News & Events

  • Fri, 07/22/2016

    NHPR: Protecting N.H.'s Forests and Trees

    New Hampshire’s landscape is full of beautiful sights, sounds and smells - and with very few exceptions, trees. While trees fill our state and have stood tall for decades, they also encounter invasive insects and extreme weather that threaten their health. From backyards to secluded state parks, trees are the background for much that happens in the Granite State. We look at the different ways that trees are protected and maintained throughout the state. 
  • Tue, 07/19/2016

    ABC News: Moo-Ving out: Sensor Sends Text Alerts From Cows in Labor

    University of New Hampshire dairy researchers are more relaxed these days about monitoring pregnant cows: A sensor attached to their tails sends text alerts to help detect when they're in labor.
  • Mon, 07/18/2016

    At the UNH Fairchild Dairy, Cows in Labor Send Text Alerts

    It’s the middle of the night, and University of New Hampshire doctoral student Kayla Aragona has just received a text alert at home on her cell phone from a cow in labor at the Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center. A sensor – Moocall – attached to the cow’s tail has detected that the cow is highly active, likely due to an increase in contractions.
  • Tue, 07/12/2016

    Union Leader: UNH researchers studying loon losses look toward Granite State lakes

    A harmful neurotoxin produced by cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae blooms, in New Hampshire’s fresh-water lakes, which has been linked to ALS in humans, may be contributing to the decline of the state’s Common Loon population, according to research from the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire.
  • Tue, 07/12/2016

    Union Leader: Shaheen tours UNH organic dairy farm

    U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., was at the meeting, and took a tour of the farm, petting calves and learning about the only industrial-scale aerated static pile composting system at a research university in the country. John Aber, a professor of natural resources and the environment, served as tour guide.
  • Mon, 07/11/2016

    UNH Researchers: Lake Neurotoxins May Be Causing NH Loon Losses

    A harmful neurotoxin produced by cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae blooms, in New Hampshire’s fresh water lakes, which has been linked to ALS in humans, may be contributing to the decline of the state’s Common Loon population, according to research from the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire.
  • Tue, 07/05/2016

    UNH Graduates Accepted to Veterinary Medical School at High Rates

    Student employment at the NH Veterinary Diagnostic Lab, which is housed at UNH, also offers a different perspective on veterinary careers and allows students to interact with the laboratory technicians and three veterinary pathologists on staff. 
  • Wed, 06/29/2016

    UNH Scientist, Senegalese Researcher Tackle Land Salinization

    Dr. Nathalie Diagne of Senegal joined Dr. Lou Tisa’s lab for three months after being named a 2015 Borlaug Fellow. Salt left behind from ocean spray is so concentrated on land in parts of Africa that one can see salt crystals in the soil sparkling in the sun. For farmers in these areas, the increased salinization of prime agricultural land is having a detrimental impact.
  • Mon, 06/27/2016

    UNH Fairchild Dairy Receives 2015 Quality Milk Award from Dairy One

    The Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center, a facility of the NH Agricultural Experiment Station, has been awarded a 2015 Quality Milk Award from the nationally recognized nonprofit dairy farmers cooperative Dairy One. Less than 20 percent of Dairy One’s member herds received the designation in 2015.
  • Mon, 06/27/2016

    Associated Press: Bee research project to focus next on Monadnock Region

    A project that led to the discovery of 72 additional bee species in New Hampshire’s White Mountains last year is heading southwest to the Monadnock Region.
  • Mon, 06/20/2016

    UNH Bee BioBlitz Comes to Mount Monadnock Region July 8-11

    A sweat bee on a flower. Credit: Molly Jacobson/UNH New Hampshire bee enthusiasts will take to the Mount Monadnock region in mass for the 2016 New England Bee BioBlitz organized by the University of New Hampshire. The event takes place July 8-11, 2016, and is open to the public.
  • Mon, 06/20/2016

    Union Leader: Mt. Monadnock to be abuzz with Bee BioBlitz researchers

    New Hampshire bee enthusiasts will take to the Mount Monadnock region in mass for the 2016 New England Bee BioBlitz organized by the University of New Hampshire. The event takes place July 8 to 11, and is open to the public. 
  • Mon, 06/13/2016

    UNH Research: Great Recession Changed U.S. Migration Patterns

    The economic shocks of the housing-market crisis and Great Recession were associated with striking changes in net migration patterns in both rural and urban America, with rural farming communities experiencing different migration trends than other rural areas, according to new research funded by the NH Agricultural Experiment Station.
  • Mon, 06/13/2016

    Morning Ag Clips: Great Recession changed U.S. migration

    The economic shocks of the housing-market crisis and Great Recession were associated with striking changes in net migration patterns in both rural and urban America, with rural farming communities experiencing different migration trends than other rural areas, according to new research funded by the NH Agricultural Experiment Station.
  • Fri, 06/10/2016

    WMUR: Free ice cream June 18 at UNH

    Free New Hampshire-made milk and ice cream, wagon rides, tours and visits with the University of New Hampshire milking cows and calves are all part of Meet Your Milk Day, June 18.
  • Fri, 06/10/2016

    Seacoastonline.com: Meet Your Milk at UNH open barn June 18

    The N.H. 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 on Saturday, June 18.
  • Thu, 06/02/2016

    Growing Produce: Radish Cover Crop Suppresses Weeds, Boosts Yields

    When it comes to the most beneficial cover crops growers can use to suppress weeds and increase production values, UNH scientists have found that forage radish is at the top of the list, according to new research from the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station.
  • Tue, 05/31/2016

    Country Folks: UNH Scientist Helps Uncover How Disease is Transmitted Between Livestock

    Using new molecular techniques, a team of scientists, including a University of New Hampshire researcher, has shown how a largely eradicated livestock disease has been transmitted among cattle, bison and elk in the greater Yellowstone area. The research may have important implications in the management of disease outbreaks between livestock and wildlife.
  • Tue, 05/31/2016

    UNH Researchers Find Forage Radish is the Cream of Cover Crops

    An aerial photo shows a checkerboard pattern of the cover crop project at the experiment station’s Woodman Horticultural Research Farm. Credit: Rich Smith/UNH
  • Tue, 05/31/2016

    Union Leader: UNH mourning Professor Emeritus Owen Rogers, 85

    The University of New Hampshire mourns the loss of Owen Maurice Rogers, 85, professor emeritus of plant biology in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, who passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2016. - See more at: http://www.unionleader.com/article/20160530/NEWS04/160539951#sthash.PXeM...
  • Fri, 05/27/2016

    UNH Mourns Loss of Professor Emeritus Owen Rogers

    The University of New Hampshire mourns the loss of Owen Maurice Rogers, 85, professor emeritus of plant biology in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, who passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Rogers devoted his career to breeding lilacs, the New Hampshire state flower, and was instrumental in developing UNH’s lilac breeding program that spanned 60 years, the longest continuous lilac breeding program in the United States.
  • Wed, 05/25/2016

    WMUR: New England losing its forest cover

    Forest cover has declined throughout New England and New York over the last decade, according to a University of New Hampshire study conducted by researchers with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station. 
  • Tue, 05/24/2016

    Morning Ag Clips: 800+ 4th graders visit Fairchild Dairy

    University of New Hampshire will welcome more than 800 area school children to the Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center for the 29th Annual School-To-Farm Days June 7 to 9, 2016. 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.