Extension Publications


Plant Disease Management Reports (PDMR)

Cucumber (PDMR)


Squash (PDMR)

  • Krasnow, C., Hausbeck, M.K. 2020. Evaluation of fungicides to control Phytophthora fruit rot of winter squash, 2015. Plant Disease Management Reports 14:V108.
  • Krasnow, C., Hausbeck, M.K. 2020. Evaluation of post-harvest fungicide dips for control of Phytophthora fruit rot of winter squash, 2016. Plant Disease Management Reports 14:V109.
  • Krasnow, C., Hausbeck, M.K. 2020. Evaluation of fungicides to control Phytophthora fruit rot of winter squash, 2016. Plant Disease Management Reports 14:V110.


Watermelon (PDMR)

Cucurbit Disease Factsheets and Websites

Hoja Informativa de Patógenos de Vegetales

Cucurbit Variety Trials

Vegetable Production Guides

  • Egel, D.S., R. Foster, E. Maynard, S. Weller, M. Babadoost, A. Nair, C. Rivard, M. Kennelly, M. Hausbeck, Z. Szendrei, B. Hutchison, A. Orshinsky, T. Eaton, C. Welty, S. Miller, eds. 2019. Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Growers. Michigan State University Extension Bulletin 0312.
  • Schultheis, Quesada among other authors. 2020. Southeastern Vegetable Extension Workers. Kemble J., Lewis Ivey M., Jennings K. M., and Walgenbach J. F., Eds. Southeastern US 2020 Vegetable Crop Handbook.
  • Szendrei Z, Bird G, Hausbeck M, Kirk W, Warner F, Jess L. Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Growers. Michigan State University Extension Bulletin 0312.

  • Linares-Ramírez, A.M. 2019. Conjunto de prácticas: Hortalizas para inspectores de la Corporación de Seguros Agrícolas. Tabla de fenología de las hortalizas de importancia económica en Puerto Rico Conjunto Tecnológico Departamento de Agricultura.
  • Linares-Ramírez, A.M. 2019. Guía de manejo de producción para pepinillo y calabaza para inspectores de seguros agrícolas. En: Conjunto de prácticas: Hortalizas. 19 pp.
  • Quesada-Ocampo, L.M. 2019. Basil, cucurbits, hop, lettuce, endive, sweetpotato, and fungicide resistance tables In: Southeastern Vegetable Extension Workers. Kemble J., Meadows I., Jennings K. M., and Walgenbach J. F., Eds. Southeastern US 2019 Vegetable Crop Handbook.
  • Quesada-Ocampo, L.M., I. Meadows, and F. Louws. 2019. Disease control for commercial vegetables. North Carolina Agricultural and Chemicals Manual. Basil, cucurbits, hop, lettuce, endive, sweetpotato, and fungicide resistance tables.


  • Quesada-Ocampo, L. M., Ed. 2017. Disease control for commercial vegetables. 2017 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual.
  • Quesada-Ocampo, L. M. and J. Schultheis among other authors. J. Kemble , I. M. Lewis, K. M. Jennings, and J. F. Walgenbach, Eds. 2017. Southeastern Vegetable Extension Workers Southeastern U.S. 2017 Vegetable Crop Handbook.

  • Kemble, J., L.M. Quesada-Ocampo, I. M. Lewis, K. M. Jennings, and J. F. Walgenbach, Eds. 2016.  Southeastern Vegetable Extension Workers. Southeastern U.S. 2016 Vegetable Crop Handbook. Quesada-Ocampo, L. M. and J. Schultheis among other authors.
  • Quesada-Ocampo, L.M., Ed. 2016. Disease control for commercial vegetables. North Carolina Agricultural and Chemicals Manual.

Cucurbit Disease Articles & Posts

  • Melanson, R.A., W.M. Wintermantel, E. J. Sikora, and R. Singh. 2020. Whitefly-transmitted and yellowing viruses in watermelon and other cucurbit crops. Mississippi State University Extension Service, P3439. 12 pages.
  • Melanson, R. A., W.W. M.intermantel, E. .Sikora, and R.Singh. 2020. A photo guide to whitefly-transmitted and yellowing viruses in watermelon and other cucurbit crops. Mississippi State University Extension Service, P3440. 2 pages
  • Smart, C.D. 2020. Controlling Bacterial Diseases in Vegetables in 2020. Extension article for growers and regional newsletters. VegEdge February.

  • Hausbeck, M. 2019. Phytophthora crown rot on cucurbits and peppers requires an aggressive approach. 23 Jul.
  • Linares-Ramírez A. 2019. Guía de manejo de producción para pepinillo y calabaza para inspectores de seguros agrícolas. En: Conjunto de prácticas: Hortalizas. 19 pp.
  • Linares AM. 2019. Conjunto de prácticas: Hortalizas para inspectores de la Corporación de Seguros Agrícolas. Tabla de fenología de las hortalizas de importancia económica en Puerto Rico Conjunto Tecnológico Departamento de Agricultura.
  • Quesada-Ocampo L. M. and D’Arcangelo K. N. Cucumber downy mildew detected in North Carolina. Extension Plant Pathology Portal. June 13, 2019.




  • Krasnow, C., M. K. Hausbeck, A. Bryant, W.R. Morrison III, B. Werling, N. Quinn, Z. Szendrei, and A. Buchanan. 2015. Diseases and insects in Michigan cucurbits and their management.  Michigan State University Extension Bulletin E3276
  • Hausbeck, M. K. Downy mildew on cucumbers detected in key areas of Michigan. MSU Extension. July 7, 2015.
  • Hausbeck, M. K. Cucumber downy mildew makes an early appearance in Michigan. MSU Extension. June 23, 2015.
  • Hausbeck, M. K. Cucumber downy mildew management practices for home gardeners. MSU Extension. June 23, 2015.
  • Hausbeck, M. K., C. Krasnow. Watch for powdery mildew on vine crops. MSU Extension. July 18, 2014.
  • Hausbeck, M. K. Downy mildew confirmed on cucumbers in Gratiot County. MSU Extension. July 11, 2014.