Squash is a member of the cucurbit family, which also includes cucumber, pumpkin, cantaloupe, and watermelon. Although there are several types of squash based on shape and color, the vast majority of Georgia's commercial production is summer squash, primarily zucchini and yellow squash. As of 2000, Georgia accounted for approximately 27% of squash produced in the United States.
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- The squash vine borer: A difficult but manageable garden pest
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- Impact Statements: Squash
Descriptions of Extension efforts to improve knowledge and practices related to squash.
- Insecticides in Squash
Evaluation of foliar and drip injected insecticides in squash.
- Squash Variety Trial
Research report about a study undertaken to evaluate squash varieties both yellow and zucchini types for yield and graded yield in southeast Georgia.
- What's Cooking Squash Information
Squash information covering its the various types, recipes, purchasing information, recipes, and cooking instructions.