Downy Mildew Found in Watermelon on Long Island.
Symptoms were found on cucumber on 7/20 at a farm on the North Fork through the Cornell Cooperative Extension IPM Scouting Program.
Reports of the presence of Cucurbit downy mildew were published by Plant Pathologists in North America.
These factsheets from Cornell CALS can be found on the Cornell Vegetable Program and the Long Island Horticultural Research & Extension Center websites.
Cornell University Plant Pathologist Margaret McGrath will present “Research Guides: Management Recommendations for Cucurbit Mildews” in the Wednesday morning Vegetable and Disease Pest Updates session.
The Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension center’s Vegetable Pathology group added a new photo gallery of Cercospora leaf spot of Cucumber.
The New York State Vegetable Growers Association and Cornell Cooperative Extension announced they are transforming the annual Becker Forum and Empire State Producers Expo into a virtual conference.
“Sunscald injury starts on the top of fruit, often the part facing the sun during the morning. Initially the rind may appear water-soaked and will slough off when rubbed.”