Michigan Cooperative Extension agents from East, Southeast, West, and Southwest Michigan published crop updates on cucumber, melon, watermelon, pumpkins, and winter squashes. Reports of pests include Downy mildew, Powdery mildew, and Squash bug.
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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At this time of year, growers are in the final stretch of the pumpkin season in Michigan. Vines are dying down and cutting has begun. It is at this point that growers discover just how well your growing season management practices paid off.
Vegetable updates from Michigan Cooperative Extension report that cool temperatures and lower light levels will begin to affect crop development and quality and cantaloupe begins to lose its netting. 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 amount of green fruit.
CucCAP Vegetable Pathologists provide cucurbit producers with techniques for cucurbit disease management and connect growers with research seeking new solutions for cucurbit diseases.
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.