Category Archives: Resources

A new home for NH Vegetable & Fruit News

As of mid-February, 2018, we have moved! We’ve headed on over to UNH Cooperative Extension’s new website. This means that new posts will be there; and we’ll stop adding posts here. The URL for the newsletter is now: https://extension.unh.edu/blog-category/nh-vegetable-fruit-news You … Continue reading

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New swede midge fact sheet available!

Swede midge (Contarinia nasturtii) is a serious invasive pest of Brassica crops, including broccoli, cabbage and kale. It was recently found for the first time in New Hampshire, and we expect that it will continue to move throughout the region. This pest is … Continue reading

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Farm Irrigation Pond Management Meetings

The drought in 2015 and 2016 growing season followed by the surplus rainfall in the 2017 has caused problems for farmers in managing their irrigation ponds. A special meeting series will be offered to address these issues, and especially irrigation … 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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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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New research report: winter spinach in unheated high tunnels

by Becky Sideman, UNH Extension Professor & Specialist, Vegetable & Berry Crops Over the two winters of 2014-15 and 2015-16, we conducted studies focused on fall-planted spinach in unheated high tunnels. This work was done in Durham NH at the Agricultural Experiment … Continue reading

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Agriculture & Natural Resources Business Institute coming up

UNH Cooperative Extension is accepting registrations for its Agriculture and Natural Resource Business Institute (ANRBI). Those interested in starting or expanding an agricultural or natural resource business are encouraged to attend this weekly course, which starts September 12 continuing through … Continue reading

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