News & Events

  • Sun, 03/22/2020

    U.S. News and World Report (AP): Research Aims to Support Growing Cut Flower Industry

    The university-based New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station will spend the next three years evaluating hydrangea species to better inform farmers on key characteristics and performance, including the vase life of cut stems.
  • Tue, 03/17/2020

    Access Restricted to NH Agricultural Experiment Station Facilities

    For safety reasons due to the COVID-19 pandemic, access to our NHAES farms and greenhouses has been temporarily restricted to employees and essential research staff only. 
  • Mon, 03/16/2020

    UNH to Conduct First Cold-Hardy Hydrangea Study to Help Regional Cut Flower and Landscape Industry

    New Hampshire has seen a dramatic increase in cut flower farms, underscoring the need for reliable research to support the state’s flower industry. To that end, University of New Hampshire researchers have launched the first study to evaluate plants from three cold-hardy hydrangea species for cut flower and landscape use in New Hampshire.
  • Mon, 03/16/2020

    FloralDaily: Cold-hardy hydrangea study to help regional cut flower and landscape industry

    New Hampshire has seen a dramatic increase in cut flower farms, underscoring the need for reliable research to support the state’s flower industry. To that end, University of New Hampshire researchers have launched the first study to evaluate plants from three cold-hardy hydrangea species for cut flower and landscape use in New Hampshire.
  • Mon, 03/16/2020

    Union Leader: UNH research: Rotating crops boost corn yields, even in droughts

    Rotating crops over time increases the yield of corn, even during unfavorable weather conditions such as droughts, according to new research from the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire.
  • Mon, 03/16/2020

    Concord Monitor: Even in the midst of chaos, we need flowers

    New Hampshire has seen a dramatic increase in cut flower farms, underscoring the need for reliable research to support the state’s flower industry. To that end, University of New Hampshire researchers have launched the first study to evaluate plants from three cold-hardy hydrangea species for cut flower and landscape use in New Hampshire.
  • Thu, 03/12/2020

    Morning Ag Clips: Rotating crops over time boosts corn yields, even in droughts

    Rotating crops over time increases the yield of corn, even during unfavorable weather conditions such as droughts, according to new research findings from the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire and the University of California, Berkeley. The findings demonstrate that diversifying crops may be an effective, long-term strategy for strengthening food production systems globally in the face of a changing climate and environmental degradation.
  • Mon, 03/09/2020

    Rotating Crops Over Time Boosts Corn Yields, Even in Droughts

    Rotating crops over time increases the yield of corn, even during unfavorable weather conditions such as droughts, according to new research findings from the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire and the University of California, Berkeley. The findings demonstrate that diversifying crops may be an effective, long-term strategy for strengthening food production systems globally in the face of a changing climate and environmental degradation.
  • Wed, 03/04/2020

    Growing Produce: Massive Change in Order for Northeast Berry Industry

    When Kaitlyn Orde first tasted a New England-grown, day-neutral strawberry — the type commonly grown in such large production areas as California — she knew she and her colleagues at the University of New Hampshire were onto something.
  • Mon, 03/02/2020

    UNH, Hubbard Brook Research Foundation Help Relaunch Cooperative Providing Essential Research Funding

    Following a three-year hiatus, the Northern States Research Cooperative has been revitalized, thanks to $2 million in funding for the 2020 fiscal year from the U.S. Forest Service. The competitive grant program has supported research conducted by New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station scientists, including studies that investigate winter climate change, forest inventory management, and changes in forest ecosystems.   
  • Wed, 02/26/2020

    Union Leader: UNH discovers mice, chipmunk role in life cycle of mushrooms

    Small mammals such as mice and chipmunks who are not picky eaters play a more important role than previously known in dispersing the spores of wild mushrooms and truffles, according to research from the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire in Durham.
  • Mon, 02/24/2020

    Fungi Feud: State-of-the-Science Paper Resolves Mycorrhizae Controversy

    Serita Frey, UNH professor of natural resources and the environment and researcher with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station, recently authored a state-of-the-science article, Mycorrhizal Fungi as Mediators of Soil Organic Matter Dynamics, that addresses a controversy among scientists about whether or not mycorrhizal fungi contribute to the soil carbon cycle. (Spoiler alert: They do.)
  • Fri, 02/21/2020

    2020 UNH Greenhouse Open House Cancelled Due to Ongoing Construction

    The 2020 UNH Greenhouse Open House at the Macfarlane Research Greenhouse formerly scheduled for Saturday, March 28, has been cancelled. The greenhouse is undergoing expansion and renovation that will advance the university’s teaching, research, and outreach capabilities in the areas of agriculture, horticulture, and plant science.
  • Tue, 02/18/2020

    Fosters: Mice and Mushrooms: Non-Picky Eaters More Effective at Spreading Spores than Previously Thought

    Small mammals such as mice and chipmunks who are not picky eaters play a more important role than previously known in dispersing the spores of wild mushrooms and truffles, according to new research from the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire.
  • Tue, 02/18/2020

    Concord Monitor: Love mushrooms? Thank non-picky rodents

    Mushrooms and truffles are key components to forests where they colonize the roots of plants and assist with water and nutrient uptake. They also play a fundamental role in helping reestablish plants following disturbances such as wildfires, volcanic eruptions, and the retreat of melting glaciers. 
  • Tue, 02/18/2020

    Morning Ag Clips: Of mice and mushrooms

    The research was conducted by Ryan Stephens, a postdoctoral researcher, and Rebecca Rowe, associate professor of natural resources and the environment. Scientists spent three years collecting and analyzing more than 1,200 scat samples collected from small mammals at the Bartlett Experimental Station in the White Mountain National Forest to determine the types and amounts of spores they are dispersing. 
  • Mon, 02/17/2020

    Mice and Mushrooms: Non-Picky Eaters More Effective at Spreading Spores than Previously Thought

    Small mammals such as mice and chipmunks who are not picky eaters play a more important role than previously known in dispersing the spores of wild mushrooms and truffles, according to new research from the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire.
  • Wed, 02/12/2020

    Washington Post: What you’re probably getting wrong about New Hampshire primary voters

    NH's population is newer than you think. Only about 35 percent of the state’s voting-age residents were born there — easily the lowest rate in the Northeast, Census Bureau figures from 2018 show. Only a handful of migration magnets — such as Nevada, Florida and Arizona — rank higher.
  • Tue, 02/11/2020

    Morning Ag Clips: Brewery residues show promise as dairy cow feed

    Wet brewers grains, the abundant residues of the brewery industry, show promise as a potential cost-effective, high-nutrient feed replacement for dairy heifers, according to new research from the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire.
  • Mon, 02/10/2020

    Residues from Brewery Industry Show Promise as Dairy Heifer Feed

    Wet brewers grains, the abundant residues of the brewery industry, show promise as a potential cost-effective, high-nutrient feed replacement for dairy heifers, according to new research from the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire.
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    Mon, 02/03/2020

    Big Move Leads to UNH

    Meet André Brito, researcher with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station and associate professor of agriculture, nutrition, and food systems. 
  • Mon, 02/03/2020

    NBC Boston: UNH Expert to Give Talk on Growing Kiwiberries, a Small Cousin of the Kiwi

    Will Hastings, vineyard manager and research technician of the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station's program, will give a discussion on Saturday at the NOFA-NH Winter Conference at Kearsarge Regional High School in North Sutton.
  • Tue, 01/28/2020

    Morning Ag Clips: Learn how to grow kiwiberries this winter

    With their general adaptation to the region, their attractive appearance, intense and complex flavor profiles, high levels of bioactive compounds, and easy consumability, kiwiberries (Actinidia arguta) have long been recognized for their potential as a high-value crop in New England. A tender, smooth-skinned relative of the fuzzy supermarket kiwi, grape-sized kiwiberries are tropical-tasting fruits that have grown in the backyards and private gardens of the region for more than 140 years. Despite this long history in the region, however, virtually no commercial production exists.
  • Mon, 01/27/2020

    Learn to Grow Kiwiberries in New England

    Come learn about the commercial production of kiwiberries in New England from Will Hastings, vineyard manager and research technician for the NH Agricultural Experiment Station’s Kiwiberry Breeding and Research Development program. Based at the University of New Hampshire, the program is the first of its kind in the nation and has established itself as a global leader in the genetic improvement of the crop.
  • Thu, 01/23/2020

    WMUR: Dog in NH diagnosed with fungal disease common in Southwest

    "It's really important to talk to your vet about the history of if your pet traveled to the area, even just for vacation, or if you adopted it from that area," Monahan said.