Extension Publications


Plant Disease Management Reports (PDMR)

Cucumber (PDMR)

Squash (PDMR)

Watermelon (PDMR)

Cucurbit Disease Factsheets

Vegetable Production Information

  • 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., Ed. 2016. Disease control for commercial vegetables. North Carolina Agricultural and Chemicals Manual
  • Quesada-Ocampo, L.M. and J. Schultheis among other authors. Southeastern Vegetable Extension Workers. J. Kemble , I.M. Lewis, K.M. Jennings, and J.F. Walgenbach, Eds. 2017. Southeastern US 2017 Vegetable Crop Handbook
  • Quesada-Ocampo L.M., Ed. 2017. Disease Control for commercial vegetables. 2017 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual.
  • Schultheis, J.R., W.B. Thompson, and K.D. Starke. 2017. 2015 Yellow and zucchini squash cultivar evaluations. Dept. Horticultural Science. Horticulture Series #213. 26 pp.
  • Schultheis, J.R. and K.D. Starke. 2017. 2016 Zucchini squash cultivar evaluations. Dept. Horticultural Science. Horticulture Series #214. 12 pp.
  • Schultheis, J.R. and K.D. Starke. 2017. 2016 North Carolina melon cultivar evaluations. Dept. Horticultural Science. Horticulture Series #216. 32 pp.
  • Schultheis, J.R., W.B. Thompson, and K.D. Starke. 2016.  2015 Triploid Watermelon Booklet. Hort. Res. Series 214. 41 pp.
  • Schultheis, J.R., W.B. Thompson, and K.D. Starke. 2016.  2015 North Carolina melon cultivar evaluations. Hort. Research Series 211. 31 pp.
  • Smart, C.D. and H. Lange. 2016. Vine Crop Update. Proceedings of the 2016 Empire State Producers Expo, Syracuse, NY.

Cucurbit Disease Articles

  • Hausbeck, M. 2016. Downy mildew spends a decade damaging cucumbers. Vegetable Grower News 50(5):16-17.
  • Krasnow, C., M. 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.
  • Quesada-Ocampo, L.M., Ed. 2016. Disease control for commercial vegetables. North Carolina Agricultural and Chemicals Manual.
  • Smart, C.D. and H. Lange. 2016. Cucurbit Downy Mildew Update. Article for the VegEdge newsletter. February 2016

Blog Posts

  • Hausbeck, M. Early infection of downy mildew found in Michigan cucumbers. MSU Extension. July 11, 2016
  • Hausbeck, M. Downy mildew on cucumber reported in Ontario. MSU Extension. July 6, 2016
  • Hausbeck, M. Downy mildew on cucumbers detected in key areas of Michigan. MSU Extension. July 7, 2015
  • Hausbeck, M.  Cucumber downy mildew makes an early appearance in Michigan. MSU Extension. June 23, 2015
  • Hausbeck, M.  Cucumber downy mildew management practices for home gardeners. MSU Extension. June 23, 2015
  • Hausbeck, M., C. Krasnow. Watch for powdery mildew on vine crops. MSU Extension. July 18, 2014
  • Hausbeck, M. Downy mildew confirmed on cucumbers in Gratiot County. MSU Extension. July 11, 2014
  • Quesada-Ocampo, L.M. Watermelon downy mildew reported in North Carolina. NC State Extension Plant Pathology Portal. June 17, 2016
  • Quesada-Ocampo, L.M. Cucumber downy mildew reported in North Carolina. NC State Extension Plant Pathology Portal. June 1, 2016
  • Quesada-Ocampo, L.M. Keep an eye out for gummy stem blight in watermelons. NC State Extension Plant Pathology Portal. May 5, 2016

Other Resources

  • Krasnow, C.S., and M.K. Hausbeck. 2016. Phytophthora capsici: Pathogen biology and management strategies.  Pages 2-5 in: Phytophthora capsici Session Summaries, Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market Expo, Grand Rapids, MI, Dec.