News & Events

  • Mon, 01/29/2018

    Feeding Prepartum Dairy Cows Niacin Improves Quality of Their Colostrum

    Feeding prepartum dairy cows the vitamin niacin prior to giving birth improved the quality of their colostrum, which is the first milk calves drink, according to new research from the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station. Colostrum is essential to building the immune systems of calves, and thus, their survival.
  • Tue, 01/23/2018

    Fosters: Researchers at UNH developing fine dining for Nemo and Dory

    Ornamental aquarium fish like the clownfish Nemo and his pal the royal blue tang Dory one day may be dining on high-quality yet inexpensive white worms grown in New England. New research from the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire has found that live white worms are well-suited for the ornamental aquaculture industry and could be an emerging commercial industry for the region.
  • Mon, 01/22/2018

    Union Leader: UNH scientists will present latest research at Farm and Forest Expo

    What is New England’s role in the global battle against wheat stem rust? How have day neutral strawberries extended the state’s strawberry season? And how are unmanned aerial vehicles improving the accuracy of remote mapping of NH’s forestry resources?
  • Mon, 01/22/2018

    Union Leader: New scales give UNH scientists clues about NH's snowpack

    This winter, University of New Hampshire researchers will monitor the snowpack in real time using new snow scales installed at the Kingman Research Farm in Madbury.
  • Mon, 01/22/2018

    Feeding Nemo: White Worms Show Potential as Inexpensive Food Source for Aquarium Fish

    Ornamental aquarium fish like the clownfish Nemo and his pal the royal blue tang Dory one day may be dining on high-quality yet inexpensive white worms grown in New England. New research from the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire has found that live white worms are well-suited for the ornamental aquaculture industry and could be an emerging commercial industry for the region.
  • Fri, 01/19/2018

    American Agriculturalist: 9 reasons to visit New Hampshire Farm and Forest Expo

    A series of educational sessions will be hosted by the University of New Hampshire Ag Experiment Station scientists in the Frost and Hawthorne rooms. The aim is to help those working in the forestry and agricultural fields make informed decisions about their own businesses.
  • Tue, 01/16/2018

    NH Agricultural Experiment Station Scientists to Present Research on Agriculture, Forestry at 2018 NH Farm and Forest Expo

    What is New England’s role in the global battle against wheat stem rust? How have day neutral strawberries extended the state’s strawberry season? And how are unmanned aerial vehicles improving the accuracy of remote mapping of NH’s forestry resources? Researchers with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire researchers will present their latest research on these topics and more at the 2018 New Hampshire Farm and Forest Expo.
  • Mon, 01/15/2018

    Tree Source: Wood pellets outperform fossil fuels in reducing greenhouse emissions

    Using wood pellets for home heating fuel reduces greenhouse gas emissions by more than half over fossil fuels and natural gas, according to new research from the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire.
  • Mon, 01/08/2018

    NHPR: UNH Researchers Develop Scales To Measure Snowfall In Real Time

    Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have a new way of measuring snow totals this winter that could help them learn more about climate change.
  • Mon, 01/08/2018

    Fruit Growers News: Effects of climate change could accelerate

      If carbon dioxide emissions continue at the current rate, they report that scenarios of future conditions could not only lead to a significant decrease in snow days, but also an increase in the number of summer days over 90 degrees and a drastic decline in stream habitat with 40 percent not suitable for cold water fish.
  • Mon, 01/08/2018

    Experiment Station Researchers Find Effects of Climate Change Could Accelerate By Mid-Century

    Researchers with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire say the effects of climate change could be much stronger by the middle of the 21st century, and a number of ecosystem and weather conditions could consistently decline even more in the future.
  • Tue, 01/02/2018

    NIFA-USDA: UNH Researchers Find Drastic Decline in N.H.’s Bumble Bees

    In the first long-term study of New Hampshire’s bumble bee population, researchers with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire have found three of the state’s most important bumble bee species have experienced drastic declines and range constriction over the last 150 years, with a fourth bee also in significant decline.
  • Mon, 12/25/2017

    Union Leader: UNH research: Dramatic decline in NH bumble bees

    In the first long-term study of the state’s bumble bee population, researchers with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire have found three of the state’s most important bumble bee species have experienced drastic declines and range constriction over the last 150 years, with a fourth bee also in significant decline. 
  • Wed, 12/20/2017

    Concord Monitor: Study points to a stinging decline in state’s bumble bee population

    The New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire recently finished the first long-term study of the state’s bumble bee populations. What they found was startling: three of the state’s most important species have experienced drastic population decline and range constriction – where the bees can be found – over the past 150 years, with a fourth bee also in significant decline, according to researchers.
  • Tue, 12/19/2017

    WMUR: Drastic drop seen in NH bumblebee population, UNH study shows

    Researchers at the University of New Hampshire said that the bumblebee population is on the decline in the Granite State.
  • Mon, 12/18/2017

    UNH Researchers Find Drastic Decline in N.H.’s Bumble Bees

    In the first long-term study of New Hampshire’s bumble bee population, researchers with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire have found three of the state’s most important bumble bee species have experienced drastic declines and range constriction over the last 150 years, with a fourth bee also in significant decline.   
  • Thu, 12/14/2017

    Boston Globe: UNH researchers say effects of climate change are coming sooner than we think

    By Alyssa Meyers GLOBE CORRESPONDENT  DECEMBER 14, 2017 Researchers at the University of New Hampshire say major effects of climate change could be felt sooner than we think in New England — by mid-century.
  • Mon, 12/11/2017

    New Snow Scales Let UNH Researchers Measure Changes in NH’s Snowpack in Real Time

    This winter University of New Hampshire researchers will monitor New Hampshire’s snowpack in real time using new sophisticated snow scales installed at the Kingman Research Farm, a facility of the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station.
  • Mon, 12/04/2017

    Stronger Storms Hamper Ability of Streams and Rivers to Clean Up Pollution

    Freshwater streams and rivers naturally clean up some forms of pollution originating from urban and agricultural areas, but increased storm intensity reduces this ability, which underscores the need to improve the management of nonpoint sources of pollution and storm water management.
  • Mon, 11/27/2017

    State’s Food Pantries Enjoy Fresh Food Grown at UNH Farms and Facilities

    New Hampshire residents who rely on the state’s food pantries have been enjoying fresh food donated by the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire, including tilapia and lettuce produced in sophisticated aquaponics systems and squash and other vegetables grown at university farms.
  • Mon, 11/20/2017

    Wood Pellets Outperform Fossil Fuels, Natural Gas in Reducing Greenhouse Gases

    DURHAM, N.H. – Using wood pellets for home heating fuel reduces greenhouse gas emissions by more than half over fossil fuels and natural gas, according to new research from the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire.
  • Mon, 11/06/2017

    UNH Professor’s Book Demonstrates Power of Using Imagery for Geospatial Analysis

    Geospatial analysis is a powerful tool widely used to address a number of issues, including climate change modeling, weather monitoring, human population forecasting, and animal population management. Now a new book by a University of New Hampshire professor demonstrates the power of incorporating remotely sensed imagery in geospatial analysis.
  • Mon, 10/30/2017

    UNH Dairies Produce Gold Standard of Milk

    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 2016 Special Gold Certificate Awards by the Dairy Farmers of America
  • Mon, 10/23/2017

    UNH Research: Sustaining Local Farms Top Factor in Deciding to Buy Fresh Produce

    When it comes to buying fresh produce, northern New Englanders value maintaining local farmland, supporting the local economy, and buying produce without pesticides, according to new research from the University of New Hampshire.
  • Wed, 10/18/2017

    UNH Scientists to Develop First Strawberry Varieties Specifically for U.S. Organic Production

    Scientists with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire have launched a research project that aims to develop the first varieties of strawberries specifically designed for organic agriculture in the United States.