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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Central Illinois farm market going strong despite drought, frost

Tanner's Orchard is celebrating its 65th year as a family-run business. The 80-acre, Speer, Ill., farm and market was founded in 1947 by John Tanner. ... more »

Rhode Island pumpkin sets new world record

Organizers of a fair in northeastern Massachusetts claim a Rhode Island man has set a new world record with the first pumpkin ever to weigh more than ... more »

Ohio family grows with the market

Three farms. Four thousand acres. Thirty-five commodities grown. Another 30 or so bought from other growers. Those numbers give a sense of the size an... more »

Savvy farmers save pumpkin crop, Halloween

It took some creative thinking and extra labor, but area farmers rescued their 2012 pumpkin harvests from the ravages of severe drought. Yes, there wi... more »

Children sell fruits (and vegetables) of their labor in new enterprise

A new successful startup farming business in Fremont, Ohio, is turning heads.Every Friday from about 1 to 6 p.m., the owners and operators of The Vege... more »

Family, persistence, Twinkies help Ohio farm survive

When Dave Weilnau was growing up, just about every farmer in his part of north-central Ohio sold their vegetables wholesale to local buyers. That's no... more »

Vegetables coming to market despite drought

Vegetable growers seem to be holding their own, despite what many are describing as the worst drought since the days of the Dust Bowl.While some areas... more »

Syngenta applying FarMore Technology

Syngenta is now enhancing its cucurbit seed offerings with a standard on-seed application of FarMore Technology. All Syngenta squash, melon and open f... more »

Vegetable growers say bugs adding to crop woes

Kansas vegetable farmers can add a plague of insects to their problems as their crops struggle to survive the ongoing drought.The Topeka Capital-Journ... more »

Downy mildew outbreak on cucumbers in southwest Michigan

Downy mildew on cucumbers was reported in Berrien County in the southwest portion of Michigan and confirmed by the Hausbeck lab this afternoon (July 2... more »


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