News & Events

  • Wed, 12/07/2016

    EcoWatch: Can Eating Oysters Make You Sick?

    Food poisoning cases linked to eating oysters and other shellfish from New England waters have jumped from five cases in 2000 to 147 in 2013. A study from the University of New Hampshire links this increase to warming ocean waters.
  • Tue, 12/06/2016

    Corn and Soybean Digest: Research finds microbial traits, not plants, determine abundance of soil organic matter

    Healthy soil is rich in organic matter, but scientists have yet to fully understand exactly how that organic matter is formed. Now a team of University of New Hampshire scientists have uncovered evidence that microbial pathways – not plants – are the chief originator of the organic matter found in stable soil carbon pools. 
  • Mon, 12/05/2016

    UNH Research: Microbial Traits, not Plants, Determine Abundance of Soil Organic Matter

    Healthy soil is rich in organic matter, but scientists have yet to fully understand exactly how that organic matter is formed. Now a team of University of New Hampshire scientists have uncovered evidence that microbial pathways – not plants – are the chief originator of the organic matter found in stable soil carbon pools. 
  • Sun, 12/04/2016

    ABC News: New Hampshire Looks for Answers Behind Oyster Outbreaks

    Scientists are recognizing that a waterborne disease sickening tens of thousands of people each year is associated with warmer waters of the Gulf of Mexico moving northward, partly due to climate change. The problem is extremely rare in New Hampshire and neighboring Maine, but scientists have seen cases elsewhere in New England and expect it to become a bigger problem.
  • Wed, 11/30/2016

    Growing Produce: Keys To Successful Bell Pepper Production In High Tunnels

    Becky Sideman, Extension Professor and Specialist at the University of New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station, conducted a trial on high tunnel bell peppers in 2015, and shares advice on what to look for in your pepper varieties, as well as additional management techniques that will help you produce strong, healthy yields.
  • Tue, 11/29/2016

    UNH Research Finds White Deaths Exceed Births in One-Third of U.S. States

    More whites died than were born in a record high 17 states in 2014 compared to just four in 2004, according to new research supported by the NH Agricultural Experiment Station.
  • Mon, 11/21/2016

    Lancaster Farming: UNH Ag Research Boosts New England’s Thanksgiving Bounty

    As New Englanders prepare to sit down to give thanks, 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 New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire.
  • Thu, 11/17/2016

    Fosters: UNH agricultural research boosts Thanksgiving bounty

    As New Englanders prepare to sit down to give thanks, 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 UNH.
  • Mon, 11/14/2016

    UNH Agricultural Research Boosts New England’s Thanksgiving Bounty

    For five decades, continuous support from the NH Agricultural Experiment Station has allowed J. Brent Loy, emeritus professor of plant genetics, to undertake the longest continuous cucurbit breeding program in North America.
  • Mon, 10/31/2016

    UNH Researchers One Step Closer to Predicting Bacteria Outbreaks in Great Bay Oysters

    University of New Hampshire scientists are one step closer to being able to predict when oysters in the Great Bay Estuary may be at risk of being infected with a bacteria that has sickened consumers throughout the Northeast.
  • Tue, 10/25/2016

    Morning Ag Clips: UNH dairies produce ‘Gold’ standard

    The Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center and the Organic Dairy Research Farm, both facilities of the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the UNH College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, have been awarded a 2015 Gold Quality Award by the Dairy Farmers of America.
  • 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.