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Winter squashes are valued for their edible and ornamental uses. They are sources of vitamin A, beta-carotene, potassium, vitamin C, and fiber [ Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare (DPW), 2005 ; U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), 2012

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Summer squash is widely grown in spring and fall seasons in southwestern Georgia. Georgia is a significant supplier of yellow (crookneck and straightneck) and zucchini squash for the United States and is typically ranked in the top three nationally

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effect on crop management. Although crop pollinators in general may benefit from reductions in herbicide use and tillage operations, pollinators that use agricultural fields for nesting deserve consideration. One such pollinator is the squash bee, a major

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, 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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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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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

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Muskmelon ( Cucumis melo ), squash ( Cucurbita sp.), cucumber ( Cucumis sativa ), pumpkin ( Cucurbita pepo ), and other cucurbit crops are valued at more than $1.6 billion per year in the United States ( U.S. Department of Agriculture, 2017

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Squash and pumpkin ( Cucurbita pepo ) are important crops for vegetable growers in the United States. In 2018, ≈100,000 acres of squash and pumpkin were grown with a value of $350 million [ U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), 2019 ]. These crops

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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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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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