The MELCAST and ipmPIPE cucurbit disease forecasting tools have discontinued updates for the 2019 growing season.
“Downy mildew on cucumber has been verified in three cucumber producing counties on the west side of Michigan and one pickling cucumber producing county on the east side of Michigan.” “Cantaloupe crops are also at risk of becoming infected by downy mildew and should be protected using the fungicides that have been proven to be […]
Cucumber Downy Mildew (CDM) has been confirmed on cucumber samples from our sentinel plot in Waynesville, NC (Haywood County) and from commercial growers in Burke and Henderson Counties. Approximately 75-100% of plants were affected. Leaves showed symptoms typical of CDM: angular, chlorotic or yellow lesions on the upper surface of the leaves with gray to […]
Downy mildew on cucumber has developed in a small research plot at the Southwest Research and Extension Center in Benton Harbor, Michigan. This is the first confirmed report in Michigan in 2019. Disease symptoms developed over the last several days and this research plot had not been sprayed with any fungicides. Continue Reading
The Cucurbit downy mildew forecast is provided by the North Carolina State University departments of Plant Pathology & Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences. The website provides a map of recent outbreaks and lists outbreaks. Outbreaks for June & July 2019 are listed. July 11 – Cucurbit Downy Mildew has been confirmed in Accomack and Chesterfield […]
The Cucurbit downy mildew forecast is provided by the North Carolina State University departments of Plant Pathology & Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences. The website provides a map of recent outbreaks and lists outbreaks. Outbreaks for May & June 2019 are listed. 17 June: New report from GA. CDM has been confirmed in Ben Hill […]
Characteristic symptoms include angular, chlorotic lesions on the upper surface of cucurbit leaves and gray sporulation on the underside of the leaves. Sporangiophore structures typical of Pseudoperonospora cubensis, causal agent of CDM, can be observed using a hand lens or under a dissecting microscope. Continue Reading
Epidemic Updates: October 7: First report from ME. CDM has been confirmed on jack-o-lantern pumpkin in a field in Penobscot County, ME. Incidence is 100%; severity is 80%. Estimated date of first symptoms is September 21. September 26: New report from MS. CDM has been discovered on acorn squash, cucumber, watermelon, cantaloupe, and butternut squash […]