Cucumbers

Downy mildew outbreak in southeast Michigan cucumbers

Downy mildew on cucumbers was reported in Carleton in southeast Michigan July 7. Click here to see the Michigan downy mildew map. It is not clear as to the extent of this outbreak or its... more »

ASABE awards pickle harvester designers

It might surprise people to know that Michigan State University (MSU) played a role in getting those pickles into the jars in their refrigerators.In the 1950s, the expense of hand-harvesting cucumbers was as much as... more »

Planting project’s days numbered?

The Planting Transferability Pilot Project (PTPP) is entering its third year, but its long-term future remains cloudy.PTPP, managed by USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA), allows growers in seven Midwest states to grow certain processing vegetables... more »

To preserve sales, control pumpkin pests

Pumpkin sales in late September and October are often the key to profitability. As a result, pest management is essential to ensure an adequate supply of pumpkins is available during this critical period. Several insects... more »

Freeze hits vegetables

A major freeze in Mexico earlier this month has resulted in a shortage across the U.S. of tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers and other produce that could last until April and lead to higher prices at... more »

Planting project’s days numbered?

The Planting Transferability Pilot Project (PTPP) is entering its third year, but its long-term future remains cloudy.PTPP, managed by USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA), allows growers in seven Midwest states to grow certain processing vegetables... more »

Colored mulches have their advantages

When Joe Nunez, a University of California Cooperative Extension field adviser in Bakersfield, Calif., started working with colored and reflective plastic mulches in pepper fields, his intention was to see how well these mulches cut... more »

Industry leader would like to tell ag’s story

Mike Kenny has deep roots in the Michigan vegetable industry, which should make him a fit president for the Michigan Vegetable Council.As MVC's vice president, Mike, 39, is in line to become president when new... more »

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