Winter 2020 Cucurbit Disease Management Presentations

In January, NC State Extension Specialists conducted a two day agent training focused on production of greenhouse vegetables including cucumber. The program agenda included Disease Management of Cucumber in the Greenhouse by NC State Vegetable Extension Pathologist Dr. Lina Quesada. Continue Reading At the 2019 Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO, Michigan State […]

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Cucurbit Downy Mildew Forecasting Resumes for the 2020 growing season

A valuable resource available to cucurbit growers on the CucCAP website is the Cucurbit Downy Mildew ipmPIPE Pest Information Platform for Extension and Education. The CDM ipmPipe is hosted at NC State University. This website was recently updated and forecasting for the 2020 growing season will begin in late March or early April. The site indicates that CDM […]

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CucCAP researchers provide updated disease control information for cucurbit growers

In early 2020, CucCAP Vegetable Pathology and Crop Production Extension Specialists published plant disease management reports and Cucurbit cultigen evaluations from recent field trials. These reports provide valuable information for cucurbit crop producers, seed companies and other CucCAP stakeholders. The 2019 Plant Disease Management Reports provide disease resistance information for downy mildew on cucumber, Phytophthora […]

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Phytophthora control is a long-term commitment | VGN

CucCAP Vegetable Pathologist, Mary Hausbeck, discusses Phytophthora susceptiblity in cucumbers, summer squash and zucchini. Disease symptoms on fruit can take a few days to appear after infection. Fruit can appear healthy at harvest and then develop disease symptoms during transit or on grocers’ shelves. The classic symptom of phytophthora is a white, powdered sugar appearance. Cucurbits […]

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Managing Gummy Stem Blight in Watermelon | VSCNews

Gummy stem blight (GSB), also known as black rot, is a common issue for watermelon producers in the Southeast. Didymella bryoniae, the fungus that causes GSB, favors warm and humid weather, leaving the Southeast growing region susceptible to the disease’s devastating effects. If not managed well, it can cause significant yield loss for growers. Currently labeled […]

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