News & Events

  • Mon, 04/27/2020

    UNH Ecologist Named Ecological Society of America Fellow

    Serita Frey, professor of soil microbial ecology at the University of New Hampshire and a researcher with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station, has been named a fellow by the Ecological Society of America.
  • Mon, 04/20/2020

    Paging UNH Alum Dr. Tim Marquis, '15

    Tim Marquis graduated with his bachelor’s degree in biomedical science from the UNH College of Life Sciences and Agriculture in 2015, and will complete medical school at the University of Connecticut this May. While he was an undergraduate, he conducted research at the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station with Dr. Stacia Sower, professor emerita of molecular, cellular, and biomedical sciences, discovering a novel pituitary cell type in the lamprey. He credits his work with her and her mentorship with providing him the personal and professional qualities necessary for him to perform high-quality research in a world-class environment. As he fininishes medical school during the COVID-19 pandemic and prepares to start his residency at Yale, we asked him what the last few months have been like. Here is what he told us.
  • Wed, 04/15/2020

    Union Leader: With eastern spruce budworm outbreak looming, UNH researchers provide guidance

    Researchers at the University of New Hampshire are providing guidance for landowners and government leaders with the expectation that the next major eastern spruce budworm outbreak will likely hit forests in the northeastern United States within the next few years.
  • Tue, 04/14/2020

    Morning Ag Clips: UNH researchers provide guidance for Eastern Spruce Budworm

    “Outbreaks from non-native insects such as the emerald ash borer threaten New Hampshire’s forests with widespread loss of native ash trees. Native insects such as the eastern spruce budworm with population cycles that boom every 30 to 40 years also are due again soon throughout the Northern Forest region,” said John Gunn, research assistant professor of forest management at the University of New Hampshire and researcher with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station.
  • Mon, 04/13/2020

    Long-Term Greenhouse Gas Benefits from Salvaging Dead Trees Balance Short-Term Excess Emissions

    The next major eastern spruce budworm outbreak likely will hit Northeastern United States forests over the next few years, putting more than 11.4 million acres of forest and 94.8 million metric tons of stored carbon in spruce and balsam fir at risk. While salvaging these trees for energy or lumber increases carbon dioxide emissions in the short-term, New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station researchers have found that certain forest management practices result in long-term benefits that can balance these short-term setbacks.
  • Mon, 04/13/2020

    Seacoast Online: UNH research leads to new drinking water standard in Granite State

    “Armed with the facts, we were able to change the maximum contaminant level and can now work to truly and positively impact the health of our citizens,” said Thomas O’Donovan, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services water division director.
  • Tue, 04/07/2020

    Concord Monitor: UNH research prodded state’s low arsenic standard in water

    New Hampshire adopted a new, lower drinking water standard for arsenic last year after University of New Hampshire researchers found Granite Staters would be willing to invest in water treatment infrastructure improvements to the health effects.
  • Tue, 04/07/2020

    Greenhouse Grower: New Hampshire Researchers Studying Cold-Hardy Hydrangeas

    University of New Hampshire (UNH) researchers have launched a new study that will evaluate plants from three cold-hardy hydrangea species for cut flower and landscape use.
  • Mon, 04/06/2020

    UNH Research Leads to New Drinking Water Standard in Granite State

    The state of New Hampshire has adopted a new, lower drinking water standard for arsenic after University of New Hampshire researchers found Granite Staters would be willing to invest in water treatment infrastructure improvements that make drinking water more safe and avoid the substantial negative health effects of high arsenic levels.
  • Tue, 03/31/2020

    Fosters: U.S. population growth shrinks to lowest level in 100 years

    In the United States, fewer births and more deaths reduced population growth to a 100-year low. New Hampshire is one of the few states that has experienced more deaths than births in the past several years, although it still is seeing modest population increases because of people moving to the state, according to new research from the University of New Hampshire.
  • Mon, 03/30/2020

    U.S. Population Growth Shrinks to Lowest Level in 100 Years

    In the United States, fewer births and more deaths reduced population growth to a 100-year low. New Hampshire is one of the few states that has experienced more deaths than births in the past several years, although it still is seeing modest population increases because of people moving to the state.
  • Thu, 03/26/2020

    New York Times: U.S. Population Grows at Slowest Rate Since 1919

    "If this epidemic is as significant as some think, we could have deaths exceeding births in the nation as a whole, which has never happened in the history of this country," said New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station researcher Kenneth Johnson, a demographer at the University of New Hampshire.
  • Mon, 03/23/2020

    A History of Responding to Our Nation's Crises

    More than 130 years ago, Congress established the nation’s state agricultural experiment station system. Throughout history, these public research organizations, most at land-grant state universities such as the University of New Hampshire, have addressed the most pressing agricultural and natural resources problems of the day.
  • Sun, 03/22/2020

    U.S. News and World Report (AP): Research Aims to Support Growing Cut Flower Industry

    The university-based New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station will spend the next three years evaluating hydrangea species to better inform farmers on key characteristics and performance, including the vase life of cut stems.
  • Tue, 03/17/2020

    Access Restricted to NH Agricultural Experiment Station Facilities

    For safety reasons due to the COVID-19 pandemic, access to our NHAES farms and greenhouses has been temporarily restricted to employees and essential research staff only. 
  • Mon, 03/16/2020

    UNH to Conduct First Cold-Hardy Hydrangea Study to Help Regional Cut Flower and Landscape Industry

    New Hampshire has seen a dramatic increase in cut flower farms, underscoring the need for reliable research to support the state’s flower industry. To that end, University of New Hampshire researchers have launched the first study to evaluate plants from three cold-hardy hydrangea species for cut flower and landscape use in New Hampshire.
  • Mon, 03/16/2020

    FloralDaily: Cold-hardy hydrangea study to help regional cut flower and landscape industry

    New Hampshire has seen a dramatic increase in cut flower farms, underscoring the need for reliable research to support the state’s flower industry. To that end, University of New Hampshire researchers have launched the first study to evaluate plants from three cold-hardy hydrangea species for cut flower and landscape use in New Hampshire.
  • Mon, 03/16/2020

    Union Leader: UNH research: Rotating crops boost corn yields, even in droughts

    Rotating crops over time increases the yield of corn, even during unfavorable weather conditions such as droughts, according to new research from the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire.
  • Mon, 03/16/2020

    Concord Monitor: Even in the midst of chaos, we need flowers

    New Hampshire has seen a dramatic increase in cut flower farms, underscoring the need for reliable research to support the state’s flower industry. To that end, University of New Hampshire researchers have launched the first study to evaluate plants from three cold-hardy hydrangea species for cut flower and landscape use in New Hampshire.
  • Thu, 03/12/2020

    Morning Ag Clips: Rotating crops over time boosts corn yields, even in droughts

    Rotating crops over time increases the yield of corn, even during unfavorable weather conditions such as droughts, according to new research findings from the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire and the University of California, Berkeley. The findings demonstrate that diversifying crops may be an effective, long-term strategy for strengthening food production systems globally in the face of a changing climate and environmental degradation.
  • Mon, 03/09/2020

    Rotating Crops Over Time Boosts Corn Yields, Even in Droughts

    Rotating crops over time increases the yield of corn, even during unfavorable weather conditions such as droughts, according to new research findings from the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire and the University of California, Berkeley. The findings demonstrate that diversifying crops may be an effective, long-term strategy for strengthening food production systems globally in the face of a changing climate and environmental degradation.
  • Wed, 03/04/2020

    Growing Produce: Massive Change in Order for Northeast Berry Industry

    When Kaitlyn Orde first tasted a New England-grown, day-neutral strawberry — the type commonly grown in such large production areas as California — she knew she and her colleagues at the University of New Hampshire were onto something.
  • Mon, 03/02/2020

    UNH, Hubbard Brook Research Foundation Help Relaunch Cooperative Providing Essential Research Funding

    Following a three-year hiatus, the Northern States Research Cooperative has been revitalized, thanks to $2 million in funding for the 2020 fiscal year from the U.S. Forest Service. The competitive grant program has supported research conducted by New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station scientists, including studies that investigate winter climate change, forest inventory management, and changes in forest ecosystems.   
  • Wed, 02/26/2020

    Union Leader: UNH discovers mice, chipmunk role in life cycle of mushrooms

    Small mammals such as mice and chipmunks who are not picky eaters play a more important role than previously known in dispersing the spores of wild mushrooms and truffles, according to research from the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire in Durham.