Materials and Methods: New developments in disease resistance and market demand have increased the interest in growing pumpkins. New varieties of pumpkins with differing disease resistance packages are offered annually from numerous seed companies. This study was conducted to evaluate the yield of 16 cultivars of pumpkin grown in northern Mississippi in 2013 & 2014(Table1).
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