Cucumbers

USITC to investigate imports’ impact on cucumber, squash industries

The U.S. International Trade Commission is seeking input for two new general fact-finding investigations on the effects of imported cucumbers and imported squashes on the U.S. seasonal cucumber and squash markets. The investigations, Cucumbers: Effect... more »

New online decision tool supports Midwest specialty crop producers

Sam Wortman, associate professor of horticulture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Ali Loker, Doctor of Plant Health graduate student, have launched a new decision support tool for specialty crop producers and gardeners: the Vegetable Variety Navigator.... more »

USTR seeks investigation of imported squash and cucumbers

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has issued a letter to the Chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) requesting investigations into the import of cucumbers and squash and the effect on the domestic seasonal... more »

Florida Cucurbit Growers’ Conference to be held virtually Nov. 18

The Florida Cucurbit Growers' Conference will be held virtually Nov. 18. This is a virtual conference with plans for future in-person conferences. It will address the fundamental aspects of nutrient and pest management in cucurbit... more »

Clemson researcher studies organic agriculture soil challenges

To help South Carolina farmers overcome these challenges and grow organic vegetables, Rongzhong Ye, an assistant professor at Clemson’s Pee Dee Research and Education Center (REC), has received a $500,000 grant from the United States Department Agriculture National Institute... more »

Disease concerns surface in Pennsylvania vegetable crops

Late last week, late blight was confirmed in Chautauqua County, New York, on tomatoes and potatoes. Late blight is characterized by irregularly shaped lesions that are initially water-soaked and pale green before turning gray-brown. Under... more »

The importance of leaf cover in fruiting vegetables

July is the month that we see the highest temperatures and often have cloud free, high light intensity days and long day lengths. Under these conditions, good leaf cover is essential for producing high quality... more »

Northeast growers monitor diseases following dry June

June proved to be a dry month across much of Pennsylvania and the Northeast region except for a few areas around Harrisburg and Scranton that received normal to slight above-normal precipitation. The average precipitation across... more »


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