New UNH Summer Camp Teaches High School Students About Agricultural Science
New England high schoolers interested in learning about agricultural science this summer - and spending time canoeing on Great Bay - are invited to attend a new residential summer camp offered by the University of New Hampshire College of Life Sciences and Agriculture "Agriculture, Food, and the Environment Summer Youth Program" runs August 2-8, 2015, for students ages 15 to 17, and is now open for registration.
UNH Tomato Research Investigates Performance of New Cultivars in Region
There's nothing quite like the taste of a sweet, juicy New England tomato during summer. For tomato growers, picking which tomatoes appeal to New Hampshire consumers and generate strong sales can be a balancing act between those that taste good, are resistant to disease, and have a high marketable yield. With new tomato cultivars coming out every season, scientists at the NH Agricultural Experiment Station recently conducted a three-year experiment to see how new tomato cultivars stacked up against each other after being grown in a high tunnel at the Woodman Horticultural Research Farm.
Integrated Pest Management Programs Yield Positive Impacts
Integrated pest management, or IPM, programs are returning impressive results for farmers, consumers and the environment, according to data provided by Alan Eaton, University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension professor/specialist in entomology.
The Science of GMOs: Possibilities And Limitations
Genetically modified organisms are a favorite villain of the modern food debate, with claims they threaten human health and the environment. But while many of these concerns have been debunked, media hype around this topic often distracts from the facts. We’re digging into that, and the possibilities and limitations of genetic engineering.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.