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Dario J. Chavez, Eileen A. Kabelka, and José X. Chaparro

species, with perennials or annuals plants ( Teppner, 2004 ). The most important cultivated species in the genus Cucurbita are C. pepo L. ‘summer squash’, C. maxima Duchesne ‘winter squash’, and C. moschata ‘winter and crookneck squash’, and of

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Harry S. Paris and Aviva Hanan

Summer squash plants are monoecious, producing staminate and pistillate flowers. The flowers are borne at the stem nodes, more precisely at the leaf axils, the junctions of the stem with the bases of the leaf petioles. Staminate flowers

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Qiubin Xiao and J. Brent Loy

. However, botanically, the term spine is correctly applied to woody outgrowths of stems representing modified plant organs ( Featherly, 1954 ). In summer squash ( Cucurbita pepo ), trichomes are an undesirable anatomic trait because they can cause extensive

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Bielinski M. Santos, Camille E. Esmel, Silvia Slamova, and Elizabeth A. Golden

, summer squash, or muskmelon with strawberry. Reusing plastic mulches may increase cost-effectiveness while reducing environmental impact and the risk of economic failure during a year of low-market demand for a crop grown alone ( Brown et al., 1985

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Charles Zachry Ogles, Joseph M. Kemble, Amy N. Wright, and Elizabeth A. Guertal

. Thus, the objective of the research was to evaluate the use of HFF as a source of organic N along with inorganic N sources at various rates in a plasticulture rotation of yellow squash ( Cucurbita pepo cv. Conqueror III) (Seminis Seed Co., St. Louis

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Guodong Liu, D. Marshall Porterfield, Yuncong Li, and Waldemar Klassen

(genotype, ‘FR27 × FRM017’) were kindly provided by Illinois Foundation Seeds Inc., Tolono, IL. Two different age categories of seeds were used: in one, the seeds were three years old and in the other, the seeds were less than one year old. Seeds of squash

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Carol Gonsalves, Baodi Xue, and Dennis Gonsalves

1 Permanent address: Dept. of Plant Protection, Nanjing Agricultural Univ., Nanjing 210014, People's Republic of China. We thank P. Chee for answering questions on squash regeneration, F. Klas for providing the

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Kristen R. Hladun and Lynn S. Adler

hubbard squash ( Cucurbita maxima ) is an effective PTC for the main crop, butternut squash ( C. moschata ), because it is an attractive food source for a major cucurbit pest, the striped cucumber beetle ( Acalymma vittatum F.) ( Andersen and Metcalf

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Charles L. Webber III, James W. Shrefler, and Merritt J. Taylor

to determine the impact of CGM applications (formulations, rates, incorporation, and configurations) on direct-seeded squash plant survival and yields. Materials and methods Field studies were conducted to evaluate the effect of formulations, rates

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Charles L. Webber III, Merritt J. Taylor, and James W. Shrefler

Producers growing squash for markets who desire the use of more naturally occurring herbicides need alternatives that effectively provide season-long weed control. Although corn gluten meal has shown promise as an early-season preemergent herbicide