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  • Mon, 02/27/2017

    Sustainable Agriculture Spring Seminar Series Kicks Off at UNH March 6

    The NH Agricultural Experiment Station will host a spring seminar series featuring distinguished researchers who will discuss various aspects of sustainable agriculture, with the first seminar set for Monday, March 6, 2017. The seminars are free and open to the public, and will be held from 1:10 to 2 p.m. in James Hall, Room 46.
  • Wed, 02/22/2017

    Morning Ag Clips: Organic pesticides tackle cabbage aphids

    Severe infestations of cabbage aphids can virtually destroy a crop of Brussels sprouts, making them unmarketable. However, new research from the University of New Hampshire shows that organic pesticides can be effective in managing the pests.
  • Mon, 02/20/2017

    UNH Research: Organic Pesticides Help Manage Cabbage Aphids on Brussels Sprouts

    Brussels sprouts infested with cabbage aphid, which can render most sprouts unmarketable.
  • Wed, 02/15/2017

    Morning Ag Clips: Some tree species weather drought better

    Experiment station researcher Heidi Asbjornsen will discuss the preliminary results of her research project at the NH Agricultural Experiment Station education session “Thirsty Trees:  How the 2016 Drought Impacted New Hampshire’s Forests” at the 2017 NH Farm and Forest Exposition. The exposition will be held Feb. 17 and 18 in Manchester. The experiment station’s education sessions “Beetle Bandits, Bats, and Bees” take place from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Friday in the Stark Room of the Radisson Hotel, 700 Elm Street, Manchester. - See more at:
  • Mon, 02/13/2017

    UNH Research: Some Tree Species Fared Better Than Others in 2016 New England Drought

    Preliminary research results from the University of New Hampshire show that certain tree species in New Hampshire fared better at the height of the 2016 New England drought and were able to continue taking up water even when soils were very dry.
  • Fri, 02/10/2017

    Fox News: Study finds new bacterial strain can contaminate shellfish

    Scientists studying oysters along the Atlantic Coast have discovered a critical clue to understanding why more seafood lovers are getting sick from eating shellfish. Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have found a new strain of the bacteria Vibrio parahaemolyticus, the world's leading culprit of contamination in shellfish that, when eaten, causes diarrhea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare cases, people have died from contracting lethal septicemia.
  • Thu, 02/09/2017

    UNH Recognized for Having Some of Best College Farms in Nation

    UNH’s farms are a key component of its academic programs. Here students assess organic strawberries at the Woodman Horticultural Research Farm.
  • Mon, 02/06/2017

    UNH Scientists to Present Research on Agriculture, Forestry, at 2017 NH Farm and Forest Expo

    How did the state’s trees fare during the 2016 New England drought? What can we learn from a solitary wasp that hunts down an invasive pest decimating the state’s ash trees? What is the value of promoting locally grown foods at farmers’ markets? University of New Hampshire researchers will present their latest research on these topics and more at the 2017 New Hampshire Farm and Forest Expo.
  • Thu, 02/02/2017

    UNH Researchers ID New Bacterial Pathogen Contaminating Seafood

    University of New Hampshire scientists in partnership with the FDA and public health and shellfish management agencies in five states have identified a new strain of a bacterial pathogen that has contaminated seafood, sickening shellfish consumers along the Atlantic Coast of North America at increasing rates over the last decade.
  • Mon, 01/30/2017

    White Mountain National Forest Home to Nearly 140 Species of Bees

    The White Mountain National Forest is home to nearly 140 species of native bees, including two species of native bumble bees that are in decline in the Northeast, according to researchers with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station who recently completed the first assessment of the state’s native bee population in the national forest.
  • Tue, 01/24/2017

    Concord Monitor's Granite Geek: Why do we hate invasive plants? Remove buckthorn and watch what happens to white pine

    Researchers with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station have found that the economically valuable eastern white pine thrives when the invasive glossy buckthorn shrub is actively managed in New Hampshire forests.
  • Mon, 01/23/2017

    Valuable Eastern White Pine Thrives When Glossy Buckthorn Removed

    Researchers with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station have found that the economically valuable eastern white pine thrives when the invasive glossy buckthorn shrub is actively managed in New Hampshire forests.
  • Wed, 01/18/2017

    NH1: UNH scientist will present research on soil food webs at NOFA-NH Conference

    A University of New Hampshire Scientist will discuss the opportunities and risks associated with managing agricultural soil food webs at the NOFA-NH Winter Conference on Jan. 28.
  • Tue, 01/17/2017

    UNH Scientist to Present Research on Soil Food Webs at NOFA-NH Conference

    Lesley Atwood collects soil fauna samples in a maize field. (Credit: Dave Mortensen) Lesley Atwood, a doctoral candidate in agroecology at the University of New Hampshire, will discuss the opportunities and unintended consequences of managing agricultural soil food webs at NOFA-NH Winter Conference, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017.
  • Thu, 01/12/2017

    ABC News: Study: Some Bats Showing Resistance to Deadly Fungus

    The little brown bat, a species that has been decimated by a deadly fungus, could be taking the first tentative steps to recovery, scientists say in a recent study published by Great Britain's Royal Society.
  • Mon, 01/09/2017

    UNH Research: Some Bats Develop Resistance to Devastating Fungal Disease

    Some bat populations in North America appear to have developed resistance to the deadly fungal disease known as white-nose syndrome. Researchers from the University of New Hampshire analyzed infection data and population trends of the little brown bat in the eastern United States and found that persisting populations long exposed to the disease had much lower fungal infection levels at the end of winter than bat populations that were still declining and only recently exposed.
  • Mon, 01/09/2017

    Fosters: UNH research: Some bats develop resistance to devastating fungal disease

    Bats play an important role in controlling insect pests called insectivorous. They feast on insects each night, adding up to more than $3.7 billion worth of pest control each year in the U.S., according to the National Park Service. When bats are around to eat insects, there are fewer insect pests causing damage to crops, and farmers don't have to invest as much in pesticides.
  • Wed, 01/04/2017

    Morning Ag Clips: Soil adaptation to climate warming

    While scientists and policy experts debate the impacts of global warming, the Earth’s soil is releasing roughly nine times more carbon dioxide to the atmosphere than all human activities combined. This huge carbon flux from soil, which is due to the natural respiration of soil microbes and plant roots, begs one of the central questions in climate change science. As the global climate warms, will soil respiration rates increase, adding even more carbon dioxide to the atmosphere and accelerating climate change? 
  • Tue, 01/03/2017

    UNH Research: Limited Sign of Soil Adaptation to Climate Warming

    Two soil warming experiments initiated by Serita Frey and Jerry Melillo with funding from the National Science Foundation to compare soil respiration rates in warmed and control plots at Harvard Forest in Petersham, Mass. Credit: Audrey Barker-Plotkin
  • Mon, 12/26/2016

    Union Leader: UNH bobcat study to help researchers understand 'landscape connectivity'

    How bobcats move around the state is the focus of a study recently completed by researchers at the University of New Hampshire.
  • Tue, 12/20/2016

    Are New Hampshire’s Bobcats Well-Connected?

    A New Hampshire bobcat stretches before hunting. New Hampshire is a pretty good place to live if you are a bobcat. And understanding how well bobcats move around the state within different habitats – called landscape connectivity – is critical to managing the state’s wildlife resources over the long term.
  • Mon, 12/19/2016

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  • Mon, 12/12/2016

    Meet Researcher Rick Cote

    Dr. Rick Cote is a professor of biochemistry, chair of the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Biomedical Sciences, and a longtime researcher with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture at UNH. To learn more about his research, visit
  • Wed, 12/07/2016

    Nursery Management: Microbial traits 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.