Cucurbit Downy Mildew Update (August 12)

I have not yet had any reports of cucurbit downy mildew (CDM) in Louisiana, but it’s probably only a matter of time as it has been reported recently in east Texas and south-central Alabama. Fall plantings of cucumbers and squash may be at risk, as well as pumpkins, squash and melons that have not yet been harvested. If you see CDM, please let me know so that we can alert others. Thanks!

Geographic distribution of CDM on August 12, 2010. (Map taken from the Cucurbit Downy Mildew Forecast Page at


About Don Ferrin

I am an associate professor and extension specialist in the Department of Plant Patholgy & Crop Physiology with the LSU AgCenter in Baton Rouge. I have statewide responsibility for issues and educational programs related to diseases of all horticultural crops in Louisiana.
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