Cucumbers

Pumpkins and resistance to powdery mildew

A plant’s genetic resistance to diseases is something researchers actively pursue across the country. In many specialty crops, the persistent diseases threaten to cut yields and growers’ bottom lines.  Resistance, however, is not immunity, so... more »

Syngenta Vegetable Seeds, Emerald Seed partner

Syngenta Vegetable Seeds and Emerald Seed Co. have an agreement that will provide Syngenta exclusive access to Emerald Seed’s high-quality genetics. Specifically, the partnership will allow Syngenta to continue investing in advancing onion seed germplasm... more »

Michigan Vegetable Council honors industry experts

The Michigan Vegetable Council has chosen Main Farms, Six Lakes, Michigan, as the recipient of the Master Farmer Award and Dr. Rebecca Grumet as the Master Farmer Associate Award honoree for 2023. The Main family... more »

Wildfires threaten Texas panhandle growers

Texas’ growers in the state’s Panhandle and northwest region face imminent catastrophic losses as five wildfires threaten the region. More than 850,000 acres have burned, and several fires are still not fully contained, according to... more »

Project looks at pathogen risks, sanitation for CEA

Controlled environment agriculture (CEA) continues to grow in popularity worldwide, but little research has been conducted into potential pathogen risks and sanitation practices. Ana Allende, Ph.D., with the Centre for Soil and Applied Biology Segura... more »

Veg Connections: Seedless cucumbers in high tunnels

Seedless cucumber is a popular and high-value crop. High yield, climbing growth habit and parthenocarpic characteristics make seedless cucumber a valuable crop for growing in high tunnels. Cucumbers are sold for premium prices in the... more »

Growers voting on continuing Georgia Vegetable Commission

Georgia vegetable growers are voting on whether to continue the Georgia Vegetable Commission marketing order. Voting began Feb. 1 and continues through March 2, according to a news release. The marketing order allows assessment of... more »

Urban grower’s plots help feed neighborhood

Edwin “Craig” Thomas Jr. took his knowledge of growing vegetables, which he learned from his father, to help address food insecurity in Savannah, Georgia, in one of the oldest free Black neighborhoods in the South.... more »

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