Pumpkins/Squash

Mild Weather Cuts into Michigan Pumpkin Crop

Cool, wet weather rendered Michigan's pumpkin crop smaller this year, but there still will be plenty of grinning jack-o'-lanterns lighting up front porches this Halloween. Detroit News Click here to read the rest of the... more »

Growers Report Mixed Results for Pumpkins

It's the first day of fall and a traditional autumn symbol -- pumpkins -- are a bit of a mixed bag in the area. Farmers across the Grand Traverse region report varied results with their... more »

Quintec Fungicide Receives Supplemental Labeling for Powdery Mildew Control in Various Crops

Quintec fungicide from Dow AgroSciences received national supplemental labeling for the control of powdery mildew in artichoke, winter squash, gourds pumpkins and stone fruits. Quintec is the only fungicide in the quinoline class of chemistry.... more »

Researchers Study Fusarium Wilt in Watermelons

Fusarium wilt is a devastating disease for many crops, but is manageable if the affected crop is rotated out of the field for several years and replaced with a crop that isn't susceptible to the... more »

Downy Mildew Outbreak on Michigan Cucumbers, Onions

Downy mildew on cucumbers has been found in several counties across Michigan this week. In general, the number of plants infected has been low, but given the continued cool, wet weather, it will not take... more »

New York Releases Organic Guides

Organic production guides are available for growers of certain vegetable crops in New York state. The new guides provide information on how to grow organic carrots, peas, snap beans and cucurbits, including winter squash and... more »

Growing the Next Generation of Farmers

As squash, okra and Swiss chard bask on a sunny slope outside town, another crop is also taking root: budding farmers. Charlotte Observer Click here to read the rest of the story. more »

Wisconsin Farm Market Weathers Ups and Downs

2006 and 2007 were a tough couple of years for Wisconsin Territories Farm Market, but owner Kate Zdroik is ready to bounce back and is optimistic about the upcoming season. Her husband and co-owner, Mark... more »

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