Certain diseases become a factor if pumpkins are growing in fields with increased moisture.
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. The CucCAP vegetable pathology team used this poster at a series of cucurbit disease workshops presented in Michigan during the months of January, February and March 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.
Get a gameplan for managing Phytophthora rot in zucchini and winter squash grown for Michigan’s processing industry. Our special guest Dr. Chris Smart of Cornell University will team up with Dr. Mary Hausbeck to share real-world management strategies for this disease based on years of research on Phytophthora-infested ground.
Phytophthora blight in vegetables and other cucurbits is complicated by the fact that downy mildew may also be a problem. While similar in some ways, Phytophthora blight is different from downy mildew in a number of ways. Phytophthora movement through the air is limited, unlike downy mildew. Phytophthora survives over winter and thrives in hot […]