News & Events

  • Mon, 04/11/2016

    Meet the Researcher: Lou Tisa

    "Although I started as an eukaryotic microbiologist, I learned to love bacteria and all of the wonderful things that they do. Each of these projects has aspects that intrigue me and provide significant challenges toward study." -- Lou Tisa 
  • Sun, 04/10/2016

    Lancaster Farming: UNH Scientists Investigate How Droughts Impact Northern Forests

    "Forests in the Northeast provide critical hydrologic benefits to society, including clean and reliable drinking water, flood control, and regulation of stream flow for wildlife and human populations. Climate change is already causing an increase in the frequency and intensity of extreme rainfall events, including both intense storms and droughts. This trend is expected to continue in the future and will likely have important consequences for plant growth and mortality, pest outbreaks, and the capacity of forests to provide hydrologic benefits to society," said Heidi Asbjornsen, associate professor of ecosystem ecology.
  • Fri, 04/08/2016

    HortiDaily: Research underway to help grow spinach in winter

    At the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station's Woodman Horticultural Research Farm, a study is underway that might help bring more fresh, local spinach to the table in winter, by growing in high tunnels.
  • Wed, 04/06/2016

    WMUR: Research underway to help grow spinach in winter

    At the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station's Woodman Horticultural Research Farm, a study is underway that might help bring more fresh, local spinach to the table in winter.
  • Tue, 04/05/2016

    Patch.com: How Do Droughts Impact NH Forests? UNH is Finding Out

    Researchers with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire have launched a multi-year research project to investigate how droughts may impact Northern forests, which play a critical role in protecting and regulating water resources.
  • Mon, 04/04/2016

    Halting Spring Showers: UNH Scientists Investigate How Droughts Impact Northern Forests

    Researchers with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire have launched a multi-year research project to investigate how droughts may impact Northern forests, which play a critical role in protecting and regulating water resources.
  • Mon, 04/04/2016

    Foster's: UNH greenhouses hold annual open house

    The first weekend in April erupted with color at the University of New Hampshire as hundreds of area residents traveled to Macfarlane Researcher Greenhouses for plants, advice and knowledge.
  • Mon, 03/28/2016

    Learn About Aquaponics, Carnivorous Plants at UNH Greenhouses April 1-2

    Ever wondered how fish and plants can work together in an aquaponics system? How about how to incorporate carnivorous plants into your landscape? Visitors to the University of New Hampshire Macfarlane Research Greenhouses annual spring open house will have the opportunity to learn about these topics and more at the event Friday and Saturday, April 1 and 2, 2016. The greenhouses will be open from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. both days.
  • Fri, 03/25/2016

    Bloomberg Business: UNH professor emeritus of plant biology wins prestigious award

    Brent Loy's work on plant genetics continues to blossom. A professor emeritus of plant biology and genetics at the University of New Hampshire, Loy has been awarded the 2015 Vegetable Breeding Working Group Award of Excellence by the American Society of Horticultural Science, according to a UNH press release. The award recognizes breeding programs that have had a significant impact on the vegetable industry within the past 20 years by providing salient basic information and germplasm releases.
  • Tue, 03/22/2016

    Foster's: UNH professor emeritus of plant biology wins prestigious award

    J. Brent Loy, professor emeritus of plant biology and genetics at the University of New Hampshire, has been awarded the 2015 Vegetable Breeding Working Group Award of Excellence by the American Society of Horticultural Science.
  • Tue, 03/22/2016

    GraniteGeek (Concord Monitor): Looking for invasive bugs? Check your local pile of bat guano

    If you need help gathering tons of insects to determine whether bad bugs are invading our woods, you could do a lot worse than enrolling a thousand night-flying acrobats to do it for you.
  • Mon, 03/21/2016

    UNH Researcher Honored with Prestigious Vegetable Breeding Award

    J. Brent Loy, professor emeritus of plant biology and genetics, and a researcher with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station (NHAES), has been awarded the 2015 Vegetable Breeding Working Group Award of Excellence by the American Society of Horticultural Science.
  • Mon, 03/21/2016

    AP/WMUR: UNH researching which spinach varieties grow best in state

    The University of New Hampshire is growing spinach to determine the best varieties and planting dates for winter production in the state.
  • Mon, 03/21/2016

    Growing Produce: Research On Growing Spinach In Winter Helps Determine Planting Dates

    New Hampshire growers and others in the region interested in adding spinach to their winter crop production soon will have additional information to help them select which varieties to grow and when to plant, thanks to a research project underway at the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station’s Woodman Horticultural Research Farm.
  • Tue, 03/15/2016

    Morning Ag Clips: Research on Growing Spinach in Winter

    New Hampshire growers interested in adding spinach to their winter crop production soon will have additional information to help them select which varieties to grow and when to plant, thanks to a research project underway at the NH Agricultural Experiment Station’s Woodman Horticultural Research Farm.
  • Mon, 03/14/2016

    UNH Research on Growing Spinach in Winter Going Strong

    New Hampshire growers interested in adding spinach to their winter crop production soon will have additional information to help them select which varieties to grow and when to plant, thanks to a research project underway at the NH Agricultural Experiment Station’s Woodman Horticultural Research Farm.
  • Wed, 03/09/2016

    FloralDaily: Spring arrives at the UNH Macfarlane Research Greenhouses

    Ready to get out and start planting? Come welcome spring with a visit to the University of New Hampshire Macfarlane Research Greenhouses during the annual spring open house Friday and Saturday, April 1 and 2, 2016. This year’s event will provide displays and plenty of information to help grow your garden. The greenhouses will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.
  • Tue, 03/08/2016

    Morning Ag Clips: Spring Arrives at UNH Greenhouses

    Come welcome spring with a visit to the University of New Hampshire Macfarlane Research Greenhouses during the annual spring open house Friday and Saturday, April 1 and 2, 2016. This year’s event will provide displays and plenty of information to help grow your garden. The greenhouses will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.
  • Mon, 03/07/2016

    Spring Arrives at the UNH Macfarlane Research Greenhouses April 1-2

    Ready to get out and start planting? Come welcome spring with a visit to the University of New Hampshire Macfarlane Research Greenhouses during the annual spring open house Friday and Saturday, April 1 and 2, 2016. This year’s event will provide displays and plenty of information to help grow your garden. The greenhouses will be open from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. both days.
  • Tue, 03/01/2016

    Portsmouth Herald: UNH Scientist Takes Close Look at Shellfish Farming

    University of New Hampshire scientists have conducted the first study of oyster farming-nitrogen dynamics in New Hampshire, providing the first solid research on the state’s oyster farming industry and the role oyster farms play in nitrogen removal and improving Great Bay.
  • Mon, 02/29/2016

    UNH Researchers Conduct First Comprehensive Study of NH Oyster Farming

    University of New Hampshire scientists have conducted the first study of oyster farming-nitrogen dynamics in New Hampshire, providing the first solid research on the state’s oyster farming industry and the role oyster farms play with nitrogen removal. The research, which was funded in part by the NH Agricultural Experiment Station, contributes to a growing body of research on how oysters affect the nitrogen content of estuaries such as Great Bay.
  • Wed, 02/24/2016

    Doctoral Student’s Study Abroad Leads to Research, Career Breakthroughs

    When doctoral student Krist Hausken went to Israel recently to work with a collaborator of his mentor Dr. Stacia Sower, he not only came back with a research breakthrough but a clear picture of what he wants to do after he graduates from UNH.
  • Mon, 02/22/2016

    Dairy Business: Research Shows Lactation and Weather Predict Dairy Milk Quality

    According to new research conducted at the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire, the quality of colostrum — the milk newborn dairy calves first drink from their mothers — can be predicted by the mother's previous lactation performance and weather.
  • Mon, 02/22/2016

    The Atlantic: The Rabbit-Poop Census

    On a mild winter day in February 2012, the wildlife biologist Kelly Boland led a group of volunteers out the doors of Inn by the Sea, a hotel in the town of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, and onto the nearby snow-covered parkland. Equipped with latex gloves and plastic vials, the volunteers were on a strange mission: collecting the little brown piles of rabbit poop that dotted the otherwise gleaming white snow.  They carefully scooped the little pellets into the vials, usually two in each, before closing the vials tight and placing them into coolers to be shipped to a DNA-sequencing lab in New Hampshire.
  • Thu, 02/18/2016

    UNH Researchers Discuss New DNA-Editing Technology at Science Café March 1

    Researchers with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire will discuss the potential of CRISPR technology to revolutionize the field of biology and genetic engineering, and its ethical implications at the next Science Café New Hampshire in Concord.