Monthly Archives: June 2014

Your input is needed to guide apple scab and SWD research

Commercial apple growers:  Please take our New England Apple Scab Control Practices Survey: This survey is part of a research project being conducted in New England with Dan Cooley, Arthur Tuttle, and Jon Clements at the University of Massachusetts, Cheryl Smith, … Continue reading

Posted in Fruit crops, Integrated pest management, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

An inexpensive handwashing station

Field harvest season is getting underway and pick-your-own operations are just starting to open for the season, and food safety is at the forefront of many growers’ minds. Hand washing is a key component of a food safety plan for … Continue reading

Posted in Fruit crops, Resources, Vegetables | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Basil downy mildew – alert

Update August 12, 2014: At this point in the summer, we have received several reports of basil downy mildew throughout NH. If you’d like to confirm whether or not your basil has downy mildew, you may feel free to send … Continue reading

Posted in Pest Alerts, Vegetables | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Fire blight warning

contributed by George Hamilton and Cheryl Smith Fire blight, caused by the bacterial pathogen Erwinia amylovora, is found almost every year to some extent in NH and in other apple and pear growing regions of the United States. The annual … Continue reading

Posted in Fruit crops, Pest Alerts | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment