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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Southeastern U.S. 2018 Vegetable Crop Handbook | Growing Produce

Download the Southeastern U.S. 2018 Vegetable Crop Handbook from Growing Produce or visit topics of interest for cucurbit growers with the following links: Disease Control for Cucurbits Efficacy of Products for Disease Control in Cucurbits Cucumber Production Recomendations Melon Production Recomendations Pumpkin and Winter Squash Production Recomendations Summer Squash Production Recomendations Watermelon Production Recomendations

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Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Growers

The 2018 edition of the Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Growers is a collaboration of land-grant universities from eight states. It provides vegetable production information that is valid in the participating states for the current year. This includes fertility, variety, cultural, and pest management recommendations. A hard copy is available at the MSU Extension Bookstore. […]

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New photo gallery: Phytophthora Blight in Cucurbit Crops

Phytophthora blight has been the most destructive disease of cucurbit crops on Long Island, and the most challenging disease to manage effectively.  Information about this disease and its management are posted at the VegetableMD website. Crown rot is one of the common symptoms of Phytophthora blight.  Affected tissue often looks water-soaked and collapsed, especially with […]

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Pudrición Gomosa del tallo en Cucurbitáceas | NC State Extension Publications

CucCAP published a Spanish version of the Gummy Stem Blight Fact Sheet. This is the sixth factsheet that our plant pathologists have translated. Look for more Spanish factsheets in the coming months. Esta Hoja de Datos de Patología Vegetal fue publicada en inglés en 2015 por la Dra. Lina Quesada, Laboratorio de Patología Vegetal de […]

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