• Scientists from the University of New Hampshire have unlocked a major genetic mystery of one of the ancestors of cultivated strawberry. The genetic analysis conducted by New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station researchers took four years to complete and aims to improve modern cultivation efforts of strawberry growers. Learn More
  • 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. Learn More
  • 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. Learn More
  • Seeing cows graze in a forest may be an uncommon site in New England but at the Organic Dairy Research Farm, heifers soon will be dining among the trees. Researchers have launched a silvopasture project at the farm to investigate this relatively new agroforestry practice in the region. Learn More
  • The UNH Fairchild Dairy is using Moocall sensors to help better monitor pregnant cows during the night. Staff receive both text alerts and emails from cows about to calve. Learn More

Leading Agriculture Through Partnership

As the university's original research organization, the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station (NHAES) has remained an elemental component of New Hampshire's land-grant university heritage and mission since 1887. The initial mandate to the novel system of State Agricultural Experiment Stations was to undertake research of importance to agriculture for New Hampshire, New England, and the nation. We steward federal and state funding to provide unbiased and objective research concerning diverse aspects of sustainable agriculture and foods, aquaculture, forest management and related wildlife, environmental, natural resources and rural community topics. On average, our scientists manage approximately 50 research projects at any one time.

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