Central North Carolina is a wonderful place to garden. Almost any type of vegetable or fruit can be grown successfully provided you choose appropriate varieties and plant at the right time. The climate, the season, and potential pests all affect the selection of what and when to plant.
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Squash vine borer, Melittia cucurbitae (Harris), is a diurnal (active during the day) moth species (Figure 1). The larvae complete their growth and development on wild and domesticated species of the genus Cucurbita. This insect was once considered a nuisance to commercial growers and
a problem to home growers of cucurbits. However, with the expansion of cucurbit production in the United States (US) over the last decade, the squash vine borer has become a pest of economic importance (Brust 2010).
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Paclobutrazol Applied on Cotyledonal Leaves and Quality of Cucumber, Squash, Melon and Watermelon Seedlings
For Quality Frozen Vegetables Get vegetables from the garden into the freezer as quickly as possible to preserve the quality of the food. Fresh, tender vegetables are best for freezing. The fresher the vegetables when frozen, the better your product.
Muskmelons, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, squash, eggplant, watermelons, and okra are vegetable crops that have shown significant increases in earliness, yield, and fruit quality when grown on plastic mulch. Some less valuable crops such as sweet corn, snap beans, southern peas, and pumpkins have shown similar responses.
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5. Bedding the Soil
6. Fall vs. Spring
Red Pumpkin Beetle, Aulacophora foveicollis Lucas; A Review of Host Susceptibility and Management Practices
Our vegetables are a 12-month program delivering supplies of a wide variety. We also offer contract pricing, custom packing, branding, consolidation and logistics. L&M’s Nogales, Arizona office operates year-round with vegetables, melons, grapes, and tomatoes from top Mexican growers.
Idaho is a big part of our program; but we also have red potatoes from the east coast, russets from Colorado and Washington, and onions from all regions.
Farm locations include: Florida, Washington, North Carolina, Colorado, Georgia, California, New York, and Mexico.