Cucumbers

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 »

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 »


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