CucCAP plant pathologist, Mary Hausbeck joined the July 28, 2021 podcast to talk about a group of pathogens called oomycetes
Certain diseases become a factor if pumpkins are growing in fields with increased moisture.
ONvegetables reports that wet soil conditions are conducive to infection by Oomycetes such as Phytophthora which can lead to extensive damage in the field, and can lead to storage rots. Workers harvesting pumpkins and squash with Phytophthora infections should sanitize their hands after handling infected fruits before handling uninfected fruit. Management of Phytophthora infestation in cucurbit fields requires a long (4-5 year) rotation.”
How can growers living with this devastating disease of cucurbits, peppers and tomatoes produce a harvestable crop? Dr. Smart works on the “Phytophthora farm” at Cornell University, land which is dedicated to researching solutions growers can use to deal with this disease.
Squash, cucumbers, and pumpkins experienced disease pressure from plant viruses, powdery mildew, fusarium, and phytophthora in Michigan during the week of August 13 to 19, 2020.
The Hausbeck Plant Pathology Research Lab presented a poster titled Diagnosing and Managing Phytophthora on Squash at the 2019 Empire State Producers EXPO held January 15 – 19, 2019.
Long Island Horticultural Research & Extension Center’s Margaret T. McGrath discussed cucurbit disease management in New York at the 2019 Empire State Producers Expo. Managing diseases is an important component of a successful production program for cucurbit crops because there are several diseases that can reduce yield or fruit quality when not adequately managed. The mildews […]
Learn the latest research-based strategies for managing cucurbit downy mildew and Phytophthora capsici in pickling cucumbers. Our special guest Dr. Lina Quesada-Ocampo of North Carolina State University—a national leader in research on cucurbit downy mildew-will partner with Dr. Mary Hausbeck to give an in-depth overview of the biology and control of these devastating diseases.