Squash

Squash

 

Objectives(s) of Squash Research and Education:

This research explores and identifies new summer squash cultivar and variety releases, disease susceptibility, pollination requirements and production practices for suitability, marketability, growth and production characteristics and irrigation management under a typical south central Ohio growing season to enhance this cropping system in Ohio.

Planned Scope of Research:   

Crop performance evaluations were monitored and recorded relative to standard varieties and growing practices at the OSU South Centers research farm and on farm research conducted on cooperating farms. At each harvest yield data and crop quality attributes were observed and recorded.  Plant growth characteristics, insect and disease susceptibility and tolerance were also be monitored and recorded.

Potential outcomes & significance of outcomes:         

These research trials assist with the identification of new cultivars and crop management options that can increase the profitability of Ohio growers. Research began in 2002 and new on farm research projects continue today.

Squash varieties include:  Cougar, Payroll, Fortune, Cashflow, Agriset, Robuster, and Sitos.

Production Information

2008 Evaluation of Summer Squash Cultivars for Southern Ohio
2007 Evaluation of Summer Squash Cultivars for Southern Ohio
2006 Evaluation of Summer Squash Cultivars for Southern Ohio
2004 Evaluation of Summer Squash Cultivars for Southern Ohio
2003 Evaluation of Summer Squash Cultivars for Southern Ohio, Green County
2003 Evaluation of Summer Squash Cultivars for Southern Ohio, Pike County
2002 Evaluation of Summer Squash Cultivars for Southern Ohio

Research

Evaluation of Summer Squash Cultivars for Southern Ohio 2008

Evaluation of Summer Squash Cultivars for Southern Ohio 2007