Category Archives: Fruit crops

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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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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