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Qi Zhang, Andy Medina, and Christopher Lyerly

In North America, pumpkins ( Cucurbita spp.) are almost exclusively thought of as Halloween adornments or a key pie ingredient. However, they have been grown around the world for various purposes for centuries. A nutritious food source, culinary

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A. Lane Rayburn, Mosbah M. Kushad, and Wanisari Wannarat

et al., 1998 ; Rayburn et al., 1985 ). A recent study by Tatum et al. (2006) suggested that nucleotypic selection was occurring in pumpkins. In particular, the hypothesis was that genome size (the amount of DNA within the nucleus of a cell

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Christian A. Wyenandt, Joseph R. Heckman, and Nancy L. Maxwell

In the United States, pumpkin crops are produced primarily for wholesale, fresh-market, and ornamental use. Pumpkin production increased 6.4% in the U.S. between 2004 and 2005, totaling 1.1 billion lb in 2005 ( U.S. Department Agriculture, 2006

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Kyle E. LaPlant, Gregory Vogel, Ella Reeves, Christine D. Smart, and Michael Mazourek

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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S. Alan Walters and Bryan G. Young

The use of NT production practices for jack-o-lantern pumpkin is becoming more widely used in the eastern and midwestern United States ( Morse et al., 2001 ; Rapp et al., 2004 ; Walters et al., 2008 ) although most are still produced using

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E. Ryan Harrelson, Greg D. Hoyt, John L. Havlin, and David W. Monks

decreased evaporation ( Coolman and Hoyt, 1993 ). The objectives of these experiments were to evaluate the yield potential and fruit quality of no-till pumpkins grown with various winter cover crop surface residues. Materials and Methods No

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Katie J. Kammler, S. Alan Walters, and Bryan G. Young

Weed control is a major issue in jack-o-lantern pumpkin production as a result of the limited number of registered herbicides ( Walters et al., 2008 ). Many of the herbicides currently registered for pumpkins have potential crop injury risks, high

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S. Alan Walters

The use of NT practices for pumpkin ( Cucurbita pepo ) production is becoming popular in the eastern and midwestern United States ( Harrelson et al., 2007 ; Morse et al., 2001 ; O’Rourke and Peterson, 2016 ; Rapp et al., 2004 ; Walters, 2016

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Megan E. O’Rourke and Jessica Petersen

Over 35,000 ha of pumpkins ( Cucurbito pepo L.) are grown each year in the United States resulting in farm receipts of about $170 million ( Lucier and Dettmann, 2007 ; USDA-NASS, 2012 ). Jack-o-lantern pumpkins represent a major portion of the

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Patrick Chesney, Linda Wessel-Beaver, and Donald N. Maynard

. Email address: lwesselbeaver@yahoo.com . 3 Professor. This paper is a portion of a thesis submitted by the senior author. The tropical pumpkin genotypes used in this research were developed at the Univ. of Florida by Gary W. Elmstrom. We thank