Author Archives: beckysideman

A new home for NH Vegetable & Fruit News

As of mid-February, 2018, we have moved! We’ve headed on over to UNH Cooperative Extension’s new website. This means that new posts will be there; and we’ll stop adding posts here. The URL for the newsletter is now: You … Continue reading

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Initial Training for New Pesticide Applicators

In NH, if you apply pesticides on crops for sale and you employ workers, you need a private pesticide applicator’s license. This is true whether you apply general use OR restricted use materials. Those who apply pesticides to properties owned … Continue reading

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Melon grafting: Hands-on demo

Janel Martin recently received her M.S. Degree under the guidance of Dr. Brent Loy, a world renowned melon and pumpkin breeder, studying how grafted melons might benefit New England growers by reducing sudden wilt. You may have heard about her … Continue reading

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VT Hops Conference

Do you grow hops?  Are you a brewer that uses hops?  Are you interested in learning more about hops?  If you answered yes to any of these, consider attending the 2018 Annual Hop Conference on Friday, Feb 16, in Burlington VT. … Continue reading

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Presentations Available: Effective Disease Management in Northeastern Vineyards

In January 2018, the NH Winery Association and UNH Cooperative Extension co-sponsored this practical workshop focused on managing important vineyard diseases, with support from an IPM Grant from the NH Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food. Our featured speaker was … Continue reading

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New swede midge fact sheet available!

Swede midge (Contarinia nasturtii) is a serious invasive pest of Brassica crops, including broccoli, cabbage and kale. It was recently found for the first time in New Hampshire, and we expect that it will continue to move throughout the region. This pest is … Continue reading

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Farm Irrigation Pond Management Meetings

The drought in 2015 and 2016 growing season followed by the surplus rainfall in the 2017 has caused problems for farmers in managing their irrigation ponds. A special meeting series will be offered to address these issues, and especially irrigation … Continue reading

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