With the heavy rains during the 2018 watermelon season, Georgia growers in the Colquitt County area have seen an increase in gummy stem blight in their melons. Read more about the number one problem for Georgia watermelon growers this year.
Zucchini and yellow squash are being picked. Pumpkins and winter squash are vining out. In both crops, thrips are becoming an issue with the hot dry weather. According to Elaine Roddy in Ontario, damage to older leaves may not be a concern, but stunting of new growth indicates the need to treat. Thrips can scar […]
Fusarium wilt has been a problem in watermelon for several years. A new race of the disease makes it even more of a struggle to deal with. Nicholas Dufault, assistant professor and Extension specialist in the Plant Pathology Department at the University of Florida (UF), says race three fusarium wilt was recently found in the […]
University of Georgia scientists are assisting in a study to find a cantaloupe variety with less netting on the rind in the hopes that the fruit will be less susceptible to the bacteria or pathogens that settle in the netting on the outside of the fruit. Read more about this USDA funded research on cantaloupes.
Excerpts from NC State Plant Pathology’s June 22, 2018 biweekly vegetable production conference calls entitled Veggie Calls: Powdery Mildew has been reported on zucchini in three counties from Western and Central North Carolina. Cucumbers in Western North Carolina are exhibiting symptoms of chemical burn. The plants were sprayed with Quadris and Manzate on a hot and […]
Cucurbit Downy Mildew was reported throughout the southeast and in the mid-Atlantic states in June 2018. The majority of DM reports were on cucumbers with 12 instances in all counties reporting. Three instances of DM on squash were reported, 2 in melon fields, 4 in squash fields and 1 instance in a watermelon field. June […]
As we near the beginning of July, it’s important to note this is typically the time of year we expect to find the first downy mildew symptoms on cucumber. Read more about this destructive disease on cucurbits.
One Canadian family applies its expertise to guide Big Marble Farms, the largest produce greenhouse operation in Alberta, into the future. Big Marble Farms grows Long English Cucumbers and Mini Cucumbers. The Long English Cucumbers fill about 21 acres of production space, and its Mini Cucumbers fill about 14 acres. The offerings and how the […]