The Schultheis Vegetable Production Lab in the Department of Horticultural Science at NC State University cooperates with extension researchers to evaluate pumpkin cultivars for yield and quality. Seed company representatives joined the Extension researchers in the field for the early September pumpkin harvest.
You are in the final stretch of the pumpkin season in Michigan. Vines are dying down and cutting has begun. It is at this point you discover just how well your growing season management practices paid off. Continue Reading
New York state’s pumpkin crop is early this year due to ideal growing conditions in the state. Read More
Pumpkin management in the final stretch The evidence of proper management shows up now. Some issues can still be addressed, but others required attention months ago. Poor control of Powdery Mildew will result in defoliation, sunburned fruit and weak, brown handles. There is limited effectiveness with rescue sprays for powdery. Fruit rots are triggered in some fields […]
Efficacy of fungicides for managing powdery mildew on pumpkin, 2017 Evaluation of pumpkin cultivars resistant to powdery mildew, 2017 Evaluation of cucumber cultivars resistant to downy mildew, 2017 Efficacy of Biofence for managing Phytophthora blight in cucurbits, 2017 Efficacy of biopesticides for managing Phytophthora blight in cucurbits, 2017 Evaluation of management programs without chlorothalonil for […]
East Michigan vegetable update – July 25, 2018 Pumpkins and winter squash are setting fruit and sizing quickly. Powdery mildew is just starting to show up, and some fields are looking a little baked from the weeks of hot, dry weather. Cantaloupe and watermelon are hitting stands in force. Quality is very good, but fruit size is smaller on unirrigated ground. […]
West central Michigan vegetable update For cucurbits, if you are worried about Phytophthora capsici causing damping off and stand loss, remember that the FarMore FI400 seed treatment includes the fungicide Apron, which has the same active ingredient (mefenoxam) as Ridomil. Note, some areas of Michigan with a history of mefenoxam use may have mefenoxam insensitive Phytophthora capsici. As the […]
Download the Southeastern U.S. 2018 Vegetable Crop Handbook from Growing Produce or visit topics of interest for cucurbit growers with the following links: Disease Control for Cucurbits Efficacy of Products for Disease Control in Cucurbits Cucumber Production Recomendations Melon Production Recomendations Pumpkin and Winter Squash Production Recomendations Summer Squash Production Recomendations Watermelon Production Recomendations