Cucumbers

Ohio Wants a Say in Produce Safety Plan

Bob Jones hoped that this food safety thing would have been cleared up by now, but it's more confusing than ever. Produce growers today have to live up to a multiplicity of standards to keep... more »

Freeze Kills Southwest Fla. Vegetable Crops

Consumers can expect to pay more for tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn and other produce in the coming months thanks to the recent cold snap in Florida. BusinessWeek Click here to read the rest... more »

Mhonpaj’s Garden

It's a long way from the tropical highlands of Southeast Asia to the temperate prairie of central Minnesota. But while the physical climate is a lot frostier in Minnesota, the political climate has been warmer... more »

New Jersey Farmers Buffer Bottom Lines with Agritourism

Pumpkins - for painting, carving and cooking - hayrides, pony rides, petting zoos and corn mazes are just a sampling of fall family fun on New Jersey farms, which also sell corn stalks, mums and... 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 »

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 »

EPA Approves Syngenta Insecticide

The first seed-treatment insecticide for small-seeded vegetables has been approved by EPA for use on cucurbits, according to Syngenta Seed Care. This new tool delivers targeted protection against early-season sucking and chewing insects and will... more »

Why Buy Local?

My wife had just finished up her latest semester in college, and we decided to celebrate. It was a dark, gloomy night in December, but there was no stopping us crazy kids from a wild... more »

Farmers Eligible for USDA Pilot Project

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a new pilot project on Tuesday that will allow producers in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin to plant such vegetables as cucumbers, green peas, lima beans, pumpkins,... more »


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