Pumpkins/Squash

Crop mix keeps customers coming back for more

When the Erbs talk about the diversity of their crops, they're not exaggerating. They grow 74 varieties of heirloom tomatoes, 54 varieties of peaches and nectarines and more than 100 varieties of pump... more

Guatemalan valley visit unveils unique watering system

The Valley of Almolonga in Guatemala is staggeringly gorgeous. Especially to a vegetable grower: an irregular checkerboard of small fields, all verdantly green,... more

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Striped and spotted cucumber beetles as pests of cucurbits in Michigan

Striped and spotted cucumber beetles attack a variety of cucurbit crops, including winter and summer squash, cucumber and watermelon. While cucumber b... more »

Baloian Farms adds organic offerings to California program

Baloian Farms, a year-round supplier of peppers and mixed vegetables, is introducing organic green beans, green peppers and soft squash to its Califor... more »

Researchers seek citizen-scientists for ‘Great Pumpkin Project’

A researcher in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences is reaching out to Master Gardeners, teachers, students and other interested parties to ... more »

Dual Magnum labeled for Michigan summer squash, strawberry

Syngenta Crop Protection has added summer squash and strawberry to the Dual Magnum (S-metolachlor) Michigan 24c SLN label. Dual Magnum is a pre-emerge... more »

Growing giant pumpkins presents giant challenges

Anyone who has gone to a pumpkin patch knows pumpkins can get so heavy they’re hard to lift, but some pumpkin enthusiasts produce pumpkins so big th... more »

Tips for pumpkin management in final stretch

We are in the final stretch of the pumpkin season in Michigan. Vines are dying down and cutting has begun. At this point, growers are discovering just... more »

New method could quash squash pests

Florida grows more zucchini squash than anywhere else in America – to the tune of $70 million a year. To help improve production, University of Flor... 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 »

MSU Extension releases butternut squash cereal rye cover crop trial results

A Specialty Crop Block Grant from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development funded a one-year cover cropping trial in butternut squ... more »

Pumpkin shortage looms after heavy rains

There should be enough pumpkins for Halloween this year, but that might not be the case for the canned pumpkin used in pies come Thanksgiving, accordi... more »


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