Michigan extension agents report on cucurbit crops in five regions of the state.
West central Michigan vegetable update For cucurbits, if you are worried about Phytophthora capsici causing damping off and stand loss, remember that the FarMore FI400 seed treatment includes the fungicide Apron, which has the same active ingredient (mefenoxam) as Ridomil. Note, some areas of Michigan with a history of mefenoxam use may have mefenoxam insensitive Phytophthora capsici. As the […]
Crops: Specialty Melon, Orange Flesh Melon, Pumpkin, Watermelon, and Yellow & Zucchini Squash
Download the Southeastern U.S. 2018 Vegetable Crop Handbook from Growing Produce or visit topics of interest for cucurbit growers with the following links: Disease Control for Cucurbits Efficacy of Products for Disease Control in Cucurbits Cucumber Production Recomendations Melon Production Recomendations Pumpkin and Winter Squash Production Recomendations Summer Squash Production Recomendations Watermelon Production Recomendations
Most of the pumpkins in California are grown for ornamental use, meaning for decorations and carving.
CucCAP Extension specialists evaluated pumpkin and squash varieties for a variety of traits including disease susceptibility. Source: 2017 Pumpkin Variety Trials | North Carolina Cooperative Extension
Problem-solving in plant pathology must be based on local research, not borrowed information from elsewhere.
October 18 First report from IL. CDM has been confirmed on jack-o-lantern pumpkin in a field in Kankakee County, IL. Incidence is 20%, severity is 10%. Estimated date of first symptoms is August 23. October 13 First reports from TN and MO. CDM has been confirmed on melon in a field in Cocke County, TN. Incidence is unknown, severity is unknown. […]