A predatory wasp has been enlisted in New Hampshire's fight against the Emerald Ash Borer, a beetle that has been spreading across the United States killing ash trees for more than a decade. New research funded by the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station indicates that the Smokey Winged Beetle Bandit may be much more effective in monitoring the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer in the Granite State than standard traps.
It’s no secret that more growers in the Northeast are striving to get their vegetables to market as early as possible. Some are offering produce year-round. To offer onions all year, some researchers in New Hampshire are experimenting with low tunnels.
UNH Celebrates Pollinator Appreciation Day June 17
The University of New Hampshire will celebrate Pollinator Appreciation Day Wednesday, June 17, 2015, with a full afternoon and evening of events at the Woodman Horticultural Research Farm, home to the UNH Bee Hotel, extensive wildflower plantings, and a central research site for the first assessment of the Granite State's native bee species.
The NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire College of Life Sciences and Agriculture and the Granite State Dairy Promotion invite the public to come "meet your milk" at the UNH Open Barn Saturday, June 20, 2015. The annual statewide event, which is free and open to the public, takes place at the UNH Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
UNH Fairchild Dairy Receives 2014 Quality Milk Award from Dairy One
The Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center, a facility of the NH Agricultural Experiment Station (NHAES), has been awarded a 2014 Quality Milk Award from the nationally recognized nonprofit dairy farmers cooperative Dairy One. Only about 20 percent of Dairy One's member herds received the designation in 2014.
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.