News & Events

  • Tue, 09/20/2016

    Portsmouth Patch: Tarps Over Crops Suppresses Weeds: Researchers

    “It appears that it is possible to provide enduring weed suppression in a cover crop-based organic no-till vegetable system by using black tarps to help terminate cover crops and limit weeds,” Lounsbury said. “Many people relish the bucolic image of a plowed field or a tilled garden, but tilling the soil has deleterious effects on soil structure and biology. A tilled, bare soil is vulnerable; in a dry summer like 2016, it dries out quickly from evaporation, leaving plants struggling to get enough water, and in a wet year, it is susceptible to erosion losses.”
  • Mon, 09/19/2016

    Black Tarps Over Cover Crops Suppress Weeds in Organic No-Till Vegetable Garden

    University of New Hampshire researchers have found that using black tarps and cover crops successfully suppressed weeds in an organic vegetable system, allowing scientists to forgo tilling, which can have deleterious effects on soil.
  • Tue, 09/13/2016

    HortiDaily: Learn about UNH’s innovative agricultural research at Kingman Farm

    Scientists from the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the UNH College of Life Sciences and Agriculture will discuss their innovative agricultural and forestry research at a twilight meeting/research field day Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, at Kingman Farm in Madbury.
  • Mon, 09/12/2016

    Learn about UNH’s Innovative Agricultural Research at Kingman Farm Sept. 28

    Scientists from the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the UNH College of Life Sciences and Agriculture will discuss their innovative agricultural and forestry research at a twilight meeting/research field day Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, at Kingman Farm in Madbury.
  • Thu, 09/08/2016

    NHPR: UNH Researchers Want to Know: What's the Best Way to Reduce Plastic Bag Use?

    New research from the University of New Hampshire says taxes or bans on plastic bags are the most effective ways to manage their impact on the environment.
  • Thu, 09/08/2016

    NH1: You could decide the future of kiwiberries in NH

    Have you ever tried a kiwiberry? Well now's your chance. During September, the University of New Hampshire's kiwiberry research team will have kiwiberry samplings at farmer markets across the state. Researchers will use the public's feedback to assess their breeding goals and consumer demands.
  • Thu, 09/08/2016

    Morning Ag Clips: Now’s your chance to try kiwiberries

    Have you ever tasted a kiwiberry? During September, the University of New Hampshire’s kiwiberry research team invites the public to sample kiwiberries at farmers markets across the state. Researchers will use the public feedback to hone breeding goals and assess consumer demand.
  • Wed, 09/07/2016

    Sample Kiwiberries at Farmers Markets Across New Hampshire Sept. 15-28

    Have you ever tasted a kiwiberry? During September, the University of New Hampshire’s kiwiberry research team invites the public to sample kiwiberries at farmers markets across the state. Researchers will use the public feedback to hone breeding goals and assess consumer demand.
  • Tue, 09/06/2016

    Foster's: UNH research looks at plastic bags - ban, tax or recycle?

    New research conducted by the University of New Hampshire has found that while all polices aimed at reducing plastic bag waste had their pros and cons, reducing plastic bag usage was most successful when taxes on bags were high enough to trigger a behavior change.
  • Tue, 09/06/2016

    Plastic Bags -- Ban, Tax or Recycle?

    Each year, Americans use more than 100 billion plastic bags, most of which are thrown away and end up in landfills or on the side of the road. As a result, local, state, and national governments are working to reduce plastic bag waste, with approaches ranging from supporting recycling efforts and using compostable bags to levying taxes and outright banning the use of plastic bags.
  • Fri, 09/02/2016

    Foster's: Harvest Day planned Sept. 24 at UNH

    Community members are invited to learn about the University of New Hampshire’s sustainable agriculture educational programs and research at a Harvest Day Saturday, Sept. 24.
  • Thu, 09/01/2016

    COLSA Students Excel in Telling the Story of Science

    Lesley Atwood, a doctoral candidate in agroecology, was the grand prize winner and people’s choice winner in UNH’s first 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.
  • Mon, 08/29/2016

    UNH's Farm To You NH Hosts Harvest Day Sept. 24

    Community members are invited to learn about the UNH College of Life Sciences and Agriculture’s sustainable agriculture educational programs and research at a Harvest Day Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. The event, which is part of the university’s sesquicentennial celebration, is free and open to the public.
  • Fri, 08/26/2016

    HortiDaily: UNH scientists unravel genetic ancestry of cultivated strawberry

    Scientists from the University of New Hampshire have unlocked a major genetic mystery of one of the ancestors of cultivated strawberry. A genetic analysis conducted by New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station researchers, which took four years to complete, aims to improve modern cultivation efforts of strawberry growers.
  • Mon, 08/22/2016

    UNH Scientists Unravel Genetic Ancestry of Cultivated Strawberry

    Scientists from the University of New Hampshire have unlocked a major genetic mystery of one of the ancestors of cultivated strawberry. A genetic analysis conducted by New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station researchers, which took four years to complete, aims to improve modern cultivation efforts of strawberry growers.
  • Fri, 08/19/2016

    WMUR: Farm Day is Saturday at UNH barns

    Visitors can tour two University of New Hampshire farms and celebrate the working landscape of Durham this Saturday.
  • Mon, 08/08/2016

    UNH Research: Cold Weather Makes for Tastier Spinach

    Four varieties of spinach harvested on Feb. 19, 2016. Old Man Winter’s coldest months are a boon to New Hampshire growers interested in adding spinach to their winter crop. Researchers at the NH Agricultural Experiment Station have found that spinach grown in high tunnels during the coldest months of winter has the highest sugar content.
  • Sun, 08/07/2016

    Boston Globe: UNH gets nearly $250K grant to help with tomato research

    University of New Hampshire researchers have received a three-year grant for nearly $250,000 to expand research to improve nutrient and pest management in tomato production.
  • Mon, 08/01/2016

    SARE Grant Expands UNH Tomato Research

    University of New Hampshire researchers have received a three-year grant for nearly $250,000 that will substantially expand research that aims to improve nutrient and pest management in high tunnel tomato production.
  • Tue, 07/26/2016

    Foster's: UNH research brings cows to woods

    Seeing cows graze in a forest may be an uncommon site in New England but at the Organic Dairy Research Farm at the University of New Hampshire, heifers soon will be dining among the trees.
  • Tue, 07/26/2016

    Union Leader: New device alerts farmers just before cows give birth

    The UNH Fairchild Dairy, a facility of the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station, is using Moocall to help better monitor pregnant cows during the night. Researchers receive both text alerts and emails from cows about to calve. 
  • Tue, 07/26/2016

    Morning Ag Clips: UNH launches silvopasture project

    Silvopasture is the simultaneous management of forages, livestock, and timber on the same piece of land. Potential benefits of silvopasture include shelter and shade for livestock, which can reduce animal stress and increase productivity, as well as a source of diversified income from management of timber products.
  • Mon, 07/25/2016

    UNH Launches Silvopasture Project at Organic Dairy Research Farm

    UNH recently cleared a silvopasture area for heifers at the UNH Organic Dairy Research Farm. Once the pasture is established, the heifers will graze among the trees. For now, they are enjoying their new environment with more shade.