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Carroll County’s UNH Cooperative Extension office is part of a network of county, state and regional outreach education offices that bring the University of New Hampshire resources directly to the people who live and work in Carroll County. The staff, along with more than 30 campus-based Extension specialists, provides county residents with research-based education and information, enhancing their ability to make informed decisions that improve their lives.
Carroll County Extension educators provide information in the following areas:
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A Hard Row to Hoe – how to prevent your apple tree from becoming a biennial bearer: By Olivia Saunders, Field Specialist, Food & Agriculture. I can’t remember too much about the daily temperatures we experienced last winter other than that it was very, very cold. But if you have a fruit tree, an apple or dare I say a peach, in your backyard you may have noticed a lack of fruit last year. Well, if you can recall a date in early December, the 17 of December 2013 to be exact, the temperature dipped to 17 below zero. While this may not be particularly unusual for us in the mountains, a day that cold, that early in the year can (and did) have significant damage to flower and fruit development. During the 2014 growing season many New Hampshire orchards were only at 50-70% production because of the cold winter temperatures that damaged fruit buds. Read full article.