Cuccap Project Develops Extension Fact Sheets for Important Cucurbit Diseases in English and Spanish

Members of the CucCAP extension team [Dr. Mary Hausbeck, Michigan State University; Dr. Angela Linares, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez; Dr. Lina Quesada-Ocampo, North Carolina State University; Dr. Chris Smart, Cornell University] have developed 16 extension fact sheets to support stakeholders and impact cucurbit production in each region.  The fact sheets provide useful information […]

Continue reading


CucCAP Plant Pathologists conduct Disease Management Workshops

Extension vegetable pathologist Mary Hausbeck was joined by CucCAP plant pathologists Lina Quesada from NC State and Chris Smart from Cornell University for a series of disease management workshops in Michigan. These winter workshops for vegetable growers provided an in-depth overview of the biology and control of cucurbit downy mildew and Phytophthora capsici in pickling cucumbers […]

Continue reading


Phytophthora and Downy Mildew Workshop for Vegetable Growers

Learn the latest research-based strategies for managing cucurbit downy mildew and Phytophthora capsici in pickling cucumbers. Our special guest Dr. Lina Quesada-Ocampo of North Carolina State University—a national leader in research on cucurbit downy mildew-will partner with Dr. Mary Hausbeck to give an in-depth overview of the biology and control of these devastating diseases.

Continue reading


Winter 2019 Extension Disease Management Workshops

Extension Plant Pathologists Lina Quesada from NC State and Chris Smart from Cornell join Extension Specialist Mary Hausbeck for a series of Phytophthora and Downy Mildew Workshops for Vegetable Growers at Michigan State University. Phytophthora blight in vegetables and other cucurbits is complicated by the fact that downy mildew may also be a problem. January 23, […]

Continue reading


Phytophthora Workshop for Vegetable Growers

Get a gameplan for managing Phytophthora rot in zucchini and winter squash grown for Michigan’s processing industry. Our special guest Dr. Chris Smart of Cornell University will team up with Dr. Mary Hausbeck to share real-world management strategies for this disease based on years of research on Phytophthora-infested ground.

Continue reading


Phytophthora and Downy Mildew Workshops for Vegetable Growers

Phytophthora blight in vegetables and other cucurbits is complicated by the fact that downy mildew may also be a problem. While similar in some ways, Phytophthora blight is different from downy mildew in a number of ways. Phytophthora movement through the air is limited, unlike downy mildew. Phytophthora survives over winter and thrives in hot […]

Continue reading