Vegetable and Fruit News

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Published by our Vegetable & Fruit Team, this blog shares the latest news and research about vegetable and fruit production in the state and beyond. You can receive email notifications when we post new articles by subscribing to our newsletter. 

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(For posts before 2018, see NH Vegetable & Fruit News archives). 

Meg McGrath, plant pathologist at Cornell University, is looking for samples of downy mildew on Brassica crops. See her note below, and please contact... Learn More
NH growers: sign up by September 9th to claim your free website listing on the NH Vegetable & Berry Growers' Association's new website! Learn More
We are hearing reports of western bean cutworm activity in sweet corn this week. This species is relatively new to our region and can cause injury to ... Learn More
The current risk for cucurbit downy mildew (CDM) in New England, including southern NH, is moderate according to the CDM IPM forecasting model: https:... Learn More
If you are a new high tunnel producer ( Learn More
Last week (June 23), the first NH spotted wing drosophila (SWD) captures were made in Concord – just a single male in each of two traps. Learn More
Leek moth has now been found in several gardens and farms in Grafton and Coos Counties in New Hampshire. The caterpillar of this moth feeds on Alliums... Learn More
New Hampshire Vegetable & Berry Growers' Association has created a 1-minute survey to create baseline data prior to launch of their new website. Learn More
We have just published a new research report that describes a project focused on cluster thinning in high tunnel tomato. Learn More
Please help out this research and marketing effort by giving your input and experience! Learn More
The 2022-2023 New England Small Fruit Management Guide is now available – both online AND in hard copy. Learn More
Dial Fruit Pest Hotline (603-862-3763) Anna Wallingford here, your new extension specialist in entomology and IPM! I’ve been calculating my de... Learn More
“Tarping in the Northeast: A Guide for Small Farms” provides the most up-to-date information on an emerging practice of tarping — applying reusable ta... Learn More
Researchers are conducting a survey of cucurbit growers in the Eastern U.S. to learn about their pest management and production strategies. Learn More
Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus (TSWV) is a virus that has been documented on multiple farms in each of the last several years in New Hampshire; in some cas... Learn More
In this series of monthly noontime deep dive workshops, we’re going to explore a range of topics in an informal, facilitated discussion. These will ta... Learn More
Sign up before February 18th to be included in any of the NH Department of Agriculture, Markets and Foods Directories. Learn More
Enjoy the New England Fruit and Vegetable Conference from the comfort of your own living room! The conference will be online this year, due to the ong... Learn More
We’re hosting a webinar for vegetable growers dealing with cutworm issues in cool-season production, December 1st 12-1pm.  Learn More
Updated Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Training information. Learn More
Come and visit the NH Agricultural Experiment Station's vineyards and farm from 2-4pm on Saturday, Aug 28, 2021. Learn More
Do you grow arugula? Have you experienced arugula crop losses? If so, we want to hear from you! The Northeast Arugula Team (NEAT)&nb... Learn More
The NH Farm Network (a new collaborative across various organizations) needs the input and perspectives of beginner farmers in order to develop an inc... Learn More
We have started to detect SWD in blueberry and raspberry crops here in Durham and suspect that most fruit growing areas will be at low to high risk of... Learn More
The Cucurbit Downy Mildew (CDM) forecasts have changed rapidly with the storms coming up from the south. The risk is increasing, particularly for... Learn More
Measuring leaf nutrient levels allows fruit growers to evaluate results from past fertilization and gives the most reliable data on which to base reco... Learn More
Do you use the New England Vegetable Management Guide as a resource? If so, we want to hear from you!!! The authors of the New England Vegetable ... Learn More
Spotted wing drosophila (SWD) is an invasive fly that lays her eggs in the ripe and ripening fruit of thin skinned fruits, like raspberries, blueberri... Learn More
Nematodes are the most abundant and diverse group of animals on Earth. Some infect plants and animals, but entomopathogenic nematodes (EPNs) only infect insects. This blog series has everything you need to know about using EPNs for biological control of i
Nematodes are the most abundant and diverse group of animals on Earth. Some infect plants and animals, but entomopathogenic nematodes (EPNs) only infe... Learn More
Do you think sweet corn pest monitoring thresholds need an update?  Represent New England pest management needs by filling out this survey: ht... Learn More

Fruit & Vegetable Team