Vegetable Production Update | NC State Plant Pathology

Excerpts from NC State Plant Pathology’s June 22, 2018 biweekly vegetable production conference calls entitled Veggie Calls: Powdery Mildew has been reported on zucchini in three counties from Western and Central North Carolina. Cucumbers in Western North Carolina are exhibiting symptoms of chemical burn. The plants were sprayed with Quadris and Manzate on a hot and […]

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Cucumber Anthracnose Reported in North Carolina | NC CES

Leaves infected with cucurbit anthracnose, caused by Colletotrichum orbiculare, were submitted to the NCSU Vegetable Pathology Lab and confirmed as positive. Anthracnose can be confused with other foliar cucurbit diseases, such as cucurbit downy mildew, but chemical control is drastically different for different cucurbit diseases. Read more for information on identification and control of cucurbit anthracnose.

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Phytophthora Diseases Occurring on Fruiting Vegetables in WNC | NC CES

As the flooding recedes in western North Carolina, many growers are now reporting losses due to Phytophthora diseases on various vegetable crops including pepper, tomato, cucumber, and other cucurbits. Many vegetable fields were reported as flooded, and several were under water for some period of time. These conditions (flooding, standing water, and high amounts of […]

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Flooding, waterlogged soils and effects on vegetable crops | VGN

Delaware has had widespread flooding in vegetable crops in May due to heavy and  extended rains. Soils in some field areas have remained waterlogged for several days. In 2018, initial plantings of watermelons and other fresh market vegetables have been made; peas are nearing harvest, and significant acres of pickles, snap beans, and sweet corn […]

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