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.
(For posts before 2018, see NH Vegetable & Fruit News archives).
In response to the developments associated with COVID-19 and the resulting adaptations being made by famers as they market their products, UNH Cooperative Extension is developing the New Hampshire...Read more
UNH Extension will host an online forum (using Zoom) for New Hampshire farmers to discuss how they are adapting in these uncertain times, due to COVID-19. Participation by phone is...Read more
Community supported agriculture (CSA) has long been a successful way for New Hampshire growers to supply their local community with fresh and healthy product. This will continue to be true amid...Read more
The information here is intended to help guide the fruit and vegetable farming community in the face of COVID-19. If you have concerns or additional suggestions please contact the UNH Extension...Read more
The annual NH Winery Association Educational Workshop was held on Feb 12, 2020. It focused on viticulture and practices to successfully grow cold-hardy grapes in the morning, and oenology with a...Read more
University of Vermont researchers are conducting a 2-year study to improve our understanding of the fertility needs of high tunnel tomatoes grown in the ground. I just received the following note...Read more
Update March, 2020:
Thank you to all who joined us for our winter webinar series on weed IPM!...Read more
If you are growing crops during the winter months, whether in high tunnels, low tunnels, or heated greenhouses, aphids are a common pest. If you have any, we want to know what kinds you have!...Read more
Blackbirds and starlings can be a severe problem in sweet corn; the birds shred the husks and peck the kernels, rendering the ears unmarketable. Even more frustrating, losses occur just before...Read more
Spotted wing drosophila (SWD) is an invasive fly that has become a serious pest of small fruit crops, like blueberries, raspberries, and day neutral strawberries.
In this webinar, members...Read more
This seminar for orchardists will be held at the UNH Cooperative Extension office in Goffstown from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov 9, 2019.
The featured speaker is Dr. Laura Nixon, post...Read more
Unlike traditional June-bearing strawberries, day-neutral varieties are less affected by daylength and initiate flowers as long as temperatures remain approximately 40–85°F. Also unlike June-...Read more
Registration is now open for the 2019 New England Vegetable & Fruit Conference and Trade Show. The event will take place December 10-12, 2019 in Manchester NH.
On Monday, November 4, 2019 - the 11th Annual NH Direct Marketing Conference will be held from noon – 5:30 p.m. at the Portsmouth Country Club, 80 Country Club Lane, Greenland, NH 03840.
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.
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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,...Read more
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...Read more
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,...Read more
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...Read more
The NH Vegetable and Berry Growers' Association annual educational meeting offers a full schedule of presentations on an array of interesting topics, as well as 3.5 recertification credits for...Read more
NEVBGA & Cooperative Extension 599th Growers’ Meeting will take place on Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 8:30am to 4:00pm, at the Hudson-Concord Elks Lodge, 99 Park Street, Hudson, MA 01749... Read more
The second biennial Northern New England High Tunnel Conference took place on Dec. 3-4, 2018, in Manchester. This program was co-sponsored by the Universities of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont...Read more
Labor is often one of the highest expenses on a farm. Reducing labor costs is complex. The LEAN process helps farmers increase efficiency and systemize practices on their farm. This has been...Read more
Those interested in the commercial production of kiwiberries, seedless table grapes, and fall-bearing strawberries are invited to the annual “Under the Vines” Field Day from 5 to...Read more
Those considering production of hops should consider attending the following event in Starksboro, VT. In collaboration with Champlain Valley Hops, UVM Extension is hosting an event at their hop...Read more
Have you ever wondered exactly how to get good airflow in your high tunnel? Do you have questions about fans, doors, materials, construction? If so, you will want to come and hear what Chris...Read more
This brand-new 25-page guide provides an introduction to low tunnel systems, and shares lots of construction and management tips for low tunnel strawberry production, based largely on work...Read more
Join us at Brookdale Fruit Farm in Hollis, NH to learn more about the use of retractable low tunnel flex systems, plastic mulch layers and irrigation systems and how they can be used to help...Read more
This may be the most common question I receive about spinach production: What are the little white spheres that I’m seeing on the leaves? They rub off...Read more
Join us on Thursday, April 26, from 4:30-6:30pm for a twilight meeting focusing on organic vegetable transplanting production. In addition to running a successful diversified CSA...Read more
Picking a market channel for your agricultural products can be a daunting experience. Instead of hopping on the bandwagon or just going with your gut feeling, take time to understand the market...Read more
The 2017 New England Vegetable & Fruit Conference and Trade Show took place between December 12-14, 2017 in Manchester, NH. It was organized over a period of two years by a committee that...Read more
U.S. consumers are likely most familiar with the golden cured rhizomes of mature ginger (Zingiber officinale). Growers in the northeastern U.S. have been successfully producing "baby...Read more
The 2018 meeting of the NH Vegetable and Berry Growers' Association was co-sponsored by UNH Cooperative Extension, and took place in Manchester during the annual N.H. Farm & Forest Expo. ...Read more
In January 2018, the NH Winery Association and UNH Cooperative Extension co-sponsored this practical workshop focused on managing important vineyard diseases, with support from an IPM Grant from...Read more