Cucumbers

Penn State Extension offers cucurbit production program for growers

Produce growers and agriculture entrepreneurs will get a comprehensive look at cucurbit production and culture in the Mid-Atlantic region in a day-long “Cucurbit Production School” offered by Penn State Extension on Feb. 28 at the... more »

McClure’s Bloody Mary mix, Pigeon Hill vodka team up

McClure’s Pickles co-founders (and brothers) Bob and Jim McClure wanted to pair their Bloody Mary Mixer with a vodka to create a canned ready-to-drink Bloody Mary, but they didn’t want to change the mix’s original... more »

New organic cucumber varieties show promise in disease resistance

In 2018, the Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) provided a grant to Edmund Frost of Common Wealth Seed Growers to assess resistance to both Bacterial Wilt and Cucurbit Downy Mildew among selected cucumber and muskmelon seedstocks. The... more »

20 years of high-wire cucumbers marked

Next year, it will be 20 years since BASF Vegetable Seeds started breeding high-wire cucumbers. Together with growers, plant breeders, consultants, and other partners, we have acquired a great deal of knowledge about high-wire cultivation... more »

Marrone Bio Innovations OK’d for Stargus in Mexico

Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. (NASDAQ: MBII) (MBI) announced that its novel Bacillus Biofungicide, marketed in the U.S. as Stargus for specialty crops, was approved for use in Mexico by the Ministry of Health COFEPRIS. Stargus... more »

Clemson researchers armed to combat guava root-knot nematodes

Clemson University researchers, led by nematologist Paula Agudelo, are armed with close to $7 million to design protocols for managing invasive guava root-knot nematodes. The funding comes from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), industries and... more »

Extensive research study aimed at whitefly management

Researchers from three research institutions are using a $3.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to fight whiteflies on vegetable crops. Scientists from the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences... more »

Cucumber downy mildew moves across Michigan

Downy mildew on cucumber has been verified in three cucumber producing counties on the west side of Michigan and one pickling cucumber producing county on the east side of Michigan. The downy mildew on the... more »


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