Results of the 2018 Zucchini Squash Variety Cultigen Evaluations are Published at NC State

NC State Extension Horticultural Science Vegetable specialist, Jonathan Schultheis, and Research Associate Keith Starke conduct annual variety trials on a variety of cucurbits. An objective of the NC State extension cucurbit evaluations is to identify adapted cultivars that NC growers can grow profitably. Visit the Cucurbit Variety Trials page to view all of the cucurbit reports. The 2018 Zucchini […]

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Cucurbitaceae 2018

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 […]

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September 5 Vegetable Updates | MSU

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 […]

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August 8 Vegetable Updates | MSU

Central Michigan vegetable update For pickles, I do not have any confirmed reports of downy mildew in this part of Michigan yet, however, growers are advised to continue downy mildew fungicide spray programs. The disease has been confirmed in Michigan. See: https://veggies.msu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/DMCucurbitDownyMildewMap_8.7.18.pdf Harvest of summer squash continues with powdery mildew becoming more prevalent. Read more. Southwest Michigan vegetable update Cucurbit downy […]

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