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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Melon Field Day

CucCAP melon breeders, industry representatives and other participants interested in Powdery Mildew replicated trials & natural infection and a Core set of means for trains assays, joined Dr. Jim McCreight at the University of California Desert Research and Extension Center on June 7, 2018 for a Melon Field Day. The group looked for Powdery Mildew […]

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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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Third Annual CucCAP Team Meeting

CucCAP team members, the industry advisory board, external reviewers, germplasm curators, and guests met in Raleigh, North Carolina for an update of the Cucurbit Coordinated Agricultural Project’s progress since the group last met in 2017. Topics discussed included bioinformatics platforms, websites and workshops, GBS data and analysis, analysis of germplasm diversity, and selection of functional panels. […]

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Research aimed at stopping gummy stem blight in the greenhouse | VGN

Georgia watermelon growers who have a targeted, informed disease management plan for gummy stem blight disease could save money and lessen the environmental impact of producing this favorite summertime fruit. University of Georgia horticulturist Cecilia McGregor, along with fellow UGA scientists Marin Brewer and Bhabesh Dutta, studies the impact of reduced fungicide use through early […]

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