Michigan Pickling Cucumber Industry Research Priorities

Updated 2015

Contact Information

Ben Phillips, 1 Tuscola St, Suite 100A, Saginaw, MI 48607, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Special research emphasis on Phytophthora capsici fruit rot and related fruit rots, as well as Downy Mildew, and other viruses impacting pickling cucumbers

  • Monitoring
  • Chemical management
  • Field water management
  • Variety evaluation


INSECTS AND NEMATODES                                                                                                    

Special research emphasis on cucumber beetles, and cucumber-parasitic nematodes

  • Monitoring
  • Chemical management
  • Variety evaluation


OTHER PRODUCTION ISSUES                                                                                                

  • Cover cropping within field crop rotations (soy, corn, wheat, dry bean, potato, sugar beet)
  • Maximizing pollination, and pollinator safety
  • Evaluation of seedless cultivars
    • Economic cost-of-production analyses


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