News & Events

  • 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.
  • 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