This disease was confirmed on squash in Johnson County, North Carolina on August 25, 2023. Disease incidence was approximately 15% and the affected leaves showed 45% disease severity.
The Vegetable Pathology Lab at NC State conducts field trials each growing season to study plant pathogens, resistance of plant varieties to pathogens, and vegetable disease management strategies. When a field trial is harvested, the crop is weighed, graded, and evaluated for disease damage and marketability.
Two members of the CucCAP Integrated Crop and Disease Management Team were selected to receive APS awards in honor of their significant contributions to the science of plant pathology at Plant Health 2023.
Delaying transplanting until the soil has warmed to about 81 degrees at a 4-inch depth can reduce the number of plants with Fusarium wilt.
Eleanor and Fascination are partially resistant cultivars that have been shown to perform better when Fusarium wilt is present. But grafting is more effective…and more expensive
The first symptoms of cucurbit downy mildew disease on pickling cucumber plants in a commercial production field have been verifiedby qPCR in the Saginaw County lab on July 19, 2023. The statewide spore trapping network to detect downy mildew spores in the air has had positives in multiple counties.
The June 30 episode of The SC Grower Exchange podcast features CucCAP plant pathologist Dr. Anthony Keinath as he discusses downy mildew in cucurbits and other vegetables.
This article for gardeners is published in The Post and Courier, a Charleston S.C. newspaper. The article discusses Cucurbit downy mildew on several varieties of cucumber, other cucurbits, and other crops.
Clade 2 downy mildew spores were trapped in Michigan last week. Phytophthora infested surface waters may be the only source for irrigation in some areas.