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  • Mon, 02/25/2019

    Grass Turf a Promising Foe in Invasive 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.
  • Mon, 02/25/2019

    Foster's: UNH research finds grass turf promising foe in invasive 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.
  • Thu, 02/21/2019

    The Atlantic: Climate Change Enters Its Blood-Sucking Phase

    As Inga Sidor, the New Hampshire state veterinary pathologist who processed the tissue samples Debow and Blouin took that day, later told me, the ticks “literally bleed the moose to death.”
  • Mon, 02/18/2019

    UNH Organic Dairy Research Farm Strikes Gold for Milk Quality

    The Organic Dairy Research Farm, a facility of the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, has received at a 2018 Gold Quality Award for outstanding milk quality from the Organic Valley Cooperative for the second year in a row.
  • Mon, 02/18/2019

    Fosters: UNH Organic Dairy Research Farm strikes gold for milk quality

    The Organic Dairy Research Farm, a facility of the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire, has received a 2018 Gold Quality Award for outstanding milk quality from the Organic Valley Cooperative for the second year in a row.
  • Fri, 02/15/2019

    NHPR: Something Wild: Photosynthesis in Winter

    “Photosynthesis can happen in plant tissues other than leaves,” as Scott Ollinger, a professor of Natural Resources at UNH and researcher with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station tells us. Though it is weather reliant, for example trees “can’t do this if the temperatures are below freezing for extended periods of time.” And those tissues other than leaves he’s talking about? He means bark.
  • Mon, 02/11/2019

    Wildflower Plantings to Support Pollinators

    Creating and enhancing pollinator habitat is of growing interest to Granite State land owners, property managers, farmers, and landscapers. “The interest in helping pollinators has been astounding. There are literally hundreds of pollinator gardens and habitats that have been installed in New Hampshire alone in the last few years,” New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station researcher Cathy Neal said.
  • Wed, 02/06/2019

    Morning Ag Clips: Navigating potential changes to Clean Water Act

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers recently announced a proposed change to the Clean Water Act that would reduce the types of waters currently protected. Bill McDowell, professor of environmental science at UNH, NH Agricultural Experiment Station researcher and fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, helps us understand what this could mean for the country’s waters.
  • Wed, 02/06/2019

    Union Leader: Community-owned forests produce $146 million in economic benefits yearly, report says

    The yearly economic benefits were broken into two groups: $54 million from recreational uses and more than $92 million from forest-related industries, such as logging, milling, wood products manufacturing and the maple industry, according to John Gunn, a research assistant professor of forest management at the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station.
  • Mon, 02/04/2019

    Muddy Waters: Navigating Potential Changes to Clean Water Act

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers recently announced a proposed change to the Clean Water Act that would reduce the types of waters currently protected. Bill McDowell, professor of environmental science at UNH, NH Agricultural Experiment Station researcher and fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, helps us understand what this could mean for the country’s waters.
  • Mon, 01/28/2019

    Serving New Hampshire: Research, Teaching, and Outreach

    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.
  • Tue, 01/22/2019

    NH Agricultural Experiment Station Scientists to Present Research at 2019 NH Farm and Forest Expo

    How can farmers extend their forage production season in New Hampshire? How can soil microbes improve farm and forest productivity? Researchers with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire will present their latest research on these topics at the 2019 New Hampshire Farm and Forest Expo.
  • Thu, 01/17/2019

    Morning Ag Clips: UNH, UMaine establish genomic ecology program

    The University of New Hampshire, in collaboration with the University of Maine, has established a new research and training program that will train the next generation of graduate and undergraduate students in the region on the ecological genomics of coastal organisms.
  • Tue, 01/15/2019

    UNH, UMaine Establish Genomic Ecology of Coastal Organisms Program

    The University of New Hampshire, in collaboration with the University of Maine, has established a new research and training program that will train the next generation of graduate and undergraduate students in the region on the ecological genomics of coastal organisms.
  • Thu, 12/20/2018

    New York Times: Fewer Births, More Deaths Result in Lowest U.S. Growth Rate in Generations

    Over the past 10 years in every area except North Dakota and Washington, D.C., the number of deaths came closer to the number of births, said Kenneth Johnson, New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station researcher and senior demographer with the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire.
  • Thu, 12/20/2018

    NHPR: Distemper Remains Likely Cause of Gulf of Maine Seal Die-Off

    In late November, the Science Center tested a dead harp seal for distemper at the NH Veterinary Diagnostic Lab at UNH.
  • Thu, 12/20/2018

    Fox News: Mysterious sea creatures washed up in 2018, from shaggy-haired 'globster' to 'contracting' blob

    The population of the jelly-like marine invertebrate animals — also known as tunicates — has grown rapidly in recent years, and they're starting to wipe out other organisms that are vital to the ocean's ecosystem, researchers in the area warned. “They are having a banner year this year. They are out there competing with the seaweeds and [other organisms] on the bottom," Larry Harris, NH Agricultural Experiment Station researcher told the Bangor Daily News on Nov. 15.
  • Thu, 12/20/2018

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  • Wed, 12/19/2018

    NPR: Adrian Florido On More Than A Year On The Ground In Puerto Rico

    It began as a six-month assignment covering the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. But NPR reporter Adrian Florido has been on the ground in Puerto Rico for more than a year now. This hour, we check in with Florido. What changes has he observed since arriving on the island?
  • Mon, 12/17/2018

    Boston Globe: UNH researchers find high levels of nitrate in Puerto Rico streams after storms

    Many people suffered from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. But scientists, in a new study, say they’ve uncovered a worrisome impact on the environment, too. University of New Hampshire researchers have measured unusually high levels of nitrate in the island territory’s streams.
  • Mon, 12/17/2018

    NH Veterinary Diagnostic Lab Partners with Seacoast Science Center Marine Mammal Rescue

    The New Hampshire Veterinary Diagnostic Lab at the University of New Hampshire has partnered with Seacoast Science Center Marine Mammal Rescue to help diagnose the cause of deaths of marine mammals found on the Northern New England seacoast.
  • Thu, 12/13/2018

    Forbes: The Startling Thing Hurricanes Are Doing To Puerto Rico Watersheds

    The Atlantic hurricane season of 2017 gave us names that we will remember for a long time. Storms like Harvey, Irma, and Maria were a part of the most expensive hurricane season in U.S. history. Damage estimates easily exceed $200 billion. Puerto Rico is no stranger to hurricanes, but in 2017 its people, infrastructure, and ecosystems were ravaged by Irma and Maria. While challenges associated with loss of life and infrastructure were vigorously reported, new research presented this week at the 2018 American Geophysical Union reveals something surprising and of concern. Hurricanes are having long-term impacts on watersheds and coastal ecosystems.
  • Mon, 12/10/2018

    UNH Research: Younger People Moving to New Hampshire on Rise

    More younger people moved to New Hampshire from other parts of the country in recent years, a substantial shift in demographic trends seen during the Great Recession and its immediate aftermath, according to new research from the NH Agricultural Experiment Station and Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire. 
  • Mon, 12/03/2018

    UNH Veterinary Pathologist Identifies First Case of Skunk Adenovirus-1 in U.S., Third in World

    A pathologist with the New Hampshire Veterinary Diagnostic Lab has identified the first case of Skunk Adenovirus-1 in the United States. The rare respiratory disease was found in tissues of a hedgehog submitted for diagnosis and represents only the third confirmed detection of the virus in the world. 
  • Tue, 11/27/2018

    Dairy Farmers of America Recognizes UNH Research Farms with Top Award

    The Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center and the Organic Dairy Research Farm, both facilities of the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, have been awarded 2018 Special Gold Certificate Awards by the Dairy Farmers of America.