NH Vegetable & Fruit News

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). 

Summer pruning and training is critical part of kiwiberry production; come and learn how to do it in this hands-on workshop.

The UNH Kiwiberry Research and Breeding Program is hosting a hands-on demonstration of proper pruning and training practices for the commercial production of kiwiberries. 

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Cabbage aphid, sometimes called ‘gray aphid’ because of its’ waxy gray appearance, is a major pest of brassica crops. It has been particularly problematic in fall crops, especially during recent...

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Yes, you read it correctly. If you have tomato leaf mold, Chris Smart and her team at Cornell are studying this pathogen; and she needs samples.  She also would like samples of bacterial canker,...

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Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) flies are being caught in traps in southern NH, ME, and...

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This pest of pumpkin and many squash varieties are now active in high numbers.

Squash vine borer traps in southern New Hampshire continue to capture very high numbers, one of the highest  and latest populations we’ve seen in the past decade. Pumpkins and many squash...

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Find them when they are little before they do big damage!

Tomato hornworms are voracious feeders and older larvae can do quite a bit of damage to tomatoes and related crops. These older larvae are easy to identify by the stripes on their sides and their...

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Calling all farmers that have an innovative idea to improve the sustainability of farm practices! Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) Farmer Grants are now open for...

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It's time for both berry and tree commercial fruit growers to collect leaf samples so a foliar (leaf) nutrient analysis can be made.  Measuring the foliar nutrient levels allows fruit growers to...

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Just getting started farming? Get a jump-start on growing your agricultural business with this intensive six day course, which begins in August! Offering a wide variety of topics...

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Leafhopper time! - June 25, 2019

It's that time of year again! Leafhoppers are blowing in on some of those storms coming from the south, and the adults are hopping around on some of their favorite crops: beans, eggplants,...

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Please respond to a survey from our colleagues at the Vermont Entomology Participatory Action Research Team (VEPART)

Let us know if leek moth is affecting you by responding to this survey: https://forms.gle/wFeoqPcxERrF7aAe8

While leek moth is not found in...

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Johnny's Selected Seeds and Four Season Farm will host a free Farm Tools Field Day in Harborside, Maine on Monday, June 3rd.

The event will be a jam-packed day of tool demos and education,...

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Do you have pest problems with your Brassica crops? We can help. The Brassica Pest Collaborative (BPC) is a project funded by Northeast-SARE that brings together Extension educators and...

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New IPM Podcast/Blog! - May 22, 2019

Our integrated pest management specialist Anna Wallingford has been hard at work producing a new tool for growers in the state and region. Her new podcast is a collection of recordings that...

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This 3 day workshop will cover Aquaculture and Aquaponics on Day 1, Hydroponics on Day 2, Hands-On Farm Work on Day 3, with hands-on opportunities to work in the greenhouses all three days. ...

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Farm food safety is an important topic whether or not your farm is covered under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).  In response to numerous questions, UNH Cooperative Extension’s Food...

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Contact Anna.Wallingford@unh.edu if you would like to order a hard copy.

UNH Cooperative Extension collaborates with our colleagues in the New England states to bring you a regularly updated Tree Fruit Management Guide for...

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Last year, we compared yields of eggplant varieties in high tunnel production conditions. We specifically chose to focus on elongated types and to include new parthenocarpic varieties...

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We are asking for your participation in a survey on local food distribution being conducted by the UNH Department of Natural Resources. We invite commercial fruit and vegetable farmers like you to...

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Dial Fruit Pest Hotline (603-862-3763)


Anna Wallingford here, your new extension specialist in entomology and IPM...

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UNH Soil Testing Update - March 18, 2019

We have recently updated the prices of the soil & tissue tests offered by UNH Extension. We continually work to keep the program as affordable as possible, with this being the first price...

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The NH Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food (Department) and UNH Cooperative Extension have been fielding inquiries about growing hemp in the state. On December 20, 2018, the president...

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Brassica crops are not only an essential part of most farms' offerings, they are also on the menu for a whole suite of pests. Whether it's caterpillars, flea beetles, cabbage aphids or cabbage...

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Have you considered growing kiwiberry (aka hardy kiwi)? If so, there is a brand new resource full of excellent local knowledge that can help you succeed. Dr. Iago Hale’s lab has just released...

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2019 Pruning Demonstrations - February 15, 2019

Would you like a refresher on pruning apple trees, blueberries, raspberries or grapes? Or would you like to finally learn how to graft fruit trees? If so, we have several opportunities for you,...

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As part of our Northeast SARE project “Improving nutrient and pest management in high tunnel production”, we want to learn more about the practices you use and the challenges you face in your high...

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The 2019 Meeting of the NH Vegetable and Berry Growers' Association (NHVBGA) took place on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 in Manchester NH. The full program, along with links to presentations, is now...

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In January 2018, the NH Winery Association and UNH Cooperative Extension co-sponsored this practical workshop for NH vineyardists and winemakers. Our featured speakers were Dave and Chris Stamp,...

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10th Annual Hops Conference in Burlington, VT scheduled for Feb. 21

The University of Vermont Crops & Soil Program will be holding their 10th annual Hop Conference this February! Current and future hops growers should consider attending this workshop to learn...

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We are asking NH Tree Fruit Orchardists to complete an on-line survey about accessing printed or web-based production information and support from Extension. Help Extension determine the most...

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