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Animals

About the Cuts - Pig    

An example of what you’d approximately get from a typical 250 lb. (live weight) whole pig.

Animal Science Bonanza    

An annual educational event for a variety of project areas!

Controlling Deer Damage In New England Orchards    
Different methods of controlling deer damage in orchards.
Correct Milking Procedures    

Milking procedures to prevent mastitis and other udder-related health problems

Correct Milking Procedures    

Written by Pete Erickson, Ph.D., UNH Dairy Specialist

Cow Digestion    
Simple ruminant digestion process.
Determining Monetary Values of Feedstuffs    

Written by Pete Erickson, Ph.D., UNH Dairy Specialist

Fall Fuzzies Horse Show    

Fall Fuzzies Horse Show will be held at the Youth Center in New Boston on Sunday, October 13th.  Pre-registration is required.

Feeding Colostrum Replacers    

management practices for the proper use of colostrum replacer with dairy calves

Feeding Colostrum Replacers    

Written by Rosemarie Cabral, Ph.D. student, UNH

History of Chicken Flocks in the US    

Information on raising backyard poultry. Includes topics such as housing and management practices, care of eggs, nutrition requirements, disease and parasite control, chicken terms and additional sources of information.

Integrated Parasite Management for Livestock    

Internal parasites can be a major problem for producers. With parasites developing resistance to all dewormers and more farmers producing livestock by “natural” methods, there is interest in looking for  alternative ways to managing parasites problems.

Large, Mixed and Equine Veterinarians in New England Area     

Shortened list put out by the State of New Hampshire Board of Veterinary Medicine of Licensed by NH Vets that handle Large, Mixed Breed, and Equine in NH, VT, MA, ME. 

Organic Dairy Dry Matter Intake Calculation Worksheet - Excel Spreadsheet    

USDA's DMI Calculation Worksheet utilizing National Research Council referenced values for Dry Matter Demand.

*Spreadsheet created by Michal Lunak, PhD, Extension Specialist, Dairy Management, University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension

Organic Dairy Dry Matter Intake Calculation Worksheet - Instructions    

This instruction sheet should be used with the Dry Matter Intake Calculation Worksheet.

Organic Dairy Dry Matter Intake Calculation Worksheet - PDF    

USDA's DMI Calculation Worksheet utilizing National Research Council referenced values for Dry Matter Demand.

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus Update    

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) is a disease that is affecting many swine operations across the country.

Raising Heifer Calves from Birth to Weaning    

Raising Heifer Calves from Birth to Weaning

Raptors in New Hampshire Orchards    
Rodent management via birds of prey. 
Small flock Poultry management; Cannibalism    

Fact sheet on prevention and control of cannibalism in small poultry flocks.

Small Flock Poultry Management; Disease    

An introduction to Poultry Disease and discussion of causes of diseases

Small Flock Poultry Management; External Parasites    

Identification and Management of common External Parasites of Small Poultry Flocks.

Small Flock Poultry Management; Marek's Disease    

Fact sheet on Marek's Disease a common disease of small poultry flocks.

Small Flock Poultry Management; Newcastle Disease    

Fact Sheet on the causes and prevention of Newcastle disease of poultry.

Small Flock Poultry Management; Pullorum Disease and Fowl Typhoid    

Fact Sheet on Pullorum and Fowl Typhoid, two diseases of importance to the small flock.

Small Flock Poultry Management;Bumblefoot    

Bumblefoot disorder of poultry - symptoms, causes and treatment.

Small Flock Poultry ManagementSeries; Brooding Chicks    

Fact Sheet for getting day-old chicks off to a good start.

Small Flock Poultry Mangement; Internal Parasites    

Fact sheet on internal parasites in small flocks.

Water Conservation on Dairy and Livestock Farms    

Information on conserving water in livestock farm.

Water For Calves    

Written by Pete Erickson, Ph.D., UNH Dairy Specialist

Water for Calves    

Management practices for providing water to calves

Ways to Increase Milk Production    

Written by Pete Erickson, Ph.D., UNH Dairy Specialist


Forage Crops

2009 NH Guide to Specific Weed Problems in Corn    
Guide for specific weed problems in corn.
2009 NH Guide to Specific Weed Problems in Forage    
Guide to weed problem in forage.
Build Your Grazing Plan Flyer    

A 7-week class will be primarily conducted through an online learning program.  It is designed for farms that graze ruminant animals (cows, sheep, goats, and camelids) and want to maximize their pasture production through managed grazing. 

Conventional Seedings of Hay and Pastureland    
Guide to conventional seedings of hay and pasture land.
Hay and Haylage    
Hay Quality    
Guide to quality hay for livestock.
Haymaking    
Improving Pastures and Hayfields    
Guide to improving pastures and hayfields.
Managing Smooth Bedstraw in Forage Crops    
Smooth bedstraw management.

Forms

Arthropd Identification Form    

Submittal form

Community Gardening in New Hampshire-bookmark    

Community Gardening Bookmark

Community Gardening in New Hampshire-postcard    

Community Gardening in New Hampshire-postcard

Dairy Technology CD (order form)    
Dairy Technology CD order form.
Garden Center Critique Guide    
Garden Center Critique Guide order form
Plant Diagnostic Lab submittal form    

Use this form when submitting plant material to the Plant Diagnostic Lab. Sample taking directions can be found on page 2.

Preserving Old Barns (order form)    
Preserving Old Barns order form
The Best Plants for New Hampshire Gardens and Landscapes    

The Best Plants for New Hampshire Gardens and Landscapes order form

Worker Protection    

Revised September 2005 Reprinted June 2006


Fruits & Vegetables

Apple Tree Borers in New Hampshire     

Several species of insects bore into NH apple trees, including round-headed apple tree borer, flat-headed apple tree borer, dogwood borer, leopard moth and the broad-necked root borer.

Apple Harvest Time    

Determining when apples are ready to be harvested can be tricky. You need to know the variety of the apple and its approximate harvest date. These dates vary each year with fluctuations in blooming rates, degree days and rainfall. If you’re growing your own apples, perhaps the best way to tell if they are ripe is to taste a couple. If they taste great, go for it. Another great way to judge if an apple variety is ready is to check seed color. Seeds will go from white to brown as the fruit ripens. When picking, simply lift the apple up. It should just snap off into your hand.

Bird Damage Prevention for Northern New England Fruit Growers    

Birds can become especially serious pests in blueberries and strawberries, but they also cause injury in other small fruit and tree fruit.

Blueberries - Wild New Hampshire Lowbush Blueberries    

Wild (lowbush) blueberries have always called New Hampshire home. These small, flavor andantioxidant packed fruits are common in abandoned fields, in succession forests, on mountaintops, andalong roadsides.

Blueberry Fruit Fly - Using Traps to Monitor    

Blueberry fruit fly, Rhagoletis mendax Curran is a native insect that looks almost identical to apple maggot, except that it attacks blueberries, not apples.

Blueberry Stem Borer    

Blueberry stem borer is a beetle also known as the rhododendron stem borer and the azalea stem borer. It is in the family Cerambycidae [long-horned borers] and has a two to three year life cycle.

Blueberry Varieties for NH Growers    

Recommended blueberry varieties for New Hampshire growing

Choke Cherry - Source of X Disease    

Choke cherry identification is important for peach and sweet cherry growers. This is because choke cherry (Prunus virginiana L.) is important in spreading a fatal disease of peach and sweet cherry trees, called X-disease.

Cucumbers in High Tunnels - Research Report    

Describes the results of a high tunnel cucumber variety trial conducted in 2010

Garlic    

Garlic is one of the easiest and most satisfying crops for home vegetable gardeners to grow. It yields two useful crops; the garlic bulbs themselves, and delicious green “scapes” a month earlier.

Late Blight    
Master Gardener Vegetable Presentations    

Master Gardener Vegetable Presentations

MG Fruit Presentation    

MG Fruit Presentation

Overwintering Onions Research Report - Year 2    

Overwintering Onions Research Report - Year 2

Preventing Late Blight    

Late blight is caused by a fungus (Phytophthora intestans); in Latin the name means “plant
destroyer” which is certainly what this fungus does to tomato and potato plants.
Unfortunately, there is no silver bullet for control although fungicides can be applied
preventatively before symptoms appear. Below are some tips to help you prevent late blight
in the future.

Pricing Markets Reports - Resources from New England States and USDA    

This publication will help growers looking into pricing products

Raspberries - A Guide to Growing Raspberries    
Guide to growing raspberries.
Raspberry and Blackberry Varieties for NH    

Recommended raspberry & blackberry varieties for New Hampshire growing.

Small Fruit Cultivars for Home Gardens in Coös County    
List of recommended small fruit cultivation in coos country.
Small Fruit Cultivars for New Hampshire Gardens    
A guide to strawberries, blueberries, brambles and grape varieties for NH. Includes a list of nurseries in NH.
Spotted Wing Drosophila - Monitoring with Traps    

Spotted wing drosophila (SWD) is a vinegar gnat that first turned up in New Hampshire late in the summer of 2011. It attacks ripe and ripening fruit of brambles (raspberry & blackberry), strawberry, blueberry, grape, cherry, plum and peach, plus a number of wild berries. If you wish to protect your fruit from becoming infested, it is critical to set up traps for the insects, and to monitor those traps regularly.

 

Spotted Wing Drosophila Trapping in Highbush Blueberries    

This is a two-year study in a 0.4 acre highbush blueberry patch at UNH Woodman Farm. The objective: to determine if SWD traps are effective enough to tell when to spray blueberries.

Sprouts    

Growing and eating sprouts can be done at home any time of the year. The custom of sprouting beans is more than twice as old as the Wall of China. Widely practiced in far eastern countries, a Chinese emperor recorded the use of health-giving sprouts in 2439 BC. Today, with the exception of natural or health food advocates, the majority of Americans are either unfamiliar with sprouts or are exposed to them only through Chinese cuisine. This is a shame because the nutritional quality of the proteins found in legumes and grains is greatly improved during sprouting.

Squash Vine Borer - Managing Problems    

Usually the insect bores through the vines, but occasionally they bore into the fruit of hard squash or pumpkin. Fruit damage generally occurs when there is a late flush of moths.

Storing Garden Produce    

Many fruits and vegetables can be canned, pickled, dried or frozen. Another option is to store them fresh. Consider this information.

Sweet Corn - Identifying Moths in Traps for Pests    

We recommend control sprays and treatment intervals based on the number of pest moths collected in pheromone traps.

Sweet Corn -Identifying Common Caterpillars    

Corn earworm, Fall armyworm, and European corn borer caterpillars can all infest the ears of sweet corn.

Sweet Corn -Integrated Pest Management of Insects in New Hampshire    

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) arose as an alternative to the conventional techniques growers were using to handle pest problems in the 1960’s and 1970’s. In New Hampshire sweet corn fields, “conventional techniques” usually were to apply chemical insecticides to the sweet corn, either on a calendar basis, or automatically based on growth stage. As concerns rose about environmental and off-target effects of insecticides, and increasing insecticide costs, UNH Cooperative Extension offered an alternative approach: IPM.

Sweet Potatoes - Growing Sweet Potatoes in New Hampshire    

A guide to growth requirements, mulching, pests, harvesting, varieties and more.

Three-Lined Potato Beetle    

Three-lined potato beetles are found on plants in the family Solanaceae, including potato, tomato and relatives.

Tomato Problems    

You can reduce or eliminate many problems by improving the plant growing environment and your gardening skills. The following list of physiological disorders represent some of the more common tomato problems.

Voles in New Hampshire Orchards and Highbush Blueberries    

Two species of small rodents regularly damage orchard trees and blueberries in New Hampshire.


General

A Guide to Using Wood Ash as an Agricultural Soil Amendment    

Wood ash contains significant amounts of potassium and calcium, while providing smaller amounts of phosphorous and magnesium.

Agriculture and Natural Resource Business Institute (ANRBI)    

New Hampshire farmers and landowners have always been independent, self-reliant and inventive. We offer this Institute because we believe outreach education is the best way to reach these entrepreneurs and help strengthen the economic viability of New Hampshire’s agricultural and natural resource businesses.

  • Connect with a wide variety of advisors and technical experts who can help you turn your business dream into a reality
  • Understand the interrelationships among human, biological, and financial resources in creating a successful business
  •  Understand how government agencies and financial institutions work with new business ventures
  • Network with other farmers and natural resource-based business owners
Buy Direct From Farmers    

Buying Products Directly From Farmers and Valuing Agriculture: Behavior and Attitudes of New Hampshire Food Shoppers

Buying Products Directly From Farmers and Valuing Agriculture    
Buying food directly from farm.
Care of Flowering Gift Plants In the Home    

One of the nicest gifts one can give or receive is a flowering potted plant. Flowering plants are not just for holidays or for special occasions.

Centennial Logo - high-res blue    

Centennial Logo - high-res blue

Collaborative Partnerships with USNH Schools, Colleges & Other Units 2013    

A document highlighting the outreach collaborations among UNH Cooperative Extension and USNH colleges, schools, centers, and institutes.

 

COMMERCIAL PESTICIDE APPLICATOR APPLICATION    

COMMERCIAL PESTICIDE APPLICATOR APPLICATION

Commercial resume form    

New Hampshire Licensing Requirements

COMMERCIAL-FOR-HIRE REGISTRATION FORM    

COMMERCIAL-FOR-HIRE REGISTRATION FORM

Conserving the Family Farm    
A Guide to Decision-Making for Farmers, other Agricultural Professionals, Landowners and Conservationists.
Coos Highlights    
Creating an Agricultural Commission in Your Hometown    

A guide to creating an agricultural commission.

Flowers and Materials used for Winter Bouquets    

Flowers and Materials used for Winter Bouquets

Guidelines for Using Animal Manures & Manure-Based Composts in the Garden    

Animal manures and animal manure-based composts are rich in plant nutrients such as Nitrogen (N), Phosphorous (P) and Potassium (K) and provide organic matter that conditions the soil, so they make excellent soil amendments for the home gardener. However, it is important to use them effectively and safely.

How do I clean up my basement after a flood?    

question of the week

HYDROPONIC VEGETABLE GARDENING    

You can experience the ease and success of growing hydroponic vegetables indoors and
outdoors.

Issues & Ice Cream Poster - November    

Issues & Ice Cream Poster - November

Lead Screening for NH Soils: Minimizing Health Risks    

Lead is a naturally occurring element that is present in all soils at very low concentrations of less than 50 parts per million (ppm). Elevated levels of lead in the soil are usually due to contamination.

Make a Haven From Those Wintertime Blahs    

Terrariums are Lilliputian landscapes that are challenging and fun to construct. They also provide hours of fun and enjoyment as you watch their growth and development.

Market Planning    
Market planning workbook.
New Hampshire Towns with Agriculture Commissions    

New Hampshire Towns with Agriculture Commissions - 2011

NH Task Force Comments on FSMA - Preventative Controls    

NH Task Force Comments on FSMA - Preventative Controls

 

NH Task Force Comments on FSMA - Produce Safety    

NH Task Force Comments on FSMA - Produce Safety

On-Farm Construction    
Agricultural building construction. Includes site & material selection, handy facts and additional resources.
Preserving Rural Character through Agriculture    
Resource kit for planners.
Protecting Evergreens for Winter    

Many rhododendrons show signs of winter injury each spring. Symptoms range from
browning or "burning" of the leaf margins or midrib to desiccation of the smaller twigs, or
even death of the entire plant. Injury is most noticeable on branches that were not
buried under the snow, on plants growing in exposed locations, and on mature
specimens.

Re-Potting Your Houseplants    

Now that spring is almost here, your houseplants should begin to perk up, sending out
new growth under the influence of longer days and more intense sunlight. It’s a great
time to shift those that are pot-bound into larger containers if your plants aren’t in bloom
or ailing.

Repairing Storm Damage to Trees and Shrubs    

Guidance is given to homeowners with storm-damaged trees including; selecting a professional; pruning; repairing torn bark; and why you shouldn't use wound dressing. Published in 2007.

Seasonal Insect Invaders in New Hampshire Homes    

Several species of insects invade our homes in the fall and remain through the winter, often hidden inside walls. When temperatures rise in the spring, they appear again, this time trying to get out. During the winter they just wait—for spring.

Selling at a Farmers' Market    
Guide to selling at a farmers' market.
Supervisory Registration Certificate- General Use    

Flyer for Pesticide Applicator Supervisory Registration Certificate General Use Training

Supervisory Registration Certificate—General Use Categories B & G2 Only    

New Hampshire Division of Pesticide Control Pesticide Information sheet

Understanding Your Soil Test Results    

The soil testing lab takes your soil sample and runs a small portion of the sample through a series of sophisticated test equipment. The results provide a chemical inventory of the soil – clues as to the quantity of nutrients or elements in the soil and their availability for plant growth.

UNHCE Centennial Logo for Email    

This is a small black UNHCE Centennial Logo for using in Email or Constant Contact

Winter Greens    

Greenhouse

Fertilizer-Injector Calibration    

An explanation on how to calibrate your fertilizer injector using either the flow method or the electrical conductivity method.

Poinsettias: Care and Reflowering    

A brief history of poinsettias and instructions on the process of reflowering a plant year after year.

Scouting and Managing Greenhouse Nutrient Problems    
Troubleshooting nutritional problems in greenhouse crops.
Syngenta Downy Mildew presentation    

Syngenta Downy Mildew presentation

Univ. Florida Impatiens Downy Mildew Factsheet    

Univ. Florida Impatiens Downy Mildew Factsheet


Newsletters

Determining Monetary Values of Feedstuffs    

Determining Monetary Values of Feedstuffs

Feeding Colostrum Replacers    

Feeding Colostrum Replacers

Water for Calves    

Water for Calves

Ways to Increase Milk Production    

Ways to Increase Milk Production


Ornamentals

Alternatives to Invasive Landscape Plants    

27 plant species are currently prohibited from sale, transport, distribution, propagation or transplantation in New Hampshire including burning bush, Japanese barberry and Norway maple (see entire list appended to this fact sheet). This publication suggests alternative landscape plants for New Hampshire.

Disease-Resistant Crabapples    

Crabapples are a mainstay of our landscape palette in New England. Their beautiful bloom, small stature, and attractive fruit give them year-round interest…unless they are devastated by disease! Crabapples are susceptible to four major diseases which can cause early defoliation, disfigurement and weakening of trees.

Drought Tolerant Plants for New Hampshire Landscapes    

Lists drought tolerant plants for New Hampshire.

Efficient Water Use in Landscapes and Nurseries    

Intended for commercial landscapers, property managers and nursery audiences.

Fertilizing Trees and Shrubs    

Describes when to fertilize; how to manage soil pH; what fertilizers to use; how much to use; and how to apply fertilizers.

Getting to the Roots: Production Effects on Tree Root Growth and Morphology    

Recent nursery production research conducted in the Northeast has far reaching implications for the way trees and shrubs are grown, including plant health and quality, environmental impact and return on investment.

Landscape Trees and Their Susceptibility to Invasive Insects - brochure    

NH is facing a major threat to the health of our forest and landscape trees from exotic invasive insects. These invaders include the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB), emerald ash borer (EAB), hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA), and elongate hemlock scale (EHS). This guide helps growers and consumers become aware of which trees are susceptible to future infestation by these devastating insects and guides them in the selection of non-sussceptible landscape and street trees.

Landscape Trees and their Susceptibility to Invasive Insects - poster    

NH is facing a major threat to the health of our forest and landscape trees from exotic invasive insects. These invaders include the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB), emerald ash borer (EAB), hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA), and elongate hemlock scale (EHS). This guide helps growers and consumers become aware of which trees are susceptible to future infestation by these devastating insects and guides them in the selection of non-sussceptible landscape and street trees.

Landscaping with Flowers    

This fact sheet offers suggestions on designing a colorful border planting of annuals and perennials.

Looking for Burning Bush?    

Burning Bush is prohibited from sale and planting in NH. Consider using these alternatives.

Looking for Japanese Barberry?    

Japanese Barberry is prohibited from sale or planting in NH. Consider using these alternatives.

Looking for Norway Maple?    

Norway Maple is prohibited from sale or planting in NH. Consider using these alternatives.

 

NH Horticulture Endowment Supports Meadow Establishment Research    

Feb-March 2011The Plantsman magazine article.

Planting and Mulching Trees and Shrubs    

Information on selecting trees and shrubs, transplanting, mulching properly and providing care during establishment.

Pruning Evergreens in the Landscape    

Information on when to prune, what tools to use, and pruning techniques.

Scale Insects    
Steps to Follow When Planting Trees and Shrubs    

How to select and plant trees and shrubs.

Syngenta Downy Mildew presentation    

Syngenta Downy Mildew presentation

Univ. Florida Impatiens Downy Mildew Factsheet    

Univ. Florida Impatiens Downy Mildew Factsheet

Your Guide to Planting and Mulching Trees and Shrubs    

A tri-fold brochure about planting and mulching trees and shrubs.


Pesticide Factsheet

Apple Maggot-#4    

Pest Factsheet

Apple Scab-#31    

Pest Factsheet

Birch Leafminer-#13    

Pest Factsheet

Bluegrass Billbug-#47    

Pest Factsheet

Boxelder Bug-#54    

Pest Factsheet

Bronze Birch Borer-#12    

Pest Factsheet

Cabbage Looper-#11    

Pest Factsheet

Cankerworm-#55    

Pest Factsheet

Codling Moth-#2    

Pest Factsheet

Colorado Potato Beetle-#16    

Pest Factsheet

Conifer Sawflies-#40    

Pest Factsheet

Corn Earworm-#18    

Pest Factsheet

Dogwood Anthracnose-#39    

Pest Factsheet

Drechslera Leaf Spot-#42    

Pest Factsheet

Dutch Elm Disease-#45    

Pest Factsheet

European Corn Borer-#17    

Pest Factsheet

European Red MIte-#6    

Pest Factsheet

Fire Blight of Apple and Pear- #32    

Pest Factsheet

Greenhouse Aphids-#10    

Pest Factsheet

Greenhouse Thrips- #9    

Pest Factsheet

Greenhouse Whitefly-#8    

Pest Factsheet

Gypsy Moth    

Pest Factsheet

Hairy Chinch Bug-#46    

Pest Factsheet

Plum Curculio-#5    

Pest Factsheet

Powdery Mildew of Turf-#43    

Pest Factsheet

Red Banded Leaf Roller- #3    

Pest Fact Sheet

Rhizoctonia Brown Patch-#44    

Pest Fact Sheet

Scale Insects-#37    

Pest Factsheet

Sclerotinia Dollar Spot-#41    

Pest Factsheet

Sod Webworm-#48    

Pest Factsheet

Spruce Gall Adelgids-#38    

Pest Factsheet

Strawberry Weevil-#7    

Pest Factsheet

Two Spotted Spider Mite-#15    

Pest Factsheet

White Grubs-#23    

Pest Factsheet

White Pine Weevil-#14    

Pest Factsheet


Turf

Cultural Practices in Turf Management    
Maintaining a healthy turf.
Maintaining Home Lawns    

Maintaining Home Lawnsby John M. Roberts, Extension Specialist, Turf
Is your home lawn as attractive as you would like it to be? If not, here is a maintenance calendar and a few tips at might be helpful.

Moles in the lawn    

question of the week

Turf Soil Testing    

Explains the why and how of soil testing.

Turfgrass Nutrient Management Bulletin     

New England Regional Nitrogen and Phosphorus Fertilizer and Associated Management Practice Recommendations For Lawns Based on Water Quality Considerations


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