Cucumbers

BASF opens breeding center for cucumbers in Nunhem

BASF recently opened a new state-of-the-art breeding center for cucumbers at its site in Nunhems, the Netherlands. At around 50 million Euro, it is the largest investment in the hundred-year history of the Nunhem vegetable... more »

Downy mildew found in Michigan cucumbers in 2018

Growers on the west side of Michigan should consider fungicide sprays for cucumbers and melons (watermelons, cantaloupe, muskmelon) now that downy mildew has been verified in Berrien County on July 24, 2018. The downy mildew... more »

New direction for Wilson Produce adds crops, enhances branding

Nogales, Arizona-based vegetable growers Wilson Produce is expanding its product mix beyond its specialty crop of mini peppers. The Arizona-based company said it plans to increase production of existing items (mini peppers, cucumbers and squash)... more »

Time for downy mildew protectant sprays for cucumbers

As we near the beginning of July, it’s important to note this is typically the time of year we expect to find the first downy mildew symptoms on cucumber. Downy mildew is a destructive disease... more »

Swanson Pickle’s next generation stepping up with improvements

A new crop of Swansons are learning to manage risk and transition at the family’s farm and processing facility in Michigan’s Muskegon County. The family business is cucumbers, which Swanson Pickle then ferments in 1,374... more »

Fungicide for powdery mildew introduced by Nichino America

Nichino America  has introduced Gatten, a new fungicide for powdery mildew control in grapes and other crops.  Nichino and OAT Agrio Co., Ltd., the discoverer and manufacturer of Gatten, have reached an agreement for Nichino... more »

Pickle processor Hausbeck invests in new packaging

Hausbeck Pickle Company of Saginaw, Michigan plans to invest in new machinery and equipment to package products in a stand-up pouch, with a helping grant from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD).... more »

Elumin fungicide registered for downy mildew in cucurbits

Walnut Creek, Calif.-based Valent U.S.A.'s Elumin Fungicide has been federally registered for controlling downy mildew in cucurbits. A new oomycete fungicide tool, Elumin adds effectiveness to rotational foliar fungicide spray programs, so that growers can... more »


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