“We saw quite a bit of gummy stem blight on watermelons. We also saw downy (mildew) and anthracnose on things like cucumbers as well as pumpkins.”
Cornell University scientists Dr. Christine Smart, a plant pathologist and Cornell University plant breeder Dr. Michael Mazourek discuss newly developed squash breeding lines and the soilborne oomycete Phytophthora capsici.
The IpmPIPE published their last official forecast for the 2020 growing season at the end of October 2020.
The Kousik Lab published “Elucidation of resistance signaling and identification of powdery mildew resistant mapping loci (ClaPMR2) during watermelon-Podosphaera xanthii interaction using RNA-Seq and whole-genome resequencing approach”.
Growers and scouts in Southwest Florida report that whitefly pressure has declined with recent rains.
In the previous 30 days, CDM was reported in LA, AL, VA. and MN.
The cooler weather and lots of rain have brought out the diseases.
Certain diseases become a factor if pumpkins are growing in fields with increased moisture.