Cucumbers

Downy mildew on cucumbers detected in key areas of Michigan

It looks as though Michigan is on track for a difficult downy mildew year.This highly destructive and difficult to manage disease has now been documented in three regions of the state including Monroe, Gratiot and... more »

Scouting insects in high tunnels

We just returned from the University of Vermont where we, along with researchers from the University of Maine, participated in an intensive training program on scouting and identifying insects in high tunnels. Our training was... more »

Vestaron receives California registration

Vestaron Corporation announced that its VST-006330-EP biopesticide has received a product registration and master label from California's Department of Pesticide Regulation. This follows last year's registration with EPA and subsequent label expansion last month.VST-006330-EP will... more »

Cucumber downy mildew makes an early appearance in Michigan

Cucumber downy mildew has been confirmed on cucumber leaves in Michigan. Downy mildew disease is incited by a microorganism calledPseudoperonospora cubensis and is a highly destructive foliar disease of cucurbit vegetables. In Michigan, cucumbers, watermelons... more »

Pure Flavor, Enza Zaden team up in pepper agreement

Pure Flavor and Enza Zaden have partnered to make Pure Flavor one of the exclusive marketers to grow and market the Tribelli branded mini pepper for North American consumers.According to a news release, Tribelli is... more »

Conveyor machine keeps harvest labor costs down

When Jim Abma began growing produce on a large scale a few years ago for his family's 85-year-old farm in Wyckoff, New Jersey, he realized he had a problem.Long-time poultry farmers, Abma Farm had been... more »

Refugee program gets to the ROOT of the labor problem

A new pilot project conceived by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County is addressing the growing need for farm employees by local New York vegetable and dairy farms by recruiting and training qualified refugees residing... more »

Maintain quality during postharvest handling

Successful marketing of fresh fruits and vegetables depends on maintaining the quality through harvest and beyond.Marita Cantwell, postharvest specialist at the University of California, Davis, said in a presentation at the Mid-Atlantic Fruit & Vegetable... more »


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