr. Anton Bekkerman, associate director of the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station and associate professor of economics at Montana State University, has been named the next director of the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station (NHAES) and associate dean in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture (COLSA) at the University of New Hampshire.
  • Mon, 06/08/2020

    Next Director Named for NH Agricultural Experiment Station

    Dr. Anton Bekkerman, associate director of the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station and associate professor of economics at Montana State University, has been named the next director of the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station (NHAES) and associate dean in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture (COLSA) at the University of New Hampshire.
  • Mon, 06/01/2020

    UNH Kiwiberry Team Boosts Commercial Production with First Plant Verification Effort

    One of the main barriers to commercial kiwiberry production for regional growers is knowing which varieties available from commercial nurseries are the most ideal to grow in the region. Now for the first time, growers can source commercially grown kiwiberry plants that have been genetically verified as being recommended to grow in New England by researchers with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire.
  • Mon, 06/01/2020

    Union Leader: UNH researchers monitor endangered cottontail released into wild

    “We learned that captively reared New England cottontails released in the wild bred successfully, as did their wild-born offspring,” said New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station researcher Adrienne Kovach, associate professor in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment.