pumpkins

Pumpkins and resistance to powdery mildew

A plant’s genetic resistance to diseases is something researchers actively pursue across the country. In many specialty crops, the persistent diseases threaten to cut yields and growers’ bottom lines.  Resistance, however, is not immunity, so... more »

USDA amends bioengineered list on summer squash

The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has amended the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard’s List of Bioengineered Foods on summer squash. Zucchini and yellow summer squash that have been engineered to resist certain plant diseases,... more »

Safeguard and treat pumpkin, squash for powdery mildew

Pumpkin and squash are prominent members of the cucurbit family, along with melon, zucchini and cucumber. According to the 2017 Census of Agriculture, nearly 130,000 acres of pumpkin and squash crops were planted nationally, predominantly... more »

Healthy soil, tech help Southern Valley survive tight times

Valuing soil health and containing costs, accompanied by hard work and family involvement help Southern Valley Fruit & Vegetable thrive. Southern Valley, Norman Park, Georgia, grows and packs a variety of vegetables, including bell peppers,... more »

Participate in VGN’s Seed Showcase

Seed companies have an opportunity to participate in Vegetable Growers News’ annual Seed Variety Showcase. This is a free service that allows growers to see the up-and-coming new varieties before making decisions on what to... more »

Stokes Seeds names Mid-Atlantic area manager

Stokes Seeds has hired Frank Kern as territory manager for eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Kern will be responsible for seed and service to growers in the region, providing commercial vegetable seed recommendations and collaborating... more »

Combining cover crops, fall manure boosts both

Fall is often a practical time to apply manure nutrients for many growers. In the case of vegetables, regulations associated with food safety and organic certification can further limit available windows to apply raw manures... more »

Tips for managing common pumpkin pests

With pumpkin season kicking off, Univeristy of Arkansas Extension Specialist Aaron Cato is sharing recommendations for managing common pumpkin pests. In addition to the recommendations below, please consult the Southeastern Vegetable IPM Handbook for more... more »

Conditions could lead to escalation of cucurbit downy mildew in Michigan

The first symptoms of cucurbit downy mildew disease on pickling cucumber plants in commercial Michigan fields has been found by Michigan State University’s Hausbeck Plant Pathology Research Lab in Muskegon and Allegan counties. The statewide spore... more »

GFVGA Board, ITC staff review reports on impacts of imported cucumbers, squash

Georgia Fruit Vegetable Growers Association staff and board members met with representatives from the United States International Trade Commission in February to review findings of the commission’s investigations into the effects of imported squash and... more »

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