News & Events

  • Mon, 07/29/2019

    NH Veterinary Diagnostic Lab Identifies First Reported Virus in Chimney Swifts

    Pathologists with the New Hampshire Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at the University of New Hampshire have identified the first reported virus in chimney swifts, an adenovirus called Chimney Swift Adenovirus 1, which may represent the first member of an entirely new group of adenoviruses.
  • Mon, 07/29/2019

    Concord Monitor: UNH veterinary lab finds a new virus in chimney swifts

    Pathologists with the New Hampshire Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at the University of New Hampshire have identified the first reported virus in chimney swifts, an adenovirus called Chimney Swift Adenovirus 1, which may represent the first member of an entirely new group of adenoviruses.
  • Tue, 07/23/2019

    Morning Ag Clips: Specialty eggplant varieties grow well in high tunnels

    The primary goal of the three-year study at the experiment station’s Woodman Horticultural Research Farm is to compare yields of eggplant varieties in high tunnel production conditions. In addition, they are investigating whether pruning would affect yields compared to no pruning and to compare quality of different varieties in post-harvest storage.
  • Tue, 07/23/2019

    Seed World: UNH Researchers Find Specialty Eggplant Varieties Grow Well in High Tunnels

    Researchers with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire have found that eggplant varieties developed specifically for growing in greenhouses and high tunnels produced a prolific amount of fruit, offering Granite State growers another option for summer vegetable production.
  • Tue, 07/23/2019

    Union Leader: UNH researchers find specialty eggplant varieties grow well in high tunnels

    According to New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station researcher Becky Sideman, vegetable and berry growers in New Hampshire face several unique challenges. These include insect pressures, a short growing season, variable weather patterns, high land values and labor costs, and a humid climate that favors disease.
  • Mon, 07/22/2019

    UNH Researchers Find Specialty Eggplant Varieties Grow Well in High Tunnels

    Researchers with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire have found that eggplant varieties developed specifically for growing in greenhouses and high tunnels produced a prolific amount of fruit, offering Granite State growers another option for their summer vegetable production.
  • Mon, 07/22/2019

    Perishable News: UNH Researchers Find Specialty Eggplant Varieties Grow Well in High Tunnels

    Researchers with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire have found that eggplant varieties developed specifically for growing in greenhouses and high tunnels produced a prolific amount of fruit, offering Granite State growers another option for their summer vegetable production.
  • Mon, 07/15/2019

    Visit UNH Research Farms on 7th Annual Durham Farm Day

    Growers and the public are invited to visit two research farms at the University of New Hampshire on the 7th annual Durham Farm Day Saturday, Aug. 17. The Woodman Horticultural Research Farm and the Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center, both facilities of the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station, will be open for free public tours.
  • Mon, 07/15/2019

    Union Leader: UNH gears up for 7th annual Durham Farm Day

    Growers and the public are invited to visit two research areas at the University of New Hampshire on the 7th annual Durham Farm Day Saturday, Aug. 17.
  • Thu, 07/11/2019

    FloralDaily: Helping grow University of New Hampshire’s greenhouse research

    UNH alum Luke Hydock recently was named the manager of the NH Agricultural Experiment Station's Macfarlane Research Greenhouses at the UNH College of Life Sciences and Agriculture. Learn more about his experience and what is planned to grow UNH's greenhouse research in this interview.
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    Mon, 07/08/2019

    Helping Grow UNH’s Greenhouse Research

    UNH alum Luke Hydock recently was named the manager of the NH Agricultural Experiment Station's Macfarlane Research Greenhouses at the UNH College of Life Sciences and Agriculture. Learn more about his experience and what is planned to grow UNH's greenhouse research.
  • Mon, 07/01/2019

    Jessica Fury: From Dairy Cows to Reindeer

    A love of animals set Jessica Fury ’19 on a path to a UNH education. Now, that same passion has her about to embark on a unique career: Fury is moving from the UNH Organic Dairy Research Farm where she helped manage the dairy herd to Santa’s Village in Jefferson to manage the park’s reindeer herd.
  • Mon, 06/24/2019

    Union Leader: Researchers offer tips to help bees

    Cathy Neal is a researcher at the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire. She said that, despite the loss of pollinators, there is an outpouring of support for New Hampshire's bees. “This has been of such interest to people. People want to do something good to help,” Neal said.
  • Mon, 06/24/2019

    Extending N.H.'s Strawberry Season with Low Tunnels

    Researchers with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire have succeeded in quadrupling the length of the Granite State’s strawberry growing season as part of a multi-year research project that aims to benefit both growers and consumers. Learn more about this research project in the video produced in collaboration with USDA Northeast Climate Hub.  
  • Thu, 06/20/2019

    USDA NIFA Impacts: University of New Hampshire Research Supports Granite State’s Native Bees

    Bees are essential for most of the fruit and vegetable crops produced in New England. The value of pollination to agriculture is estimated at more than $200 billion a year worldwide. However, the abundance of and diversity of pollinators are declining in landscapes across the United States.
  • Wed, 06/19/2019

    Morning Ag Clips: UNH research supports Granite State's native bees

    At the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire, scientists are conducting research that not only assesses the state of our native bees but also developing ways that citizens can help support these important members of our ecological and agricultural communities.
  • Wed, 06/19/2019

    Garden Center Magazine: UNH research supports Granite State’s native bees

    Scientists at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) working in the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station are conducting research that not only assesses the state of our native bees but also develops ways that citizens can help support these members of our ecological and agricultural communities. 
  • Mon, 06/17/2019

    UNH Research Supports Granite State’s Native Bees

    At the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire, scientists are conducting research that not only assesses the state of our native bees but also developing ways that citizens can help support these important members of our ecological and agricultural communities.
  • Tue, 06/11/2019

    Morning Ag Clips: UNH hosts pollinator conservation field day July 30

    The field day “Connecting the Dots for Pollinator Conservation:  Wildflower Meadows and Pollinator Habitat” takes place from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the farm at 70 Spinney Lane, Durham. Whether you are a landowner, landscaper, gardener, farmer, concerned citizen or serve on a municipal board, land trust or other nonprofit, your actions and decisions are important to pollinator conservation. The event is free and open to the public.
  • Mon, 06/10/2019

    UNH Hosts Pollinator Conservation Research Field Day July 30

    Interested in creating a wildflower meadow to support New Hampshire’s native pollinators? Come and learn fun, effective, and beautiful ways to enhance your local habitat and bring back pollinators Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station’s Woodman Horticultural Research Farm at the University of New Hampshire.
  • Thu, 06/06/2019

    Morning Ag Clips: Meet Your Milk at UNH Open Barn June 29

    The NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire College of Life Sciences and Agriculture and the Granite State Dairy Promotion invite the public to come “meet your milk” at the UNH Open Barn Saturday, June 29, 2019. The annual statewide event, which is free and open to the public, takes place at the UNH Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Tue, 06/04/2019

    Laconia Sun: Farmers adjust after rainy fall, windy winter, wet spring

    The rain has been good for the hay crop, but it is too wet for haying, said NH Agricultural Experiment Station researcher Becky Sideman, a specialist with UNH Cooperative Extension. “As I drive around, I see low-lying fields with cover crops or hay crops that in some cases were damaged by flood waters and ice,” she said. “Hay producers are thinking about haying but the rains keep coming.”
  • Mon, 06/03/2019

    Meet Your Milk at UNH Open Barn June 29

    The NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire College of Life Sciences and Agriculture and the Granite State Dairy Promotion invite the public to come “meet your milk” at the UNH Open Barn Saturday, June 29, 2019. The annual statewide event, which is free and open to the public, takes place at the UNH Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Mon, 06/03/2019

    THE ADDICTED GARDENER: Knotweed causes multiple problems

    Chad Hammer, a graduate student and researcher at the University of New Hampshire who has been traveling New England in search of knotweed, is one of the first people to study the plant’s environmental effects. 
  • Thu, 05/30/2019

    USDA Fresh From the Field: Experiment Station Researchers Develop Online Kiwiberry Production Guide for the Northeast

    Prospective kiwiberry growers in the Northeast now have a roadmap to help them grow this emerging specialty fruit crop. Researchers with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) have produced an online guide that provides in-depth, regionally relevant information.