News & Events

  • 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
  • Tue, 05/31/2016

    Union Leader: UNH mourning Professor Emeritus Owen Rogers, 85

    The University of New Hampshire mourns the loss of Owen Maurice Rogers, 85, professor emeritus of plant biology in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, who passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2016. - See more at: http://www.unionleader.com/article/20160530/NEWS04/160539951#sthash.PXeM...
  • Fri, 05/27/2016

    UNH Mourns Loss of Professor Emeritus Owen Rogers

    The University of New Hampshire mourns the loss of Owen Maurice Rogers, 85, professor emeritus of plant biology in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, who passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Rogers devoted his career to breeding lilacs, the New Hampshire state flower, and was instrumental in developing UNH’s lilac breeding program that spanned 60 years, the longest continuous lilac breeding program in the United States.
  • Wed, 05/25/2016

    WMUR: New England losing its forest cover

    Forest cover has declined throughout New England and New York over the last decade, according to a University of New Hampshire study conducted by researchers with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station. 
  • Tue, 05/24/2016

    Morning Ag Clips: 800+ 4th graders visit Fairchild Dairy

    University of New Hampshire will welcome more than 800 area school children to the Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center for the 29th Annual School-To-Farm Days June 7 to 9, 2016. This educational opportunity is sponsored by the NH Agricultural Experiment Station, NH Agriculture in the Classroom, and the Rockingham and Strafford County Farm Bureaus, and strives to teach Granite State youths about the importance of agriculture in the state.
  • 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.