Resources

Resource Category Topic Type
10 Easy Steps to Prevent Common Garden Diseases [fact sheet]
1. Sanitation! • Start with a clean planting site, free of last year’s crop debris. Debris from the previous season’s crops may harbor diseases,…
Yard & Garden
About the New Hampshire Master Gardener Program
The Master Gardener program started at Washington State University in 1973. The name came from the German word “Gartenmeister,” which roughly…
Yard & Garden, New Hampshire Master Gardeners
Alternatives to Invasive Landscape Plants [fact sheet]
New Hampshire’s invasive species regulations currently prohibit the collection, sale, transport, distribution, propagation or transplantation of…
Landscape Installation & Maintenance, Agriculture & Gardens, Yard & Garden Agriculture & Gardens
Aphids [fact sheet]
Aphids, or plant lice, feed on most vegetable crops, many house plants and ornamentals grown in New Hampshire, as well as numerous weeds and wild…
Fruit & Vegetable Crops, Agriculture & Gardens, Pesticide Safety Education, Yard & Garden Agriculture & Gardens
Bed Bugs [fact sheet]
Pest Fact Sheet Introduction From fossil remains in ancient Egypt, we know that the common bed bug, Cimex lectularius, has troubled humans in…
Yard & Garden
Beneficial Insects in New Hampshire Farms & Gardens [fact sheet]
Although there are plenty of references on insect pests, there are relatively few references that feature beneficial insects. I wrote this…
Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Agriculture & Gardens, Yard & Garden Agriculture & Gardens Fact Sheet
Best Practices for Submitting Your Soil Sample
Cooperative Extension’s soil testing service dates back to 2005. The number of samples we process averages more than 3,000 a year. The following list…
Soil Testing Services, Agriculture & Gardens, Yard & Garden Agriculture & Gardens
Biology and Management of Ticks in New Hampshire [fact sheet]
There are two families of ticks, the Ixodidae (hard ticks) and Argasidae (soft ticks). Those of importance to hikers, campers, and pet owners are in…
Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Agriculture & Gardens, Yard & Garden Agriculture & Gardens
Blacklegged Ticks in NH - 2017 [map]
This map show the confirmed records of blacklegged ticks in New Hampshire through November 27, 2017. Data compiled by Alan Eaton. 11 x 17…
Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Agriculture & Gardens, Yard & Garden Agriculture & Gardens
Blacklegged Ticks Increasing in NH [video]
    These maps are the results of 27 years of surveying by Dr. Alan Eaton for Blacklegged ticks (Ixodes scapularis). Black legged ticks occur in all…
Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Agriculture & Gardens, Yard & Garden Agriculture & Gardens
Blueberry Varieties for New Hampshire [fact sheet]
The printable version of 'Blueberry Varieties for New Hampshire' available for download contains a list that was developed to help New…
Fruit & Vegetable Crops, Agriculture & Gardens, Yard & Garden Agriculture & Gardens
Bot Flies [fact sheet]
Bot flies comprise the family Cuterebridae, and are parasites that attack mammals. Their larvae live inside living mammals. We have three species of…
Yard & Garden
Branching Out 4-H Agri-Science Club
Ever wonder how things grow, maple syrup is made, what a pollinator does, or what the difference is between a pest and insect? Join the Branching Out…
Yard & Garden, School Gardening, Health & Well-Being, STEM Education New Hampshire 4-H
Brooding and Caring for Chicks
Starting your chicks Raising a flock of chickens for home meat or egg production can be an easy and rewarding experience. Before you jump into…
Dairy, Livestock & Forage Crops, Agriculture & Gardens, Yard & Garden Agriculture & Gardens
Calculating Lawn Fertilizer Rates [fact sheet]
Your soil test results tell you to apply a certain amount of fertilizer per 1,000 square feet and you’re confused about what to do next. How large is…
Landscape Installation & Maintenance, Agriculture & Gardens, Yard & Garden Agriculture & Gardens
Calibrating a Fertilizer Spreader [video]
In this video, Extension field specialist, Margaret Hagen will describe how to calibrate a fertilizer spreader. See below for a full video transcript…
Landscape Installation & Maintenance, Agriculture & Gardens, Yard & Garden Agriculture & Gardens
Canning Fruits and Tomatoes [fact sheet]
Acidified tomatoes and fruits are considered high acid foods and are safe to preserve using a boiling water canner. Boiling water canners work by…
Yard & Garden
Canning Vegetables in a Pressure Canner [fact sheet]
Pressure canning is the only recommended method for canning meat, poultry, seafood, and vegetables. The bacterium Clostridium bolulinum is destroyed…
Yard & Garden
Care of Flowering Gift Plants in the Home [fact sheet]
Introduction One of the nicest gifts one can give or receive is a flowering potted plant. Flowering plants are not just for holidays or for…
Yard & Garden
Community Garden Virtual Binder
There's a lot to know in planting a garden, whether it is your own, a community garden or a school garden. Below are links to several fact…
Community Gardening, Yard & Garden