Cucumbers

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 »

Managing cucurbit diseases with research, outreach

Michigan agriculture boasts more than 300 commodities, giving it a richness and diversity surpassed only by California in the U.S. Specialty crops – fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, nursery crops and floricultural crops – are an... more »

Cucumber downy mildew moves across Michigan

Downy mildew on cucumber plants has been verified on two farms in Monroe County, which is located in southeast Michigan. This is the first confirmation of this devastating disease on the east side of the... more »

Production of five popular vegetables relies on foreign labor

In 2019, tomatoes for the fresh market, harvested by hand, were valued at $705 million, while sweet corn production, typically harvested by hand or machine, was valued at $652 million, and sweet potatoes, for which... more »

Cucumber downy mildew update on spore detection in Michigan

Downy mildew on cucumber or any other cucurbit has not been confirmed in Michigan or in adjacent states of the Great Lakes region. Our molecular analysis of the spore trap samples from Berrien County has recently confirmed... more »

Mucci Farms adding US-based facilities in Michigan and Texas

Canadian greenhouse grower Mucci Farms has added two new U.S.-based facilities in Romulus, Michigan, and San Antonio, Texas. According to a news release, furthering its rapid expansion efforts over the last several years, the company... more »


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