Detection of pathogens in Irrigation Water Sources | VSCNews

One of the most serious diseases in vegetable production in Georgia is Phytophthora blight, caused by the oomycete pathogen Phytophthora capsici. It is a water mold that attacks the roots, foliage, and fruit, causing root rot, crown rot, leaf lesions, fruit rot, and plant wilt. The disease affects peppers, squash, watermelon, cucumber, cantaloupe, and other vegetable […]

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Hausbeck lab publishes article on Age-Related Resistance to Phytophthora capsici in Squash

Changes in Winter Squash Fruit Exocarp Structure Associated with Age-Related Resistance to Phytophthora capsici by Safa A. Alzohairy, Ray Hammerschmidt, and Mary K. Hausbeck Published Online:27 Aug 2019 Phytophthora capsici is a destructive pathogen of cucurbits causing root, crown, and fruit rot. Winter squash (Cucurbita sp.) production is limited by this pathogen in Michigan and other U.S. growing […]

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CucCAP Plant Pathologists conduct Disease Management Workshops

Extension vegetable pathologist Mary Hausbeck was joined by CucCAP plant pathologists Lina Quesada from NC State and Chris Smart from Cornell University for a series of disease management workshops in Michigan. These winter workshops for vegetable growers provided an in-depth overview of the biology and control of cucurbit downy mildew and Phytophthora capsici in pickling cucumbers […]

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MSU Agriculture Innovation Day: Focus on Fruit and Vegetable Technologies

Dr. Mary Hausbeck, a member of the CucCAP Pathology team, will present: Fungicides & Diseases: Managing Diseases for Higher Profitability and a Safer Environment Explore management strategies that tackle a persistent, soil-borne mold called Phytophthora capsici that kills plants and rots fruit. Producers will have the opportunity to observe field studies in squash and peppers to […]

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