News & Events

  • Mon, 04/01/2019

    Fosters: UNH researchers develop kiwiberry roadmap

    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.
  • Sun, 03/31/2019

    Boston Globe: University of New Hampshire’s new brew: Strawberry Milkman

    Strawberry Milkman is the third beer to be developed as part of the partnership between the university’s brewing science program and the New Hampshire Agriculture Experiment Station. It’s described as a sweet, cloudy IPA, and is made using strawberries developed for optimal production in New England using advanced genetic techniques. The beer also includes fruit from a multi-year research project that involves growing strawberries in tunnels to extend the growing season.
  • Sat, 03/30/2019

    Fosters: Discovery by UNH researchers helps manage parasitic roundworms

    “Plant parasitic nematodes are responsible for major losses in crop production in the United States and around the world. Current chemical nematicides are highly toxic to humans, hence the need for ‘next-generation’ nematicides that lack adverse effects on agricultural workers and the environment. Our work identified phosphodiesterase enzymes as novel targets for development of safer, more sustainable nematicides,” said Rick Cote, professor of molecular, cellular, and biomedical sciences, and researcher with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station.
  • Fri, 03/29/2019

    UNH Students Get a Jump on Summer, Brew Strawberry Frappe IPA

    University of New Hampshire brewing science students are getting a jump on the summer ice cream season by brewing a new strawberry frappe IPA using strawberries that are part of the NH Agricultural Experiment Station’s organic strawberry breeding program and strawberry season extension research.
  • Thu, 03/28/2019

    Science Magazine: Researchers Advance Effort To Manage Parasitic Roundworms

    Roundworms that feed on plants cause approximately $100 billion in annual global crop damage. Now researchers at the University of New Hampshire have made a patent-pending discovery that certain enzymes in roundworms, called nematodes, behave differently than the same enzymes in humans, with amino acids potentially playing a key role.
  • Wed, 03/27/2019

    Patent-Pending Discovery by UNH Researchers Advances Effort to Manage Parasitic Roundworms

    Roundworms that feed on plants cause approximately $100 billion in annual global crop damage. Now researchers at the University of New Hampshire have made a patent-pending discovery that certain enzymes in roundworms, called nematodes, behave differently than the same enzymes in humans, with amino acids potentially playing a key role.
  • Tue, 03/26/2019

    Union Leader: As Londonderry man lives with illness, NH researchers search for a cause

    Jim Haney, researcher with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station, has been studying the link between cyanobacteria and ALS for years.
  • Tue, 03/26/2019

    Union Leader: UNH opens doors of research greenhouses

    Home gardening, landscaping and current horticultural research will be featured at the University of New Hampshire Spring Greenhouse Open House at the Macfarlane Research Greenhouses April 5 and 6.
  • Fri, 03/22/2019

    UNH Hosts Spring Greenhouse Open House April 5-6

    Come learn about home gardening, landscaping, current horticultural research, and other growing information at the University of New Hampshire Spring Greenhouse Open House at the Macfarlane Research Greenhouses Friday, April 5, and Saturday, April 6, 2019. The greenhouses will be open from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. both days. The event is free and open to the public.
  • Fri, 03/22/2019

    Union Leader: Fruits of UNH research coming to a garden near you this year

    Gardeners preparing to plant their fruits and vegetables have several new pumpkin, squash, and melon varieties to choose from this year that were developed at the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire by a researcher who leads the longest continuous squash and pumpkin breeding program in North America.
  • Fri, 03/22/2019

    Business NH Magazine: UNH Brews ‘George Squashington’ Beer

    Brewing science students at the University of New Hampshire in Durham have taken a trip back in history to brew a butternut squash pale ale using squash grown as part of the NH Agricultural Experiment Station’s cucurbit breeding program. The brew, George Squashingon, is reminiscent of the pumpkin ales first developed during colonial times and will be served at the student-led Paul College Hospitality Management Spring Dining Series in April.
  • Thu, 03/21/2019

    NIFA Update: Making A Difference

    Gardeners preparing to plant their fruits and vegetables have several new pumpkin, squash, and melon varieties to choose from this year thanks to a researcher at the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station.
  • Mon, 03/18/2019

    Boston Globe: UNH brews ‘George Squashington’ butternut squash beer

    University of New Hampshire students have brewed a butternut squash pale ale using home-grown gourds.
  • Mon, 03/18/2019

    Fruits of UNH Breeding Research: New Fruit, Vegetables Available for 2019

    Gardeners preparing to plant their fruits and vegetables have several new pumpkin, squash, and melon varieties to choose from this year that were developed at the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire by a researcher who leads  the longest, continuous squash and pumpkin breeding program in North America.
  • Thu, 03/14/2019

    NH Agricultural Experiment Station: Improving NH Lives Through Innovation and Partnership since 1887

    Happy National Ag Day 2019. At the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station, we've been improving the lives of Granite Staters by advancing agricultural research since 1887. 
  • Tue, 03/12/2019

    WMUR: UNH students release new butternut squash beer

    Brewing science students at the University of New Hampshire have released a new beer. The butternut squash pale ale, called "George Squashington," is the second brew to come out of a partnership with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station.
  • Mon, 03/11/2019

    Harkening Back to Colonial Times: UNH Brews “George Squashington” Butternut Squash Beer

    University of New Hampshire brewing science students have taken a trip back in history to brew a new butternut squash pale ale using squash grown as part of the NH Agricultural Experiment Station’s landmark cucurbit breeding program. The brew is reminiscent of the pumpkin ales first developed during colonial times and will be served at the student-led Paul College Hospitality Management Spring Dining Series
  • Mon, 03/11/2019

    Concord Monitor: George Squashington Pale Ale – NH brew-science team gets clever

    University of New Hampshire brewing science students have taken a trip back in history to brew a butternut squash pale ale using squash grown as part of the NH Agricultural Experiment Station’s cucurbit (a.k.a. gourd) breeding program. The brew, George Squashingon, is reminiscent of the pumpkin ales first developed during colonial times and will be served at the student-led Paul College Hospitality Management Spring Dining Series in April.
  • Thu, 03/07/2019

    New York Times: Why Birthrates Among Hispanic Americans Have Plummeted

    The United States population grew by just 0.6 percent last year, the smallest increase in 80 years, according to New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station researcher Ken Johnson. He noted that, at current rates, young Hispanic women will have an average of two children, down from three just a decade ago.
  • Wed, 03/06/2019

    Morning Ag Clips: UNH student recognized for forestry research

    A University of New Hampshire graduate student studying invasive plants in riparian forests has been named the Graduate Student of the Year by the Granite State Division of the Society of American Foresters.
  • Tue, 03/05/2019

    NHPR: As Winters Warm, New Englanders Are Finding Normal Cold Weather More Unusual

    As the climate warms, Americans – and New Englanders – appear to be finding abnormal temperatures less and less remarkable.
  • Mon, 03/04/2019

    UNH Graduate Student Recognized for Research by Society of American Foresters

    A University of New Hampshire graduate student studying invasive plants in riparian forests has been named the Graduate Student of the Year by the Granite State Division of the Society of American Foresters.
  • Thu, 02/28/2019

    Union Leader: UNH dairy farm takes home award for milk quality

    The Organic Dairy Research Farm has received a 2018 Gold Quality Award for outstanding milk quality from the Organic Valley Cooperative for the second year in a row.
  • Thu, 02/28/2019

    Union Leader: Grass turf a promising foe in invasive species fight

    Planting grass turf in tilled agricultural soil greatly reduced the ability of new growth of the invasive shrub glossy buckthorn to establish itself in a new area by seed, according to researchers with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station. The new finding provides a promising potential tool for loggers, foresters and landowners trying to manage this non-native invasive shrub known to reduce the regeneration density and growth of economically important tree species such as eastern white pine.
  • Tue, 02/26/2019

    Morning Ag Clips: Grass turf a promising foe in glossy buckthorn fight

    Planting grass turf in tilled agricultural soil greatly reduced the ability of new growth of the invasive shrub glossy buckthorn to establish itself in a new area by seed, according to researchers with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire. The new finding provides a promising potential tool for loggers, foresters, and landowners trying to manage this non-native invasive shrub known to reduce the regeneration density and growth of economically important tree species such as eastern white pine.