CucCAP crop and disease management specialists presented cucurbit crop and disease management strategies at winter meetings in several regions of the country.
USDA-ARS plant pathologist, Bill Wintermantel, collaborated with Mississippi State University Extension to publish information about cucurbit viruses including a video presentation, a factsheet and articles for cucurbit producers.
Cucurbit downy mildew (CDM) is a devastating disease affecting economically important crops such as cantaloupe, cucumber, squash, pumpkin, and watermelon. Plant pathologists from the CucCAP disease management team published two articles focusing on CDM. In the first article, plant pathologists at North Carolina State University determined that the causal pathogen of Cucurbit downy mildew, Pseudoperonospora […]
“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.”
Dr. Keinath published an article of interest to cucurbit researchers focusing on Pythium and cucurbits: Characterization of Pythium Species Collected from a Multiple Time-Point Sampling of Cucurbits in South Carolina
The IpmPIPE published their last official forecast for the 2020 growing season at the end of October 2020.
Growers and scouts in Southwest Florida report that whitefly pressure has declined with recent rains.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the appointment of nine members to serve on the National Watermelon Promotion Board this week. The appointees will serve three-year terms from Jan. 1, 2021, to Dec. 31, 2023.