Companies are spending a lot more effort developing varieties that perform better in the Southeast.
Vegetable Extension researchers cooperate with extension agents, vegetable seed companies, and others to evaluate cucurbit crops for yield, marketability, and quality including damage from disease.
Crops: Orange Flesh Melon, Pumpkin, Watermelon, and Zucchini Squash
A sure sign of summer in Michigan is the number of locally grown, vine-ripened melons available at farm stands and farmers markets. However, with modern transportation, watermelon, cantaloupe and other melons are available year around. So how does a buyer in the dead of winter determine a flavorful melon? Continue Reading
Talks include: Managing Diseases of Vine Crops by Sally Miller with the Ohio State University & Melon Food Safety in North Carolina by Chris Gunter with North Carolina State University
Fresh Market Session sponsored by the Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association of Delaware including talks on fungicide spray programs for melon and research on managing Phytophthora capsici in watermelons : Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Poster Abstract submission is open until October 15, 2018 for Cucurbitaceae 2018. Registration rates increased October 1. CucCAP researchers will participate in this meeting. Follow CUC 2018 on Facebook and Twitter for last minute updates. Program Tuesday Nov. 13 Sessions Genetic Resources Production and Quality Floral and Fruit Development Pathology Poster session Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative […]
This course will demonstrate pest management in fresh market vegetables in both field and greenhouse (high tunnel) vegetables; primarily for those growing for wholesale auction. A hands-on demonstration of weed, insect and disease identification in vegetables including management options such as inter-row cover crops, grafting and where appropriate, spray options will be used to educate […]