UNH Alum Returns Home for Pathology Externship at NH Veterinary Diagnostic Lab

Jackie Marinoff’s dream of becoming a veterinarian has taken her far from the University of New Hampshire since she graduated in 2013 with her undergraduate degree in equine studies/pre-veterinary medicine. Recently she recently returned to campus for an intense, three-week pathology externship at the New Hampshire Veterinary Diagnostic Lab (NHVDL). 

Rory Carroll: Investigating NH’s Charismatic Predator, the Bobcat

Rory Carroll, who will graduate in May 2019 with a PhD in wildlife and conservation biology, has conducted extensive research about the state’s bobcat population with New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station scientist Dr. Marian Litvaitis. Learn about why he chose UNH for his graduate studies, what he researched, and what he's gained from his research experience.

Concord Monitor: The largest plant eradication effort in U.S. history tried to halt stem rust; UNH is working on it, too

Scientists with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire are trying to understand the potential risk of the disease spreading and, perhaps even more importantly, evolving greater virulence in the region. Long term, they also hope to contribute to a genetic solution that reduces global yield losses to the disease.

NHPR: EPA Chief Signals Push To Declare Wood Energy Carbon-Neutral On N.H. Visit

NHAES researcher Dr. John Gunn says the polluting effects of burning wood are complex, and hinge on the kind and amount of material harvested, how it’s used, and what fuel it replaces. "If you're talking about, truly, residues from sawmills or the tops and limbs that were left over from harvest anyway, those have very good greenhouse gas emissions profiles compared to other scenarios where you're harvesting whole trees specifically for biomass energy uses, and those trees could have remained standing. That all matters in terms of the outcome, in terms of whether or not making energy from wood is better for the atmosphere than making energy from a fossil fuel.” 

Warmer, Snow-Free Winters May Increase Carbon Dioxide Losses in Forests, Gains on Farms

New England’s warmer, snow-free winters may increase carbon dioxide losses in forests, where deciduous trees can’t take advantage of warm temperatures before their leaves emerge. However, farms cultivating grasses have a greater potential to start growing in the winter “dormant season,” perhaps partially offsetting the increasing winter carbon losses from forests, according to new research from the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station.

Morning Ag Clips: UNH organic dairy takes gold for milk quality

In the last year, the Organic Dairy Research Farm has increased organic milk production by nearly 127,000 pounds as a result of management practices implemented by the farm’s new manager Ryan Courtright. A dairy farmer originally from Pennsylvania, Courtright began managing the farm in April 2017. In addition to improving management practices, he also has reduced feed costs at the farm. He considers the research farm as an important role model for the organic dairy industry in regards to herd health and management, and best business practices that improve the bottom line for producers.

Preventing the Stem Rust-Barberry Relationship that Causes Heartbreak for Cereal Crops

Stem rust is one of the most feared agricultural diseases in the world, infecting wheat and other cereal crops. The fungal pathogen is capable of severe epidemics, thus presenting a threat to the global food supply. In New England, the disease is a concern in light of the region’s re-emerging small grain industry.