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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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Apple Multiple Peril Crop Insurance Was A Good Investment In Past

Contributed by George Hamilton, UNH Cooperative Extension Field Specialist, Hillsborough County. One insurance policy that may easily get overlooked is Crop Insurance. For 2018 coverage, protection policies are due in November. After the weather problems of past four years, orchardists … Continue reading

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Tree Fruit Meeting: Risk Management Seminar for Orchardists

“Tree Fruit Meeting: Risk Management Seminar for Orchardists” will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the UNH Cooperative Extension Office in Goffstown, NH rom 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM. Cost is $15.00 per individual for lunch and refreshments. … Continue reading

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Train the Trainer – Respirator Fit Testing

Date: November 6, 2017, Time: 9:00-1:30 pm, Location: The Nature Conservancy in Concord, NH, Cost: $50.00, Click here for Registration Experts from North Carolina Agromedicine will conduct a four hour face to face workshop “Respirator Fit Test Training” in Concord, NH and open to all private and commercial … Continue reading

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PSA Grower Training Offered November 14, 2017

Farms that need to comply with the entirety of the Produce Safety Rule of the Food Safety Modernization Act or FSMA, must have “at least one supervisor or responsible party for your farm” who has completed “food safety training at … Continue reading

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