Pumpkins/Squash

Pumpkin management in the final stretch

You are in the final stretch of the pumpkin season in Michigan. Vines are dying down and cutting has begun. It is at this point you discover just how well your growing season management practices... more »

Diversification, crop insurance reduce grower risks

Chris Eckert finds himself spending a lot... more »

Cooler temperatures start California pumpkin season

As temperatures dip into the 80s and the aroma of pumpkin spice fills the air, the fall season is upon us. Halloween is turning into Christmas. You can... more »

Quebec’s Les Jardins de l’Île plans expansion

Les Jardins de l'Île, a Quebec farm growing raspberries, beans, squash, asparagus, recently received $100,000 in government financing for an expansion project. The funding, allocated under CED's Quebec Economic Development Program, will enable Les Jardins de... more »

New squash, melon and pumpkin seeds developed at UNH avaialble

Growers preparing to plant their fruits and vegetables have a number of new summer squash, melon and pumpkins to choose from this year that were developed at the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University... more »

Illinois growers produce holiday standby at ‘pumpkin capital’

Morton, Illinois is the self-proclaimed “Pumpkin Capital of the World,” and it’s hard to argue the town’s right to that title. Much of the surrounding countryside in north central Illinois is dedicated to growing pumpkins... 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 »

Time of pumpkin planting can improve success

Pumpkins have become a major fall crop for many Michigan producers and planting time plays an important role in crop yields. In Michigan, the thought used to be that planting could be as late as... more »


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