Category Archives: Fruit crops

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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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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July 20, 2017 Insect Pest Update

From Alan Eaton, UNH Extension IPM Specialist July 20, 2017 Sweet corn pests – This year our sweet corn trapping network is basically in Hillsborough county, with a couple of sites in Merrimack & Cheshire counties.  We detected our first … Continue reading

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2017-2018 Small Fruit Guide Available

The new 2017-2018 edition of the New England Small Fruit Management Guide is now available! The guide is a cooperative publication authored by Extension specialist from the New England Cooperative Extension systems. It describes basic cultural practices and up-to-date pest and … Continue reading

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SWD earlier than expected

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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