Cucurbits Stories

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Cucurbits
June 23, 2015
Vigilance A Must To Squelch Squash Vine Borer
Learn how to identify, the survival and spread, as well as management methods for this vegetable pest. Read More
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June 23, 2015
Downy Mildew Makes Early Appearance In Michigan Cucumbers
An alert sent by Michigan State University (MSU) Extension confirms the presence of downy mildew on cucumber leaves in Michigan. Read More
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May 13, 2015
6 Juicy Watermelon Varieties For Florida Growers
Leading vegetable seed companies are rolling out new selections specifically suited for growing conditions in the Sunshine State. Read More
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May 3, 2015
12 Cool Cucumber Varieties
This month’s variety specs feature highlights 12 top-performing cucumber varieties submitted to us from the nation’s leading seed breeders and Read More
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April 29, 2015
Sustainable Disease Control In Cucurbits
Focus on proper irrigation practices, use resistant varieties, and know when pathogens will be in your area. Read More
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April 14, 2015
How To Control Damaging Diseases In Melons
Some of the top diseases to watch for include Fusarium wilt, angular leaf spot, and powdery mildew. Read More
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February 24, 2015
Grafting Research Could Rescue Watermelon Crop In Washington
Researchers are looking to graft watermelon onto other vine plant rootstocks to help prevent Verticilium wilt. Read More
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February 13, 2015
Watermelons Trending In Central Florida
Wimauma-based grower says meeting plant needs essential in strong production. Read More
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January 15, 2015
How To Be Successful Using Grafted Vegetable Plants
University of Arizona researcher offers advice on purchasing commercially grafted plants, pitfalls to avoid, and an update on the latest technology. Read More
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January 6, 2015
New Tools To Guide Harvesting Long Shelflife Melons
Sakata Seed America debuts a new how-to harvesting video and new “At-A-Glance” harvesting stages chart. Read More
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December 25, 2014
Stop Tobacco Streak Virus From Taking Hold Of Your Vegetables
Learn how to ID, the survival and spread, as well as management methods for this vegetable disease. Read More
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December 19, 2014
New Product Takes Aim At Nematodes
NIMITZ receives EPA and Florida registrations. Read More
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December 3, 2014
Problematic Pathogens In Melons And Watermelons
Find out how to monitor and control Phytophthora fruit rot, Fusarium wilt, and bacterial fruit blotch. Read More
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October 30, 2014
New Watermelon Planting Program For The Southeast U.S.
Sakata seeking to make regional impact by providing in-demand material through several local producers. Read More
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Cucurbits
October 27, 2014
11 Cool Cucurbits For Florida’s Climate
Leading vegetable seed companies highlight high-performance selections for growers in the Sunshine State. 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
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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
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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
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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
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October 8, 2016
Georgia Whitefly Populations Explode, Tr…
Researcher says growers must be up-to-date on spray programs. Read More
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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