Cucumbers

Indoor vertical grower touts concept’s benefits

Emerging concepts that enable food producers to thrive in more sustainable ways continue to take shape.One of those approaches is known as vertical farming, and the operators of an indoor system being... more

Labor, food safety, transportation priorities for new MVC president

Joe Pirrone will be the next president of the Michigan Vegetable Council (MVC). He'll start his two-year term in 2015, replacing outgoing president Ralph Oomen.... more

ReLoad fungicide (phosphate) receives EPA registration

Belchim Crop Protection USA’s ReLoad, a unique phosphate fungicide, has received approval for EPA registration, and is now available for state regis... more »

Scientists fight for the pickle against downy mildew

With failed harvests, fewer growers are taking a chance on cucumbers. According to USDA records, pickling cucumber acreage declined nearly 25 percent... more »

BASF opens breeding center for cucumbers in Nunhem

BASF recently opened a new state-of-the-art breeding center for cucumbers at its site in Nunhems, the Netherlands. At around 50 million Euro, it is th... more »

Downy mildew found in Michigan cucumbers in 2018

Growers on the west side of Michigan should consider fungicide sprays for cucumbers and melons (watermelons, cantaloupe, muskmelon) now that downy mil... more »

New direction for Wilson Produce adds crops, enhances branding

Nogales, Arizona-based vegetable growers Wilson Produce is expanding its product mix beyond its specialty crop of mini peppers. The Arizona-based comp... more »

Time for downy mildew protectant sprays for cucumbers

As we near the beginning of July, it’s important to note this is typically the time of year we expect to find the first downy mildew symptoms on cuc... more »

Swanson Pickle’s next generation stepping up with improvements

A new crop of Swansons are learning to manage risk and transition at the family’s farm and processing facility in Michigan’s Muskegon County. T... more »

Fungicide for powdery mildew introduced by Nichino America

Nichino America  has introduced Gatten, a new fungicide for powdery mildew control in grapes and other crops.  Nichino and OAT Agrio Co., Ltd., the ... more »

Pickle processor Hausbeck invests in new packaging

Hausbeck Pickle Company of Saginaw, Michigan plans to invest in new machinery and equipment to package products in a stand-up pouch, with a helping gr... more »

Elumin fungicide registered for downy mildew in cucurbits

Walnut Creek, Calif.-based Valent U.S.A.'s Elumin Fungicide has been federally registered for controlling downy mildew in cucurbits. A new oomycete fu... more »


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