Long Island Horticultural Research & Extension Center’s Margaret T. McGrath discussed cucurbit disease management in New York at the 2019 Empire State Producers Expo.
Managing diseases is an important component of a successful production program for
cucurbit crops because there are several diseases that can reduce yield or fruit quality
when not adequately managed. The mildews are among the most common. And
Phytophthora blight arguably is the most destructive disease.