Microbial Control of Insect Pests
While many insects are important to agriculture and society, some are serious pests that harm crops, livestock, humans, and the environment. The damage they inflict and resources to control them cost the United States over $120 billion each year.
White Pine Needle Damage Slowing Growth, Hampering Health of New England’s Trees
White Pine Needle Damage, a complex of foliar diseases that is being accelerated by the region’s warmer, wetter springs, is slowing the growth and hampering the health of New England’s Eastern white pines, according to new research.
UNH Research: Valuable Eastern White Pine Thrives When Glossy Buckthorn Removed
The forest products industry in New Hampshire produces nearly $1.4 billion in annual sales.
EFNEP Provides Nutrition Education to Low-Income Families
NIFA’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) provides nutrition education to low-income families, especially those with young children. NIFA originally published this impact in the 2015 Annual Report.
New Sensor Helps Foresters Detect Changes to Their Assets
Researchers at the University of New Hampshire are studying how LiDAR (light detection and ranging) remote-sensing technology that uses lasers and radar—can help foresters and landowners gain more accurate and detailed information about their forests, saving both time and money over previously used technologies.
Mapping a New Pathogen Contaminating Seafood
University of New Hampshire scientists have identified a strain of bacterial pathogen that has contaminated seafood and sickened shellfish consumers at increasing rates over the past decade. NIFA originally published this impact in the 2017 Annual Report.
Strawberry Fields Forever, Sort of
University of New Hampshire researchers have found a way to quadruple the length of the state’s strawberry growing season, from four to 19 weeks. NIFA originally published this impact in the NIFA 2017 Annual Report.
Managing Pests in the Golden Triangle
Researchers at the University of New Hampshire examined the effects of buckthorn on Eastern white pine seedlings, as well as possible control mechanisms in both managed stands and natural areas.
UNH Recommendations Seek to Help Farmers Curb Agricultural Nitrogen Losses
Researchers in New Hampshire have created a portfolio of strategic recommendations to guide future agricultural research, policy, and management.
UNH Researchers Find Drastic Decline in N.H.’s Bumble Bees
In the first long-term study of New Hampshire’s bumble bee population, researchers with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire have found three of the state’s most important bumble bee species have experienced drastic declines and range constriction over the last 150 years, with a fourth bee also in significant decline.