Category Archives: Fruit crops

SWD caught in NH

by Alan Eaton, George Hamilton, and Linda Kuhnhardt; UNH Cooperative Extension We captured our first spotted wing drosophila (SWD) on June 22, 2017 in Hillsborough County.  This is about 2 weeks earlier than expected.  If you grow early varieties of … Continue reading

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Mummy berry in blueberry – scout now

Mummy berry disease of blueberry is often only a minor problem, but it can cause significant  fruit losses when the environmental conditions are right. This year may be one of those years. Now is the time to scout for primary shoot … Continue reading

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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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Tree Assistance Program (TAP) in New Hampshire

by George Hamilton, UNH Extension Field Specialist and Tom Smiarowski, UMass Extension Risk Management Specialist. Orchardists, grape growers and small fruit growers who experience losses from natural disasters during calendar year 2016 may be eligible for assistance under Tree Assistance … Continue reading

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Vegetable and Berry Crop Insect and Disease Update, 25 August 2016

By Alan Eaton, George Hamilton, Cheryl Smith & Becky Sideman, UNH Extension Sweet corn: Corn earworm and Fall armyworm numbers have jumped this week, so sweet corn growers in much of the state need to keep fresh silking corn protected. … Continue reading

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Tissue testing time for fruit crops

by Becky Sideman, UNH Extension Professor & Specialist, Vegetable & Berry Crops For perennial fruit crops, leaf tissue tests, which directly measure the plants’ nutrient status, are better than soil tests at determining whether your fertility management program is meeting the plants needs … Continue reading

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Between two rows: cover crops for perennial plants

by Olivia Saunders, UNH Extension Field Specialist, Carroll County If you’re a grape grower, raspberry producer or have a few blueberries, you may have wondered what grasses are best suited between your fruiting rows. Ideally, you want the ground between … Continue reading

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