Cucumber downy mildew, caused by the oomycete pathogen Pseudoperonospora cubensis, has been found in a commercial cucumber field in Johnston County.
CDM outbreaks were reported in NC, SC, GA, & FL.
Evaluations include control of Downy mildew on cucumber, Downy mildew on squash and Phytophthora fruit rot on squash.
CucCAP plant breeder, Todd Wehner talks about breeding cucumber and watermelon varieties for disease resistance.
The Cucurbit Downy Mildew Forecast began on April 29 for the 2019 growing season. Cucurbit downy mildew was reported in Florida on Acorn squash, Yellow Summer squash, Zucchini, Cantaloupe, Watermelon, Cucumber, and Butternut squash from February 4 to April 18, 2019.
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.