Pumpkins/Squash

Pumpkins can Grow in Florida, but are They Worth the Risk?

Pumpkins in Florida? That's crazy talk. It's way too hot to be able to grow them that far south. Then again, how many people have tried it? Doug Gergela, for one. The University of Florida... more »

Pumpkin Harvest in Danger this Season

An unusually wet season has wreaked havoc on local pumpkin harvest efforts, with Nestle announcing an expected shortage of its Libby's brand pumpkin over the holiday season. Pekin Daily Times Click here to read the... more »

Canned Pumpkin Shortage Due for Holidays

The supply of canned pumpkin is drying up, Nestle warned consumers this week. According to the food giant, heavy rains hampered harvesting at its Morton, Ill., farm. As a result, Nestle said it would not... more »

Pumpkin Shortage Could Mean Empty Shelves After Thanksgiving

Heavy rains have pretty much destroyed this year's small harvest, says food giant Nestle, which controls about 85% of the crop for canning. Supermarkets say supplies are tight. Los Angeles Times Click here to read... more »

Growing Better Carrots

Back in the good old days, carrot growers in Michigan didn't need to grow perfect carrots. They had a pretty good market for cull carrots, as the state's half-million deer hunters lapped them up to... more »

Closing Out a Season Farmers Want to Forget

On a raw, unseasonably cold mid-October day, Shelly Oechsler pointed to a few half-filled bins of squash behind her farm stand, where produce from Botticello Farms, which her family has owned for more than 30... more »

Syngenta Seeds Opens Pasco Facility

More than 100 Syngenta Seeds Inc. employees and community leaders gathered Oct. 28 at the company's Pasco, Wash., vegetable seed processing facility to celebrate its grand opening. The Pasco facility is located on approximately 40... more »

Pumpkins in High Demand for Carving

If only Linus could see the pumpkin industry of today; the "Great Pumpkins," millions of them built for size, have arrived. With genetic engineering, better agricultural techniques and the creative demand to carve, the pumpkin... more »

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