News & Events

  • Mon, 10/24/2016

    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 a 2015 Gold Quality Award by the Dairy Farmers of America.
  • Mon, 10/17/2016

    New UNH Bobcat Research Aims to Understand Why Wildcats Are Rebounding

    New Hampshire’s bobcats are rebounding despite increased development and human activities in their natural habitats and decreases in the availability of their prey. A new research project funded by the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire aims to understand why.
  • Mon, 10/17/2016

    Christian Science Monitor: Why are bobcats returning to New Hampshire?

    Despite a declining population of rabbits and other prey, the number of bobcats in the state has reached as many as 1,400, according to University of New Hampshire (UNH) biologists.  Now, researchers are looking into the ways that changes in land use, such as an increase in development and human activity, have affected the bobcat population in New Hampshire and the northern New England region. 
  • Tue, 10/11/2016

    MorningAgClips: Human impact on soil microbes

    Soil microorganisms play a critical role in the amount of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere, which is a central factor in climate change. University of New Hampshire scientists have received $1.5 million in federal grants as part of an effort to better understand the physiology and genetics of these soil microbes, how human activity is altering them, and the implications for the global climate.
  • Mon, 10/10/2016

    UNH Scientists Receive $1.7 Million to Investigate Human Impact on Soil Microbes

    Soil microorganisms play a critical role in the amount of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere, which is a central factor in climate change. University of New Hampshire scientists have received $1.7 million in federal grants as part of an effort to better understand the physiology and genetics of these soil microbes, how human activity is altering them, and the implications for the global climate.
  • Mon, 10/03/2016

    UNH Fairchild Dairy Research Highlighted at Oct. 14 Event

    Come learn about the innovative research taking place at the University of New Hampshire Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center. The NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the UNH College of Life Sciences and Agriculture will host a Research Field Day Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, from 9 a.m. to noon at the farm on campus in Durham. The event is free and open to the public.
  • Mon, 09/26/2016

    Fish and Plants, Working Together: UNH Launches Aquaculture Farming Project

    Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have launched an integrated aquaculture farming research project that aims to provide a model for integrating land-based aquaculture systems with hydroponic plant production systems that can be used locally to increase food production.
  • Wed, 09/21/2016

    Valley News: Food Notes: UNH Researcher Develops Kiwiberry

    “Most folks think blueberries have been around forever,” said Iago Hale, an assistant professor of specialty crop improvement at UNH. “Kiwiberries could follow a similar narrative.”
  • 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.