Category Archives: Regulatory News

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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2/5/15 Update on biodegradable mulches for organic growers

Biodegradable mulches (such as the brands BioTelo or Bio360, which contain the material ‘MaterBi’) are now being used by many growers in place of standard black plastic mulches – but not by organic growers. Thus far, none of these mulches … Continue reading

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New labels for Dual Magnum herbicide in NH

by Rich Bonanno, UMass Extension Dual Magnum has been registered for control of both galinsoga and yellow nutsedge in several vegetable and some small fruit crops. Control with Dual Magnum is good to excellent on these weeds when used according … Continue reading

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Online PAT credits now available

Recently UNH Extension Field Specialist Rachel Maccini (in the pesticide safety education program) announced that there are now materials at UNH Cooperative Extension’s website that allow you to obtain pesticide applicator training (PAT) recertification credits without going to a meeting. You can … Continue reading

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EPA Announces Proposed Changes to the Farm Worker Protection Standard

The following important note was compiled and contributed by George Hamilton, UNH Extension Field Specialist. In the March 19, 2014 Federal Register, the Environmental Protection Agency issued proposed changes to the Agricultural Worker Protection Standard (WPS).  The intent of these changes … Continue reading

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