Resources

Resource Category Topic Type
Growing Vegetables: Managing Blossom End-Rot [fact sheet]
Blossom-end rot (BER) is a disorder that commonly affects tomato, pepper and squash. Symptoms are caused by the death of a group of cells in the…
Fruit & Vegetable Crops, Agriculture & Gardens, Yard & Garden Agriculture & Gardens
Growing Vegetables: Tomatoes [fact sheet]
Tomatoes are one of the most popular crops among home gardeners, and with good reason: not only are tomatoes delicious and versatile, they are…
Fruit & Vegetable Crops, Agriculture & Gardens, Yard & Garden Agriculture & Gardens
Growing Vegetables: When to Plant Your Vegetable Garden [fact sheet]
The information below, and in a printable table, will help you to determine the best time to start your seeds. You must first, determine the last…
Fruit & Vegetable Crops, Agriculture & Gardens, Yard & Garden Agriculture & Gardens
Growing Woody Cut Branch Crops [fact sheet]
Introduction   Cut branch crops are shrubs from which branches are harvested for their unique shape, color, flowers or fruit and used as…
Location: Durham Campus
Greenhouse, Nursery & Garden Centers, Agriculture & Gardens, Landscape Installation & Maintenance Agriculture & Gardens Fact Sheet
Grub Control [video]
In this video, Extension field specialist Margaret Hagen describes controlling grubs in your home lawn. Read a full video transcript below. …
Landscape Installation & Maintenance, Agriculture & Gardens, Yard & Garden Agriculture & Gardens
Guide to Using Wood Ash as an Agricultural Soil Amendment
Introduction Wood ash has a long history of use in New England. Our Yankee ancestors used wood ash to make lye for soaps, to clean glass, silver…
Soil Testing Services, Agriculture & Gardens Agriculture & Gardens
Guidelines for Collecting and Submitting Plant Material to the Plant Diagnostic Lab
Step by step instructions for submitting a sample to the Plant Diagnostic Lab.
Plant Disease & Diagnosis Services, Agriculture & Gardens Agriculture & Gardens
Guidelines for Using Animal Manures and Manure-Based Composts in the Garden [fact sheet]
Animal manures and animal manure-based composts are rich in plant nutrients such as Nitrogen (N), Phosphorous (P) and Potassium (K) and provide…
Soil Testing Services, Agriculture & Gardens, Yard & Garden Agriculture & Gardens
Gypsy Moth [fact sheet]
The gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar) is an important defoliating insect of hardwoods in New Hampshire. A native of Europe and Asia, the gypsy moth was…
Pesticide Safety Education, Agriculture & Gardens, Forest & Trees, Natural Resources Agriculture & Gardens, Natural Resources
Hairy Chinch Bug [fact sheet]
Hairy chinch bugs, (Blissus leucopterus), are probably the most destructive pest of home lawns. The adults are small (1/16" long), black with…
Pesticide Safety Education, Agriculture & Gardens Agriculture & Gardens
Hay Quality
Many livestock species use forages as their primary source of nutrition. Therefore, it is important to provide animals with the best quality forage…
Dairy, Livestock & Forage Crops, Agriculture & Gardens Agriculture & Gardens
Haymaking
Haymaking combines science and art. Old timers knew just the right feel of hay before it was ready to put into the barn. It’s hard to quantify that…
Dairy, Livestock & Forage Crops, Agriculture & Gardens Agriculture & Gardens
Hiring a Farm Employee in New Hampshire: Tax and Paperwork Checklist
Introduction Hiring a farm employee is an exciting moment. It means the farm is getting large enough and stable enough to take on additional help…
Agricultural Business Management, Agriculture & Gardens Agriculture & Gardens
Hornworms on Tomatoes in New Hampshire [fact sheet]
We have two species of hornworms that feed on tomato foliage (occasionally the fruit) in New Hampshire. The most common by far is the tobacco…
Fruit & Vegetable Crops, Agriculture & Gardens, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Yard & Garden Agriculture & Gardens
House Fly [fact sheet]
The house fly, Musca domestica, is a familiar insect pest. It is of economic importance because it can transmit disease-causing organisms, such as…
Fruit & Vegetable Crops, Agriculture & Gardens, Pesticide Safety Education Agriculture & Gardens
Housing and Space Guidelines for Livestock
As New Hampshire becomes more urban, the potential for conflict between the farming and non-farming communities increases. By using *best management…
Dairy, Livestock & Forage Crops, Agriculture & Gardens, Yard & Garden Agriculture & Gardens
How Do I Build a Rain Garden? [video]
The video below shows the steps involved in installing a small residential rain garden. It was produced by the NH Dept. of Environmental Services…
Landscape Installation & Maintenance, Agriculture & Gardens, Yard & Garden Agriculture & Gardens
How Insecticides Work [fact sheet]
The variety of insecticides available today is much greater than it was 20 years ago. It includes some made from bacteria, insect-killing fungi or…
Fruit & Vegetable Crops, Agriculture & Gardens, Pesticide Safety Education Agriculture & Gardens
How is your garden center going to do business this spring? [tip sheet]
New Hampshire’s Governor Chris Sununu has listed “Nurseries, greenhouses, garden centers, and agriculture supply stores” as “essential services” in…
Greenhouse, Nursery & Garden Centers, Agriculture & Gardens Agriculture & Gardens
How to site a greenhouse to receive the most sun
Many factors go into proper site selection for a greenhouse, such as slope, access and proximity to utilities. An important factor is how much…
Greenhouse, Nursery & Garden Centers, Agriculture & Gardens Agriculture & Gardens