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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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 »

Carrots, cucumbers and cocaine – oh my!

According to Fox 7 News, cocaine and marijuana were found in two separate shipments of produce at the Texas border. Here's more from the story: "Wi... more »

Projects follow salmonella’s route through irrigation water

A pair of research projects that focus on salmonella and its relationship to irrigation water are designed to help Southeastern producers better under... more »

New wash for sanitizing fresh produce

An Agricultural Research Service scientist in Pennsylvania has developed a sanitizing wash formulated with natural compounds that could reduce the num... more »

Pumpkin and winter squash harvest and storage

Continuing dry conditions throughout the state are hastening the decline of pumpkin vines in many fields. This raises the question of when pumpkins sh... more »

Andrew and Williamson Fresh Produce recalls cucumbers

Andrew and Williamson Fresh Produce (A&W) of San Diego, California is voluntarily recalling all cucumbers sold under the Limited Edition label dur... more »


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