Pumpkins/Squash

Vegetable growers say bugs adding to crop woes

Kansas vegetable farmers can add a plague of insects to their problems as their crops struggle to survive the ongoing drought.The Topeka Capital-Journal reported Sunday that bugs are forcing farmers to divert more resources into... more »

Downy mildew outbreak on cucumbers in southwest Michigan

Downy mildew on cucumbers was reported in Berrien County in the southwest portion of Michigan and confirmed by the Hausbeck lab this afternoon (July 24). View the Michigan downy mildew map. This most recent report... more »

Bayer Cropscience acquires Abbott & Cobb watermelon and melon seeds

Bayer CropScience announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase the watermelon and melon seed business of Abbott & Cobb Inc., a privately-held seed company headquartered in Feasterville, Pennsylvania, USA. The acquisition will... more »

Virginia farm relies on ‘huge’ CSA program

If you're going to run a CSA, it helps to do it in the richest county in the country.The Community Supported Agriculture program is the "bread and butter" of Great Country Farms, said Jaclyn Jenkins,... more »

Workers showing up for vegetable harvests – so far

Will U.S. growers find enough workers to harvest their crops in 2012?It's tough to predict, but based on information from a smattering of different crops in different regions, it looks like the labor supply is,... more »

Haygrove winner plans to ‘retire’ to farming life

As the winner of a 25-by-100-foot Haygrove Gothic tunnel in the 2012 Great American Giveaway, Kermit Cutter of Newfield, N.Y., said he plans to use it to get more into farming.For the past four decades,... more »

Virginia farm focuses on fall entertainment

Fall is prime time for Belvedere Plantation.The Fulks family, which runs the Fredericksburg, Va., farm and agritourism enterprise, spends all winter, spring and summer preparing for the busy season - when about 50,000 people visit... more »

Family farm’s future linked to agritourism

Agritourism has become a way of life for Chesterfield Berry Farm and the family that runs it.About 10 years ago, the Mosely, Va., farm's u-pick sales started declining, said Shannon Mangnuson, daughter of owners Aaron... more »


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