Cucumbers

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 »

New wash for sanitizing fresh produce

An Agricultural Research Service scientist in Pennsylvania has developed a sanitizing wash formulated with natural compounds that could reduce the number of foodborne illnesses caused each year by Escherichia coli, Salmonella, and Listeria on fresh-cut... more »

Pumpkin and winter squash harvest and storage

Continuing dry conditions throughout the state are hastening the decline of pumpkin vines in many fields. This raises the question of when pumpkins should be cut from the vine, and how best to store them... more »

Andrew and Williamson Fresh Produce recalls cucumbers

Andrew and Williamson Fresh Produce (A&W) of San Diego, California is voluntarily recalling all cucumbers sold under the Limited Edition label during the period from Aug. 1, 2015 through Sept. 3, 2015 because it may... more »

Multi-state salmonella outbreak linked to garden-variety cucumbers

The New Mexico Department of Health is investigating 15 confirmed cases of Salmonella Poona infection in New Mexico that appear to be linked to eating garden-variety cucumbers grown in Mexico. The department is working with... more »

Nimitz gets label for direct-seeded crops in Florida counties

Nimitz nematicide has received a FIFRA Section 24(c) Special Local Need (SLN) label for Miami-Dade, Lee, Hendry, Manatee, Hardee and Hillsborough counties in Florida.According to a news release from Adama, granted by the Florida Department... more »


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