Pest Reports 2013

Pest Report – September 13, 2013

In this issue: Harvesting sweet potatoes at Becky Sideman’s research plots. University of New Hampshire researcher Becky Sideman with a good harvest of sweet potatoes. Covington sweet potatoes grown in New Hampshire.   SWEET POTATO HARVEST AND STORAGE Adapted by R. Hazzard from the New England Vegetable Management Guide, nevegetable.org; articles by Becky Sideman, UNH

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Pest Report – August 29, 2013

Pest Report – August 29, 2013 Compiled by Eric Sideman, PhD, MOFGA’s Organic Crop Specialist We have moved past the problems associated with the very wet summer that many of us experienced. In fact, many growers are now complaining about the lack of rain. Now the typical late summer problems are popping up, and some

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Pest Report – August 2, 2013

This week offered much better weather for farmers. The summer bounty is beginning and many crops are looking good. On the other hand, as a pessimist I need to point out that some of the impact of the extreme weather (extremely hot or extremely wet) that filled most every day of the summer until this

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Pest Report – July 23, 2013

Compiled by Eric Sideman, PhD, MOFGA’s Organic Crop Specialist Leafhopper burn Squash bug eggs Early blight on tomatoes Septoria leaf spot As I write this it is raining again. Pouring you could say. Crops in soils with good drainage are doing well. Some soils have been waterlogged nearly every day of the season so far.

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Pest Report – July 11, 2013

At this time the major concern in my mind is the number of leafhoppers I am seeing on beans, potatoes, and other crops too. Check the June 6 Pest Report for details on this pest, and scout your crops. Of course, the other major concern is wet weather, again. But I don’t want to talk

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Pest Report – June 28, 2013

In this issue: Squash bug Squash Vine Borer Garlic bulb nematode Tortoise beetle Buttoning of broccoli It is wet again. Crops that were just beginning to recover are again turning yellow because of dying roots (no air) or loss of nitrogen (see the June 6 Pest Report for a discussion of how nitrogen is lost

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