Vegetable Production Update | NC State

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 […]

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Research aimed at stopping gummy stem blight in the greenhouse | VGN

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 […]

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TREC Helps Growers, Trains Future Plant Breeders – VSC NEWS

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 […]

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Pudrición Gomosa del tallo en Cucurbitáceas | NC State Extension Publications

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 […]

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