Effectively Managing Cucurbit Downy Mildew in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Regions in 2013

Meg McGrath (Cornell), Beth Gugino (Penn State), Kate Everts (Univ. Maryland), Steve Rideout (Virginia Tech), Nathan Kleczewski (Univ. Delaware), and Andy Wyenandt (Rutgers) Producing a high-quality cucurbit crop necessitates effectively managing downy mildew. This foliar disease is common in the… Continue Reading

Disease ID for Pumpkin

Kate Everts, Vegetable Pathologist, University of Delaware and University of Maryland; keverts@umd.edu I recently wrote an update article about fungicide programs for pumpkin http://extension.udel.edu/weeklycropupdate/?p=4429. However, because many fungicides are effective on some diseases, but not others, it is important to… Continue Reading

Vegetable Disease Update – September 16, 2011

Bob Mulrooney, Extension Plant Pathologist; bobmul@udel.edu Lima bean downy mildew was found by a CCA and confirmed on Wednesday from a field of ‘C-elite’ near Galena, MD. Growers need to be scouting carefully and applying fungicides as needed. If seen… Continue Reading