News & Events

  • Mon, 03/18/2019

    Boston Globe: UNH brews ‘George Squashington’ butternut squash beer

    University of New Hampshire students have brewed a butternut squash pale ale using home-grown gourds.
  • Mon, 03/18/2019

    Fruits of UNH Breeding Research: New Fruit, Vegetables Available for 2019

    Gardeners preparing to plant their fruits and vegetables have several new pumpkin, squash, and melon varieties to choose from this year that were developed at the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire by a researcher who leads  the longest, continuous squash and pumpkin breeding program in North America.
  • Thu, 03/14/2019

    NH Agricultural Experiment Station: Improving NH Lives Through Innovation and Partnership since 1887

    Happy National Ag Day 2019. At the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station, we've been improving the lives of Granite Staters by advancing agricultural research since 1887. 
  • Tue, 03/12/2019

    WMUR: UNH students release new butternut squash beer

    Brewing science students at the University of New Hampshire have released a new beer. The butternut squash pale ale, called "George Squashington," is the second brew to come out of a partnership with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station.
  • Mon, 03/11/2019

    Harkening Back to Colonial Times: UNH Brews “George Squashington” Butternut Squash Beer

    University of New Hampshire brewing science students have taken a trip back in history to brew a new butternut squash pale ale using squash grown as part of the NH Agricultural Experiment Station’s landmark cucurbit breeding program. The brew is reminiscent of the pumpkin ales first developed during colonial times and will be served at the student-led Paul College Hospitality Management Spring Dining Series
  • Mon, 03/11/2019

    Concord Monitor: George Squashington Pale Ale – NH brew-science team gets clever

    University of New Hampshire brewing science students have taken a trip back in history to brew a butternut squash pale ale using squash grown as part of the NH Agricultural Experiment Station’s cucurbit (a.k.a. gourd) breeding program. The brew, George Squashingon, is reminiscent of the pumpkin ales first developed during colonial times and will be served at the student-led Paul College Hospitality Management Spring Dining Series in April.
  • Thu, 03/07/2019

    New York Times: Why Birthrates Among Hispanic Americans Have Plummeted

    The United States population grew by just 0.6 percent last year, the smallest increase in 80 years, according to New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station researcher Ken Johnson. He noted that, at current rates, young Hispanic women will have an average of two children, down from three just a decade ago.
  • Wed, 03/06/2019

    Morning Ag Clips: UNH student recognized for forestry research

    A University of New Hampshire graduate student studying invasive plants in riparian forests has been named the Graduate Student of the Year by the Granite State Division of the Society of American Foresters.
  • Tue, 03/05/2019

    NHPR: As Winters Warm, New Englanders Are Finding Normal Cold Weather More Unusual

    As the climate warms, Americans – and New Englanders – appear to be finding abnormal temperatures less and less remarkable.
  • Mon, 03/04/2019

    UNH Graduate Student Recognized for Research by Society of American Foresters

    A University of New Hampshire graduate student studying invasive plants in riparian forests has been named the Graduate Student of the Year by the Granite State Division of the Society of American Foresters.
  • Thu, 02/28/2019

    Union Leader: UNH dairy farm takes home award for milk quality

    The Organic Dairy Research Farm has received a 2018 Gold Quality Award for outstanding milk quality from the Organic Valley Cooperative for the second year in a row.
  • Thu, 02/28/2019

    Union Leader: Grass turf a promising foe in invasive species fight

    Planting grass turf in tilled agricultural soil greatly reduced the ability of new growth of the invasive shrub glossy buckthorn to establish itself in a new area by seed, according to researchers with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station. The new finding provides a promising potential tool for loggers, foresters and landowners trying to manage this non-native invasive shrub known to reduce the regeneration density and growth of economically important tree species such as eastern white pine.
  • Tue, 02/26/2019

    Morning Ag Clips: Grass turf a promising foe in glossy buckthorn fight

    Planting grass turf in tilled agricultural soil greatly reduced the ability of new growth of the invasive shrub glossy buckthorn to establish itself in a new area by seed, according to researchers with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire. The new finding provides a promising potential tool for loggers, foresters, and landowners trying to manage this non-native invasive shrub known to reduce the regeneration density and growth of economically important tree species such as eastern white pine.
  • Mon, 02/25/2019

    Grass Turf a Promising Foe in Invasive Glossy Buckthorn Fight

    Planting grass turf in tilled agricultural soil greatly reduced the ability of new growth of the invasive shrub glossy buckthorn to establish itself in a new area by seed, according to researchers with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire. The new finding provides a promising potential tool for loggers, foresters, and landowners trying to manage this non-native invasive shrub known to reduce the regeneration density and growth of economically important tree species such as eastern white pine.
  • Mon, 02/25/2019

    Foster's: UNH research finds grass turf promising foe in invasive fight

    Planting grass turf in tilled agricultural soil greatly reduced the ability of new growth of the invasive shrub glossy buckthorn to establish itself in a new area by seed, according to researchers with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire.
  • Thu, 02/21/2019

    The Atlantic: Climate Change Enters Its Blood-Sucking Phase

    As Inga Sidor, the New Hampshire state veterinary pathologist who processed the tissue samples Debow and Blouin took that day, later told me, the ticks “literally bleed the moose to death.”
  • Mon, 02/18/2019

    UNH Organic Dairy Research Farm Strikes Gold for Milk Quality

    The Organic Dairy Research Farm, a facility of the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, has received at a 2018 Gold Quality Award for outstanding milk quality from the Organic Valley Cooperative for the second year in a row.
  • Mon, 02/18/2019

    Fosters: UNH Organic Dairy Research Farm strikes gold for milk quality

    The Organic Dairy Research Farm, a facility of the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire, has received a 2018 Gold Quality Award for outstanding milk quality from the Organic Valley Cooperative for the second year in a row.
  • Fri, 02/15/2019

    NHPR: Something Wild: Photosynthesis in Winter

    “Photosynthesis can happen in plant tissues other than leaves,” as Scott Ollinger, a professor of Natural Resources at UNH and researcher with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station tells us. Though it is weather reliant, for example trees “can’t do this if the temperatures are below freezing for extended periods of time.” And those tissues other than leaves he’s talking about? He means bark.
  • Mon, 02/11/2019

    Wildflower Plantings to Support Pollinators

    Creating and enhancing pollinator habitat is of growing interest to Granite State land owners, property managers, farmers, and landscapers. “The interest in helping pollinators has been astounding. There are literally hundreds of pollinator gardens and habitats that have been installed in New Hampshire alone in the last few years,” New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station researcher Cathy Neal said.
  • Wed, 02/06/2019

    Morning Ag Clips: Navigating potential changes to Clean Water Act

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers recently announced a proposed change to the Clean Water Act that would reduce the types of waters currently protected. Bill McDowell, professor of environmental science at UNH, NH Agricultural Experiment Station researcher and fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, helps us understand what this could mean for the country’s waters.
  • Wed, 02/06/2019

    Union Leader: Community-owned forests produce $146 million in economic benefits yearly, report says

    The yearly economic benefits were broken into two groups: $54 million from recreational uses and more than $92 million from forest-related industries, such as logging, milling, wood products manufacturing and the maple industry, according to John Gunn, a research assistant professor of forest management at the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station.
  • Mon, 02/04/2019

    Muddy Waters: Navigating Potential Changes to Clean Water Act

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers recently announced a proposed change to the Clean Water Act that would reduce the types of waters currently protected. Bill McDowell, professor of environmental science at UNH, NH Agricultural Experiment Station researcher and fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, helps us understand what this could mean for the country’s waters.
  • Mon, 01/28/2019

    Serving New Hampshire: Research, Teaching, and Outreach

    As the university's original research organization, the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station (NHAES) has remained an elemental component of New Hampshire's land-grant university heritage and mission since 1887. The initial mandate to the novel system of State Agricultural Experiment Stations was to undertake research of importance to agriculture for New Hampshire, New England, and the nation.
  • Tue, 01/22/2019

    NH Agricultural Experiment Station Scientists to Present Research at 2019 NH Farm and Forest Expo

    How can farmers extend their forage production season in New Hampshire? How can soil microbes improve farm and forest productivity? Researchers with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire will present their latest research on these topics at the 2019 New Hampshire Farm and Forest Expo.