Certain diseases become a factor if pumpkins are growing in fields with increased moisture.
Indiana Pumpkin Growers Spring meeting is cancelled at Beck’s location. It will be conducted via Google Zoom video conference on Saturday 03-21-2020 10:00 am. Click on this link to join our meeting: https://zoom.us/j/367048530
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.
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.
At this time of year, growers are in the final stretch of the pumpkin season in Michigan. Vines are dying down and cutting has begun. It is at this point that growers discover just how well your growing season management practices paid off.
Crops: Orange Flesh Melon, Pumpkin, Watermelon, and Zucchini Squash
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 […]