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Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs


Cucurbit crops include cantaloupe, cucumbers, pumpkins, squash, watermelon and zucchini.  They are warm-season vegetables and they perform very poorly at temperatures below 10°C (50°F).  Cucurbit crops are either grown from transplants or direct-seeded into the field.  Diseases often require aggressive management in this crop group, especially downy mildew in cucumbers.  Cucurbits require pollination from honey bees or native bee populations.

To begin your cucurbit IPM training, select from the menu on the left.


Pumpkin Cucumber blossom Cantaloupe  Developing cucurbit fruit
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