CucCAP plant pathologist Chandrasekar S. Kousik published 2 articles related to virus’ on watermelon.
View the A to Z Watermelon field guide slide presentation for the 2019 field day at the S.C. Edisto Research Station.
Epidemic Updates: October 7: First report from ME. CDM has been confirmed on jack-o-lantern pumpkin in a field in Penobscot County, ME. Incidence is 100%; severity is 80%. Estimated date of first symptoms is September 21. September 26: New report from MS. CDM has been discovered on acorn squash, cucumber, watermelon, cantaloupe, and butternut squash […]
A survey of foliar pathogens of watermelon based on two-stage cluster sampling was conducted on commercial farms in South Carolina in spring 2015, spring and fall 2016, and fall 2017. In total, 60 fields from 27 different growers in seven counties representing the main watermelon-producing areas in the state were sampled, using a stratified two-stage […]
Cucurbit Downy Mildew was reported throughout the southeast and in the mid-Atlantic states in June 2018. The majority of DM reports were on cucumbers with 12 instances in all counties reporting. Three instances of DM on squash were reported, 2 in melon fields, 4 in squash fields and 1 instance in a watermelon field. June […]
Cucurbit Downy Mildew Forecasts Epidemic Update – 11 August: First report from WV; new report from SC. CDM has been confirmed in Monongalia County, WV; and Marion County, SC. Please view the Epidemic History for details. Epidemic Update – 9 August: First report from IN. CDM has been confirmed in Starke County, IN. Please view […]
South Carolina watermelon lovers will have more reason to smile this summer as the state’s crop is expected to be one of the best.