Monthly Archives: February 2015

How much do you know about swede midge?

Yolanda Chen, a researcher at the University of Vermont, is researching a new invasive insect pest called swede midge. Thus far, it has been found in VT, but not yet in NH. Entomologists are keeping an eye out for it. … Continue reading

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New publication: Managing Blossom-End Rot

Blossom-end rot is probably the most common and one of the most frustrating disorders that tomato growers face; and it also occurs on summer squash, zucchini and pepper. It can also cause significant economic losses. I have just finished writing a … Continue reading

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2/5/15 Update on biodegradable mulches for organic growers

Biodegradable mulches (such as the brands BioTelo or Bio360, which contain the material ‘MaterBi’) are now being used by many growers in place of standard black plastic mulches – but not by organic growers. Thus far, none of these mulches … Continue reading

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New source of vegetable grafting information

As many tomato growers are starting to think about grafting, it’s a perfect time to let you all know about a new resource for grafting-related information. I just learned about it from a colleague at Ohio State University, Matt Kleinhenz. The number … Continue reading

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New labels for Dual Magnum herbicide in NH

by Rich Bonanno, UMass Extension Dual Magnum has been registered for control of both galinsoga and yellow nutsedge in several vegetable and some small fruit crops. Control with Dual Magnum is good to excellent on these weeds when used according … Continue reading

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2014 SWD Survey

Alan Eaton, George Hamilton and I have set up an online survey to determine the amount of spotted wing drosophila damage on NH crops during the 2014 growing season. Yes, it is very similar to last year’s survey. If you were … Continue reading

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