CDM has been reported in LA, MN, AL, OH, WV, WI, NY, OH. AR, IN, VT, MS, DE, PA, IN, IL, PA, KY, ON, MA, NH, ME, WV, KY, WV, VA, NY, PA, OH, TN, and NC.
“Fall crops are continuing to progress well, though we are continuing to see a fair amount of disease like anthracnose, downy mildew, and bacterial spot due to the recent wet conditions.”
“Pseudoperonospora cubensis has two types of isolates or clades that preferentially infect certain cucurbit crops. In North Carolina, clade 2 isolates preferentially infect cucumbers and cantaloupes, while clade 1 isolates preferentially infect squash, pumpkin, and watermelon.” Continue Reading
Squash, cucumbers, and pumpkins experienced disease pressure from plant viruses, powdery mildew, fusarium, and phytophthora in Michigan during the week of August 13 to 19, 2020.
In July and August, CDM was reported in NC, KY, VA, WV, NY, PA, OH, TN, NJ, CT, IN, KS, ON, IN, KS, ON, QC, MD, MA and AL.
The Cucurbit downy mildew forecast is hosted by the NC State University departments of Plant Pathology & Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences. The website provides a map of recent outbreaks and lists outbreaks. Epidemic Status Map for CDM (Pseudoperonospora cubensis): View the map. Epidemic Update – 20 July: New reports from NY and NC. CDM has been confirmed […]
“Downy Mildew was identified today in a commercial cucumber field in Kent County, Ontario. The disease had previously been identified in the Great Lakes area, in Michigan on June 22nd. Risk remains high now that the disease has been confirmed in Ontario despite hot, dry weather.”
“Breeding pest and disease tolerance into a plant can take a long time. For some years, Mazourek has been addressing the threat caused by downy mildew, a fungus-like pathogen that attacks plants in the cucurbits family.” Continue Reading