The family of vegetables and fruits that includes cucumber, melons and watermelons, squashes, pumpkins, and gourds.

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Assured Produce Protocol for Courgettes, Marrows, Squashes and Pumpkins
Producing crops in accordance with these standards allows growers to sell produce to any supermarket or processor in the UK. Information on site selection, site management, variety selection, nutrition, irrigation, crop protection, harvesting and storage. [PDF]
Assured Produce Protocol for Cucumbers
Adopting this protocol will enable producers to sell cucumbers to any supermarket in the UK. Information on site selection, site management, variety selection, nutrition, irrigation, crop protection, harvesting and storage. [PDF]
A Brief History of Cucumbers
Brief account of the cultivated plant and its introduction to the Americas.
Cantaloupe and Specialty Melons
Information on commercial production of this crop, the plant’s characteristics, propagation, cultural practices, insect pests, diseases and harvesting.
Economic Aspects of Melons in Sicily
Paper given at the World Congress on Horticultural Research concerning the economics of growing this crop in Sicily.
Weed Control in Cucurbit Crops
Information on the mechanical and chemical means of managing weeds in muskmelon, cucumber, squash and watermelon.
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