Sept. 4, 2019 Michigan Vegetable Updates | MSU Extension Vegetables

Southwest Michigan vegetable update

Crop reports

Cool temperatures and lower light levels will begin to affect crop development and quality. For some reason, cantaloupe begins to lose its netting (see photo).

Disease report

Vine crop producers still need to be diligent in their downy and powdery mildew control. This is especially true on pumpkins that still have a significant amount of green fruit.

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two cantaloupes one with netting and one without netting

Cantaloupe without netting (right) and netting (left). Photo by Ron Goldy, MSU Extension.