The Cucurbit Downy Mildew Forecast began on April 29 for the 2019 growing season. Cucurbit downy mildew was reported in Hillsborough, Collier, Miami-Dade, and Hendry Counties in Florida on Acorn squash, Yellow Summer squash, Zucchini, Cantaloupe, Watermelon, Cucumber, and Butternut squash from February 4 to April 18, 2019. View the Latest Forecast from the CUCURBIT DOWNY MILDEW ipmPIPE. Continue Reading
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 […]
Learn the latest research-based strategies for managing cucurbit downy mildew and Phytophthora capsici in pickling cucumbers. Our special guest Dr. Lina Quesada-Ocampo of North Carolina State University—a national leader in research on cucurbit downy mildew-will partner with Dr. Mary Hausbeck to give an in-depth overview of the biology and control of these devastating diseases.
Get a gameplan for managing Phytophthora rot in zucchini and winter squash grown for Michigan’s processing industry. Our special guest Dr. Chris Smart of Cornell University will team up with Dr. Mary Hausbeck to share real-world management strategies for this disease based on years of research on Phytophthora-infested ground.
Phytophthora blight in vegetables and other cucurbits is complicated by the fact that downy mildew may also be a problem. While similar in some ways, Phytophthora blight is different from downy mildew in a number of ways. Phytophthora movement through the air is limited, unlike downy mildew. Phytophthora survives over winter and thrives in hot […]
All growers that attend will be an integral part of helping make selections for the next generation of pickle varieties released!
Project GREEEN supported Dr. Hausbeck’s research into the emerging cucurbit downy mildew problem in Michigan.
Plant Disease Management Reports published by The American Phytopathological Society are hosted on the Plant Management Network. CucCAP Plant Pathologists contribute to these reports annually. Evaluation of fungicides for control of powdery mildew of winter squash, Kinston 2017. Evaluation of fungicides for control of downy mildew of winter squash, Kinston 2017. Evaluation of cultivars for […]