What growers experience when temperatures near 100 degrees Fahrenheit (F).
Powdery mildew on had been reported on yellow squash and a few other cucurbits in Alabama. It typically prefers hot and dry conditions.
The Cucurbit downy mildew forecast website provides a map and list of recent disease outbreaks.
Reports of the presence of Cucurbit downy mildew were published by Plant Pathologists in North America.
CucCAP scientist James D. McCreight is a contributor to the 2021 CGC report.
Cucurbit downy mildew (CDM), is an economically significant disease of cucurbitaceous crops in the Eastern United States (US). Cucumbers are particularly susceptible and as a result, disease management of this pathogen relies heavily on fungicide use.
Michigan Vegetable specialists discuss the planting of squash, slicing cucumbers, watermelons, muskmelons, pumpkins, hard squash, and pickling cucumbers across the state.
Before her current position as a Genetic Purity Lab Manager in the Quality Assurance Department at Sakata Seed America, Inc., in Salinas California, Bidisha Chanda worked for the USDA and conducted research for the CucCAP watermelon team at the US Vegetable Laboratory in Charleston, South Carolina.