Conquering Cucurbits: Success With Melons and Cucumbers

Thursday, Aug. 4 | 2-4 p.m.

Hosts: Nicole & Steve Jonas

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Nicole and Steve Jonas

Red Granite Farm | Facebook | Instagram

Address: 2013 130th St. | Boone, IA 50036

Do you struggle with in-field production of cucumbers, melons or other cucurbits? Who doesn’t?! Cucurbits are a stumbling block for many farmers. With 15 years of growing at Red Granite Farm, plus years of hands-on experience and education in horticulture, Nicole and Steve Jonas routinely produce healthy plants and high-quality melons, cucumbers and squash. Nicole’s expertise in ornamentals and Steve’s know-how with fruit and vegetable production, along with their kids’ involvement, results in a farm with diverse market streams and deep customer engagement.

Dr. Ajay Nair

Ajay Nair

Ajay Nair, from ISU’s Department of Horticulture, will be on-hand to share his work with specialty melons and to weigh in on cucurbit production best practices.

Speaker: Ajay Nair – Department of Horticulture, ISU


See & Discuss:

  • In-field cucumber production
  • Melon management and detecting ripeness
  • Succession planting
  • Fall squash and pumpkin management
  • PFI2022 BiosecureEvent IconPack shed organization and use

Meal Information: Light refreshments will be provided.

RSVPs are appreciated by July 29


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