Cucumbers

USDA studies health benefits of pickled cucumbers

Craving a pickle? Go ahead and take a bite. Fermented vegetables are a healthy choice for a snack. Cucumber pickles are the most commonly consumed fermented vegetable in the United States, with Americans consuming more... more »

Disorders in summer squash, cucumbers revisited

A number of fruit and fruiting disorders have been observed in summer squash and cucumbers recently including lack of fruit set, bottlenecking, pinched blossom ends, crooks, nubs, hollow centers or cavities, fruit zippering and scarring.... more »

Cucumber downy mildew spores detected in Michigan

Our lab has established a network of spore traps in major cucumber production areas in Michigan. This year, we have the ability to distinguish between the spores of hop downy mildew and cucumber downy mildew.... more »

Two-spotted spider mites hit high tunnel vegetables

In mid-June I saw several high tunnel tomatoes and cucumbers with moderate to severe two-spotted spider mite (TSSM) Tetranychus urticae infestations (Fig. 1 at top). These pests vary in color from white to yellow to red. Mites... more »

Georgia growers need to apply fungicides to curb downy mildew disease

Georgia vegetable farmers should be on alert as downy mildew disease has been spotted in at least three southern Georgia counties this spring. Additional counties could follow as weather conditions remained favorable for the disease... more »

Wilson Produce establishes year-round production of organic mini cucumbers

Wilson Produce recently launched an organic mini cucumber product that lines up with the fourth-generation family farm’s growth plans. The production of organic mini cucumbers means... more »

AppHarvest secures $82 million to build eastern Kentucky greenhouse

AppHarvest said May 21 it has closed an $82 million deal with Equilibrium Capital to build the company’s 60-acre greenhouse in Morehead, Kentucky. In addition, ValueAct Spring Fund has led the company’s Series A, with... more »

USDA revises processed vegetables grades

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has revised the U.S. standards for canned lima bean, canned mushrooms, pickles and green olives to remove the term “midget.” AMS replaced “midget” with “petite”... more »


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