News & Events

  • Wed, 03/06/2019

    Morning Ag Clips: UNH student recognized for forestry research

    A University of New Hampshire graduate student studying invasive plants in riparian forests has been named the Graduate Student of the Year by the Granite State Division of the Society of American Foresters.
  • Tue, 03/05/2019

    NHPR: As Winters Warm, New Englanders Are Finding Normal Cold Weather More Unusual

    As the climate warms, Americans – and New Englanders – appear to be finding abnormal temperatures less and less remarkable.
  • Mon, 03/04/2019

    UNH Graduate Student Recognized for Research by Society of American Foresters

    A University of New Hampshire graduate student studying invasive plants in riparian forests has been named the Graduate Student of the Year by the Granite State Division of the Society of American Foresters.
  • Thu, 02/28/2019

    Union Leader: UNH dairy farm takes home award for milk quality

    The Organic Dairy Research Farm has received a 2018 Gold Quality Award for outstanding milk quality from the Organic Valley Cooperative for the second year in a row.
  • Thu, 02/28/2019

    Union Leader: Grass turf a promising foe in invasive species fight

    Planting grass turf in tilled agricultural soil greatly reduced the ability of new growth of the invasive shrub glossy buckthorn to establish itself in a new area by seed, according to researchers with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station. The new finding provides a promising potential tool for loggers, foresters and landowners trying to manage this non-native invasive shrub known to reduce the regeneration density and growth of economically important tree species such as eastern white pine.
  • Tue, 02/26/2019

    Morning Ag Clips: Grass turf a promising foe in glossy buckthorn fight

    Planting grass turf in tilled agricultural soil greatly reduced the ability of new growth of the invasive shrub glossy buckthorn to establish itself in a new area by seed, according to researchers with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire. The new finding provides a promising potential tool for loggers, foresters, and landowners trying to manage this non-native invasive shrub known to reduce the regeneration density and growth of economically important tree species such as eastern white pine.
  • Mon, 02/25/2019

    Grass Turf a Promising Foe in Invasive Glossy Buckthorn Fight

    Planting grass turf in tilled agricultural soil greatly reduced the ability of new growth of the invasive shrub glossy buckthorn to establish itself in a new area by seed, according to researchers with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire. The new finding provides a promising potential tool for loggers, foresters, and landowners trying to manage this non-native invasive shrub known to reduce the regeneration density and growth of economically important tree species such as eastern white pine.
  • Mon, 02/25/2019

    Foster's: UNH research finds grass turf promising foe in invasive fight

    Planting grass turf in tilled agricultural soil greatly reduced the ability of new growth of the invasive shrub glossy buckthorn to establish itself in a new area by seed, according to researchers with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire.
  • Thu, 02/21/2019

    The Atlantic: Climate Change Enters Its Blood-Sucking Phase

    As Inga Sidor, the New Hampshire state veterinary pathologist who processed the tissue samples Debow and Blouin took that day, later told me, the ticks “literally bleed the moose to death.”
  • Mon, 02/18/2019

    UNH Organic Dairy Research Farm Strikes Gold for Milk Quality

    The Organic Dairy Research Farm, a facility of the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, has received at a 2018 Gold Quality Award for outstanding milk quality from the Organic Valley Cooperative for the second year in a row.
  • Mon, 02/18/2019

    Fosters: UNH Organic Dairy Research Farm strikes gold for milk quality

    The Organic Dairy Research Farm, a facility of the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire, has received a 2018 Gold Quality Award for outstanding milk quality from the Organic Valley Cooperative for the second year in a row.
  • Fri, 02/15/2019

    NHPR: Something Wild: Photosynthesis in Winter

    “Photosynthesis can happen in plant tissues other than leaves,” as Scott Ollinger, a professor of Natural Resources at UNH and researcher with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station tells us. Though it is weather reliant, for example trees “can’t do this if the temperatures are below freezing for extended periods of time.” And those tissues other than leaves he’s talking about? He means bark.
  • Mon, 02/11/2019

    Wildflower Plantings to Support Pollinators

    Creating and enhancing pollinator habitat is of growing interest to Granite State land owners, property managers, farmers, and landscapers. “The interest in helping pollinators has been astounding. There are literally hundreds of pollinator gardens and habitats that have been installed in New Hampshire alone in the last few years,” New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station researcher Cathy Neal said.
  • Wed, 02/06/2019

    Morning Ag Clips: Navigating potential changes to Clean Water Act

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers recently announced a proposed change to the Clean Water Act that would reduce the types of waters currently protected. Bill McDowell, professor of environmental science at UNH, NH Agricultural Experiment Station researcher and fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, helps us understand what this could mean for the country’s waters.
  • Wed, 02/06/2019

    Union Leader: Community-owned forests produce $146 million in economic benefits yearly, report says

    The yearly economic benefits were broken into two groups: $54 million from recreational uses and more than $92 million from forest-related industries, such as logging, milling, wood products manufacturing and the maple industry, according to John Gunn, a research assistant professor of forest management at the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station.
  • Mon, 02/04/2019

    Muddy Waters: Navigating Potential Changes to Clean Water Act

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers recently announced a proposed change to the Clean Water Act that would reduce the types of waters currently protected. Bill McDowell, professor of environmental science at UNH, NH Agricultural Experiment Station researcher and fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, helps us understand what this could mean for the country’s waters.
  • Mon, 01/28/2019

    Serving New Hampshire: Research, Teaching, and Outreach

    As the university's original research organization, the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station (NHAES) has remained an elemental component of New Hampshire's land-grant university heritage and mission since 1887. The initial mandate to the novel system of State Agricultural Experiment Stations was to undertake research of importance to agriculture for New Hampshire, New England, and the nation.
  • Tue, 01/22/2019

    NH Agricultural Experiment Station Scientists to Present Research at 2019 NH Farm and Forest Expo

    How can farmers extend their forage production season in New Hampshire? How can soil microbes improve farm and forest productivity? Researchers with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire will present their latest research on these topics at the 2019 New Hampshire Farm and Forest Expo.
  • Thu, 01/17/2019

    Morning Ag Clips: UNH, UMaine establish genomic ecology program

    The University of New Hampshire, in collaboration with the University of Maine, has established a new research and training program that will train the next generation of graduate and undergraduate students in the region on the ecological genomics of coastal organisms.
  • Tue, 01/15/2019

    UNH, UMaine Establish Genomic Ecology of Coastal Organisms Program

    The University of New Hampshire, in collaboration with the University of Maine, has established a new research and training program that will train the next generation of graduate and undergraduate students in the region on the ecological genomics of coastal organisms.
  • Thu, 12/20/2018

    New York Times: Fewer Births, More Deaths Result in Lowest U.S. Growth Rate in Generations

    Over the past 10 years in every area except North Dakota and Washington, D.C., the number of deaths came closer to the number of births, said Kenneth Johnson, New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station researcher and senior demographer with the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire.
  • Thu, 12/20/2018

    NHPR: Distemper Remains Likely Cause of Gulf of Maine Seal Die-Off

    In late November, the Science Center tested a dead harp seal for distemper at the NH Veterinary Diagnostic Lab at UNH.
  • Thu, 12/20/2018

    Fox News: Mysterious sea creatures washed up in 2018, from shaggy-haired 'globster' to 'contracting' blob

    The population of the jelly-like marine invertebrate animals — also known as tunicates — has grown rapidly in recent years, and they're starting to wipe out other organisms that are vital to the ocean's ecosystem, researchers in the area warned. “They are having a banner year this year. They are out there competing with the seaweeds and [other organisms] on the bottom," Larry Harris, NH Agricultural Experiment Station researcher told the Bangor Daily News on Nov. 15.
  • Thu, 12/20/2018

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  • Wed, 12/19/2018

    NPR: Adrian Florido On More Than A Year On The Ground In Puerto Rico

    It began as a six-month assignment covering the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. But NPR reporter Adrian Florido has been on the ground in Puerto Rico for more than a year now. This hour, we check in with Florido. What changes has he observed since arriving on the island?