University of New Hampshire Research Supports Granite State’s Native Bees
Bees are essential for most of the fruit and vegetable crops produced in New England. The value of pollination to agriculture is estimated at more than $200 billion a year worldwide. However, the abundance of and diversity of pollinators are declining in landscapes across the United States.
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 (UNH) have produced an online guide that provides in-depth, regionally relevant information.
Wildfires Alter Stream Chemistry for Years
Changes Result in Much Lower Levels of Vital Energy Sources for Organisms Living in Water
UNH Researchers Reveal More Than Dozen Wild Bee Species Declining in Northeast
Researchers have found a dramatic decline of 14 wild bee species that are important across the Northeast.
Capacity Funding Power
NIFA released a new report that measures the effectiveness of its investments to our nation’s land-grant universities — investments that benefit the American public through agriculture and food research, extension, and education projects.
A Multistate Hive Mind of Research
Bees provide essential pollination for many of the nut, berry, fruit, vegetable, and seed crops grown in the U.S. To supplement wild bee pollination, farmers often rent managed honey bee colonies. Demand is skyrocketing, but catastrophic die-offs are threatening the supply of healthy honey bee colonies.
60,000 Have Been Impacted by Beginning Farmer Programs
A new report, "Cultivating the Next Generation," examines the impact of USDA’s Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP), the only federal program explicitly dedicated to training the next generation of farmers.
New Beginnings for Future Farmers
Researchers at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) are working to increase local agriculture and expand local food production to support industry and provide jobs to rural America. NIFA supports the research through the Hatch Act and the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative.
New Hampshire's Bees
The New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station recently completed a study of the state’s local bee population and discovered more than 100 bee species, including 20 that were previously undocumented in the state.
Wood Pellets Outperform Fossil Fuels, Natural Gas in Reducing Greenhouse Gases
The research team of University of New Hampshire (UNH) and Spatial Informatics Group in Pleasanton, California, discovered that using wood pellet fuel reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 54 percent vs. home heating oil, and by 59 percent vs. natural gas.