News & Events

  • Wed, 05/15/2019

    USA Today: 'A lot of empty kindergarten rooms': US birth rate hit a 32-year low last year

    The birth rate in the United States hit a 32-year low last year as the number of babies born dropped for the fourth straight year, federal health officials said in a report released Wednesday. New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station researcher Ken Johnson comments.
  • Mon, 05/13/2019

    American Population Shrinking in More Than a Third of Rural Counties

    Nearly 35 percent of rural counties in the United States are experiencing protracted and significant population loss, according to new research from the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire. Those counties now are home to 6.2 million residents, a third fewer than lived there in 1950.
  • Thu, 05/09/2019

    Slate: Oh, No, Not Knotweed!

    “When you’re working in a stream after a high-flow event, you’re very frequently seeing Japanese knotweed stems floating past you. They land somewhere else, and they start a new colony over there.” -- Chad Hammer, graduate student in the UNH College of Life Sciences and Agriculture whose research on Japanese knotweed was supported by the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station.
  • Wed, 05/08/2019

    Science Daily: New strain of canine distemper in wild animals in NH, VT

    A distinct strain of canine distemper virus, which is a widespread virus of importance to wildlife and domesticated dogs, has been identified in wild animals in New Hampshire and Vermont, according to pathologists.
  • Mon, 05/06/2019

    UNH Researchers Discover New Strain of Canine Distemper Virus in Wild Animals in NH, VT

    A distinct strain of canine distemper virus, which is a widespread virus of importance to wildlife and domesticated dogs, has been identified in wild animals in New Hampshire and Vermont, according to pathologists with New Hampshire Veterinary Diagnostic Lab at the University of New Hampshire.
  • Tue, 04/30/2019

    Fresh Plaza: Ag Census reveals first reports of kiwiberry production in Northeast

    For the first time since the USDA began keeping statistics in 1840, farmers from several Northeast states are reporting kiwifruit production operations. The news comes six years after the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire launched a kiwiberry research and breeding program at the experiment station’s Woodman Horticultural Research Farm in Durham.
  • Visitors learn about kiwiberries at the 2018 Under the Vines field day at the UNH Woodman Horticultural Research Farm.
    Mon, 04/29/2019

    Ag Census Reveals First Reports of Kiwiberry Production in the Northeast

    For the first time since the USDA began keeping statistics in 1840, farmers from several Northeast states, including New Hampshire, are reporting kiwifruit production operations. The news comes six years after the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire launched a kiwiberry research and breeding program at the experiment station’s Woodman Horticultural Research Farm in Durham.
  • Mon, 04/29/2019

    Concord Monitor: Apples? Maple syrup? How old-fashioned: It’s kiwiberries for New Hampshire!

    For the first time since the USDA began keeping statistics in 1840, farmers from several Northeast states, including New Hampshire, are reporting kiwifruit production operations. The news comes six years after the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire launched a kiwiberry research and breeding program.
  • Mon, 04/29/2019

    Phys.org: Ag census reveals first reports of kiwiberry production in the Northeast

    For the first time since the USDA began keeping statistics in 1840, farmers from several Northeast states, including New Hampshire, are reporting kiwifruit production operations. The news comes six years after the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire launched a kiwiberry research and breeding program.
  • Thu, 04/25/2019

    WCVB: Enhancing water quality with oysters

    Oysters are critical to the health of Great Bay. Recycled oyster shells give new oysters a bed to grow on and new oysters are crucial to the Great Bay because just one adult oyster can filter 50 gallons of water a day.
  • Tue, 04/23/2019

    Boston Globe: N.H. study finds 14 local bee species on the decline

    Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have found that 14 local bee species are declining dramatically, and they’re pointing the finger at climate change.
  • Eastern Newt.
    Mon, 04/22/2019

    Every Day is Earth Day at the NH Agricultural Experiment Station

    Earth Day may come just once a year, but for scientists with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire, every day is Earth Day. Experiment station scientists work year-round conducting leading ecological research that helps sustain the state and region’s natural resources and environment.
  • Thu, 04/18/2019

    Washington Post: Wild bee species critical to pollination on the decline

    More than a dozen wild bee species critical to pollinating everything from blueberries to apples in New England are on the decline, according to a new study from the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station.
  • Tue, 04/16/2019

    Union Leader: UNH research: Wildfires alter stream chemistry for years

    "Our study sites in California provide us with an initial predictive framework to understand the potential consequences of wildfire throughout Northern New England," Wymore said. "This is, in part, due to similar lithology -- granite -- between the two study sites, which plays an important role in determining the availability of solutes for export to streams and rivers."
  • Mon, 04/15/2019

    Morning Ag Clips: Wildfires alter stream chemistry for years

    Wildfires alter the chemistry of streams for years, causing significantly lower concentrations of dissolved organic matter, which provides a vital energy source to organisms living in streams and rivers, according to new research from the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire.
  • Half Dome at Yosemite after a wildfire.
    Thu, 04/11/2019

    Wildfires Alter Stream Chemistry for Years

    Tuolumne River in Yosemite after a wildfire. Wildfires alter the chemistry of streams for years, causing significantly lower concentrations of dissolved organic matter, which provides a vital energy source to organisms living in streams and rivers, according to new research from the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire.
  • Thu, 04/11/2019

    Union Leader: 14 wild bee species native to New England on the decline

    Researchers at the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire have found a dramatic decline of 14 wild bee species that are important across the Northeast for the pollination of major local crops like apples, blueberries and cranberries.
  • Wed, 04/10/2019

    Union Leader: Lab at UNH lauded for efforts to rapidly identify infections in animals

    The New Hampshire Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory was recently recognized by the New Hampshire Division of Public Health Services, receiving the New Hampshire Antimicrobial Stewardship Award for efforts to reduce antibiotic resistance by rapidly identifying infections in animals and performing other diagnostic tests.
  • Mon, 04/08/2019

    NH Veterinary Diagnostic Lab Recognized as Leaders in Mitigating Antimicrobial Resistance

    The New Hampshire Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory recently was recognized by the state for its efforts to mitigate antimicrobial resistance by rapidly identify infections in animals and performing other diagnostic tests in service to the state and region.
  • Thu, 04/04/2019

    Union Leader: Climate change, sprawl is affecting bobcats, says researcher

    Northern New England bobcats are being affected by suburban sprawl and climate change, according to researchers at the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station.
  • Thu, 04/04/2019

    Successful Farming: Farm Counting Losing Population

    Over one third of rural counties are experiencing protracted and significant population loss, and the trend is pronounced in agricultural counties. “More than 80% of all rural farm counties are depopulating,” say demographer Kenneth Johnson and policy fellow Daniel Lichter in a University of New Hampshire brief. “Depopulation…reflects the historical impact of employment declines in agriculture resulting from mechanization and farm consolidation.
  • A young bobcat at the Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge in North Carolina. Credit: Allie Stewart, USFWS.
    Wed, 04/03/2019

    No Old Home Days for NH Bobcats: Today’s Cats Roaming in Different Areas than Ancestors

    In the last 60 years, Northern New England’s bobcats have changed how they roam about the region, with bobcats today moving from north to south as areas that once were “net exporters” of these native wild cats are now “net importers,” according to new research from the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire.
  • Wed, 04/03/2019

    Union Leader: UNH students get a jump on summer, brew strawberry frappe IPA

    The new brew, Strawberry Milkman, is the third to come out of the partnership between researchers with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station and the university’s brewing science program.
  • Wed, 04/03/2019

    Concord Monitor: N.H. bobcats have switched direction: They now roam north to south

    Interesting new research from UNH using DNA from 50-year-old bobcat skulls found that bobcats’ movement patterns from generation to generation have flipped: Once they were more numerous in southern parts of New England young adults headed to the less hospitable north to try to establish families; now it’s the other way around, partly because of less snowpack up north, partly because of more people down south.
  • Mon, 04/01/2019

    Experiment Station Researchers Develop Online Kiwiberry Production Guide for the Northeast

    Prospective kiwiberry growers in the Northeast now have a roadmap to help them grow this emerging specialty fruit crop. Researchers with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire have produced an online guide that provides in-depth, regionally relevant information.