News & Events

  • Sun, 05/22/2016

    Audubon: Bird CSI: A Loon, a Swollen Spleen, and a Mysterious Disease

    NH Veterinary Diagnostic Lab pathologists documented the first death of a loon in New England from avian malaria. Here’s how they got from corpse to diagnosis.
  • Sat, 05/21/2016

    ABC News: East Coast's Saltmarsh Sparrow Disappearing, Scientists Say

    The saltmarsh sparrow is disappearing from its home on the East Coast and could be headed for extinction in as little as 50 years, say scientists whose work could help protect the little birds.
  • Thu, 05/19/2016

    UNH Researcher Honored by EPA for Environmental Achievements

    UNH Professor Jim Haney, second from left, was recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with a 2016 Environmental Merit Award. Credit: EPA
  • Wed, 05/18/2016

    Maine News: Annual Survey reveals American beekeepers lost 44% Hives Last Year

    Researchers at the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station - located at the University of New Hampshire - are buzzing about a recently completed study that explores the state's native bee population. Sandra Rehan, an assistant professor of biological sciences, and Erika Tucker, a U.S. Department of Agriculture research fellow, have spent the last year compiling the state's first comprehensive list of Granite State bee species. Their final directory listed about 100 already-known species and 17 that had not been previously documented in the state.
  • Wed, 05/18/2016

    Bozeman Daily Chronicle: Report: Elk greater brucellosis transmission risk than bison

    “Elk are definitely the driver of what’s happening with brucellosis transmission in the greater Yellowstone,” said Jeff Foster, a University of New Hampshire researcher and one of the study’s authors.
  • Tue, 05/17/2016

    Patch: 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, 05/17/2016

    Eagle-Tribune: Researchers find new bee species in NH

    Researchers at the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station — located at the University of New Hampshire — are buzzing about a recently completed study that explores the state’s native bee population.
  • Mon, 05/16/2016

    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.
  • Mon, 05/09/2016

    Foster's: UNH researchers complete first assessment of state's bee population

     Researchers with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station have completed the first assessment of the state’s native bee population, providing wildlife experts with the first comprehensive list of the Granite State’s more than 100 native bees that includes nearly 20 bee species that had not been previously documented in the state.
  • Mon, 05/09/2016

    Portland Press Herald/AP: Study finds New Hampshire rich in bee species

    University of New Hampshire researchers say there are more than 100 species of bees buzzing around the state and that some of them have never been documented.
  • Mon, 05/09/2016

    UNH Researchers Complete First Assessment of State’s Bee Population

    Researchers with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station have completed the first assessment of the state’s native bee population, providing wildlife experts with the first comprehensive list of the Granite State’s more than 100 native bees that includes nearly 20 bee species that had not been previously documented in the state.
  • Wed, 05/04/2016

    WMUR: New seed varieties offered this spring thanks to UNH

    Gardeners preparing to plant their fruits and vegetables this spring will have a number of new seeds developed at the University of New Hampshire. Cantaloupes, pumpkins, and acorn squash seeds were developed at the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station and are available from various seed companies.
  • Tue, 05/03/2016

    Morning Ag Clips: New vegetable varieties developed at UNH

    Gardeners preparing to plant their fruits and vegetables will have a number of new cantaloupes, pumpkins, and acorn squash to choose from that were developed at the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire by a researcher who represents the longest continuous squash and pumpkin breeding program in North America.
  • Mon, 05/02/2016

    Seeds of Success: New Cantaloupe, Pumpkin, and Acorn Squash Seeds Developed at UNH Now Available

    Gardeners preparing to plant their fruits and vegetables will have a number of new cantaloupes, pumpkins, and acorn squash to choose from that were developed at the NH Agricultural Experiment Station (NHAES) at the University of New Hampshire by a researcher who represents the longest continuous squash and pumpkin breeding program in North America.
  • Fri, 04/29/2016

    2015 Grad Commissioned in U.S. Army Veterinary Corps

    Congratulations to Galina Kinsella, a 2015 COLSA graduate in biomedical science: medical and veterinary sciences who is completing her first year at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. Galina has received a scholarship from the U.S. Army Health Professions Scholarship Program and has been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps.  
  • Tue, 04/26/2016

    Growing Produce: High Tunnel Bell Pepper Trial Highlights Varieties Best Suited For An Unheated Environment

    Growers in the Northeast looking to grow colored bell peppers in high tunnels will be pleased to learn that researchers from the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station found many varieties produced excellent, high-quality fruit in a research trial conducted at the experiment station’s Woodman Horticultural Research Farm.
  • Mon, 04/25/2016

    UNH Research Finds Growing Peppers in High Tunnels Could Be Profitable for NH Farmers

    New Hampshire farmers looking to grow colored bell peppers in high tunnels will be pleased to learn that researchers from the NH Agricultural Experiment Station found many varieties produced excellent, high-quality fruit in a research trial conducted at the experiment station’s Woodman Horticultural Research Farm.
  • Mon, 04/25/2016

    Foster's: CREAM teaches the dairy life

    Cows were the stars of the day as the University of New Hampshire’s students of the Cooperative in Real Agricultural Management (CREAM) held their annual Open House on Sunday at the Thomas P. Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center.
  • Wed, 04/20/2016

    Foster's: UNH students host Open House at Fairchild Dairy Center April 24

    University of New Hampshire students enrolled in the Cooperative Real Education in Agricultural Management (CREAM) course will host an open house at the UNH Thomas P. Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 24. The open house is free and open to the public.
  • Wed, 04/20/2016

    Focus on Fairchild

    We love this new video of the Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center from our friends at Granite State Dairy Promotion. 
  • Tue, 04/19/2016

    UNH CREAM Students Host 2016 Open House at Fairchild Dairy April 24

    University of New Hampshire students enrolled in the Cooperative Real Education in Agricultural Management (CREAM) course will host an open house at the UNH Thomas P. Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 24, 2016. The open house is free and open to the public.
  • Tue, 04/19/2016

    Morning Ag Clips: Grant expands nematode research

    “Our research team is well positioned to identify which PDEs are the best targets for pharmacological disruption of the nematode lifecycle. We also hope to identify lead compounds that represent the starting point for the synthesis of selective nematicides targeting plant parasitic nematodes,” said Cote, professor and chair of the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Biomedical Sciences.
  • Mon, 04/18/2016

    ScienceLine: Protecting wildlife in the thick of it

    The New England cottontail has a lot going for it: a whiskery face, a fluffy tail, the PR value of American literary icon Peter Rabbit. The U.S. government recently decided not to add the official moniker endangered species to that description. Still, federal conservation officials are worried enough about the iconic rabbits and their neighbors that the government has unveiled a proposal to spend around $100 million to create thicket refuges in a crowded region.
  • Mon, 04/18/2016

    USDA Grant Expands UNH Research on Managing Parasitic Roundworms

    NH Agricultural Experiment Station researcher Rick Cote at the University of New Hampshire has received a USDA grant to expand his research on parasitic nematodes, or roundworms, which cause approximately $100 billion in annual global crop damage. Researchers are hopeful that one day their work will lead to the development of next generation nematicides, or chemical pesticides that will provide farmers with a new way to safely manage these agricultural pests.
  • Mon, 04/11/2016

    WMUR: Water contamination in NH towns by a local business -- a water expert weighs in

      NH Agricultural Experiment Station researcher Bill McDowell discusses water contamination of drinking water in Merrimack and Litchfield with WMUR.