Cucumbers

Growers assess Hurricane Ian damage

Florida growers are surveying damage to crops and property, following Hurricane Ian’s deadly landfall. Ian’s winds and rains caused massive human and property losses and harmed a variety of crops, from citrus to zucchini squash.... more »

Hurricane relief fund started for Florida growers

To aid farmers in recovering from Hurricane Ian, the Florida Farm Bureau has started a relief fund. The Hurricane Ian Relief Fund for Agriculture is designed to assist Florida farmers and ranchers affected by the... more »

Lipman expands winter tomato, vegetable program, by 1,400 acres

Lipman Family Farms is increasing its winter vegetable crops in Immokalee, Florida, by 1,400 acres, strengthening its position as a year-round supplier of tomatoes, cucumbers and other items. The acreage addition exemplifies the company’s ongoing... more »

Conditions could lead to escalation of cucurbit downy mildew in Michigan

The first symptoms of cucurbit downy mildew disease on pickling cucumber plants in commercial Michigan fields has been found by Michigan State University’s Hausbeck Plant Pathology Research Lab in Muskegon and Allegan counties. The statewide spore... more »

Downy mildew detected on Michigan cucumbers, melons

Michigan State University Extension is encouraging all Michigan cucumber and melon growers to employ downy mildew fungicides now. The first symptoms of cucurbit downy mildew disease on pickling cucumber plants in commercial production fields has... more »

Breeding cucurbits for disease resistance sought

Phytophthora fruit rot and downy mildew have been identified by cucumber commodity groups as the disease priorities for researchers developing resistant lines. That message has been carried to genetic researchers across the country through USDA’s... more »

COFRA Holding acquires Ontario Plants

COFRA Holding has acquired Ontario Plants Propagation Limited, the leading supplier of high-quality starter plants for hydroponic and organic greenhouse growers in North America. Founded in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada, in 2002, Ontario Plants is... more »

Advances made against cucumber downy mildew

Downy mildew is the disease to beat in pickling cucumbers, and there are three questions to ask: When do you begin fungicide applications? What fungicide should be used? Once a fungicide is sprayed, how many... more »

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