Previous Spotlight News

UNH Grad Papineau to Lead Extension's Food and Agriculture Team

UNH Cooperative Extension food and agriculture field specialist and University of New Hampshire alumna Amy Papineau has been selected as Cooperative Extension’s food and agriculture program team leader. In her new role, she will lead Cooperative Extension's food and agriculture staff and external partners as they develop and implement research-based educational programming for New Hampshire residents.

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5 Most Promising Speciality Crops in New Hampshire

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Burro Mountain White Rice Popcorn

Coos county Field Specialist Steve Turaj dabbles with odd plants in his spare time, “to maintain a healthy gene-pool” he says. “Burro Mountain White Rice Popcorn” in one such plant. You may have seen it at last October’s Fruit & Vegetable Seminar in Whitefield. The original seed was found in a clay pot in the New Mexico Mountains. At that time it was believed to have been 600 to 1000 years old. Obtained from the USDA germplasm bank in Iowa, these have been grown to harvestable maturity in Lancaster, NH for three years running. They seem to be fairly cold soil tolerant. The above Burro Mountain Popcorn was grown in Lee, NH this summer.

 

 

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SARE Grant Expands UNH Tomato Research

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NH Farmers Prepare for New Food Safety Law

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 Springtime for Rodents!

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Property Managers, Landscape Professionals Learn How to Protect New Hampshire Coast

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Developing a New Cherry Tomato

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New England Poised to Take Bigger Slice of Sweet Potato Pie

 

 

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A Faster Route from Farm to Fare

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UNH Cooperative Extension Specialist Cathy Neal: Plant Root Research aims to boost local nursery production, reduce winter losses and costs.

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SAVING GROWERS $1.4 MILLION

New Hampshire growers reap the benefits of UNH Cooperative Extension's Integrated Pest Management Program. Learn more.

 

 

 

 

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Fruit Pruning Season is Here!

fruit pruning

See the complete listing of pruning demonstrations.

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Off-Season Onions -  Becky Sideman Looks To Expand Growing Season. Read and/or listen to her interview with NPR.

Learn more about her current research at: A portrait of our vegetable research in winter

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Planting the Seed.

UNH Cooperative Extension expert Brian Krug is helping local growers extend their season. Learn more.

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Stewardship Network Counts Ticks

With the help of the The Stewardship Network: New England, UNH Cooperative Extension expert Alan Eaton rallied a handful of volunteers to help him count ticks from harvested deer.
Learn more

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North Country Fruit and Vegetable Seminar Draws More than 100

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Northern New England Pollinator Habitat Working Group Formed to Support Local Bees

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Help Track the Emerald Ash Borer!

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Late Blight Alert!!

On July 9, 2014 late blight was identified in York County, Maine (just west of Portland) on potato. It has been confirmed by the diagnostic lab at University of Maine.

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Want to identify aphids in a greenhouse or high tunnel? Plant & mulch a landscape tree? Check out the new Informational videos!

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Fire Blight Attacks NH Orchards

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Basil Downy Mildew Alert!

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Blacklegged Ticks in NH

  Check out the updated map.

 

 

 

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Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus Update 

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Winter Greens - Reliable Ways to Grow Spinach in Time for Winter Markets

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End of Season Corn Scouting

We’ve had an interesting year—difficult weather conditions and an unexpected disease, along with more predictable occurrences. Click here a few examples of what we’ve seen, and things to be thinking about for next year.

 

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Farmers Markets Study Released

 

What are farmers markets offering in the Seacoast area of New Hampshire and how diverse are they? What are the top three expenses that farmers markets have in common?  If you are looking for the answers, and wanting to  learn about farmers markets trends, practices and attitudes of managers, make sure you read the study report: Farmers Markets in Rockingham and Strafford counties, New Hampshire.

 

How do consumers learn about farmers markets and how do they stay informed? What portion of customers shop at a farmers market once a week? Are farmers market customers satisfied with product quality, selection and price? If you are looking for the for the answers and wanting to learn about customers preferences, and characteristics make sure you read the study report: Farmers Market Consumers in Rockingham and Strafford Counties, New Hampshire.

 

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Facebook for Farmers

Check out the new e-tutorial by field specialist Kelly McAdam on Establishing a Facebook page for your business!

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