Fusarium wilt has been a problem in watermelon for several years. A new race of the disease makes it even more of a struggle to deal with. This article from University of Florida Extension Plant Pathology was published in the October 2018 edition of Vegetable and Specialty crop news. To view this page in the […]
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Phytophthora, fusarium wilt, anthracnose, downy mildew and gummy stem blight are the biggest issues that Nicholas Dufault, University of Florida associate professor and Extension plant pathologist, has seen. These are the most common diseases in Florida-grown watermelons. Read the article from Vegetable Grower’s News.
Fusarium wilt has been a problem in watermelon for several years. A new race of the disease makes it even more of a struggle to deal with. Nicholas Dufault, assistant professor and Extension specialist in the Plant Pathology Department at the University of Florida (UF), says race three fusarium wilt was recently found in the […]
A group of fungi might fight a disease that’s dangerous to tomatoes and specialty crops. Using a $770,000, three-year grant from the USDA, Gary Vallad, associate professor of plant pathology, hopes to harness the advantages of fungi known as trichoderma to fight Fusarium wilt. We are focusing on tomato production Florida, Maryland and Pennsylvania,” he […]
Florida watermelon growers are constantly faced with the challenge of disease management. Whether it’s diseases vectored by whiteflies or fungal diseases such as fusarium wilt, once a crop is infected, the results can be detrimental. Source: Watermelon Disease Watch | Vegetable & Specialty Crop News
Researchers are studying the effects of grafting in watermelon crops to manage a pathogen continuing to cause problems for many Florida growers. Read More
Growers in Georgia are currently facing challenges when it comes to battling fusarium wilt and whitefly-transmitted viral diseases in their vegetable crops, such as watermelon and zucchini. Source: Cucurbit Crop Concerns for Georgia Growers – VSC NEWS