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There is increasing consumer demand for locally and regionally grown produce in the late fall and winter ( King et al., 2015 ). Winter squash is a crop that can fill this market opportunity because it is harvested in the fall and can be stored for

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The mesocarp tissue (flesh) of squash ( Cucurbita spp.) genotypes ranges from white to orange, resulting from variation in the presence and concentrations of different carotenoid pigments. Carotenoids contribute to the nutritional value of squash

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(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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Phytophthora capsici is a destructive pathogen of cucurbit and solanaceous vegetables. All cultivars of squash are considered susceptible to phytophthora root, crown, and fruit rot ( Babadoost and Islam, 2003 ; Cafe et al., 1995 ); losses in

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. (2008) reported significantly increased yields in zucchini squash ( C. pepo var. cylindrica ) resulting from improved nitrogen use efficiency with drip tubing placed 15 cm below the surface of a plastic mulch beds. Placing SDI at depths of 20 cm has

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activity but serve as antioxidants. Pumpkins and squash ( Cucurbita spp.) are excellent dietary sources of carotenoids ( Gross, 1991 ) and, in 2007, ranked 11th among other vegetables produced around the world ( FAOSTAT, 2008 ). The predominant carotenoids

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of particular importance in elucidating rootstock–scion–environment interactions. Interspecific hybrid squash rootstocks ( C. maxima × C . moschata ), with characteristic vigorous root systems, tolerance to cold and saline conditions, and

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Summer squash (Cucurbita pepo L.) is grown in many temperate and subtropical regions, ranking high in economic importance among vegetable crops worldwide. A native of North America, summer squash has been grown in Europe since the Renaissance. There are six extant horticultural groups of summer squash: cocozelle, crookneck, scallop, straightneck, vegetable marrow, and zucchini. Most of these groups have existed for hundreds of years. Their differing fruit shapes result in their differential adaptations to various methods of culinary preparation. Differences in flavor, while often subtle, are readily apparent in some instances. The groups differ in geographical distribution and economic importance. The zucchini group, a relatively recent development, has undergone intensive breeding in the United States and Europe and is probably by far the most widely grown and economically important of the summer squash.

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‘Benning’s Yellow Tint’ is a summer squash (Cucurbita pepo L.) of the scallop or patty-pan cultivar group that has uniformly light yellow exterior color and excellent quality.

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2004 ). Fruit rot threatens cucurbit crops annually, including Cucurbita species such as C. maxima , C. moschata , and C. pepo (squash and pumpkin), in Michigan, which is a state that is an important producer of these species ( Gevens et al. 2007

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