Downy mildew on cucumber plants has been verified on two farms in Monroe County, which is located in southeast Michigan. This is the first confirmation of this devastating disease on the east side of the state for 2020. Continue Reading
Downy mildew on cucumber has been verified in Berrien County, which is located in southwest Michigan.
Our molecular analysis of the spore trap samples from Berrien County has recently confirmed cucumber downy mildew spores in the air for June 8, 10 and 13, 2020. For the Muskegon spore trap, there was a positive for cucumber downy mildew spores for June 8.
Cucumber downy mildew, caused by the oomycete pathogen Pseudoperonospora cubensis, has been found in a commercial cucumber field in Johnston County. The first report in North Carolina was made on June 8 of 2020 on a related post with management information. Approximately 25% of the field was infected at 40% disease severity. The recent rains […]
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A valuable resource available to cucurbit growers on the CucCAP website is the Cucurbit Downy Mildew ipmPIPE Pest Information Platform for Extension and Education. The CDM ipmPipe is hosted at NC State University. This website was recently updated and forecasting for the 2020 growing season will begin in late March or early April. The site indicates that CDM […]
In early 2020, CucCAP Vegetable Pathology and Crop Production Extension Specialists published plant disease management reports and Cucurbit cultigen evaluations from recent field trials. These reports provide valuable information for cucurbit crop producers, seed companies and other CucCAP stakeholders. The 2019 Plant Disease Management Reports provide disease resistance information for downy mildew on cucumber, Phytophthora […]
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