South Florida Pest and Disease Hotline | Oct. 18, 2023

In Central Florida, reports indicate incidence of Cucurbit downy mildew (Pseudoperonospora cubensis) is increasing and Cucurbit leaf crumple virus (CuLCrV) incidence is very low.

In Southwest Florida, CuLCrV, Squash Vein Yellowing Virus and Cucurbit Yellow Stunting Disorder Virus were diagnosed. Gummy stem blight was reported on watermelons in older watermelon fields.

In Southwest Florida, Very low infestation levels of Cucurbit Downy Mildew were reported by field scouts.

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