Pumpkins-Squash

Pumpkin-Eating Dinosaur Draws Crowds

To attract fall customers, farm markets have come up with many creative uses for their pumpkins – such as stacking them, carving them or launching them in a catapult – but there's probably only one... more »

FDA Releases Final Rule on Nutrition Labeling

If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, perhaps we should eat a bigger apple. That seems to be a conclusion American consumers have reached. One of the most noticeable changes in the Food... more »

Little Farmer Learns To Survive In Big World

In many ways, Matt Roloff is your average farmer. He's 44. He owns Roloff Farms, a u-pick peach and pumpkin farm near Portland, Ore. He has a wife, Amy, and four kids: Jeremy, Zach, Molly... more »

Life’s Simple Pleasures Get Harder to Derive

Writing about fruit and vegetables is, for me, made doubly satisfying because I try to practice some of what I preach. I have a large garden and a small collection of fruit trees, and I... more »

Custom Harvester Aids Carrot Farmer

Glenn Vogel's carrot harvester is the only one of its kind. On a good field with plenty of trucks, it can cover 18 to 20 acres per day, pumping out a 22-ton load of carrots... more »

Funding Cutbacks Force North Carolina Extension To Be Creative

This is the third story in a series about the future of Extension. Mary Helen Ferguson just got a job as a county agent with North Carolina Cooperative Extension. It's the first step in her... more »

Sweet Corn Charlie: Season Extension Is Strategy For Success

If you can have sweet corn by the Fourth of July in northern Indiana, you'll grab customers and, if the corn's good enough, you'll keep them for the entire season. That doesn't mean knee-high corn... more »

Researchers Expect Downy Mildew Pressure In 2007

Cucurbit growers – especially cucumber growers aiming for either fresh market or pickling – should plan now to implement a full fungicide spray schedule this year and assume that the downy mildew epidemic of the... more »

Suburban Farm Plans at Odds with Real Estate Market

Mountain View's Farmland Group envisions a farm growing organic vegetables nestled next to a new housing development at the corner of Grant Road and Levin Avenue, the site of the familiar Grant Road Farm pumpkin... more »

Downy Mildew Outbreaks Require Sprays for Control

“All growers of vine crops in Michigan should be spraying for control of downy mildew,” said Mary Hausbeck, vegetable disease specialist at Michigan State University. “Fungicides will be needed for the duration of the growing... more »

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