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Pumpkin Growers Panel: Answering All Your Pumpkin Growing Questions

Pumpkin Growers Panel: Answering All Your Pumpkin Growing Questions

Join Harris Seeds and Harris Moran as we present the Pumpkin Growers Panel: Answering All Your Pumpkin Growing Questions! We've gathered professional pumpkin growers and breeders from across the country to share their experience and insight into pumpkin growing. We'll cover topics around no-till, crop rotation, cover crops, best storage practices, and more.

Chapters

00:00 Welcome!
05:25 New pumpkins from Harris Moran – Olympus, Adonis, Popcorn, Pixie, Lemonade, and Fireball
12:30 Panel introduction
17:45 Panel discussion
18:00 Fertilizing, spacing, and seed starting
28:20 Crop rotation
33:07 Pollination and fruit set
42:40 Weed management (traditional and no-till)
51:20 Disease management
59:46 Insect management
1:03:36 Mammal management
1:07:15 Harvesting timing and storage
1:15:29 Wholesale strategies
1:21:42 Roadside stands and farm market strategies
1:30:30 Audience Q&A
1:38:53 Final comments and thank you

Adonis Pumpkin Popcorn Pumpkin 
Adonis Pumpkin & Popcorn Pumpkin

Fireball Pumpkin
Fireball Pumpkin

For additional questions, please refer to the following resources:

Plasticulture

Pumpkin Production, Penn State University – see specifically the sections about planting and fertilization and the Sample Budgets for Plasticulture vs No-till.  

Irrigation

Squash and Pumpkin Production: Oklahoma State University – see specifically the section about Irrigation 

Fertilizer

Squash and Pumpkin Production: Oklahoma State University – see specifically the section about Fertilizer 
Pumpkin Production, Penn State University – see specifically the sections about planting and fertilization. 

Insect Pests

Disease

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