Monthly Archives: June 2010

Disease Du Jour (June 29)

Today’s disease comes to us courtesy of Gerald Roberts in Lafayette Parish. Actually, Gerald was able to provide two lovely fruit rot diseases of yellow crookneck squash in a single gorgeous shot. The fruit on the right is covered with dense white … Continue reading

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In the News: Basil Downy Mildew

Driving home the other day, I heard a story on NPR about downy mildew on basil. This story has been getting a lot of attention from home gardeners around the country, so I thought I would pass it along in case you start getting … Continue reading

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Tomato Late Blight Update

It’s now been over 5 weeks since I last received a report of late blight on tomatoes in Louisiana, so I have to assume that our “balmy” late spring/early summer weather is effectively keeping it in check.  However, this is not … Continue reading

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Cucurbit Downy Mildew is on the move

  It’s that time of year again. Cucurbit downy mildew is on the move and the extension pathologists involved in the Cucurbit Downy Mildew ipmPIPE project had our first conference call this morning. To date outbreaks of downy mildew have been reported on a variety of … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Louisiana Plant Pathology blog

This blog is intended as means of keeping county agents and other interested parties informed about current diseases affecting horticultural crops in Louisiana and other issues related to plant pathology that may be of interest to them. The information presented is intended for … Continue reading

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