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  • 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

    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.