2018 Cucurbit Downy Mildew Epidemic History | ipmPIPE & Melcast update

Epidemic Updates: October 7: First report from ME. CDM has been confirmed on jack-o-lantern pumpkin in a field in Penobscot County, ME. Incidence is 100%; severity is 80%. Estimated date of first symptoms is September 21. September 26: New report from MS. CDM has been discovered on acorn squash, cucumber, watermelon, cantaloupe, and butternut squash […]

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Cucurbit Downy Mildew Forecast and Epidemic History | ipmPIPE

Downy Mildew Epidemic Updates 1 August: Lagrange County, IN on Cucumber; Suffolk, VA on Butternut squash. 31 July: First reports from TN and MI; new reports from PA and NJ. CDM had been confirmed in Knox County, TN; Berrien County, MI; Lancaster County, PA; and Hunterdon County, NJ. on cucumber; Cumberland County, NJ: on jack-o-lantern type Pumpkin. […]

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Melon Disease Forecaster (Melcast)

Source: Melcast Update MELCAST is a system whereby melon growers can determine the best time to apply fungicides. The MELCAST system uses scientific and localized weather data to determine when fungicide applications are best made. Melcast Update (this web page) is intended to help muskmelon and watermelon growers keep track of daily MELCAST EFI (Environmental Favorability Index) […]

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Evidence for Spread of Fusarium Wilt of Watermelon in Transplant Trays | Purdue University Vegetable Crops Hotline

Fusarium wilt is one of the most serious diseases of watermelon in the Midwest. The disease often causes a one-sided wilt 2-3 weeks after transplanting. Whether a plant is affected, and to what degree, depends on the population of the long-lived spores in the soil that the roots contact. However, Fusarium wilt of watermelon is […]

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