Pumpkins/Squash

Maryland farm owned by same family since 1902

There are several things Nathan Milburn credits for the continued success of Milburn Orchards, the family farm that has been in Elkton, Md., since 1902. Besides continued support from grower organizations, the strength and will... more »

Fruit, vegetable crops need honeybees

Every third mouthful of food we eat, directly or indirectly, depends on honeybee pollination, according to Donald Lam, a beekeeper and member of the Holland Area Beekeepers Association in Holland, Mich.Lam gave a presentation during... more »

Managing downy mildew in pumpkins

Cucurbit downy mildew is most serious on cucumbers, but can damage other vine crops, including pumpkins. Changes in the strain types (more aggressive and overcoming cultivar resistance) and early appearance in the northern parts of... more »

Pumpkin production up

Pumpkins belong to the cucurbitaceae family, which also includes cucumbers, squash, gourds, cantaloupes and watermelons. They grow best on soils with a pH of 5.8-6.6. Because they require a constant supply of moisture, soils with... more »

Set yourself up for succession success

About a decade ago, Russell Costanza's son and daughter both decided they wanted to inherit the family farm. Their decision spurred Costanza to do something he'd been thinking about for years but hadn't gotten around... more »

Central Kentucky farm market keeps diversifying

When Kevin Trunnell started growing sweet corn on the family farm near Utica, Ky., and selling it from a roadside stand after he got out of high school back in 1990, he hadn't really planned... more »

Local farmers find demand high in Thanksgiving week

Thanksgiving dinner at the Rosselot household in West Chester Twp. is typical of most turkey-day feasts according to family patriarch, Jim. Come Thursday evening, the dinner table will have a meaty turkey in the center,... more »

New Jersey farm market has had it all for 50 years

Rosie's Farm Market sits just off Route 322 in the southern end of New Jersey near Mullica Hill. 2011 marks the 50th anniversary of the market that started with Palma "Rosie" Sorbello in 1961.In her... more »


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