May 26, 2020
Welcome to Spotlight on Research! Every year, researchers publish thousands of studies and in hundreds of journals – and most aren’t really accessible to the general public. In the interest of increasing the accessibility of some cool research, in each episode, I’m going to summarize a recent study that I find interesting and potentially relevant to horticultural crop production in our region.
May 23, 2020
If you are planting evergreens for privacy, the last thing you want to worry about is deer damage. Gardeners in New Hampshire, particularly those in the southern counties and along the Connecticut River Valley, will undoubtedly come into conflict with deer at some point in time. Many evergreen plants serve as favorite winter food sources, including arborvitae, rhododendron, holly and yew. In many cases, proximity to a house is not enough to deter hungry deer in the latter half of winter.

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May 26, 2020

Welcome to Spotlight on Research! Every year, researchers publish thousands of studies and in...

May 23, 2020

If you are planting evergreens for privacy, the last thing you want to worry about is deer damage....

May 22, 2020

This spring, many people have felt confronted with a disorienting shift in time. For some, it might...

May 22, 2020

An unexpected benefit of a cool, lingering spring was a prolonged blossom time period for native...

May 21, 2020

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May 20, 2020

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May 20, 2020

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May 19, 2020

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