The NC State Vegetable Pathology Lab has developed a series of fact sheets describing cucurbit diseases and providing information on how to manage the pathogens causing them. The CucCAP team in collaboration with the Quesada lab developed Spanish translations of these factsheets.
Cucurbit Crop and Disease updates from plant pathologists and cooperative extension agents in the South and Midwest.
On June 1, the CucCAP team observed Cucurbit Downy Mildew on cucumbers in North Carolina and Fusarium wilt on watermelon in South Carolina.
CucCAP Crop and Disease Management specialists Lina Quesada-Ocampo and Jonathan Schultheis collaborated with other Cooperative Extension specialists in NC to release a new full crop profile for the NC cucumber. The profile details worker activities; production practices, counties, and facts; pests including insects, pathogens, weeds, nematodes, and mites. Each pest is outlined by name (common and scientific), importance, symptoms, chemical controls, products/brands, biological controls, physical controls, and cultural controls.
NC Cooperative Extension is partnering with the NC Watermelon Association to host a virtual Watermelon Production Meeting.
Introducing the New Interactive Online NC Agricultural Chemicals Manual
Digital Farming Technologies for Disease Surveillance, Pathogen Detection and Forecasting
Grafting Vegetables: The Science and Practice of Growing New Roots
Currently, both clade 1 and clade 2 have arrived in North Carolina through air currents.