East Michigan crop reports Zucchini and yellow squash are being picked clean of their large fruits this week. Some growers are picking pumpkins and winter squashes for covered storage this week to limit sunscald and potential for fruit rots as the fall gets wetter. Continue Reading Southeast Michigan crop reports Pumpkins and winter squash are being harvested markets. Fruit look good, […]
East Michigan vegetable update – Aug. 12, 2020 Cucumber harvest has stopped on some farms and plants have been pulled. Since downy mildew has become such a regular and expensive disease to control, some farms have just stopped growing later cucumber crops. Melon and watermelon picking has been strong. Pumpkins and most winter squashes are looking very healthy on most farms, with […]
Our molecular analysis of the spore trap samples from Berrien County has recently confirmed cucumber downy mildew spores in the air for June 8, 10 and 13, 2020. For the Muskegon spore trap, there was a positive for cucumber downy mildew spores for June 8.
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You are in the final stretch of the pumpkin season in Michigan. Vines are dying down and cutting has begun. It is at this point you discover just how well your growing season management practices paid off. Continue Reading
Southwest Michigan vegetable update Crop reports Cool temperatures and lower light levels will begin to affect crop development and quality. For some reason, cantaloupe begins to lose its netting (see photo). Disease report Vine crop producers still need to be diligent in their downy and powdery mildew control. This is especially true on pumpkins that still have a significant […]
The Michigan State University Vegetable Pathology Lab teams up with Michigan State Extension to publish vegetable updates throughout the growing season.
Downy mildew on cucumber has been verified in three counties on the west side of Michigan and one county on the east side of Michigan. Cantaloupe crops are also at risk.