Cucurbits Stories

Scab disease on a cucumber
Cucurbits
April 20, 2016
Sidestepping Scab Critical For Florida Cucurbit Growers
Learn how to ID, the survival and spread, as well as management methods for this vegetable disease. Read More
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April 18, 2016
Researchers From Clemson University Offer Tips On Managing Watermelon Diseases
A new online spray guide is designed to help growers deal with three major diseases that affect watermelon leaves in the Southeastern U.S. Read More
Cucurbits
April 18, 2016
Keys To Successful High Tunnel Melon Production
Material selection, structural design, and variety selection are just a few things to consider when growing melons under high tunnels. Read More
Cucurbits
April 18, 2016
USDA Report: Melon Consumption Increased In 2015
Melon imports continue to gain market share in the U.S., increasing to a new high – about 39% of the total melon supplies for domestic consumption. Read More
Crop Protection
April 1, 2016
The Problem With Powdery Mildew In Pumpkin
Do your best to reduce the chances of getting the disease in pumpkins, but be prepared with the proper plan of action if it shows up. Read More
Cucurbits
March 29, 2016
The National Watermelon Association’s Bob Morrissey Talks Food Safety
The association’s executive director answers questions on grower concerns, facilities, and the best course of action for watermelon growers to be in compliance with the law. Read More
Crop Protection
March 23, 2016
Clemson Scientists Unveil New Vegetable Grafting Robot
Machine grafts disease-resistant roots to plant tops quickly and efficiently, reducing labor costs and enhancing healthy and robust growth. Read More
Crop Protection
March 22, 2016
Adding Wildflowers To Watermelon Fields May Help Increase Yields
Ongoing studies are investigating how a more diverse agroecosystem might complement honeybees and enhance watermelon production. Read More
Cucurbits
March 22, 2016
Researcher Honored With Prestigious Vegetable Breeding Award
University of New Hampshire scientist’s work represents the longest squash, pumpkin breeding Program in North America. Read More
Cucurbits
February 17, 2016
Trending Now: Mini Seedless Watermelons
Hazera Co. offers customers minis in a range of sizes and textures. Read More
Cucurbits
January 27, 2016
Imported Cucumbers Connected With Multistate Outbreak Of Salmonella
Since the Salmonella outbreak occurred in September, nearly 900 people in 39 states have fallen ill. Read More
Cucurbits
January 20, 2016
9 Watermelon Varieties You Need To Know For 2016
Check out these watermelon varieties boasting high Brix, a good disease resistance package, and excellent yield potential. Read More
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Cucurbits
December 22, 2015
National Watermelon Association To Inaugurate First Class Into Hall Of Fame
Past leaders to be honored as the inaugural class of the association’s Hall of Fame. Read More
Amblyseius swirskii predatory mite feeding on a thrips
Cucurbits
December 17, 2015
Study: Mighty Mite Might Be Big Benefit For Florida Cucumber Crop
Researchers find predator potent in controlling thrips. Read More
Cucurbits
November 23, 2015
Sakata Donates Pumpkins To Washington Zoo
The pumpkins were used for a variety of purposes including toys for the animals and pumpkin carving. Read More
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Cucurbits
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
Cucurbits
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
Cucurbits
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
Cucurbits
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
Cucurbits
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
Cucurbits
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
Cucurbits
October 8, 2016
Georgia Whitefly Populations Explode, Tr…
Researcher says growers must be up-to-date on spray programs. Read More
Cucurbits
October 8, 2016
3,100 Pounds Of Marijuana Hidden In Cucu…
U.S. Customs and Border Protection made the discovery at the Otay Mesa cargo port in California. Read More
Crop Protection
October 3, 2016
Take Control Of Cucumber Beetles
Tactics to manage the pest of cucurbits include proper scouting, trap cropping, plus cultural and chemical controls. Read More
Cucurbits
September 25, 2016
10 Cantaloupe And Melon Varieties You Ne…
Browse this slideshow for more information on 10 cantaloupe and melon varieties you need to know about from the nation’s leading Read More
Cucurbits
September 21, 2016
Don’t Let White Grubs Gobble Up Yo…
Learn how to identify, the survival and spread, as well as management methods for this pest. Read More
Crop Protection
September 6, 2016
Purdue Entomologist Receives USDA Grant …
The goal of the research team is to help growers of cucurbits achieve effective pest control while protecting honeybees and other beneficial pollinating insects. Read More
Cucurbits
July 22, 2016
California Cantaloupe Growers To Celebra…
The Golden State’s cantaloupes are now in peak production from major areas in the San Joaquin Valley. Read More
Cucurbits
July 21, 2016
Study Shows Buckwheat Can Help Stifle Sq…
Unique cover crop choice attracts beneficial bugs, increasing pollination prospects and reducing insect threats. Read More
Crop Protection
July 18, 2016
Early Infection Of Downy Mildew Confirme…
The pathogen has been confirmed in Michigan cucumbers in Bay County for the 2016 season. Read More