Cucumbers

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 »

A look at carrot production in northwest lower Michigan

Picture this: a summer sky, smattered with clouds draped over a historic barn, adorned with hanging garlic heads, waiting to be bunched for the next CSA distribution. This was the "still life" scene that greeted... more »

Why are twospotted spider mites such problems lately?

This has been an odd season, like most of them I guess, with lots of rain when we normally have drought and cool temperatures when we normally have heat. We have had problems this year... more »

AppHarvest selects SUNSET to regnite Coal Country

Jonathan Webb’s vision of bringing a renewed economic boom to the Appalachians looks to be bright. Wisely he has brought in the industry pioneer and expert to launch his mountain top greenhouse in the heart... more »

Some downy mildew recommendations for cucumbers

Downy mildew causes severe leaf blight on cucurbit crops, including cucumber, melon, squash, and pumpkin (Figure 1). Incited by the fungal-like pathogen Pseudoperonospora cubensis, downy mildew has occurred every growing season for Michigan cucumber growers... more »


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