We recommend the following information sources about pumpkin.

collapse General Production Information
Maximizing Pumpkin Production Through Spacing, Fertilizer, Irrigation, and Varietal Selection (Univ. of Connecticut) (html)

Midwest Vegetable Production Guide (ID-56)

Midwest Vegetable Production Guide (ID-56) - Pumpkin and Squash Section (pdf)

Pumpkins (University of Kentucky) (pdf)

Pumpkins, Squashes and Gourds MSUE E-1953 1986 (Michigan State University) (pdf)

Squash (Summer and Winter) and Pumpkins (The Ohio State University) (pdf)

collapse Insect Pests and their Management
Common Vegetable Insects (E-88) (pdf)

Cucurbit Insect Management (E-30-W ) (pdf)

Squash and Pumpkin Insect ID Web Site at Purdue Entomology

Squash Beetle on Cucurbits (E-100-W) (pdf)

Vegetable Insect Identification (E-65-W) (pdf)

collapse Diseases and their Management
Identification & Management of Pumpkin Diseases (BP-17) (pdf)

Pumpkin Fungicide Guide for Indiana 2011 and Pumpkin Management Time Line (BP-135-W) (pdf)

Vegetable MD Online - Cucurbit Fact Sheets (Cornell University) (Web site)

collapse Post Harvest Handling
Illustrated Guides to Grading Vegetables - Pumpkin (html)

Produce Facts - Pumpkin (UC Davis) (html)

collapse Economics and Marketing
Commodity Highlights: Pumpkins Vegetables and Melons Outlook/VGS-286/October 2001 (pdf)

Cost of Pumpkin Production in Macomb County, Michigan (Staff Paper 2002-39) (Michigan State University) (pdf)

Jack-o'-Lantern Pumpkin Budget for above paper (Michigan State University) (xls)

Kentucky Vegetable Production Budgets (University of Kentucky) (Web site)

USDA Grade Standards- Squash, Fall and Winter Type and Pumpkin (pdf)

USDA-Economic Research Service: Vegetable and Melon Briefing Room (Web site)

collapse Research Reports
Pumpkins 101 2001 Research update from The Ohio State University (Web site with on-line slide shows)

Purdue Pumpkin Research Reports

Research Reports from The Ohio State University (Web site) Topics:cover crop mulches; black plastic mulch; varieties.

collapse Organizations
Indiana Gourd Society

Indiana Pumpkin Growers' Association

Punkin Chunkin Association

collapse Other Links
Pumpkin Links

Search for "pumpkin" on Purdue Web pages

Squash, Pumpkin and Gourd Links from HORT 410, Vegetable Crops Course at Purdue