Cucumbers

OFRF continues funding for plant breeding project

Development, testing, and release of resistant varieties is essential to controlling downy mildew and bacterial wilt, diseases that pose a significant and costly production challenge for organic farmers. Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) has provided... more »

Penn State study: Impact of cultivated hosts related to cucumber mosaic virus

Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) is one of the most successful viruses known, infecting over 1,200 species of plants. Like other single-stranded RNA viruses, CMV is known to have a high potential for population diversity due... more »

Pickling cucumber industry centered in Michigan

Did you know Michigan devotes more acreage to pickling cucumbers than any state in the union? The Mitten state harvested more than 34,000 acres of pickling cucumbers in 2018, a crop worth nearly $50 million,... more »

Kitchen Minis program now part of PanAmerican Seed

PanAmerican Seed has purchased the Kitchen Minis program from Dalina Genetics, a Danish breeder of ornamental and edible plants. The purchase includes breeding lines, as well as commercial products of compact tomatoes and cucumbers. This... more »

PennRose Farms expands offerings to retail, foodservice

PennRose Farms is expanding its geographic footprint with the addition of Moore Farms in Manor, Georgia, and Patterson Farm in China Grove, North Carolina, to its family of growers. These grower partnerships, with produce exclusively... more »

Researchers monitor, forecast cucurbit downy mildew

Cucurbit vegetables grown in the U.S., namely watermelon, cucumber, squash, pumpkin and muskmelon, are worth $1.35 billion. Faculty at Penn State in collaboration with 16 other universities will utilize funding awarded by the 2018 USDA... 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 registration across the United States. ReLoad is a 53.6 percent mono- and di-basic sodium,... 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 between 2004 and 2015. Globally, downy mildew threatens fields as far flung as India,... more »


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