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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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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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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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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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