Pumpkin Variety Performance With and Without Treatment for Powdery Mildew in Northern Indiana, 2008
Elizabeth T. Maynard, Purdue University - Main CampusFollow
"Pumpkins for decorative use are grown on more than 4000 acres in Indiana. Combined acreage
in Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, and Ohio represents about a quarter of pumpkins grown for
decorative use in the U.S. Successful pumpkin production requires the use of cultivars that yield
well and produce pumpkins of the size, shape, color, and quality demanded by the market.
Genetic resistance to the fungal disease powdery mildew is present in some varieties. This trial
was designed to evaluate performance of pumpkin varieties in northern Indiana with and without
treatment for powdery mildew. The trial included twelve jack-o-lantern size pumpkins, two small
or pie pumpkins, and one mini-pumpkin. Also reported are yield and fruit characteristics for
seven additional varieties grown in unreplicated plots."
variety trials, pumpkins, vegetables, Cucurbita pepo, powdery mildew, disease resistance
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