2019 New England Vegetable & Fruit Conference

Sponsored by the Cooperative Extension Systems of: University of Connecticut University of Massachusetts University of New Hampshire University of Rhode Island University of Vermont Cornell University Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station and Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners’ Association, New England Vegetable & Berry Growers’ Association, Massachusetts Fruit Growers’ Association, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture View […]

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New photo gallery: Alternaria leaf blight on cucurbits | Cornell Cooperative Extension

The Long Island Horticultural Research & Extension Center in Riverhead, NY added a new photo gallery to their Cucurbit Disease collection for Alternaria leaf blight on cucurbits. This disease is not considered an important disease of cucurbits, but can cause defoliation resulting in yield loss when left unmanaged especially during rainy periods or where overhead […]

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New photo gallery: Choanephora fruit rot of summer squash | Cornell Cooperative Extension

The Long Island Horticultural Research & Extension Center in Riverhead, NY added a new photo gallery to their Cucurbit Disease collection for Choanephora fruit rot of summer squash. This common disease occurs when humidity and temperature are both high. Symptoms usually start to develop at the blossom end of fruit touching the ground. The pathogen is in […]

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Cornell Vegetable Pathology shares insights on cucurbit disease management

Powdery mildew recommendations for the Northeast from the Cornell Vegetable Pathology Extension at Long Island Horticultural Research & Extension Center were recently updated on the CucCAP website Disease Management Pages: Powdery mildew on Cucumber Powdery mildew on Melon Powdery mildew on Squash & Pumpkin Disease information and 2019 fungicide recommendations from the McGrath lab for Powdery […]

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Managing Mildews and Phytophthora Blight Successfully in 2019 | Cornell Vegetable Program

Long Island Horticultural Research & Extension Center’s Margaret T. McGrath discussed cucurbit disease management in New York at the 2019 Empire State Producers Expo. Managing diseases is an important component of a successful production program for cucurbit crops because there are several diseases that can reduce yield or fruit quality when not adequately managed. The mildews […]

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Michael Mazourek’s New Seed Company is Helping Bring the Flavor Back to Cucurbits | Seed World Daily

On location in Davis, California at Cucurbitaceae 2018,  we sit down with Cornell University vegetable breeder Michael Mazourek to chat about his work on the Cucurbit Coordinated Agricultural Project, bringing the flavor back to vegetables and his new seed company partnership with celebrity chef Dan Barber. Read More Listen to the podcast here

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Resistance to Fungicides in Vegetable Pathogens: Current Situation and Strategies for Managing | Cornell Vegetable Pathology

In her talk, “Resistance to fungicides in vegetable pathogens: current situation and strategies for managing”, McGrath emphasized the importance of resistance management – specifically through monitoring and delaying development of resistance by rotating chemistries. Multi-fungicide resistance remains a constant concern, exemplified by cucurbit powdery mildew isolates present on Long Island that are resistant to 6 […]

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