News & Events

  • Mon, 11/20/2017

    Wood Pellets Outperform Fossil Fuels, Natural Gas in Reducing Greenhouse Gases

    DURHAM, N.H. – Using wood pellets for home heating fuel reduces greenhouse gas emissions by more than half over fossil fuels and natural gas, according to new research from the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire.
  • Mon, 11/06/2017

    UNH Professor’s Book Demonstrates Power of Using Imagery for Geospatial Analysis

    Geospatial analysis is a powerful tool widely used to address a number of issues, including climate change modeling, weather monitoring, human population forecasting, and animal population management. Now a new book by a University of New Hampshire professor demonstrates the power of incorporating remotely sensed imagery in geospatial analysis.
  • Mon, 10/30/2017

    UNH Dairies Produce Gold Standard of Milk

    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 College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, have been awarded 2016 Special Gold Certificate Awards by the Dairy Farmers of America
  • Mon, 10/23/2017

    UNH Research: Sustaining Local Farms Top Factor in Deciding to Buy Fresh Produce

    When it comes to buying fresh produce, northern New Englanders value maintaining local farmland, supporting the local economy, and buying produce without pesticides, according to new research from the University of New Hampshire.
  • Wed, 10/18/2017

    UNH Scientists to Develop First Strawberry Varieties Specifically for U.S. Organic Production

    Scientists with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire have launched a research project that aims to develop the first varieties of strawberries specifically designed for organic agriculture in the United States. 
  • Mon, 10/16/2017

    UNH Hosts Screening of Film ‘Food Evolution’ Nov. 16

    The University of New Hampshire will host a screening of the film Food Evolution, which explores the debate surrounding plant breeding approaches, including  genetic engineering and related methods.
  • Mon, 10/09/2017

    UNH Researchers Receive Half a Million Dollar USDA Grant

    Researchers with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire have received a half a million dollar USDA grant to investigate the economics of managing invasive plants in forests owned by private landowners.
  • Thu, 10/05/2017

    Washington Post: One of the oldest climate change experiments has led to a troubling conclusion

    A major climate change study reinforces fears about the possibility of a climate change "feedback" involving the planet’s soils, one that could pile on top of and substantially worsen the ongoing warming trend triggered by the burning of fossil fuels.
  • Wed, 10/04/2017

    Bennington Banner: Chirp, click, buzz - Last call for the insect orchestra

    This time of year, I keep the windows cracked open on even marginally warm nights, savoring the sweet air that sifts through the screens. On that air comes the sound of others relishing the last bit of warmth before frost settles in: namely, crickets and katydids.
  • Wed, 10/04/2017

    Union Leader: UNH professor recognized for 50 years of food research

    Dozens of colleagues and former students turned out Tuesday evening to celebrate a research professor who is creating new varieties of spineless yellow summer squash, striped ornamental pumpkins and rootstocks for melon grafting.
  • Mon, 10/02/2017

    Crop Mixtures: Do They Add Up?

    An increasingly popular strategy for growing crops to be used as cover or for forage is to plant them in diverse mixtures rather than as monocultures. The reasoning behind this strategy is that mixtures of cover or forage crops should use resources more efficiently and therefore should be more productive, weed suppressive, and beneficial to soil quality and health than monocultures. In this 2017 Farm and Forest Expo video, Dr. Rich Smith discusses whether the evidence supports these assumptions using data from his ongoing research on annual forage crops.
  • Mon, 10/02/2017

    NHPR: Protecting New Hampshire's Trees: Elm, Ash, and Chestnut

    Jeff Garnas, a researcher with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station, and University of New Hampshire assistant professor of ecology, discusses efforts to protect elm, ash, and chestnut trees.
  • Mon, 10/02/2017

    Valley News: Dartmouth to Lead Study on Algae Blooms

    New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station researchers Mark Ducey and Ken Johnson join Dartmouth researchers to study lake water quality in the Northeast.
  • Thu, 09/28/2017

    NH Business Review: UNH awarded five-year, $10 million grant from National Institutes of Health

    “This is the culmination of decades of work and a reflection of UNH’s commitment to interdisciplinary research and teaching,” said Rick Cote, chair of the department of molecular, cellular and biomedical sciences, researcher with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station, and principal investigator for the award. “The university has made strategic investments in its biomedical and bioengineering faculty as well as its infrastructure and this grant allows us to increase the capacity of researchers to develop clinically relevant tools and treatments.”
  • Thu, 09/28/2017

    Laconia Sun: He Dreams of Kiwiberries

    “I'm not generally an optimist, but I could see 15 to 20 years from now that we have an industry in this region that doesn't exist right now.” -- Iago Hale, researcher with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station
  • Tue, 09/26/2017

    Concord Monitor: Burning wood for power makes sense – or so I thought

    "Although biomass energy carries many benefits, assessment of these benefits should be based on sound science. In many cases, the greenhouse gas emissions are uncertain and often based on an inappropriate or unlikely set of assumptions." -- John Gunn, researcher with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station
  • Mon, 09/18/2017

    UNH Hosts ‘Under the Vines’ Kiwiberry Field Day Sept. 26

    Those interested in the commercial production of kiwiberries are invited to the 3rd annual Kiwiberry Field Day from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. The event will be held at the University of New Hampshire's kiwiberry research vineyard at the Woodman Horticultural Research Farm, a facility of the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station. It is free and open to the public.
  • Mon, 09/18/2017

    Fosters: UNH to host Kiwiberry Field Day

    Those interested in the commercial production of kiwiberries are invited to the third annual Kiwiberry Field Day Tuesday, Sept. 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. The event will be held at the University of New Hampshire’s kiwiberry research vineyard at the Woodman Horticultural Research Farm, a facility of the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station. It is free and open to the public.
  • Sun, 09/17/2017

    Earther: The Only Tropical Rainforest in the National Forest System Was Devastated By Hurricane Maria

    “Devastated,” said Bill McDowell, a researcher with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station who has spent decades leading research efforts in El Yunque, when asked how the rainforest has fared.
  • Mon, 09/11/2017

    UNH Undergraduate Discovers New Type of Pituitary Cell in Lamprey

    Discovering a new type of cell is a remarkable accomplishment for any scientists. Tim Marquis, who graduated in 2015 with his bachelor’s degree in biomedical science from the University of New Hampshire, can check that off his bucket list.
  • Mon, 09/11/2017

    Seacoast Online: UNH undergrad discovers new type of pituitary cell

    Discovering a new type of cell is a remarkable accomplishment for any scientists. Tim Marquis, who graduated in 2015 with his bachelor’s degree in biomedical science from the University of New Hampshire, can check that off his bucket list.
  • Fri, 09/08/2017

    NHPR: Foodstuffs: For a UNH Scientist, a Career Spent Pursuing the Perfect Gourd

    For a half-century, UNH professor emeritus of plant biology and genetics J. Brent Loy has been in pursuit of genetically ideal gourd.
  • Tue, 09/05/2017

    UNH Scientists Explore Varieties of Seedless Table Grapes to Grow in NH

    University of New Hampshire researchers have found certain varieties of seedless table grapes do better growing in Southern New Hampshire and New England than others. The research project funded by the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station is intended to benefit regional growers interested in growing table grapes for local markets.
  • Tue, 09/05/2017

    Morning Ag Clips: Seedless table grapes for N.H.

    University of New Hampshire researchers have found certain varieties of seedless table grapes do better growing in Southern New Hampshire and New England than others.The research project funded by the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station is intended to benefit regional growers interested in growing table grapes for local markets.
  • Wed, 08/30/2017

    WBUR: Bacteria That Thrive In Warmer Waters Keep Mass. Oyster Fisheries On High Alert

    New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station researchers predict the likelihood of warmer waters with changing chemistries is leading to more bacteria-tainted oysters