Monthly Archives: June 2015

Scout for potato leafhopper

Potato leafhoppers have now been found in some NH sites – they have likely arrived on recent storms coming from the South. These can cause serious damage on their favorite host crops, so now is the time to scout and … Continue reading

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Keep tabs on insect pests in NH: scouting data available

UNH Cooperative Extension receives grants through the New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food that help us monitor major pests of fruit and vegetable crops in New Hampshire. During the growing season, we set traps in several NH locations for sweet … Continue reading

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What makes lettuce bitter?

Cultivated lettuce, Lactuca sativa, is closely related to several species of wild lettuce including Lactuca serriola (prickly lettuce), and Lactuca virosa (bitter lettuce). All of these species produce a milky latex in specialized cells called lactifers. The latex contains several … Continue reading

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Reminder: Great IPM Resources for our Region

Now that crops (and pests) are ramping up their summer activities, it’s a good time to remind you about some of the excellent resources that you can use to help keep tabs on what’s happening in vegetable and fruit crops around … Continue reading

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