The MELCAST and ipmPIPE cucurbit disease forecasting tools have discontinued updates for the 2019 growing season.
Researchers will focus specifically on vegetable systems and find long-term sustainable solutions to manage whiteflies and whitefly-transmitted virus complexes. There are three whitefly-transmitted viral pathogens, which are known to reduce the quality of vegetable crops, specifically cucurbits: cucurbit leaf crumple virus, cucurbit yellow stunting disorder virus and sida golden mosaic virus.
Growers can learn about research on pest control for specialty crops at the upcoming Florida Ag Expo: View the agenda here. We’re looking at ways to try to minimize the development of fungicide resistance as well as ways to try to make programs more cost-effective.
September 30 New report from OH. CDM has been confirmed on jack-o-lantern pumpkin in a field in Harrison County, OH. Incidence is 100%, severity is 50%. Estimated date of first symptoms is September 21. September 27 New report from MS. CDM has been confirmed on cucumber in the sentinel plot in Lee County, MS. Incidence is unknown, severity is unknown. Estimated date of […]
September 13 New report from AR. CDM has been confirmed on jack-o-lantern pumpkin in a 1a field in White County, AR. Incidence is 80%, severity is 20%. Estimated date of first symptoms is September 5. September 9 First report from MS. New reports from KY, NY, and WI. CDM has been discovered on ‘Waldo’ winter squash in a home garden in Copiah County, MS. […]
You are in the final stretch of the pumpkin season in Michigan. Vines are dying down and cutting has begun. It is at this point you discover just how well your growing season management practices paid off. Continue Reading
Southwest Michigan vegetable update Crop reports Cool temperatures and lower light levels will begin to affect crop development and quality. For some reason, cantaloupe begins to lose its netting (see photo). Disease report Vine crop producers still need to be diligent in their downy and powdery mildew control. This is especially true on pumpkins that still have a significant […]
CucCAP Vegetable Pathologists provide cucurbit producers with techniques for cucurbit disease management and connect growers with research seeking new solutions for cucurbit diseases. The extension team is a network of University Extension specialists, members of their labs and Extension Agents who work with growers from across each state. Extension Agent Training When cucurbit crops are threatened by […]