Cucurbits Stories

Cut Above watermelon variety
Cucurbits
June 2, 2016
23 Top-Notch Watermelon Varieties
Take a look at this slideshow for more details on watermelon varieties from the nation’s leading seed breeders and distributors. Read More
Whiteflies on a leaf
Cucurbits
May 25, 2016
Whitefly Threat Has Florida Growers On High Alert
Researchers, state agencies working together to prevent a potential outbreak. Read More
Example of cucurbit yellow stunting disorder virus
Cucurbits
May 21, 2016
Cucurbit Yellow Stunting Disorder Virus Cases Flaring In South Florida
Learn how to identify, the survival and spread, as well as management methods for this vegetable disease. Read More
Downy Mildew in Spinach for web
Crop Protection
May 5, 2016
Michigan Researcher Leads $2.3-Million Grant To Combat Downy Mildew In Vegetables
Michigan State’s Mary Hausbeck along with a multistate research team will work to enhance and refine early detection methods, allowing growers to identify the pathogen’s presence in the air -- before it infects fields. Read More
Cucurbits
May 3, 2016
New Cantaloupe, Pumpkin, And Squash Seeds Available
New varieties developed at the University of New Hampshire are the result of the longest continuous squash and pumpkin breeding program in North America. Read More
Cucurbits
May 2, 2016
13 Of The Latest Cucumber Varieties
Check out this slideshow for more details on 13 cucumber varieties you need to know about from the nation’s leading seed breeders and Read More
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Cucurbits
April 26, 2016
Bayer Joins USDA’s National Seed Health Accreditation Pilot Program
Under the program, Bayer Vegetable Seeds commits to test all imported cucumber, melon, and watermelon seed lots from breeder and foundation seed through commercial seed. Read More
Cucurbits
April 26, 2016
Tactics For Successful Seedless Watermelon Production  
To be ahead of the game, be sure your production plan includes healthy transplants, proper pollination, and disease management. Read More
Cucurbits
April 25, 2016
How To Maintain Proper Irrigation And Pest Control In High Tunnel Melon Production
Fine-tune your irrigation practices, know which pests target melon crops, and make sure the inside of your tunnel doesn’t get too hot. Read More
Cucurbits
April 23, 2016
Award-Winning Interactive Music Video Promotes Nutrition Outside The Classroom
Funded by the National Watermelon Promotion Board, the video was produced in support of the rock and roll nutrition show, Jump With Jill. Read More
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
Crop Protection
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
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Cucurbits
October 23, 2017
Prohibit Pythium From Putting a Damper o…
Learn how to identify, the survival and spread, as well as management methods for this pathogen. Read More
Cucurbits
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
Cucurbits
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
Cucurbits
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
Cucurbits
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
Cucurbits
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
Cucurbits
March 8, 2017
How Steam Helps Remove Pathogens on Cant…
The technique also may effectively sanitize watermelons, honeydews, cucumbers, and baby carrots. Read More
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