May 2020 Powdery Mildew and Whiteflys on Southeastern Cucurbits | VSCNews

Presence of Powdery Mildew a Concern for Southeast Vegetable Growers

“Powdery mildew disease is present on older squash in various vegetable fields across South Florida. According to the South Florida Vegetable Pest and Disease Hotline, respondents report that the disease has also started to show up on watermelon crops across the region as well.”

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High Whitefly Pressure Reported in Florida Vegetables

“Whiteflies cause feeding injury issues in vegetables and transmit two viruses: cucurbit leaf crumple virus and cucurbit yellow stunting disorder virus.”

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