Cucumbers

Indoor vertical grower touts concept’s benefits

Emerging concepts that enable food producers to thrive in more sustainable ways continue to take shape.One of those approaches is known as vertical farming, and the operators of an indoor system being... more

Labor, food safety, transportation priorities for new MVC president

Joe Pirrone will be the next president of the Michigan Vegetable Council (MVC). He'll start his two-year term in 2015, replacing outgoing president Ralph Oomen.... more

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Reed appointed Houweling’s executive VP, sales

Houweling’s has appointed Mike Reed to the role of executive VP, sales, for the Houweling’s Group of Companies, commencing Jan. 5. Reed joins the ... more »

Video series aims to educate consumers about ag

Ron Goldy was waiting in his dentist’s office one day when a video playing in the corner caught his eye. The video was high-definition, with no narr... more »

Downy mildew confirmed in Michigan cucumbers

Growers on Michigan’s east side should consider preventive fungicide sprays for cucumbers and melons (watermelons, cantaloupe, muskmelon) now that d... more »

Downy mildew on cucumber reported in Ontario

On July 5, downy mildew was identified on field cucumbers in Kent County, Ontario. Kent County is close to Michigan and it’s reasonable to assume th... more »

Sandea supplemental label reduces pre-harvest interval on cucumber

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently approved a new Supplemental Label for Sandea (halosulfuron) on cucumbers, cantaloupes, Honeydews an... more »

UGA researchers fight fruit disease with naturally occurring bacteria

Georgia farmers struggle to control bacterial fruit blotch (BFB), but University of Georgia plant pathologists have discovered that naturally occurrin... more »

Salmonella outbreak linked to imported cucumbers ends

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the Salmonella Poona multistate outbreak appears to be over. A CDC investigation linked... more »

New cases in salmonella outbreak linked to imported cucumbers

New cases of illness related to a multistate salmonella outbreak linked to imported cucumbers are still being recorded, according to an update from t... more »

Seminis announces new Downy mildew hybrids

During the Pickle Packers International annual meeting, Seminis announced the launch of DM Defense, a line of Downy mildew resistant pickling cucumber... more »

Mite might control pest that attacks Florida’s $125 million-a-year cucumber crop

A predatory mite might feed on a pest of cucumbers, a $125 million-a-year crop in Florida, newly published University of Florida Institute of Food and... more »


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