News & Events

  • Mon, 08/28/2017

    UNH Celebrates Contributions of Researcher Brent Loy Oct. 3

    J. Brent Loy, professor emeritus of plant biology and genetics, and a researcher with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station, will be honored at a special twilight celebration Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, recognizing his 50 years of research and innovation at the University of New Hampshire.
  • Wed, 08/23/2017

    Concord Monitor: UNH researchers plan to breed quinoa with N.H. relative for food

    Tom Davis and graduate students have been stomping around in the region’s sandy and highly-stressed environments searching for weeds of the Chenopodium family, a quinoa relative, that could be crossed with quinoa. They hope such cross-breeding can eventually create a quinoa variety that we could grow here, changing a plant that thrives in the Andes Mountains into one that thrives in the Granite State.
  • Mon, 08/21/2017

    UNH Researcher Recognized for Life-Long Achievements in Endocrinology

    Long-time New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station researcher Dr. Stacia Sower, professor emeritus of molecular and biochemical neuroendocrinology, recently gave the prestigious Bargmann-Scharrer Lecture at the quadrennial meeting of the International Congress of Comparative Endocrinology in Canada.
  • Mon, 08/14/2017

    UNH Researchers Aim to Re-Domesticate Quinoa for Northern New England

    Researchers with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire have launched a research project that aims to “re-domesticate” the superfood quinoa in Northern New England, giving the region’s farmers new high-value grain crop that is in high demand in the nation.  
  • Thu, 08/10/2017

    Visit Woodman Farm on 5th Annual Durham Farm Day Aug. 19

    The public is invited to tour the the Woodman Horticultural Research Farm on the 5th annual Durham Farm Day Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. The farm is a facility of the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at UNH; tours are free.
  • Mon, 08/07/2017

    UNH Researcher Receives USDA Grant to Study Effects of Pesticide Treatments on Weeds

    A researcher with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire has received a $474,679 grant to determine if pesticide seed treatments inadvertently protect weed seeds in the soil from being attacked by naturally occurring invertebrate and fungal species.
  • Mon, 07/31/2017

    Feeding Field Peas to High-Producing Lactating Dairy Cows

    AndréBrito, associate professor of dairy nutrition and management, and researcher with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station, discusses his research project Feeding Field Peas to High-Producing Lactating Dairy Cows at the 2017 NH Farm and Forest Expo.
  • Tue, 07/25/2017

    Fosters: Guiding stars raises food awareness at UNH

    New research found the Guiding Stars nutritional rating system, which educates consumers about healthy food options, had a positive effect raising awareness of healthy food choices available at the University of New Hampshire.
  • Mon, 07/24/2017

    Guiding Stars Raises Awareness of Healthy Food Choices Available on Campus

    The Guiding Stars nutritional rating system that educates consumers about healthy food options had positive effect raising awareness of healthy food choices available at the University of New Hampshire, according to new research funded by the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station.
  • Mon, 07/17/2017

    New York Times: Researchers Looking to Develop Longer Strawberry Season

    Strawberry season in the Northeast usually lasts only four to six weeks, but New Hampshire researchers have figured out how to stretch the harvest form July to Thanksgiving.
  • Mon, 07/17/2017

    New Book Provides Complete Look at Seaweeds of the Northwest Atlantic

    NH Agricultural Experiment Station researcher Arthur Mathieson, professor of marine plant biology at UNH, has co-authored Seaweeds of the Northwest Atlantic, which provides the first comprehensive look at seaweeds in the Northwest Atlantic in more than 60 years.
  • Sun, 07/16/2017

    ABC News: Researchers looking to develop longer strawberry season

    Researchers with the University of New Hampshire harvested strawberries grown in low tunnels for 19 consecutive weeks. 
  • Mon, 07/10/2017

    Picking Strawberries in November: UNH Researchers Extend NH Growing Season for Strawberries

    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.
  • Mon, 07/03/2017

    What Do Bats Eat?

    Doctoral student Devon O'Rourke is working with NH Agricultural Experiment Station researcher Jeff Foster on understanding the ecological and evolutionary dynamics of endemic bat populations.
  • Tue, 06/27/2017

    Morning Ag Clips: UNH dairy earns milk award

    The Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center, a facility of the NH Agricultural Experiment Station, has been awarded a 2016 Quality Milk Award from the nationally recognized nonprofit dairy farmers cooperative Dairy One. Less than 20 percent of Dairy One’s member herds received the designation in 2016.
  • Mon, 06/26/2017

    UNH Fairchild Dairy Receives 2016 Quality Milk Award from Dairy One

    The Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center, a facility of the NH Agricultural Experiment Station, has been awarded a 2016 Quality Milk Award from the nationally recognized nonprofit dairy farmers cooperative Dairy One. Less than 20 percent of Dairy One’s member herds received the designation in 2016.
  • Mon, 06/26/2017

    Concord Monitor: Researchers tackle cyanobacteria blooms in N.H. lakes

    As the return of warm weather brings the return of bacteria blooms on New Hampshire lakes, researchers are looking into whether the blooms are happening more often and whether we should be more concerned about health effects.
  • Wed, 06/21/2017

    Union Leader: Red flags raised over toxic bacteria blooms

    Three cyanobacteria warnings for New Hampshire lakes so far this year suggest more frequent occurrences, but also that more people “understand intuitively that when you see scum on a lake, it is not a good thing,” says a leading researcher. “We are certainly looking more for it than we used to be,” said James Haney, a researcher with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire and a professor of biological sciences.
  • Tue, 06/20/2017

    NHPR: Ongoing Challenges Facing N.H. Lakes: Keeping Stormwater At Bay & Protecting Shoreland Vegetation

    We take a dive into New Hampshire's lakes.  It's hard to overstate the importance of the state's lakes and ponds -- for recreation, tourism, the environment.  But with several water bodies already posted for cyanobacteria, we look at policies and practices  aimed at keeping lakes healthy -- and why they aren't always followed.
  • Mon, 06/19/2017

    The Value of the Local Label at Farmers Markets

    Consumer preferences for local and organic foods have increased sharply in recent years, and many small farms are trying to meet this rising consumer demand. Small farms dominate the New England agricultural world, making local consumption assessments and information crucial for economic viability. Samantha Werner, a graduate research assistant who works with experiment station researcher Dr. John Halstead, discusses information from a survey of 5,000 households in New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine about consumer preferences for locally and organically grown produce.
  • Sun, 06/18/2017

    Portland Press Herald: Don’t fret; it’s not too late to plant your garden

    Experienced Maine gardeners know that the kickoff is Memorial Day. That’s when all danger of frost is past, so you can plant your warm-weather vegetables without fear. Well, gardeners, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you’re late out of the starting gate. Three weeks late, which is an eternity on the short Maine gardening calendar.
  • Mon, 06/12/2017

    WBUR: Can Bugs Talk? New Hampshire Scientists Go In Search Of Answers

    When it comes to the ways animals communicate with each other, you might think we've got a pretty good handle on their methods: birds sing, cats purr, cows moo. But new tools are allowing a group of scientists to listen in to animal conversations that we didn't even know were happening before.
  • Mon, 06/12/2017

    Smokey Winged Beetle Bandit: A Useful Tool in Monitoring Emerald Ash Borer

    The Smokey Winged Beetle Bandit is a solitary ground nest wasp that is native to North America. It hunts wood boring beetles, and is useful in monitoring the spread of the invasive species Emerald Ash Borer (EAB).
  • Thu, 06/08/2017

    Union Leader: Nearly 1,000 fourth-graders set to learn during School-To-Farm Days at UNH

    Kirin Asselin, 14, is homeschooled, and she had two baby sheep with her during School-To-Farm Days at the University of New Hampshire’s Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center. Asselin talked about how she hand-fed Liam and Beast, and told the students how she shears her animals twice a year to get wool for spinning.
  • Thu, 06/08/2017

    Science: Saving the 'god of ugly things': New Zealand battles to bring back its rodent-sized insects

    New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station researchers Daniel Howard and Carrie Hall are using Doppler lasers to listen in on weta communications.