News & Events

  • Tue, 01/15/2019

    UNH, UMaine Establish Genomic Ecology of Coastal Organisms Program

    The University of New Hampshire, in collaboration with the University of Maine, has established a new research and training program that will train the next generation of graduate and undergraduate students in the region on the ecological genomics of coastal organisms.
  • Thu, 12/20/2018

    New York Times: Fewer Births, More Deaths Result in Lowest U.S. Growth Rate in Generations

    Over the past 10 years in every area except North Dakota and Washington, D.C., the number of deaths came closer to the number of births, said Kenneth Johnson, New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station researcher and senior demographer with the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire.
  • Thu, 12/20/2018

    NHPR: Distemper Remains Likely Cause of Gulf of Maine Seal Die-Off

    In late November, the Science Center tested a dead harp seal for distemper at the NH Veterinary Diagnostic Lab at UNH.
  • Thu, 12/20/2018

    Fox News: Mysterious sea creatures washed up in 2018, from shaggy-haired 'globster' to 'contracting' blob

    The population of the jelly-like marine invertebrate animals — also known as tunicates — has grown rapidly in recent years, and they're starting to wipe out other organisms that are vital to the ocean's ecosystem, researchers in the area warned. “They are having a banner year this year. They are out there competing with the seaweeds and [other organisms] on the bottom," Larry Harris, NH Agricultural Experiment Station researcher told the Bangor Daily News on Nov. 15.
  • Thu, 12/20/2018

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  • Wed, 12/19/2018

    NPR: Adrian Florido On More Than A Year On The Ground In Puerto Rico

    It began as a six-month assignment covering the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. But NPR reporter Adrian Florido has been on the ground in Puerto Rico for more than a year now. This hour, we check in with Florido. What changes has he observed since arriving on the island?
  • Mon, 12/17/2018

    NH Veterinary Diagnostic Lab Partners with Seacoast Science Center Marine Mammal Rescue

    The New Hampshire Veterinary Diagnostic Lab at the University of New Hampshire has partnered with Seacoast Science Center Marine Mammal Rescue to help diagnose the cause of deaths of marine mammals found on the Northern New England seacoast.
  • Mon, 12/17/2018

    Boston Globe: UNH researchers find high levels of nitrate in Puerto Rico streams after storms

    Many people suffered from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. But scientists, in a new study, say they’ve uncovered a worrisome impact on the environment, too. University of New Hampshire researchers have measured unusually high levels of nitrate in the island territory’s streams.
  • Thu, 12/13/2018

    Forbes: The Startling Thing Hurricanes Are Doing To Puerto Rico Watersheds

    The Atlantic hurricane season of 2017 gave us names that we will remember for a long time. Storms like Harvey, Irma, and Maria were a part of the most expensive hurricane season in U.S. history. Damage estimates easily exceed $200 billion. Puerto Rico is no stranger to hurricanes, but in 2017 its people, infrastructure, and ecosystems were ravaged by Irma and Maria. While challenges associated with loss of life and infrastructure were vigorously reported, new research presented this week at the 2018 American Geophysical Union reveals something surprising and of concern. Hurricanes are having long-term impacts on watersheds and coastal ecosystems.
  • Mon, 12/10/2018

    UNH Research: Younger People Moving to New Hampshire on Rise

    More younger people moved to New Hampshire from other parts of the country in recent years, a substantial shift in demographic trends seen during the Great Recession and its immediate aftermath, according to new research from the NH Agricultural Experiment Station and Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire. 
  • Mon, 12/03/2018

    UNH Veterinary Pathologist Identifies First Case of Skunk Adenovirus-1 in U.S., Third in World

    A pathologist with the New Hampshire Veterinary Diagnostic Lab has identified the first case of Skunk Adenovirus-1 in the United States. The rare respiratory disease was found in tissues of a hedgehog submitted for diagnosis and represents only the third confirmed detection of the virus in the world. 
  • Tue, 11/27/2018

    Dairy Farmers of America Recognizes UNH Research Farms with Top Award

    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 2018 Special Gold Certificate Awards by the Dairy Farmers of America.
  • Mon, 11/19/2018

    UNH Agricultural Research Boosts New England’s Thanksgiving Bounty

    As New Englanders prepare to gather with family and friends this week, their Thanksgiving table may be filled with an abundant supply of delicious, locally and regionally grown foods due to extensive agricultural research conducted by the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire.
  • Mon, 11/12/2018

    Pest and Nutrient Management in Caterpillar Tunnels

    New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station researcher Dr. Becky Sideman is studying tomato growth in caterpillar tunnels at the UNH Woodman Horticultural Research Farm. One aspect of her work is looking at potassium fertilizers. Potassium affects fruit flavor and ripening and can help maximize the quality and yield of tomatoes growing in high tunnel systems. Dr. Sideman is also looking at biological pest control.
  • Mon, 11/05/2018

    Pay-As-You-Throw Trash Policy Cuts Solid Waste Disposal

    Towns that have implemented pay-as-you-throw and other user fee-based pricing policies to reduce municipal solid waste have seen a substantial reduction in trash disposal rates, some by more than 50 percent, according to new research from the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire.
  • Mon, 10/29/2018

    A Treat, Not a Trick: UNH Brewing Kiwiberry Beer

    Area residents soon will enjoy a tasty sour fall beer made of kiwiberries that was brewed at the University of New Hampshire thanks to a new partnership between researchers with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station and the university’s new brewing science program.
  • Mon, 10/29/2018

    Fosters: UNH brewing science program launches kiwiberry beer

    Area residents soon will enjoy a sour fall beer made of kiwiberries that was brewed at the University of New Hampshire thanks to a new partnership between researchers with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station and the university’s new brewing science program.
  • Mon, 10/29/2018

    Concord Monitor: For those of us who grew up on Blatz, kiwiberry beer is hard to fathom

    Area residents soon will enjoy a sour fall beer made of kiwiberries that was brewed at the University of New Hampshire thanks to a new partnership between researchers with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station and the university’s new brewing science program.
  • Mon, 10/22/2018

    Kiwiberries and Climate Smart Diversification

    Dr. Iago Hale’s kiwiberry trials at the University of New Hampshire  Woodman Horticultural Research Farm, a facility of the NH Agricultural Experiment Station, aim to uncover which varieties can best withstand the stresses of a changing climate. Using this knowledge, regional growers can move forward with a new marketable crop that’s both hardy and delicious.
  • Tue, 10/16/2018

    UNH Opens Aquaponic Greenhouse Facility to Support Sustainable Agriculture

    In an effort to support sustainable agriculture, the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire has opened a new aquaponic greenhouse facility that aims to provide a model for integrating land-based aquaculture systems with hydroponic plant production that can be used locally and regionally to increase sustainable food production.
  • Tue, 10/09/2018

    Leave Your Field Boots at Home: Learn About Our Research ‘As If You Were There’

    Field visits are a powerful teacher if you want to see a practice in action before adopting it for your land or recommending it to others. Now you can leave your field boots behind and experience of one of the University of New Hampshire’s research farms virtually “As If You Were There.”
  • Tue, 10/02/2018

    Long-Time UNH Researcher, Lab Honored with EPA Environmental Merit Award

    A long-time New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station researcher and members of his laboratory recently were recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency for their significant contributions and collaborative efforts to address cyanobacteria issues in New England for more than three decades.
  • Tue, 10/02/2018

    Fosters: Long-time UNH researcher, lab honored by EPA

     A long-time New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station researcher and members of his laboratory recently were recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency for their significant contributions and collaborative efforts to address issues with harmful algal blooms from cyanobacteria in New England for more than three decades.
  • Mon, 09/24/2018

    Variety Trials at UNH: Supporting Sustainable Agriculture in New Hampshire

    Every year, researchers with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station conduct variety trials. Learn more about why.
  • Thu, 09/20/2018

    Boston Globe: Fall foliage forecast in New England looking good, researcher says

    Heidi Asbjornsen, an associate professor of ecosystem ecology at the University of New Hampshire, said she’s optimistic about a favorable fall foliage season, given the weather conditions of the current growing season and the meteorological predictions for the time leading up to the fall.