Cornell Vegetable Pathology shares insights on cucurbit disease management

Powdery mildew recommendations for the Northeast from the Cornell Vegetable Pathology Extension at Long Island Horticultural Research & Extension Center were recently updated on the CucCAP website Disease Management Pages: Powdery mildew on Cucumber Powdery mildew on Melon Powdery mildew on Squash & Pumpkin Disease information and 2019 fungicide recommendations from the McGrath lab for Powdery […]

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UNH breeding releases new cucurbits available for 2019 | VGN

Several new pumpkin, squash, and melon varieties that were developed at the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire were released by cooperating seed companies recently. The new varieties exhibit intermediate resistance to powdery mildew disease. Newly released Renegade pumpkin has powdery mildew resistance. The butternut variety Gabrielle an F1 hybrid is similar […]

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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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Cucurbitaceae 2018

Poster Abstract submission is open until October 15, 2018 for Cucurbitaceae 2018. Registration rates increased October 1. CucCAP researchers will participate in this meeting. Follow CUC 2018 on Facebook and Twitter for last minute updates. Read More Program Tuesday Nov. 13 Sessions Genetic Resources Production and Quality Floral and Fruit Development Pathology Poster session Cucurbit […]

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NC State Plant Pathologists publish 2018 Disease Reports for Cucurbits

Plant Disease Management Reports published by The American Phytopathological Society are hosted on the Plant Management Network. CucCAP Plant Pathologists contribute to these reports annually. Evaluation of fungicides for control of powdery mildew of winter squash, Kinston 2017. Evaluation of fungicides for control of downy mildew of winter squash, Kinston 2017. Evaluation of cultivars for […]

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August 31 Vegetable Production Update | NC State

Powdery Mildew on cucumber and squash in Western North Carolina Powdery Mildew is caused by the fungal pathogens Podosphaera xanthii and Erysiphe cichoracearum. Disease can occur on all cucurbit crops. However, due to the incorporation of resistance genes, most commercial cucumber and melon cultivars are less susceptible. High-humidity (50-90%), moderate temperatures (68 to 80 ℉), dense foliage, and […]

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