Pumpkins/Squash

Downy mildew outbreak in southeast Michigan cucumbers

Downy mildew on cucumbers was reported in Carleton in southeast Michigan July 7. Click here to see the Michigan downy mildew map. It is not clear as to the extent of this outbreak or its... more »

How do you replace methyl bromide?

Methyl bromide has worked wonders for Florida strawberry growers over the years, eliminating a broad spectrum of pests in a fairly straightforward manner. Stricter environmental controls and an international agreement have slowly phased out use... more »

Roller-crimper can aid no-till vegetable system

Utilizing cover crops is a common practice for many vegetable producers, due to the numerous benefits of reducing soil erosion, scavenging nutrients, suppressing weeds and improving soil structure and organic matter. Planting no-till into killed... more »

To preserve sales, control pumpkin pests

Pumpkin sales in late September and October are often the key to profitability. As a result, pest management is essential to ensure an adequate supply of pumpkins is available during this critical period. Several insects... more »

Sakata introduces Hijinks

Sakata has introduced a new pumpkin: Hijinks. The small-sized pumpkin, 7 to 9 pounds, is the perfect size for kids to handle. It's ideal for fall decorations, painting and carving. These very uniform pumpkins have... more »

Farms worry about enforcement-only immigration policies

Jim and Cathy Martin are trying to stay positive, but it isn't easy. The owners of a cabbage and squash farm in Brockport have waited more than a decade for the country to update its... more »

Farm replaces strawberries with pumpkins

When William Penn settled in Pennsylvania, he founded three counties in 1682, one of which was Chester County.Sugartown Strawberries is the vegetable branch of Willisbrook Farm, a 230-acre farm in Chester County. Willisbrook Farm has... more »

Farm markets showcased on bus tour

Plan to come a day early to the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO, so you can attend the third annual Great Lakes EXPO Farm Market Tour on Monday, Dec. 6.Join Fruit Growers... more »


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