Pulpit rock

Did you know that the pumpkin is the official state fruit of NH?

Did you know that pumpkin flowers are edible?

Did you know that 100 grams of pumpkin produces around 26 calories of energy?

Did you know that the NHGPGA was founded in 1999?

Did you know that tilling might be "bad news" for all the good stuff in your soil?

Squash Vine Borer

 

Wikipedia states the following: The squash vine borer (Melittia cucurbitae) is a diurnal species of sesiid moth. It is a pest that attacks wild and cultivated varieties of squash. The moth is often mistaken for a bee or wasp because of its movements, and the bright orange hindleg scales. The females typically lay their eggs at the base of leaf stalks, and the caterpillars develop and feed inside the stalk, eventually killing the leaf. They soon migrate to the main stem, and with enough feeding damage to the stem, the entire plant may die.

 

One of our members - George Hamilton, Extension Educator, Agricultural Resources, from the UNH Cooperative extension office overseas the squash vine borer trapping program.