Cucumbers

Ampersand adjuvant approved for use with fungicides in California

Attune Agriculture, the leader in developing performance based agricultural products using hydrocolloid technology, announced Aug. 5 that Ampersand adjuvant is now approved for use with fungicides in California. Ampersand is now officially approved for use... more »

Spotted cucumber beetle management urged in Illinois

There seems to be a larger number of striped and spotted cucumber beetles this year in Illinois compared to previous years. It is important to control these beetles as they transmit the pathogen that causes... more »

Cucumber research could help growers extend seasons and diversify

Rotating greenhouse crops or making use of greenhouses while crops are growing in the field can give farmers more options and more income. The University of Kentucky Controlled Environment Horticulture Research Unit, the Owen Lab,... more »

Pickling cucumbers fused with health promoting compound

Researchers at the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service and North Carolina State University recently found that a stable, naturally occurring, health-promoting compound called γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA), was generated through the fermentation of brined cucumbers. Previous research... more »

US production area of greenhouse vegetables slows after surge

For over a decade, U.S. consumers have increased their demand for the year-round availability of tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers. The domestic produce industry initially responded by increasing protected culture cultivation of these popular crops, usually... more »

Pickle Packers International Inc.’s executive vice president Bursiek retiring

Pickle Packers International Inc. has announced the impending retirement of its executive vice president, Brian Bursiek, which will occur at the end of this year in December. At that time, Bursiek will have served 17... more »

Cucumber growers share their vision on autonomous greenhouse cultivation

Over the last few years, there has been a considerable amount of interest in the concept of "autonomous cultivation" in greenhouse horticulture. The last two "autonomous greenhouse challenges" with cucumber and tomato have demonstrated that... more »

All hands needed to protect wild bee pollinators

Wild and honeybees pollinate many of the crops we eat. Each farmer’s field is part of a larger agricultural landscape where bees forage and collect nectar throughout the area, potentially visiting a variety of crops.... more »

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