News & Events

  • 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.
  • Wed, 06/07/2017

    NH1: NH 4th-graders travel to UNH to learn how to grow food, care for animals

    Over 1,000 Rockingham and Strafford County fourth-graders headed to the University of New Hampshire's Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center this week to experience various farming events.
  • Wed, 06/07/2017

    Nature: Recovery: Second Chance for Yankee Cottontails

    Thanks largely to people like New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station researcher Dr. John Litvaitis, professor emeritus of the UNH College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, there has been a sea change in attitudes regarding New England cottontails.
  • Mon, 06/05/2017

    Meet Your Milk at UNH Open Barn June 17

    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 17, 2017. 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, 05/30/2017

    UNH Welcomes Nearly 1,000 Fourth-Graders to Fairchild Dairy June 6-8

    niversity of New Hampshire will welcome nearly 1,000 area school children to the Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center for the 30th School-To-Farm Days June 6 to 8, 2017. This educational opportunity is sponsored by the NH Agricultural Experiment Station, NH Agriculture in the Classroom, and the Rockingham and Strafford County Farm Bureaus, and strives to teach Granite State youths about the importance of agriculture in the state.
  • Fri, 05/26/2017

    Fosters: UNH to Celebrate Pollinators

    The University of New Hampshire will kick off National Pollinator Week Day with its Pollinator Appreciation Day Monday, June 19, 2017. The event includes a Pollinator Open House and Twilight Meeting/Research Field Day at the Woodman Horticultural Research Farm, home to the UNH Bee Hotel, extensive wildflower plantings, and a research site for the first assessment of the Granite State’s native bee species.
  • Mon, 05/22/2017

    ABC News: Bevy of bobcats: Thriving animals poised as next urban pest

    As someone who has studied bobcats for almost four decades, wildlife ecologist John Litvaitis remembers many times returning from the field without spotting a single one of these solitary and shy creatures that often hunt at dusk.
  • Mon, 05/22/2017

    UNH Kicks Off National Pollinator Week with Pollinator Appreciation Day June 19

    The University of New Hampshire will kick off National Pollinator Week with its Pollinator Appreciation Day Monday, June 19, 2017. The event includes a Pollinator Open House and Twilight Meeting/Research Field Day at the Woodman Horticultural Research Farm, home to the UNH Bee Hotel, extensive wildflower plantings, and a research site for the first assessment of the Granite State’s native bee species.
  • Mon, 05/15/2017

    NH Agricultural Experiment Station Celebrates 2017 UNH Graduates

    After working side-by-side with their faculty mentors for years, the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire celebrates 2017 graduates who have conducted experiment station-funded research. For some, graduate school is the next step; others will move on to their first jobs. For all, their experience working as a student researcher supported by the experiment station was meaningful, and sometimes, life changing.
  • Wed, 05/10/2017

    Morning Ag Clips: 2017 New England Bee Bioblitz

    New England bee enthusiasts will head to Ossipee in mass for the 2017 New England Bee Bioblitz organized by the University of New Hampshire Bee Lab. The event takes place at the Ossipee Pine Barrens June 23-25, 2017, and is free and open to the public.
  • Tue, 05/09/2017

    Garden Center Magazine: UNH Bee Lab hosting 2017 New England Bee Bioblitz

    New England bee enthusiasts will head to Ossipee for the 2017 New England Bee Bioblitz organized by the University of New Hampshire Bee Lab. The event takes place at the Ossipee Pine Barrens June 23-25, 2017, and is free and open to the public.
  • Mon, 05/08/2017

    UNH Bee Lab Hosts 2017 New England Bee Bioblitz in Ossipee June 23-25

    New England bee enthusiasts will head to Ossipee in mass for the 2017 New England Bee Bioblitz organized by the University of New Hampshire Bee Lab. The event takes place at the Ossipee Pine Barrens June 23-25, 2017, and is free and open to the public.
  • Wed, 05/03/2017

    New York Times: 5 New Truffle Species Identified in New Hampshire

     They aren't the type you'd sprinkle over pasta. But University of New Hampshire researchers have found five new truffle species.
  • Mon, 05/01/2017

    NH Agricultural Experiment Station Welcomes USDA Forestry Leader

    The NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire recently welcomed Dr. Catalino Blanche, national program leader in the Division of Environmental Systems with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Blanche provides national leadership for forestry and research programs related to the production, protection, and utilization of forest resources, including for the McIntire-Stennis Cooperative Forestry Program.
  • Wed, 04/26/2017

    Morning Ag Clips: 5 new truffle species identified

    University of New Hampshire researchers with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station have identified and described five new truffle species, including two that have been found only in New Hampshire. Although these “deer truffles” are not considered the prized gourmet edibles, they are a key food source for animals and play an important role in forest health. - See more at: https://www.morningagclips.com/5-new-truffle-species-identified/#sthash....
  • Mon, 04/24/2017

    UNH Researchers Identify Five New Truffle Species

    University of New Hampshire researchers supported by the NH Agricultural Experiment Station have identified and described five new truffle species, including two that have been found only in New Hampshire. Although these “deer truffles” are not considered the prized gourmet edibles, they are a key food source for animals and play an important role in forest health.
  • Tue, 04/18/2017

    Union Leader: Every Day is Earth Day: UNH Scientists Make a Career of Caring for the Earth

    Earth Day may come just once a year, but for scientists with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire, every day is Earth Day. Experiment station scientists work to care for the Earth’s resources, conducting leading ecological research in a diverse range of areas. 
  • Mon, 04/17/2017

    Every Day is Earth Day: UNH Scientists Make a Career of Caring for the Earth

    Earth Day may come just once a year, but for scientists with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire, every day is Earth Day. Experiment station scientists work to care for the Earth’s resources, conducting leading ecological research in a diverse range of areas.