New photo gallery: Choanephora fruit rot of summer squash | Cornell Cooperative Extension

The Long Island Horticultural Research & Extension Center in Riverhead, NY added a new photo gallery to their Cucurbit Disease collection for Choanephora fruit rot of summer squash. This common disease occurs when humidity and temperature are both high. Symptoms usually start to develop at the blossom end of fruit touching the ground. The pathogen is in […]

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Cucumber downy mildew spores detected | MSU Extension

Act now to protect cucumbers from downy mildew. The Hausbeck vegetable pathology lab at Michigan State University has established a network of spore traps in major cucumber production areas of their state. This year, they have the ability to distinguish the spores of cucumber downy mildew from the spores of hop downy mildew . The spores […]

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Managing Southern Blight in the Southeast | VSCNews

Southern blight is a severe disease of vegetables that favors warm and wet weather common to production in the Southeast. The disease is caused by the soilborne fungus Athelia rolfsii (synonymous with Sclerotium rolfsii), which has a broad host range of over 1,200 plants. Since the phaseout of methyl bromide, outbreaks of southern blight have increased on tomato, […]

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