Vegetable Crop Reports Sept. 10 – 17 | ONvegetables

Cucurbit Crop Reports for September 10, 2020 and September 17, 2020 “Cucurbits – Sustained wet soil conditions are conducive to infection by Oomycetes such as Phytophthora which can lead to extensive damage in the field, and can lead to storage rots. Workers harvesting pumpkins and squash with Phytophthora infections should sanitize their hands after handling infected […]

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Michigan vegetable updates – Sept. 9, 2020

East Michigan crop reports Zucchini and yellow squash are being picked clean of their large fruits this week. Some growers are picking pumpkins and winter squashes for covered storage this week to limit sunscald and potential for fruit rots as the fall gets wetter. Continue Reading Southeast Michigan crop reports Pumpkins and winter squash are being harvested markets. Fruit look good, […]

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CucCAP researchers identify watermelon root traits to improve tolerance to stress and diseases

As a result of many years of domestication, modern watermelon varieties have overall a small root system and are highly susceptible to a wide range of soil-borne diseases. In a recent study, CucCAP researchers in Charleston, SC (USDA, ARS, U.S. Vegetable Laboratory) used a digital imaging technology to evaluate the root systems in 335 watermelon […]

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