Cucumbers

Sandea supplemental label reduces pre-harvest interval on cucumber

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently approved a new Supplemental Label for Sandea (halosulfuron) on cucumbers, cantaloupes, Honeydews and Crenshaw melons. The pre-harvest interval (PHI) for cucumber has been reduced to 14 days. The PHIs... more »

UGA researchers fight fruit disease with naturally occurring bacteria

Georgia farmers struggle to control bacterial fruit blotch (BFB), but University of Georgia plant pathologists have discovered that naturally occurring bacteria can combat the disease. The disease initially devastated watermelon crops in the 1980s. It... more »

Salmonella outbreak linked to imported cucumbers ends

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the Salmonella Poona multistate outbreak appears to be over. A CDC investigation linked the Salmonella outbreak to cucumbers imported from Mexico and distributed by Andrew & Williamson... more »

New cases in salmonella outbreak linked to imported cucumbers

New cases of illness related to a multistate salmonella outbreak linked to imported cucumbers are still being recorded, according to an update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Fifty more ill people and two... more »

Seminis announces new Downy mildew hybrids

During the Pickle Packers International annual meeting, Seminis announced the launch of DM Defense, a line of Downy mildew resistant pickling cucumber seed for the 2016 growing season. “The control options for Downy mildew for... more »

Mite might control pest that attacks Florida’s $125 million-a-year cucumber crop

A predatory mite might feed on a pest of cucumbers, a $125 million-a-year crop in Florida, newly published University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences research shows. This finding may help growers protect... more »

Carrots, cucumbers and cocaine – oh my!

According to Fox 7 News, cocaine and marijuana were found in two separate shipments of produce at the Texas border. Here's more from the story: "Within a matter of hours, the U.S. Customs and Border... more »

Projects follow salmonella’s route through irrigation water

A pair of research projects that focus on salmonella and its relationship to irrigation water are designed to help Southeastern producers better understand associated risks and steps they can take to address them. The first... more »


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