Our molecular analysis of the spore trap samples from Berrien County has recently confirmed cucumber downy mildew spores in the air for June 8, 10 and 13, 2020. For the Muskegon spore trap, there was a positive for cucumber downy mildew spores for June 8.
Clemson Extension Agents provided updates on vegetable crops including harvesting of melons in the Coastal Region, the squash and cucumber harvest in the Midlands and Pee Dee Regions, and Cucurbit downy mildew in the Pee Dee Region. Continue Reading
With more than 18,000 acres of watermelon harvested on average each year, the state of Georgia ranks in the top four in the Unites States for production among Texas, Florida, and California.
Stem Splitting in Watermelon, Squash and Other Cucurbit Crops The stem of an affected plant splits at or near the soil line. The length of the split can vary but generally only appears on one side of a stem. Stem splitting is not a disease but can lead to infections. Continue Reading Georgia Watermelon Season […]
Keeping the average daily temperature in check and minimizing excessive nitrogen and substrate moisture can all contribute to produce fully filled and developed cucumbers and maintain your crop productivity and produce quality. Continue Reading
Presence of Powdery Mildew a Concern for Southeast Vegetable Growers “Powdery mildew disease is present on older squash in various vegetable fields across South Florida. According to the South Florida Vegetable Pest and Disease Hotline, respondents report that the disease has also started to show up on watermelon crops across the region as well.” Continue […]
“Whiteflies cause feeding injury issues in vegetables and transmit two viruses: cucurbit leaf crumple virus and cucurbit yellow stunting disorder virus. Vegetables like squash, zucchini, cucumber, cantaloupe and snap beans are highly susceptible to these viruses. Commercial cultivars that have resistance or tolerance to these pathogens are not available.”
“The seed companies over the last dozen years have come up with a lot of improved varieties. In Alabama or in the Southeast in general, they tend to be challenging crops to grow because most of them don’t have a lot of disease resistance. But companies are spending a lot more effort developing varieties that […]