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 the state and region.
The NH IPM Newsletter – UNH Extension IPM Specialist, Alan Eaton, discusses important vegetable and fruit pests here in this newsletter, which is updated every couple of weeks. You can subscribe for free to receive an email update when a new issue is posted.
NH Fruit Pest Hotline – Alan Eaton also records a weekly telephone message providing the critical details about the past week’s developments for important fruit pests. Call anytime to hear the recorded message at (603) 862-3763.
The Vermont Vegetable and Berry Newsletter is put out by Vern Grubinger, Veg and Berry Specialist with UVM Extension. Past newsletters are all archived here, and you can receive them by email by contacting Vern directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Maine Strawberry IPM Newsletter is published by David Handley, Small Fruit and Vegetable Specialist with UMaine. Issues are posted on the Highmoor Farm blog, but you can also subscribe to have them emailed to you.
MOFGA Pest Reports are published by Eric Sideman, Crops Specialist of the Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association. You can read archives of these online, or subscribe to receive the emails, by clicking here.
This is just a sampling of the many regional newsletters and bulletins available. Subscribing to these can help make sure you learn of emerging news that affects vegetable and fruit crops as it happens. We hope you find one or more of them useful.