In early December after months without internet and electricity due to Hurricanes Irma and Maria, Dr. Angela M. Linares Ramírez finally got internet service restored in her Peurto Rico office. Although the CucCAP team in Peurto Rico was still waiting for electricity to be restored, they managed to send translations of three Spanish factsheets to be […]
Mary K. Hausbeck from MSU Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences spoke about Downy Mildew Prevention and control at the Great Lakes Expo on December 6 in the Pickling Cucumber Session. In the Phytophthora session, Dr. Hausbeck spoke about Phytophthora capsici: Pathogen Biology and Management Strategies.
Angela M. Linares Ramirez from the University of Puerto Rico translated a fact sheet into Spanish for the CucCAP website. Manejo de Phytophthora en calabaza de invierno y en calabaza is the seventh Spanish factsheet available on the CucCAP website. The English version of this factsheet, Managing Phytophthora on Winter Squash and Pumpkin, by Mary Hausbeck was published at Michigan […]
CucCAP Extension specialists evaluated pumpkin and squash varieties for a variety of traits including disease susceptibility. Source: 2017 Pumpkin Variety Trials | North Carolina Cooperative Extension
Vegetable growers toured an on-farm plot of early generation Cornell downy mildew resistant pickle breeding lines. Dr. Michael Mazourek, Professor of Plant Breeding, and lab members, were on-site to walk growers through the plot and review plant selections. Feedback from growers helps Cornell researchers make selections for the next generation of pickle variety releases. Organic control […]
The Michigan State University (MSU) Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center (SWMREC) on Tuesday, Aug. 15, offered tours of projects underway at its farm near Benton Harbor. About 40 individuals attended the tours which included presentations on projects affecting a wide variety of crops from cucumbers to hops to blueberries and peaches. MSU lab manager […]
As a professor, she specializes in developing of management strategies for vegetable diseases. Christine is a member of the CucCAP Squash and Extension Teams. Source: Vegetable diseases specialist to lead Cornell plant science – Vegetable Growers News
Many areas of Michigan have received a significant amount of rain that favors the development of phytophthora disease on winter squash and pumpkin plants. Other vegetables that are susceptible to Phytophthora capsici include cucumber, zucchini, summer squash, watermelon, cantaloupe, pumpkin, pepper, eggplant, tomato and succulent bean. The pathogen may overwinter in the soil and persist for more […]