The dates for the 2021 EXPO are set for Dec. 7-9, 2021.
Pseudoperonospora cubensis, the causal agent of cucurbit downy mildew (CDM), was confirmed on cucumbers in Lenoir county on June 15. The sample was part of the CDM sentinel plots yearly deployed by the NC State Vegetable Pathology Lab.
First cucurbit downy mildew spores identified in air samples in Allegan County
by: Mary Hausbeck, Annika Peterson and Doug Higgins
In this study, researchers at Cornell collected 252 strains of the pathogen from across New York State and sequenced portions of their DNA in order to characterize the genetic structure of the pathogen population.
CucCAP crop and disease management specialists presented cucurbit crop and disease management strategies at winter meetings in several regions of the country.
Plant pathologists from the CucCAP disease management team published two articles focusing on CDM: “Population Analyses Reveal Two Host-Adapted Clades of Pseudoperonospora cubensis, the Causal Agent of Cucurbit Downy Mildew, on Commercial and Wild Cucurbits” & “Diagnostic Guide for Cucurbit Downy Mildew”
Cornell University scientists Dr. Christine Smart, a plant pathologist and Dr. Michael Mazourek, a vegetable breeder discuss newly developed squash breeding lines and the soilborne oomycete Phytophthora capsici.
How can growers living with this devastating disease of cucurbits, peppers and tomatoes produce a harvestable crop? Dr. Smart works on the “Phytophthora farm” at Cornell University, land which is dedicated to researching solutions growers can use to deal with this disease.