2020 Bay Thumb Vegetable Meeting

Attendees can Earn RUP & CCA credits. Presentations include: Vegetable disease update – Doug Higgins, MSU Plant Pathologist in Hausbeck lab New digital tools and regulation updates – Ben Phillips, MSU Vegetable Educator

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Phytophthora control is a long-term commitment | VGN

CucCAP Vegetable Pathologist, Mary Hausbeck, discusses Phytophthora susceptiblity in cucumbers, summer squash and zucchini. Disease symptoms on fruit can take a few days to appear after infection. Fruit can appear healthy at harvest and then develop disease symptoms during transit or on grocers’ shelves. The classic symptom of phytophthora is a white, powdered sugar appearance. Cucurbits […]

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2019 Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO

Mary Hausbeck from Michigan State University will present Downy Mildew Management in Pickling Cucumbers on Tuesday at 09:00 AM. Presentations to the Pickling Cucumber Research Reporting Session: Julian Bello and Mary Hausbeck, Dept. Plant, Soil, Microbial Sciences, Michigan State Univ.,  Using molecular markers to ID downy mildew from spore traps. Grace Kenny and Mary Hausbeck, Dept. Plant, Soil, […]

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Hausbeck lab publishes article on Age-Related Resistance to Phytophthora capsici in Squash

Changes in Winter Squash Fruit Exocarp Structure Associated with Age-Related Resistance to Phytophthora capsici by Safa A. Alzohairy, Ray Hammerschmidt, and Mary K. Hausbeck Published Online:27 Aug 2019 Phytophthora capsici is a destructive pathogen of cucurbits causing root, crown, and fruit rot. Winter squash (Cucurbita sp.) production is limited by this pathogen in Michigan and other U.S. growing […]

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Cucumber downy mildew moves across Michigan | MSU Extension Vegetables

“Downy mildew on cucumber has been verified in three cucumber producing counties on the west side of Michigan and one pickling cucumber producing county on the east side of Michigan.” “Cantaloupe crops are also at risk of becoming infected by downy mildew and should be protected using the fungicides that have been proven to be […]

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Cucumber downy mildew disease confirmed in research plot in southwest Michigan | MSU Extension Vegetables

Downy mildew on cucumber has developed in a small research plot at the Southwest Research and Extension Center in Benton Harbor, Michigan. This is the first confirmed report in Michigan in 2019. Disease symptoms developed over the last several days and this research plot had not been sprayed with any fungicides. Continue Reading

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