Vegetable production

Weed Em and Reap Part 1. Retractable Blade Cultivator

This is a Weed 'Em and Reap Part 1 video clip. Featuring Rob Heater, Stahlbush Island Farms. Corvallis, OR. Audio Text This is what we call an in-row cultivator. It’s built on to a Buffalo cultivator, which is made in the Midwest, I think back in Nebraska. It’s a high-residue, no-till cultivator. We happen to have had a bunch of these that we were using in our crops anyway and decided to make an attachment in here for killing weeds in widely spaced crops, like winter squash and different pumpkins.

Retractable Blade Cultivator: Weed Em and Reap

Winter Squash Storage Rots and Their Management

Farmers in western Oregon can lose a significant portion of their winter squash in storage to storage rots. In winters 2012-2015 we collected samples of stored squash with rot symptoms from farmers in western Oregon and the OSU Plant Clinic identified the pathogens causing those rots. This article includes photos of the rot symptoms, descriptions of the diseases, and information on how to control storage rots.