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.
With the heavy rains during the 2018 watermelon season, Georgia growers in the Colquitt County area have seen an increase in gummy stem blight in their melons. Read more about the number one problem for Georgia watermelon growers this year.
Excerpts from NC State Plant pathology’s June 8, 2018 biweekly vegetable production conference calls entitled Veggie Calls: A producer in northeastern North Carolina had reported several cucurbit diseases including Phythium root rot and powdery mildew on squash, and leaf spot and gummy stem blight in cantaloupe. Cucurbit Downy Mildew has been reported in Duplin, Sampson, and […]
Rhyme fungicide now available for use in watermelon
Georgia watermelon growers who have a targeted, informed disease management plan for gummy stem blight disease could save money and lessen the environmental impact of producing this favorite summertime fruit. University of Georgia horticulturist Cecilia McGregor, along with fellow UGA scientists Marin Brewer and Bhabesh Dutta, studies the impact of reduced fungicide use through early […]
Georgia watermelon growers who have a targeted, informed disease management plan for gummy stem blight disease could save money and lessen the environmental impact of producing this favorite summertime fruit. Read more about gummy stem blight on watermelon.
For squash, one of the main issues for growers is a pathogen called Phytophthora capsici that causes crown, root and fruit rot. Meru says that the disease is particularly severe in South Florida areas, such as Miami-Dade County, where hot, humid and rainy weather conditions lead to rapid establishment of the pathogen. Watermelon growers are concerned about […]
CucCAP published a Spanish version of the Gummy Stem Blight Fact Sheet. This is the sixth factsheet that our plant pathologists have translated. Look for more Spanish factsheets in the coming months. Esta Hoja de Datos de Patología Vegetal fue publicada en inglés en 2015 por la Dra. Lina Quesada, Laboratorio de Patología Vegetal de […]