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An Innovative Approach to Protect Tomatoes and Cucurbits from Emerging Viral Epidemics

An Innovative Approach to Protect Tomatoes and Cucurbits from Emerging Viral Epidemics

European project VIRTIGATION addresses the threat of viral diseases in tomatoes and cucurbits. The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly altered our lives. However, humans are not the only ones who suffer […]

cucumber weed management

Weed Management in Cucumber Farming

Weeds are one of the most important factors that contribute to yield losses. This happens because both weeds and crop plants have similar demands for carbon dioxide, nitrogen, water, minerals, […]

Cucumber Yield, Harvest, and Storage

Cucumber Yield, Harvest, and Storage

Cucumber yield As happens in every crop, cucumber yields depend on various factors. For example, some of these include variety selection, cultivation conditions and practices, time and duration of cultivation, […]

Cucumber Pests and Diseases

Cucumber Pests and Diseases

Cucumber Plant Protection Major Cucumber pests The most known and common pests in cucumber cultivation are (1, 4, 5, 7); Cucumber beetle (stripped and spotted, Diabrotica undecimpunctata). Its control is […]

Cucumber Irrigation - Water Requirements and Methods

Cucumber Irrigation – Water Requirements and Methods

Cucumber irrigation requirements – How much water do cucumbers need? It is well known that many crops need adequate soil moisture to have vigorous growth and high yields. Cucumbers can […]

Cucumber Soil preparation, Soil, and Climate requirements, and Seeding requirements

Cucumber Soil preparation, Soil, and Climate requirements, and Seeding requirements

After testing and selecting the cucumber variety (or varieties), growers must prepare their fields for sowing the crop. Soil and Climate Requirements for cucumber plants Cucumbers generally prefer relatively warm […]

How to grow cucumber for profit - Commercial cucumber cultivation

How to grow cucumber for profit – Commercial cucumber cultivation

The cucumber (Cucumis sativus) belongs to the Cucurbitaceae family, also called cucurbits or the gourd family, together with squash, pumpkin, watermelon, and muskmelon. It is widely cultivated for its edible […]

Cucumber History, Plant Information, Interesting facts, and Nutritional Value

Cucumber History, Plant Information, Interesting facts, and Nutritional Value

History of Cucumber The cucumber is one of the most ancient vegetables and has been cultivated for thousands of  years. It is native to India, and archaeologists estimate that its […]

Cucumis adzhur - Cucumber seeds

Cucumis adzhur – Cucumber seeds

Scientific Name (Species, Family): Cucumis adzhur, Cucurbitaceae Common name(s), variety: Cucumber, Carosello Barese Type of reproductive material: Seed Weight of 100 seeds: 3.708 g / 0.130 oz Plant life cycle: […]