Applied Vegetable & Fruit Research in New Hampshire

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Research Publications

Resource Category Topic Type
Enterprise Budget for benchtop production of salad greens [Excel download]
This Microsoft Excel-based enterprise budget aims to help growers evaluate the costs associated with producing salad greens grown on greenhouse bencht...
Agriculture & Gardens, Fruit & Vegetable Crops, Greenhouse, Nursery & Garden Centers vegetable crops Worksheet
Growing fruits: Day-neutral strawberries in New Hampshire: Variety selection & production tips
Unlike traditional June-bearing strawberries, day-neutral varieties are less affected by daylength and initiate flowers as long as temperatures remain...
Agriculture & Gardens, Fruit & Vegetable Crops berry crops Guide
Kiwberries in New England: A Guide for Producers
An online guide for producers by Iago Hale and his UNH lab group, published in 2019, providing enterprise analysis, vineyard establishment, planting m...
Agriculture & Gardens, Fruit & Vegetable Crops berry crops Guide
Low Tunnel Strawberry Production Guide
This 25-page guide provides an introduction to low tunnel systems, and shares construction and management tips for low tunnel strawberry production, b...
Agriculture & Gardens, Fruit & Vegetable Crops berry crops Guide
Research Report: Brussels sprouts variety trial and topping study, 2013-2014
Brussels sprout is an important fall crop for many diversified vegetable growers and home gardeners in New England. Our objectives were to: 1) compare...
Agriculture & Gardens, Fruit & Vegetable Crops vegetable crops Research Report
Research Report: Effects of Early Season Heating, Low Tunnels and Harvest Time Ginger Yields in NH, 2017
U.S. consumers are likely most familiar with the golden cured rhizomes of mature ginger (Zingiber officinale).  Growers in the northeastern U.S. have ...
Agriculture & Gardens, Fruit & Vegetable Crops Research Report
Research Report: Figs for Cold Climates 2021
Fig is grown commercially in mild climates throughout the world. Fig offers the potential to be a high-value crop in New England, but to be profitable...
Agriculture & Gardens, Fruit & Vegetable Crops Research Report
Research Report: High tunnel cucumber variety trial, 2010
In 2010, we evaluated fourteen varieties of cucumbers in a replicated trial in an unheated high tunnel at the NH Agricultural Experiment Station in Du...
Agriculture & Gardens, Fruit & Vegetable Crops vegetable crops Research Report
Research Report: High tunnel eggplant varieties, pruning, and postharvest storage, 2018
Recently, parthenocarpic varieties of eggplant (ones that set fruit without pollination) have been developed specifically for greenhouse and tunnel pr...
Agriculture & Gardens, Fruit & Vegetable Crops vegetable crops Research Report
Research Report: High tunnel pepper variety trial, 2015-2017
In the growing seasons of 2015-2017, we evaluated several varieties of greenhouse pepper varieties under unheated high tunnel production conditions. T...
Agriculture & Gardens, Fruit & Vegetable Crops vegetable crops Research Report
Research Report: High tunnel tomato variety trial, 2011-2012
Tomato is the crop most commonly grown in high tunnels throughout New England. We compared several indeterminate tomato varieties in a replicated tria...
Agriculture & Gardens, Fruit & Vegetable Crops vegetable crops Research Report
Research Report: Low input weed management of wild blueberries, 2014 to 2016
Effective weed management in wild blueberry can be challenging for the organic and low-input grower. Semi-annual burning and mowing will control woody...
Agriculture & Gardens, Fruit & Vegetable Crops berry crops Research Report
Research Report: Managing cabbage aphid in Brussels sprout, 2016
From 2013 to 2015, we performed experiments comparing different varieties of Brussels sprouts as well as different topping practices. During these tri...
Agriculture & Gardens, Fruit & Vegetable Crops vegetable crops Research Report
Research Report: Organic management of cabbage aphid with insecticides on Brussels sprout in NH, 2016-2018
Many growers in the region, especially organic growers, struggle with management of cabbage aphid in Brussels sprouts. Beginning in 2016, we have cond...
Agriculture & Gardens, Fruit & Vegetable Crops, Integrated Pest Management (IPM) vegetable crops Research Report
Research Report: Overwintering onions, 2014 to 2015
Fall-planted onions can survive well in low tunnels to produce very early spring bulbed onions. In this study, we evaluated several different varietie...
Agriculture & Gardens, Fruit & Vegetable Crops vegetable crops Research Report
Research Report: Overwintering scallions with heavy rowcover, 2017
After several years of research, we know that it is possible to plant bulbing onion (Allium cepa) in the fall, overwinter them in low tunnels, and har...
Agriculture & Gardens, Fruit & Vegetable Crops vegetable crops Research Report
Research Report: Seedless table grape variety and training system evaluation, 2019
Several hardy seedless grape cultivars have been released within the last few decades. We have recently planted a research vineyard at the Agricultura...
Agriculture & Gardens, Fruit & Vegetable Crops berry crops Research Report
Research Report: Summer squash variety trial, 2010-2011
In 2010 and 2011, we evaluated ten yellow summer squash cultivars (eight in each year; six in both years) in replicated field trials at the NH Agricul...
Agriculture & Gardens, Fruit & Vegetable Crops vegetable crops Research Report
Research Report: Sweetpotato early harvest study, 2014
In NH, sweetpotato is typically harvested in late September or early October. To ensure good eating quality, roots must be stored for a brief period (...
Agriculture & Gardens, Fruit & Vegetable Crops vegetable crops Research Report
Research Report: Temperature Moderating Effects of Low Tunnels Over Winter In Cool Climates – 2010
Low tunnels are temporary, small (4-8 ft tall, 5-10 ft wide) unheated structures with hoops made of PVC or metal conduit, covered with various materia...
Agriculture & Gardens, Fruit & Vegetable Crops Research Report
Research Report: Using insectary plants to attract hoverflies, 2017-2018
Aphids are an economically damaging pest for several crops.  This study aimed to explore the practicality of using insectary plants to attract predato...
Agriculture & Gardens, Fruit & Vegetable Crops, Integrated Pest Management (IPM) vegetable crops Research Report
Research Report: Using low tunnels for overwintering crops - lessons learned
Low tunnels are essential small greenhouses, built over crops for protection. They are sometimes used for protection from rain during the growing seas...
Agriculture & Gardens, Fruit & Vegetable Crops vegetable crops Research Report
Research Report: Winter spinach production in high tunnels, 2014 to 2016
Spinach is a suitable crop for winter production in New Hampshire due to its ability to continue producing saleable leaves at very low-temperatures.
Agriculture & Gardens, Fruit & Vegetable Crops vegetable crops Research Report
Research Report: Winter sprouting broccoli research report, 2010
Sprouting broccoli is a traditional English crop for fresh market and home gardeners. Sprouting broccoli produces many small shoots, rather than a sin...
Agriculture & Gardens, Fruit & Vegetable Crops vegetable crops Research Report
Research Report: Zucchini variety trial, 2010-2011
In 2010 and 2011, we evaluated eleven green and five yellow zucchini cultivars in replicated field trials at the NH Agricultural Experiment Station in...
Agriculture & Gardens, Fruit & Vegetable Crops vegetable crops Research Report

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