Pumpkins/Squash

Linear bed foot method determines fertilizer needs for plastic mulch crops

In the Mid-Atlantic Commercial Vegetable Production Recommendations, fertilizer recommendations are given on a per acre basis. For crops grown on plastic mulch, the most common bed spacing between rows is used and recommendations are based... more »

All hands needed to protect wild bee pollinators

Wild and honeybees pollinate many of the crops we eat. Each farmer’s field is part of a larger agricultural landscape where bees forage and collect nectar throughout the area, potentially visiting a variety of crops.... more »

Michigan congressional members back investigation of cucumber, squash imports

Congressman Bill Huizenga, R-Mich., announced April 8 his support of a section 332 Investigation by the International Trade Commission (ITC) into unfair trade practices that are negatively impacting operations for cucumber and squash growers in Michigan... more »

Should your passion for pumpkins include the calabaza?

The calabaza, a specialty pumpkin traditionally used in Caribbean, South and Central American dishes, has a powerhouse of potential that scientists like Geoffrey Meru are looking to crack open. Meru, a vegetable geneticist at the... more »

Harvanta, Verdepryn insecticides now registered for use in California

Summit Agro USA has announced that the California Department of Pesticide Regulation has recently granted registration approval for two insecticides containing the active ingredient cyclapryn. These ground-breaking insecticides are Harvanta and Verdepryn. These IRAC 28... more »

Processing squash makes phytophthora a big threat

Squash grown for processing is in contact with the ground for a long time. “Processing squash has a longer time in the field than other cucurbits because of its longer time to maturity,” said Mary... more »

USITC to investigate imports’ impact on cucumber, squash industries

The U.S. International Trade Commission is seeking input for two new general fact-finding investigations on the effects of imported cucumbers and imported squashes on the U.S. seasonal cucumber and squash markets. The investigations, Cucumbers: Effect... more »

Results of the 2020 Hastings pumpkin variety trial shared

It’s been many years since we have offered demonstrations on pumpkin varieties at UF/IFAS HAEC (Hastings Agriculture and Extension Center). A few years ago, our local ag inspector and I were having a chat about the... more »

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