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Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week, May 21-27, 2017

Published May 22, 2017
In recognition of the continuing emerald ash borer problem, New Hampshire Governor Christopher Sununu declared May 21-27 Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week. The proclamation encourages all citizens, landowners and municipalities to learn more about emerald ash borer and develop and implement emerald ash borer preparedness plans. More

UNH Students Present Assessment of Downtown to Somersworth City Council

Published May 19, 2017
Members of the UNH Student Planning Organization worked with Casey Hancock, Extension Community Development Program Coordinator, to conduct an assessment of Somersworth’s downtown assets and opportunities for improvement. More

The Enemy of My Enemy is a Fly

Published May 17, 2017
Gardeners and farmers know all too well how an insect pest like a squash bug or Japanese beetle can turn a good year into a bad one. But take heart Granite State growers, you are not alone in your fight against voracious crop-eating insects. You have an ally, even if it is a little gross.  A family of flies called a tachinids (pronounced ta-KIN-id), are parasites on many of our most dreaded pests. Tachinids look like a common housefly, but they have slight variations in size, color and body shape. Each live a parasitic lifestyle. More

Using Manure and Compost in the Garden

Published May 16, 2017
By Heather Bryant, Regional Field Specialist, Food and Agriculture By and large, animal manures and composts are an excellent local and natural source of nutrients for your garden.  They create a use for a product that would otherwise be waste.  They also provide some organic matter and help improve soil structure.  However, there are a couple of things you want to keep in mind as you plan where and when to use them. More

Stone Honored with Presidential Award of Excellence

Published May 11, 2017
Cooperative Extension's Amanda Stone was one of five University of New Hampshire staff members honored on May 5 with a Presidential Award of Excellence at a ceremony in the Memorial Union Building in Durham. Stone was recognized for her more than 20 years of citizen-centric work on natural resource issues. More

Tour the Madison Lumber Mill

Published May 9, 2017
When: Friday, May 19, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Where: 71 Marcella Dr., Madison, NH Sponsored by UNH Cooperative Extension, Madison Lumber, and the NH Tree Farm Program More

Tick Bites: What to do

Published May 8, 2017
So you’ve been bitten by a tick. Time to get that tick off you safely and as soon as possible. The goal when removing a tick is to remove it as completely as possible. Suggested Tools: A tick spoon Fine pointed tweezers Method: More

Tuck Your Pants In and Other Ways to Prevent Tick Bites

Published May 8, 2017
Each year since 2011, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services has reported over 1,300 cases of Lyme disease. Since Lyme disease is transmitted to humans through tick bites, knowing how to prevent tick bites will go a long way to remaining healthy. Here are our tips: More

Emerald Ash Borer Day at New Hampshire Fisher Cats, May 22

Published May 4, 2017
By Alicia Carlson, Forest Stewardship Program Outreach Assistant More


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