News & Events

  • Mon, 12/17/2018

    Boston Globe: UNH researchers find high levels of nitrate in Puerto Rico streams after storms

    Many people suffered from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. But scientists, in a new study, say they’ve uncovered a worrisome impact on the environment, too. University of New Hampshire researchers have measured unusually high levels of nitrate in the island territory’s streams.
  • Mon, 12/17/2018

    NH Veterinary Diagnostic Lab Partners with Seacoast Science Center Marine Mammal Rescue

    The New Hampshire Veterinary Diagnostic Lab at the University of New Hampshire has partnered with Seacoast Science Center Marine Mammal Rescue to help diagnose the cause of deaths of marine mammals found on the Northern New England seacoast.
  • Thu, 12/13/2018

    Forbes: The Startling Thing Hurricanes Are Doing To Puerto Rico Watersheds

    The Atlantic hurricane season of 2017 gave us names that we will remember for a long time. Storms like Harvey, Irma, and Maria were a part of the most expensive hurricane season in U.S. history. Damage estimates easily exceed $200 billion. Puerto Rico is no stranger to hurricanes, but in 2017 its people, infrastructure, and ecosystems were ravaged by Irma and Maria. While challenges associated with loss of life and infrastructure were vigorously reported, new research presented this week at the 2018 American Geophysical Union reveals something surprising and of concern. Hurricanes are having long-term impacts on watersheds and coastal ecosystems.
  • Mon, 12/10/2018

    UNH Research: Younger People Moving to New Hampshire on Rise

    More younger people moved to New Hampshire from other parts of the country in recent years, a substantial shift in demographic trends seen during the Great Recession and its immediate aftermath, according to new research from the NH Agricultural Experiment Station and Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire. 
  • Mon, 12/03/2018

    UNH Veterinary Pathologist Identifies First Case of Skunk Adenovirus-1 in U.S., Third in World

    A pathologist with the New Hampshire Veterinary Diagnostic Lab has identified the first case of Skunk Adenovirus-1 in the United States. The rare respiratory disease was found in tissues of a hedgehog submitted for diagnosis and represents only the third confirmed detection of the virus in the world. 
  • Tue, 11/27/2018

    Dairy Farmers of America Recognizes UNH Research Farms with Top Award

    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 2018 Special Gold Certificate Awards by the Dairy Farmers of America.
  • Mon, 11/19/2018

    UNH Agricultural Research Boosts New England’s Thanksgiving Bounty

    As New Englanders prepare to gather with family and friends this week, their Thanksgiving table may be filled with an abundant supply of delicious, locally and regionally grown foods due to extensive agricultural research conducted by the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire.
  • Mon, 11/12/2018

    Pest and Nutrient Management in Caterpillar Tunnels

    New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station researcher Dr. Becky Sideman is studying tomato growth in caterpillar tunnels at the UNH Woodman Horticultural Research Farm. One aspect of her work is looking at potassium fertilizers. Potassium affects fruit flavor and ripening and can help maximize the quality and yield of tomatoes growing in high tunnel systems. Dr. Sideman is also looking at biological pest control.
  • Mon, 11/05/2018

    Pay-As-You-Throw Trash Policy Cuts Solid Waste Disposal

    Towns that have implemented pay-as-you-throw and other user fee-based pricing policies to reduce municipal solid waste have seen a substantial reduction in trash disposal rates, some by more than 50 percent, according to new research from the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire.
  • Mon, 10/29/2018

    A Treat, Not a Trick: UNH Brewing Kiwiberry Beer

    Area residents soon will enjoy a tasty sour fall beer made of kiwiberries that was brewed at the University of New Hampshire thanks to a new partnership between researchers with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station and the university’s new brewing science program.
  • Mon, 10/29/2018

    Fosters: UNH brewing science program launches kiwiberry beer

    Area residents soon will enjoy a sour fall beer made of kiwiberries that was brewed at the University of New Hampshire thanks to a new partnership between researchers with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station and the university’s new brewing science program.
  • Mon, 10/29/2018

    Concord Monitor: For those of us who grew up on Blatz, kiwiberry beer is hard to fathom

    Area residents soon will enjoy a sour fall beer made of kiwiberries that was brewed at the University of New Hampshire thanks to a new partnership between researchers with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station and the university’s new brewing science program.
  • Mon, 10/22/2018

    Kiwiberries and Climate Smart Diversification

    Dr. Iago Hale’s kiwiberry trials at the University of New Hampshire  Woodman Horticultural Research Farm, a facility of the NH Agricultural Experiment Station, aim to uncover which varieties can best withstand the stresses of a changing climate. Using this knowledge, regional growers can move forward with a new marketable crop that’s both hardy and delicious.
  • Tue, 10/16/2018

    UNH Opens Aquaponic Greenhouse Facility to Support Sustainable Agriculture

    In an effort to support sustainable agriculture, the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire has opened a new aquaponic greenhouse facility that aims to provide a model for integrating land-based aquaculture systems with hydroponic plant production that can be used locally and regionally to increase sustainable food production.
  • Tue, 10/09/2018

    Leave Your Field Boots at Home: Learn About Our Research ‘As If You Were There’

    Field visits are a powerful teacher if you want to see a practice in action before adopting it for your land or recommending it to others. Now you can leave your field boots behind and experience of one of the University of New Hampshire’s research farms virtually “As If You Were There.”
  • Tue, 10/02/2018

    Long-Time UNH Researcher, Lab Honored with EPA Environmental Merit Award

    A long-time New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station researcher and members of his laboratory recently were recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency for their significant contributions and collaborative efforts to address cyanobacteria issues in New England for more than three decades.
  • Tue, 10/02/2018

    Fosters: Long-time UNH researcher, lab honored by EPA

     A long-time New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station researcher and members of his laboratory recently were recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency for their significant contributions and collaborative efforts to address issues with harmful algal blooms from cyanobacteria in New England for more than three decades.
  • Mon, 09/24/2018

    Variety Trials at UNH: Supporting Sustainable Agriculture in New Hampshire

    Every year, researchers with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station conduct variety trials. Learn more about why.
  • Thu, 09/20/2018

    Boston Globe: Fall foliage forecast in New England looking good, researcher says

    Heidi Asbjornsen, an associate professor of ecosystem ecology at the University of New Hampshire, said she’s optimistic about a favorable fall foliage season, given the weather conditions of the current growing season and the meteorological predictions for the time leading up to the fall.
  • Mon, 09/17/2018

    UNH Scientist Optimistic for Favorable Fall Foliage Season

    If past banner leaf peeping seasons are an indication of future years’ color, this year could be a favorable year for New England’s fall foliage season, according to a scientist with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station.
  • Mon, 09/10/2018

    UNH Hosts ‘Under the Vines’ Field Day Sept. 26

    Those interested in the commercial production of kiwiberries, seedless table grapes, and fall-bearing strawberries are invited to the 3rd annual “Under the Vines” Field Day from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. The event will be held at the University of New Hampshire Woodman Horticultural Research Farm, a facility of the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station. It is free and open to the public.
  • Mon, 09/10/2018

    Fosters: UNH hosting ‘Under the Vines’ field day to share research

    Those interested in the commercial production of kiwiberries, seedless table grapes, and fall-bearing strawberries are invited to the 3rd annual “Under the Vines” Field Day from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26. The event will be held at the University of New Hampshire Woodman Horticultural Research Farm, a facility of the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station. It is free and open to the public.
  • Wed, 09/05/2018

    USDA: UNH Recommendations Seek to Help Farmers Curb Agricultural Nitrogen Losses

    Midwest farmers experiencing more erratic rainfall and prolonged dry periods that have devastated crops now have new guidelines to help them manage the effects of climate variability. Researchers with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire have created a portfolio of strategic recommendations to guide future agricultural research, policy, and management specifically for the nation’s breadbasket, which are presented in the journal Nature Sustainability.
  • Mon, 08/20/2018

    New Guidelines Provide Farmers in Nation’s Breadbasket a Roadmap in Changing World

    Midwest farmers experiencing more erratic rainfall and prolonged dry periods that have devastated crops now have new guidelines to help them manage the effects of climate variability. Researchers with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire have created a portfolio of strategic recommendations to guide future agricultural research, policy, and management specifically for the nation’s breadbasket.