Florida watermelon growers are constantly faced with the challenge of disease management. Whether it’s diseases vectored by whiteflies or fungal diseases such as fusarium wilt, once a crop is infected, the results can be detrimental. Source: Watermelon Disease Watch | Vegetable & Specialty Crop News
Download the Southeastern U.S. 2018 Vegetable Crop Handbook from Growing Produce or visit topics of interest for cucurbit growers with the following links: Disease Control for Cucurbits Efficacy of Products for Disease Control in Cucurbits Cucumber Production Recomendations Melon Production Recomendations Pumpkin and Winter Squash Production Recomendations Summer Squash Production Recomendations Watermelon Production Recomendations
In 2017, CucCAP researchers published peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters, popular articles, fact sheets, and research abstracts. They also presented their research at scientific and commodity meetings. These resources are reported annually by Rebecca Grumet, the project director, to the USDA Research, Education, & Economics Information System. Recent updates of CucCAP resources can be found […]
The USDA publishes an annual risk management fact sheet that provides a general overview of the crop insurance program. Causes of loss can include plant disease. Fact sheets are available for Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Maryland and Delaware. Information includes details about program eligibility, important dates, reporting requirements, and more.
On pages 10 – 11 of this article, UF Extension specialists in Gainsville Fl. discuss strategies to manage fusarium wilt and virus transmission by white fly on watermelon. Inside of the February 2018 issue of VSCNews magazine, readers will find pages packed with disease management strategies. Get an update on the latest disease management research […]
Dr. Angela Linares-Ramírez and her graduate student, Magdiel Miranda translated the final two cucurbit disease fact sheets authored by Dr. Mary K. Hausbeck, Monitoring and Managing Cucurbit Downy Mildew for Commercial Growers and Management of Cucurbit Downy Mildew for Home Gardeners. The new factsheets, Manejo del añublo lanoso de la cucurbitáceas para los agricultores and Monitoreo y manejo del añublo lanoso de las cucurbitáceas, […]
UA project tackles challenge of making safer melon
The USDA-ARS Crop Improvement and Protection Research group stationed in Salinas, CA reported recent presentations to growers and industry. On Thursday December 7, 2017, Dr. Jim McCreight presented “Melon powdery mildew race variation in California” at the Imperial County 28th Annual Fall Desert Crops Workshop hosted by Cooperative Extension and the University of California. On Thursday, January […]