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Chapter 3. Cucurbit Production1

Eugene J. McAvoy, Lincoln Zotarelli, Monica Ozores-Hampton, Peter J. Dittmar, Pamela D. Roberts, Susan E. Webb and Stephen M. Olson2

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This publication is included in the Vegetable Production Handbook for Florida, 2013-2014 edition.


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This is Chapter 3 of the Vegetable Production Handbook for Florida, 2013-2014 edition. The most current version of this chapter may be found at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/cv/cv12300.pdf.

Contents

Botany and Planting

Cultivars

Pesticides for Weed, Arthropod and Disease Management for Cucurbit Crops

Tables

Table 3.1. Planting information for cucurbits.

Table 3.2. Selected herbicides approved for managing weeds in cucurbit crops.

Table 3.3. Selected insecticides approved for managing insect pests of cucrbit crops.

Table 3.4. Cucurbit fungicides ordered by disease and then FRAC group according to their mode of action.

Footnotes

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This document is HS725, one of a series of the Horticultural Sciences Department, UF/IFAS Extension. First printed: June 1995. Revised November 2009, January 2012, and August 2013. Visit the EDIS website at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu.

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Eugene McAvoy, Extension agent IV, Hendry County, Labelle; Lincoln Zotarelli, assistant professor, Horticultural Sciences Department - Gainesville; Monica Ozores-Hampton, assistant professor, Southwest Florida REC – Immokalee; Peter J. Dittmar, Pamela D. Roberts, professor, Southwest Florida REC - Immokalee; assistant professor, Horticultural Sciences Department - Gainesville; Susan E. Webb, associate professor, Entomology and Nematology Department - Gainesville; Stephen M. Olson, professor, North Florida REC - Quincy; UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL 32611.

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