Cucurbits Stories

May 23, 2012
Cantaloupe Food Safety Update
Last year’s Listeria outbreak in cantaloupes was one of the worst in history. The outbreak, traced back to Jensen Farms Read More
April 24, 2012
Downy Mildew Resistant Cucumber Varieties
This spring, two new hybrid options that help protect against downy mildew will be available to cucumber growers in the Read More
January 9, 2012
The Launching Of Luna Fungicides
Bayer CropScience announced last week at the Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference in Georgia that its Luna fungicides, which Read More
Apples & Pears
December 20, 2011
Cheminova To Distribute Strobilurin Fungicide
Cheminova, Inc. has announced an agreement with BASF under which Cheminova secures sole distribution rights and exclusive use of the Read More
October 19, 2011
FDA Blames Listeria Deaths On Unsanitary Packing Shed
FDA confirms the outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes in whole cantaloupe that killed 25 and sickened 123 in numerous states is Read More
August 18, 2011
Pest Of The Month: Melonworm
      Identification The moths are relatively small with a wingspan of about one inch. The wings are white Read More
May 25, 2011
Reduce Risk
As the rules from the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)begin to roll out, it will become more important than ever Read More
May 18, 2011
Pest Of The Month: Bacterial Rind Necrosis Of Watermelon
Identification Typical rind necrosis is characterized by a light brown, dry, and hard discoloration interspersed with lighter areas. These areas Read More
July 1, 2010
Hearne Produce Grows By Meeting Demand
Building on a good thing and making it better is not as easy as it sounds. One wrong move can Read More
June 1, 2010
Fungal Fight
Disease incidence poses a great challenge to cucurbit growers throughout Florida. The three most prevalent cucurbit diseases in the state Read More
May 1, 2009
How Third Party Certification Helped Grower Market Melons
Each summer about mid-July, the pilgrimage to north-central Oregon begins. It’s not a religious experience — though some watermelon lovers Read More
February 1, 2009
Fighting Downy Mildew
Downy mildew, caused by the fungus Pseudoperonospora cubensis, has been a familiar disease to cucurbit growers the past few growing Read More
June 1, 2007
Planting Pollenizers Strategy For Watermelon Production
In 2005, about three-fourths of the U.S. watermelon production was devoted to seedless watermelon. To produce seedless melons, a portion Read More
April 1, 2007
Pest Of The Month: Melon Thrips
Identification Melon thrips larvae resemble the adults, but they lack wings and are smaller. Larvae feed in groups, particularly along Read More
July 31, 0203
Bold Ruler Watermelon A Royal Flush For Sakata
Bold Ruler, a 45-count seedless watermelon from Sakata Seed America, is said to be the earliest triploid watermelon available in Read More
The Latest
September 6, 2017
9 Zucchini and Other Squash Varieties Yo…
Looking for a new squash to add to your production mix? Check out these varieties! Read More
July 13, 2017
Scientists Keying in on Sweeter and Stro…
New study shows grafting can give growers an upper hand on soilborne disease threats. Read More
June 20, 2017
Take Caution to Curb Cucurbit Leaf Crump…
Learn how to identify, the survival and spread, as well as management methods for this disease. Read More
Apples & Pears
June 19, 2017
Bee-ware: New Resources Released for Nat…
New videos, webinars available during week-long observance. Read More
Crop Protection
June 7, 2017
Field Scouting Guide for Squash Powdery …
Learn how to spot and treat a pest that impacts all cucurbits. Read More
June 6, 2017
Scientists Zone in on Precision Weed Con…
Surgically placed fumigants at the base of promising pest management method for vegetable growers. Read More
April 19, 2017
Alternaria Leaf Spot Awareness Can Save …
Learn how to identify, the survival and spread, as well as management methods for this malady. Read More
Crop Protection
March 10, 2017
Nematicide Now Available in California, …
Velum One from Bayer also suppresses foliar diseases, increases yields. Read More
March 8, 2017
How Steam Helps Remove Pathogens on Cant…
The technique also may effectively sanitize watermelons, honeydews, cucumbers, and baby carrots. Read More
January 20, 2017
Renowned Researcher Margaret McGrath Rec…
A plant pathologist, McGrath’s expertise has helped both organic and conventional growers fight late blight, downy mildew, and others.  Read More
January 8, 2017
13 of the Latest Watermelon Varieties [s…
Browse this slideshow for more information on 13 watermelon varieties you need to know in 2017 from the nation’s leading seed breeders and Read More
December 22, 2016
Stay Alert to Anthracnose of Cucurbits
Learn how to identify, the survival and spread, as well as management methods for this destructive vegetable disease. Read More
December 20, 2016
3 New Fungicide Product Options for Vege…
Unique modes of action the main feature of modern chemistries. Read More
Crop Protection
November 30, 2016
The Effect Of Soil Fertility On Fusarium…
Ongoing research sheds light on the role soil health plays in the severity of the deadly pathogen. Read More
Crop Protection
November 8, 2016
The Effect Of Soil Fertility On Fusarium…
Ongoing research sheds light on the role soil health plays in the severity of the deadly pathogen in watermelon crops. Read More
October 31, 2016
7 Squash And Cucumber Cultivars To Consi…
Get the lowdown on several of the latest varieties making a name for themselves in the marketplace. Read More
October 27, 2016
9 Melon Varieties To Keep In Mind
View some of the latest watermelon and cantaloupe varieties making an impact on the market. Read More
Crop Protection
October 25, 2016
Vegetable Grafting Facility Gears Up For…
The Tri-Hishtil vegetable grafting facility in North Carolina hopes to double grafted plant production by next year. Read More