Monthly Archives: March 2014

New research report: brussels sprouts study

Last summer, Olivia Saunders (field specialist, Carroll County) and Becky Sideman (state specialist) collaborated on an experiment that studied several varieties of brussels sprouts and also evaluated the effects of topping the plants. We included several varieties, ranging from old … Continue reading

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Yellow-Striped Armyworm… Occasional Pest in Tomato High Tunnels

by Alan Eaton, UNH Extension  In 2012 & 13 we had several spots in New Hampshire where tiny striped caterpillars appeared and fed on tomato foliage. In each case, they turned out to be yellow-striped armyworm. This species is relatively … Continue reading

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New resource for airblast sprayers

For growers that currently use an airblast sprayer, or those that are considering it, there’s a new resource available to help you get the most out of this equipment. Our own George Hamilton (UNH Extension Field Specialist, Hillsborough County) was … Continue reading

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Survey about crop insurance for Northeast growers

David Conner and Jen Miller, from the Community Development and Applied Economics Department at the University of Vermont, are working on a project that examines the use of crop insurance as a risk management tool by vegetable and fruit growers. They … Continue reading

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Tomato grafting – tips for success

We had a full house a couple of weeks ago at the Tomato Grafting Workshop, graciously hosted by Tasha Dunning and Greg Berger of Spring Ledge Farm in New London. This was a true “farmer to farmer” workshop where Tasha … Continue reading

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