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New research report: Overwintering scallions with heavy rowcover

by Becky Sideman, UNH Extension After several years of research, we know that it is possible to plant bulbing onion (Allium cepa) in the fall, overwinter them in low tunnels, and harvest bulbs by late May in Durham, NH (see … Continue reading

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Cucurbit downy mildew update

August 16, 2017 Update from Cheryl Smith, UNH Plant Diagnostic Lab: Cucurbit downy mildew (CDM) has been identified in NH in both Hillsborough county (on cucumber) and Cheshire county (on muskmelon). CDM symptoms begin as vein-delimited spots, but then expands … Continue reading

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Keep an eye out for pepper maggot

by Becky Sideman, UNH Extension Vegetable & Berry Specialist Pepper maggot (Zonosemata electa) is a pest that is found throughout southern New England; but in recent years, it has been found in several locations in southern New Hampshire as well. … Continue reading

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Garlic harvest reminders

by Becky Sideman, UNH Extension Vegetable & Berry Specialist Garlic harvest time is upon us, or fast approaching! Determining time of harvest. Figuring out when to harvest can be tricky. The longer you wait, the bigger the bulbs, BUT the higher … 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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Vegetable pests: leafhoppers and caterpillars

by Becky Sideman, Vegetable & Berry Specialist We’re seeing potato leafhoppers throughout much of NH now (last week of June, 2017), and it’s time to scout your fields. Hopperburn is a problem not only on potato, but also on eggplants … 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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