Tag Archives: IPM

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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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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High Tunnel Survey – We need your help

Dear growers, As part of our new Northeast SARE project “Improving nutrient and pest management in high tunnel production”, we want to learn more about the practices used and challenges faced by growers using high tunnels. We ask you to … Continue reading

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Vegetable Pest Update 7/9/15

An early flight of corn ear worms… and watch out for squash vine borer! – from Alan Eaton and George Hamilton We have detected a fairly early flight of corn ear worms (CEW) in New Hampshire. None were captured June 29 … Continue reading

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Keep tabs on insect pests in NH: scouting data available

UNH Cooperative Extension receives grants through the New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food that help us monitor major pests of fruit and vegetable crops in New Hampshire. During the growing season, we set traps in several NH locations for sweet … Continue reading

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