Managing Mildews and Phytophthora Blight Successfully in 2019 | Cornell Vegetable Program

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 […]

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Phytophthora and Downy Mildew Workshop for Vegetable Growers

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.

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Phytophthora Workshop for Vegetable Growers

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.

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Phytophthora and Downy Mildew Workshops for Vegetable Growers

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 […]

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2019 Delaware Agriculture Week

Fresh Market Session sponsored by the Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association of Delaware including talks on fungicide spray programs for melon and research on managing Phytophthora capsici in watermelons : Tuesday, January 15, 2019

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Cornell Plant Pathologists publish 2018 Disease Reports for Cucurbits

Efficacy of fungicides for managing powdery mildew on pumpkin, 2017 Evaluation of pumpkin cultivars resistant to powdery mildew, 2017 Evaluation of cucumber cultivars resistant to downy mildew, 2017 Efficacy of Biofence for managing Phytophthora blight in cucurbits, 2017 Efficacy of biopesticides for managing Phytophthora blight in cucurbits, 2017 Evaluation of management programs without chlorothalonil for […]

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