Powdery mildew and downy mildew most common diseases in survey

American Vegetable grower magazine and Growing Produce shared results of a recent nationwide survey in the article: Powdery Mildew, Pigweed Most Prevalent Pests for Vegetable Growers Right Now.

“From coast to coast and border to border, no pest — disease, insect, or weed — plagued U.S. vegetable growers more in 2021 than powdery mildew.”


This article presents a slide show of the survey results. Powdery mildew is the top pest in slide #1 titled Top Eleven Pests Nationwide.


“Across five of six U.S. regions, no disease was more significant than powdery mildew. The exception was the Southeast, where downy mildew topped powdery mildew by one percentage point.”

Table 2

Slide 2: Diseases by Region. Downy Mildew tops Powdery mildew in the Southeast.


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