Downy mildew on Cucumber in NC

spores on underside of leafPseudoperonospora cubensis, the causal agent of cucurbit downy mildew (CDM) was confirmed in Lenoir County on cucumbers this week. Disease incidence was around 1%. Management of CDM is a shared community effort because it is an airborne pathogen that has the ability to spread far distances through wind currents.

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