Cucumbers

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 »

New Command 3 ME Supplemental Label approved by EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved a Supplemental Label for Command 3 ME herbicide, which reduces the preharvest interval (PHI) from 45 days to 30 days. This reduced PHI allows pickling cucumber growers more flexibility... more »

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 »

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