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State Recognizes UNH Fairchild Dairy as Quality Milk Producer

The Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center, a facility of the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, has been recognized by the state as a New Hampshire Quality Milk Producer. The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services cited the farm's efforts for 2014. The dairy farm had an average inspection score of 96 out of 100, and excellent scores related to animal health.

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UNH Plant Root Research Aims to Boost Local Nursery Production

Research funded by the NH Agricultural Experiment Station (NHAES) aims to reduce nursery costs and losses by providing more comprehensive information on which container-grown shrubs can be left outside during winter, which shrubs need to be covered, and which shrubs should be placed in a heated enclosure. The goal of the research is to support local production of nursery products, which saves energy, encourages use of native and adapted plants,and supports the local economy.

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Spring Arrives at the UNH Greenhouse Open House March 27-28, 2015

Had enough of the snow? Get ready to welcome spring with a visit to the University of New Hampshire Macfarlane Research Greenhouses during the annual spring open house Friday and Saturday, March 27 and 28, 2015. This year's event will provide displays and plenty of information to help chase away winter blues and welcome spring. The greenhouses will be open from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. both days.

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UNH Announces New Land-Grant University Online Resource

The University of New Hampshire announces the official launch of and participation in the National Land-Grant Impacts website, a centralized online resource that highlights the teaching, agricultural experiment station research, and cooperative extension efforts by land-grant universities.

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Rock Solid: Marble Scholars

The family of the late Marilynn Rumley ‘52 helped to establish the Marble Scholarship program in 2014, which provides scholarship support to students enrolled in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture (COLSA) at the University of New Hampshire (UNH). Preference for scholarship awards, granted by Rumley’s estate gift of more than $1.1 million, is given to students from New Hampshire. Meet this year's Marble Scholars.

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UNH Recognized for University Research Farms in National Ranking

The University of New Hampshire has been ranked as hosting one of the top 20 sets of university farms in America. UNH has four horticulture, agronomy, and dairy farms, as well as greenhouses, which are centered on teaching, research and outreach. All are facilities of the NH Agricultural Experiment Station in the UNH College of Life Sciences and Agriculture.

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Dr. Sandra Rehan to speak at TEDxPiscataquaRiver

TEDxPiscataquaRiver, a Seacoast TEDx event that debuted in 2013, will return to the city for its third year on May 8. Dr. Sandra Rehan is assistant professor of genome enabled biology in the faculty of Neuroscience and Behavior and Department of Biological Sciences at the University of New Hampshire. Rehan also leads the UNH Bee Lab with aims to uncover the behavioral and genetic basis of social group formation in early insect societies.

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UNH Scientists Successfully Grow Onions Overwintered in Low Tunnels

In response to high demand for year-round local produce, researchers with the University of New Hampshire report they have successfully grown bulbing onions planted in fall for a spring harvest with the aid of inexpensive low tunnels.

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More than Knowledge

An innovative partnership between the University of New Hampshire (UNH) and the North East Regional Association of Coastal and Ocean Observation Systems (NERACOOS) empowers undergraduate students in Zoology/Plant Biology 503 with unique profession-ready experiences, training, and networking opportunities. Graduate Instructor Amanda Sobel—teaching under the guidance of Dr. Larry Harris, Professor of Zoology and Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences at UNH’s College of Life Sciences and Agriculture (COLSA)—has enriched the curriculum with ample hands-on activities and networking opportunities. “There are so many types of jobs our students can enjoy after graduation, and I’ve been looking for more ways to expose them to all the possibilities,” says Sobel. “I commend NERACOOS for their outreach to our program.”

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Are Algae Blooms Linked to Lou Gehrig's Disease?

Researchers are now uncovering clues that appear to link some cases of ALS to people’s proximity to lakes and coastal waters

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