Category: Crops

Grow Edamame

Butterbeans, a cultivar of edible green vegetable soybeans, have a sweet, buttery flavor. Photo courtesy of Johnny’s Selected Seeds, Albion, Maine. By Roberta Bailey Nearly 20 years ago, I wrote an article for The MOF&G entitled, “What is tofu?” At the time tofu was not available in convenient, pre-packed cartons on any grocery store shelf,

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Linden

Linden leaves, flowers, fruit, twig and seed. From Trees of Northeastern United States, Native and Naturalized, by H.P. Brown, Ph.D., The Christopher Publishing House, Boston, 1938. by Deb Soule In southern Maine, linden trees begin blooming in late June. Their sweet fragrance invites thousands of honeybees to feed upon the abundant nectar that the yellowish-green

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Pest Reports 2015

Pest Report – August 11, 2015 In this issue: Late Blight Alert – August 11, 2015 Read more Pest Report – July 20, 2015 In this issue: Tomato Leaf Diseases Squash Bug Powdery Mildew of Cucurbits Read more Pest Report – June 25, 2015 In this issue: Potato Leafhopper Imported Cabbage and Other “Worms” Colorado

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Pest Reports 2014

Pest Report – August 14, 2014 In this issue:Late Blight UpdateRhizoctonia in BrassicaPlectosporium BlightWhen to Harvest Winter SquashBasil Downy Mildew UpdateRead more Pest Report – July 18, 2014 In this issue:Spotted Wing DrosophilaBlack Leg in PotatoesPotato Leaf Hopper on Beans and PotatoesPowdery Mildew in Cucurbit CropsRead more Pest Report – July 7, 2014 In this

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Pest Reports 2013

Pest Report – September 13, 2013 In this issue: Sweet Potato Harvest and Storage Read more Pest Report – August 29, 2013 In this issue: Spotted Wing Drosophila Update Basil Downy Mildew Plectosporium on Summer Squash When to Harvest Winter Squash Read more Pest Report – August 2, 2013 In this issue: Buckeye Rot of

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Lost Your First Bean Crop Try Again

Lost Your First Bean Crop? Try Again! Copyright 2009 by Jean English If rain, cold, slugs or rot got your first planting of snap beans this year, it’s not too late to plant again. Most bush snap beans mature within one and one-half to two months, so you can plant enough in early July to

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Pest Reports 2019

The Pest Report is a compilation of short discussions of pests, diseases and practical growing considerations relevant to the time of year. These discussions have been written by Eric Sideman, myself, and sometimes other New England crop advisors. Discussions of pest and diseases include the biology of the organisms themselves, symptoms and effects on plants,

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Pest Reports 2018

Pest Report – August 1, 2018 In this issue: Spotted Wing Drosophila Hornworm Garlic Problems Read more Pest Report – July 6, 2018 In this issue: Cabbage Aphid Squash Bug Powdery Mildew Read more Pest Report – June 25, 2018 In this issue: Potato Leafhopper Alert Cucumber Beetle Early Blight Thrips on Onions Three Lined

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Pest Reports 2017

Pest Report – August 23, 2017 In this Issue: Garlic Problems Cabbage Aphid Read more Pest Report – July 24, 2017 In this issue: Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) Squash Vine Borer Three-lined Potato Beetle Powdery Mildew Squash Bug Read more Pest Report – June 26, 2017 In this issue: Potato Leafhopper Imported Cabbage Worm and

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Pest Reports 2016

Pest Report – December 2, 2016 In this Issue: Downy Mildew of Spinach Read more Pest Report – July 7, 2016 In this issue: Squash Vine Borer Striped Cucumber Beetle Three-Lined Potato Beetle Colorado Potato Beetle Imported Cabbage Worm Potato Leafhopper Powdery Mildew Squash Bug Read more Pest Report – May 27, 2016 In this

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