CucCAP Vegetable Pathologist, Mary Hausbeck, discusses Phytophthora susceptiblity in cucumbers, summer squash and zucchini. Disease symptoms on fruit can take a few days to appear after infection. Fruit can appear healthy at harvest and then develop disease symptoms during transit or on grocers’ shelves. The classic symptom of phytophthora is a white, powdered sugar appearance. Cucurbits […]
The MELCAST and ipmPIPE cucurbit disease forecasting tools have discontinued updates for the 2019 growing season.
The Schultheis Vegetable Production Lab in the Department of Horticultural Science at NC State University cooperates with extension researchers to evaluate pumpkin cultivars for yield and quality. Seed company representatives joined the Extension researchers in the field for the early September pumpkin harvest.
CucCAP Vegetable Pathologists provide cucurbit producers with techniques for cucurbit disease management and connect growers with research seeking new solutions for cucurbit diseases. The extension team is a network of University Extension specialists, members of their labs and Extension Agents who work with growers from across each state. Extension Agent Training When cucurbit crops are threatened by […]
The Michigan State University Vegetable Pathology Lab teams up with Michigan State Extension to publish vegetable updates throughout the growing season. View previous updates here. Southeast Michigan vegetable update Pumpkin plantings have some orange fruit, though some plantings still have a long way to go. This unevenness and lack of orange fruit is being reported […]
“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 […]
The Michigan State University Vegetable Pathology Lab teams up with Michigan State Extension to publish vegetable updates throughout the growing season. View the July 31 update here. Southeast Michigan vegetable update In pumpkins and winter squash, downy mildew has been found on hard squash in Pennsylvania and Tennessee. Downy mildew is a complex disease with […]
“I really wanted a job that had application but would also allow me to use all the tools I have learned through my career, from field research to genomics, then be able to apply that to solve problems for growers,” she said. “I also really just love vegetable crops.” In pickling cucumber, the biggest concern […]