Monthly Archives: May 2014

Summer twilight meetings

Our list of summer twilight meetings is coming together – it’s time to get some of these dates on your calendars! Twilight meetings are a great excuse to get off the farm, see some innovative practices in action, and discuss what’s … Continue reading

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Winter injury woes

  Last week, Bill shared an update about apple blossoms, which appear to be showing some signs of winter injury. Apples are not the only crop that has experienced some damage. Many unprotected blackberry canes throughout the northeast have been killed (though … Continue reading

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Where have all the flowers gone?

by Bill Lord, UNH Extension Professor Emeritus & Fruit Specialist  After what seemed like a long and sometimes quite cold winter, we expected some loss of flower buds on peaches.  Newer varieties planted over the past several years had not yet … Continue reading

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EPA Announces Proposed Changes to the Farm Worker Protection Standard

The following important note was compiled and contributed by George Hamilton, UNH Extension Field Specialist. In the March 19, 2014 Federal Register, the Environmental Protection Agency issued proposed changes to the Agricultural Worker Protection Standard (WPS).  The intent of these changes … Continue reading

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Got aphids?

Thus far in the growing season (if we can call it that!), two vegetable problems have surfaced as the most common ones by far. First – cold temperature damage, and second – aphids in the greenhouse. Most of the questions I have fielded relate … Continue reading

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Winter growing & marketing

Do you sell vegetables during the winter? Please take our survey! Since 2010, UNH Extension has worked with the UMass Vegetable Program, and our project partners Seacoast Eat Local and Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture, on a project aime at increasing … Continue reading

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Managing diseases in grapes

This ‘News you can use’ update is brought to you from the Northern Grapes research project. Every experienced grape grower knows that good disease management program is a crucial component of growing high-quality grapes.  Early season control is especially important, … Continue reading

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