Pumpkins/Squash

California pumpkin supply strong for Halloween buildup

In the final weeks before Halloween, ample supplies of California pumpkins remain to continue the promotion of carving-type orange Jack O’ Lanterns. “We have experienced very moderate temperatures... more »

New York pumpkins ripening early

New York state's pumpkin crop is early this year due to ideal growing conditions in the state. Consumers should act fast when picking says Steve Reiners, professor and chair of... more »

Paris Four Seasons hotel tries growing its own vegetables

Talk about the cream of the crop. A luxury hotel in Paris, the Four Seasons Hotel George V, is establishing an organic garden to grow fruits and vegetables for a hotel restaurant, Le George. “When we open... more »

Array of methods needed to curb the pesky squash vine borer

The squash vine borer (Melittia curcubitae) is a menace to squash, zucchini, and pumpkins and presents major challenges for gardeners and smaller-scale farmers – by the time these crops have wilted, it’s usually too late... more »

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 »


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