News & Events

  • Wed, 09/07/2016

    Sample Kiwiberries at Farmers Markets Across New Hampshire Sept. 15-28

    Have you ever tasted a kiwiberry? During September, the University of New Hampshire’s kiwiberry research team invites the public to sample kiwiberries at farmers markets across the state. Researchers will use the public feedback to hone breeding goals and assess consumer demand.
  • Tue, 09/06/2016

    Foster's: UNH research looks at plastic bags - ban, tax or recycle?

    New research conducted by the University of New Hampshire has found that while all polices aimed at reducing plastic bag waste had their pros and cons, reducing plastic bag usage was most successful when taxes on bags were high enough to trigger a behavior change.
  • Tue, 09/06/2016

    Plastic Bags -- Ban, Tax or Recycle?

    Each year, Americans use more than 100 billion plastic bags, most of which are thrown away and end up in landfills or on the side of the road. As a result, local, state, and national governments are working to reduce plastic bag waste, with approaches ranging from supporting recycling efforts and using compostable bags to levying taxes and outright banning the use of plastic bags.
  • Fri, 09/02/2016

    Foster's: Harvest Day planned Sept. 24 at UNH

    Community members are invited to learn about the University of New Hampshire’s sustainable agriculture educational programs and research at a Harvest Day Saturday, Sept. 24.
  • Thu, 09/01/2016

    COLSA Students Excel in Telling the Story of Science

    Lesley Atwood, a doctoral candidate in agroecology, was the grand prize winner and people’s choice winner in UNH’s first 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.
  • Mon, 08/29/2016

    UNH's Farm To You NH Hosts Harvest Day Sept. 24

    Community members are invited to learn about the UNH College of Life Sciences and Agriculture’s sustainable agriculture educational programs and research at a Harvest Day Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. The event, which is part of the university’s sesquicentennial celebration, is free and open to the public.
  • Fri, 08/26/2016

    HortiDaily: UNH scientists unravel genetic ancestry of cultivated strawberry

    Scientists from the University of New Hampshire have unlocked a major genetic mystery of one of the ancestors of cultivated strawberry. A genetic analysis conducted by New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station researchers, which took four years to complete, aims to improve modern cultivation efforts of strawberry growers.
  • Mon, 08/22/2016

    UNH Scientists Unravel Genetic Ancestry of Cultivated Strawberry

    Scientists from the University of New Hampshire have unlocked a major genetic mystery of one of the ancestors of cultivated strawberry. A genetic analysis conducted by New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station researchers, which took four years to complete, aims to improve modern cultivation efforts of strawberry growers.
  • Fri, 08/19/2016

    WMUR: Farm Day is Saturday at UNH barns

    Visitors can tour two University of New Hampshire farms and celebrate the working landscape of Durham this Saturday.
  • Mon, 08/08/2016

    UNH Research: Cold Weather Makes for Tastier Spinach

    Four varieties of spinach harvested on Feb. 19, 2016. Old Man Winter’s coldest months are a boon to New Hampshire growers interested in adding spinach to their winter crop. Researchers at the NH Agricultural Experiment Station have found that spinach grown in high tunnels during the coldest months of winter has the highest sugar content.
  • Sun, 08/07/2016

    Boston Globe: UNH gets nearly $250K grant to help with tomato research

    University of New Hampshire researchers have received a three-year grant for nearly $250,000 to expand research to improve nutrient and pest management in tomato production.
  • 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.