One Canadian family applies its expertise to guide Big Marble Farms, the largest produce greenhouse operation in Alberta, into the future. Big Marble Farms grows Long English Cucumbers and Mini Cucumbers. The Long English Cucumbers fill about 21 acres of production space, and its Mini Cucumbers fill about 14 acres. The offerings and how the […]
Sawyer On Crops: Seed Corn Maggots In Melons – This Is A Tough One – Podcast Posted on April 15, 2018 By Andrew Sawyer, Extension Coordinator, Wilcox County, Georgia Seed corn maggots have hit watermelons in some south Georgia counties and have taken out up to 30% of the plant population in some fields. This is […]
Pumpkins have become a major fall crop for many Michigan producers and planting time plays an important role in crop yields. In Michigan, the thought used to be that planting could be as late as June 25, primarily because this meant less time spent battling powdery mildew in September. With availability of new varieties and […]
Source: Vegetable and Specialty Crop News ….aspects of organic watermelon production, such as breeding and spacing, are being studied. Having data on these subjects can help researchers give growers the best options and advice when the next growing season comes around.
Michigan’s multimillion dollar cucumber crop has two enemies: Phytophthora capsici and downy mildew. These create significant problems with growing cucumbers and all vegetables in the cucurbit class, such… Read More
Florida watermelon growers are constantly faced with the challenge of disease management. Whether it’s diseases vectored by whiteflies or fungal diseases such as fusarium wilt, once a crop is infected, the results can be detrimental. Source: Watermelon Disease Watch | Vegetable & Specialty Crop News
Source: Bayer Crop Science: New Melon Varieties for the World Market The soft flesh is sweet and aromatic. From looking at the mesh-like yellow skin, the Bayer expert knows that the melon has reached its ideal state of ripeness. As long as the fruit isn’t ready, its skin remains green. “When its full ripeness is reached, […]
Georgia watermelon growers had a successful crop for the 2017 season. Samantha Kilgore, executive director of the Georgia Watermelon Association, said the season was “good all around.” She spoke with AgNet Media’s Josh McGill in October at the Produce Marketing Association’s 2017 Fresh Summit in New Orleans, Louisiana. The hurricane season did not have an […]