NC State Extension Horticultural Science Vegetable specialist, Jonathan Schultheis, and Research Associate Keith Starke conduct annual variety trials on a variety of cucurbits. An objective of the NC State extension cucurbit evaluations is to identify adapted cultivars that NC growers can grow profitably. Visit the Cucurbit Variety Trials page to view all of the cucurbit reports. The 2018 Zucchini […]
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 […]
CucCAP researchers are among grant recipients from the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program in 2018 Biosurveillance of cucurbit downy mildew: North Carolina State University will develop a bio-surveillance program for precision disease management of Cucurbit Downy Mildew through early detection of Pseudoperonospora cubensis airborne sporangia, establishing crop risk and fungicide resistance, and disseminating results to […]
Pumpkin management in the final stretch The evidence of proper management shows up now. Some issues can still be addressed, but others required attention months ago. Poor control of Powdery Mildew will result in defoliation, sunburned fruit and weak, brown handles. There is limited effectiveness with rescue sprays for powdery. Fruit rots are triggered in some fields […]
West central Michigan vegetable update In cucurbits, cucurbit downy mildew has been on the move in west Michigan. Read more. East Michigan vegetable update Pickling cucumber harvests are rolling. Downy mildew reports are still coming in from the Thumb and southeast Michigan. It is a good time to use Ranman or Orondis Opti on new and older […]
Central Michigan vegetable update For pickles, I do not have any confirmed reports of downy mildew in this part of Michigan yet, however, growers are advised to continue downy mildew fungicide spray programs. The disease has been confirmed in Michigan. See: https://veggies.msu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/DMCucurbitDownyMildewMap_8.7.18.pdf Harvest of summer squash continues with powdery mildew becoming more prevalent. Read more. Southwest Michigan vegetable update Cucurbit downy […]
Vegetable and Specialty Crop News published an article about disease management in their August 2018 digital edition. “Both summer and winter squash can be plagued by many pests and diseases.” Read the article from University of Georgia Extension Plant Pathology.