New photo gallery: Gummy stem blight and black rot of cucurbit crops

Cornell University’s Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Center added a new photo gallery of Gummy stem blight and black rot of cucurbits. Frequent rain and overhead irrigation done when foliage won’t dry promptly (such as when irrigation ends after sunset) promote disease development. Infection occurs when warm (64-82 C), with 75-77 being optimal. Continue […]

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Managing Gummy Stem Blight in Watermelon | VSCNews

Gummy stem blight (GSB), also known as black rot, is a common issue for watermelon producers in the Southeast. Didymella bryoniae, the fungus that causes GSB, favors warm and humid weather, leaving the Southeast growing region susceptible to the disease’s devastating effects. If not managed well, it can cause significant yield loss for growers. Currently labeled […]

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Protecting Cucurbit Crops Against Pathogens | VSC News

The Vegetable and Specialty Crop News June 2019 edition features two articles about disease problems of interest to cucurbit growers. An article from Florida State Cooperative Extension Vegetable Pathology titled, What to do about watermelon gummy stem blight and fusarium wilt, highlights two disease priorities on watermelon. The need for new virus resistant squash and melon […]

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