UNH Scientists Develop Wildflower Mixes and Strategies to Support State’s Native Pollinators

Creating and enhancing pollinator habitat is of growing interest to Granite State land owners, property managers, farmers, and landscapers. As a result, New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station scientists have developed a list of the most beneficial wildflowers to plant to support the state’s native wild bees.

UNH Scientists Analyze Effectiveness of Unmanned Aerial Systems to Map Seacoast Forests

The collection of imagery from Unmanned Aerial Systems offer scientists novel methods and strategies to assess ecological changes of forests and land cover. However, their rapid extension into new disciplines brings with it a necessity to understand data quality of the respective products. Scientists with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire recently analyzed effectiveness of Unmanned Aerial Systems to collect meaningful forestry data, which is key for making informed environmental policy decisions.

New York Times: Pine-Killing Southern Beetle May Be More Deadly in North

Such widescale damage is unlikely in the Adirondacks and New England forests because white pines are the predominant pine species there, said Jeff Garnas, a forest ecologist at the University of New Hampshire who's not associated with the Dartmouth study. The southern pine beetle's primary targets are pitch pines, red pines and jack pines.

Is New Hampshire the Center of the Leafhopper Universe?

Granite Staters sometimes quip that New Hampshire is the Center of the Universe, but is it also the center of the leafhopper universe? Three decades of research by scientists with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire show that the state has more than 600 species of leafhoppers, or Cicadellidae, clearly surpassing the next largest family of insects documented in the UNH Insect Collection. 

UNH Bee Lab Hosts 2018 New England Bee Bioblitz in Cheshire County June 22-24

New England bee enthusiasts will head to Cheshire County in mass for the 2018 Annual New England Bee Bioblitz organized by the University of New Hampshire Bee Lab and supported by the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station. The event takes place at Pisgah State Park June 22-24, 2018, and is free and open to the public.