Monthly Archives: January 2017

Farm-Food Matchmaking Event

The NH Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food is holding their 2nd annual  NH Farm/Food Matchmaking Program on February 21, 2017. This event brings together New Hampshire farm and food producers who are seeking wholesale markets with interested buyers. Last year, there were 40 … Continue reading

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Vegetable Growers’ School talks posted

Last week, about 60 growers attended the Vegetable Growers’ School: Focus on Cucurbits, in Concord NH. We heard about some terrific new updates from Dr. Brent Loy and Janel Martin about their research at the NH Agricultural Experiment Station. For those … Continue reading

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Winter cutworm, Noctua pronuba

by Alan Eaton, UNH Cooperative Extension In January 2017, we received several reports (some with photos) of cutworms on top of the snow in New Hampshire yards and fields. They came from Hillsborough county and at least 3 towns in … Continue reading

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New research report added: Managing cabbage aphid in Brussels sprouts

by Becky Sideman, UNH Cooperative Extension From 2013 to 2015, we performed experiments comparing different varieties of Brussels sprouts as well as different topping practices. In these experiments, we observed severe infestations of cabbage aphid. Although our research did not focus on the … Continue reading

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Spider mite management in high tunnel cucurbits

by Alan Eaton, UNH Cooperative Extension Among the attendee feedback from the January 2017 cucurbit school were comments that growers wanted me to cover mite management, something I skipped because of our limited time that day. So I’ll cover it now. … Continue reading

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