Proper Sanitation Remains Key Management Tactic Against Whiteflies | VSCNews

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension specialists continue to emphasize proper sanitation to producers amid the worst whitefly outbreak in Georgia since 2017. “Whiteflies cause feeding injury issues in vegetables and transmit two new viruses: cucurbit leaf crumple virus and cucurbit yellow stunting disorder virus.” “One of the best management tactics for vegetable growers when dealing […]

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Detection of pathogens in Irrigation Water Sources | VSCNews

One of the most serious diseases in vegetable production in Georgia is Phytophthora blight, caused by the oomycete pathogen Phytophthora capsici. It is a water mold that attacks the roots, foliage, and fruit, causing root rot, crown rot, leaf lesions, fruit rot, and plant wilt. The disease affects peppers, squash, watermelon, cucumber, cantaloupe, and other vegetable […]

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May 2020 Powdery Mildew and Whiteflys on Southeastern Cucurbits | VSCNews

Presence of Powdery Mildew a Concern for Southeast Vegetable Growers “Powdery mildew disease is present on older squash in various vegetable fields across South Florida. According to the South Florida Vegetable Pest and Disease Hotline, respondents report that the disease has also started to show up on watermelon crops across the region as well.” Continue […]

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