Category Archives: Integrated pest management

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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Winter cutworm, Noctua pronuba

by Alan Eaton, UNH Cooperative Extension In January 2017, we received several reports (some with photos) of cutworms on top of the snow in New Hampshire yards and fields. They came from Hillsborough county and at least 3 towns in … Continue reading

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New research report added: Managing cabbage aphid in Brussels sprouts

by Becky Sideman, UNH Cooperative Extension From 2013 to 2015, we performed experiments comparing different varieties of Brussels sprouts as well as different topping practices. In these experiments, we observed severe infestations of cabbage aphid. Although our research did not focus on the … Continue reading

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Spider mite management in high tunnel cucurbits

by Alan Eaton, UNH Cooperative Extension Among the attendee feedback from the January 2017 cucurbit school were comments that growers wanted me to cover mite management, something I skipped because of our limited time that day. So I’ll cover it now. … 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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Fall armyworm alert: sweet corn

by George Hamilton and Alan Eaton, UNH Cooperative Extension Our vegetable insect trapping network (largely funded by a NHDAMF grant) has detected a significant Fall Armyworm (FAW) flight July 22nd to 25th. They strongly prefer young (whorl stage) corn for egg … Continue reading

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New insect pests in vegetable crops: leek moth and swede midge

by Becky Sideman, UNH Extension Professor & Specialist, Vegetable & Berry Crops We have a couple of new pests in New England. Neither have yet been documented in New Hampshire, but they are both present in Vermont and we expect … Continue reading

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