Illinois stays tops in pumpkin production | Vegetable Grower News

From year to year, the amount of pumpkin acres that U.S. farmers harvest changes up to 25 percent in top States, but averages since 2012 have been fairly stable to slightly declining. In 2017, farmers in the top 16 pumpkin-producing States harvested 1.5 billion pounds of pumpkins, implying about 2 billion pounds harvested altogether in […]

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CucCAP team presentations at Glexpo 2016

Pickling Cucumber Sessions Mary Hausbeck and Katie Goldenhar from Michigan State University, Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences presented Downy Mildew Prevention and Control. Phytophthora Sessions Charles S. Krasnow and Mary K. Hausbeck from Michigan State University, Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences presented Phytophthora capsici: Pathogen Biology and Cultural Management.

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First Annual CucCAP Team Meeting

The CucCAP research team met in East Lansing, MI on June 1 & 2, 2016. The meeting agenda included an overview of project goals, reports from the seven research teams, commodity team meetings, and views from the cucurbit and seed industries followed by workshops on core collections and germplasm management, planning for representative farms economic analysis, Gene nomenclature, Extension plans and […]

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