Extension Plant Pathologists Lina Quesada from NC State and Chris Smart from Cornell join Extension Specialist Mary Hausbeck for a series of Phytophthora and Downy Mildew Workshops for Vegetable Growers at Michigan State University. Phytophthora blight in vegetables and other cucurbits is complicated by the fact that downy mildew may also be a problem. January 23, […]
The SCRI CAP Vegetable Grafting Project Team presents a monthly webinar series. The January topic was ‘Use of Vegetable Grafting for Soil-Borne Disease Management’ presented by Dr. Frank Louws at North Carolina State University. View a recording of this webinar that was presented by Dr. Frank Louws at North Carolina State University on January 31, 2019. […]
In her talk, “Resistance to fungicides in vegetable pathogens: current situation and strategies for managing”, McGrath emphasized the importance of resistance management – specifically through monitoring and delaying development of resistance by rotating chemistries. Multi-fungicide resistance remains a constant concern, exemplified by cucurbit powdery mildew isolates present on Long Island that are resistant to 6 […]
Fusarium wilt is not a new problem, but it’s a more prevalent problem now than it previously was. Once fusarium becomes established in the soil, it’s very long lived. Fusarium wilt has been a main area of research for the past 10 years for the National Watermelon Association. Read More
Fusarium wilt has been a problem in watermelon for several years. A new race of the disease makes it even more of a struggle to deal with. This article from University of Florida Extension Plant Pathology was published in the October 2018 edition of Vegetable and Specialty crop news. To view this page in the […]
Central Michigan vegetable update Squash and pumpkin harvest is underway. Powdery mildew is widely present and hastened the decline of leaf canopies and vines late in the season. Read More
New York state’s pumpkin crop is early this year due to ideal growing conditions in the state. Read More
Project GREEEN supported Dr. Hausbeck’s research into the emerging cucurbit downy mildew problem in Michigan.