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Cucurbit Downy Mildew 2012

We have yet to see downy mildew on cucurbits here in Louisiana this year, but it was recently reported on cucumbers in Baldwin County, Alabama, which is east of Mobile Bay. Growers, especially those growing watermelons and pumpkins, and county … Continue reading

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Gummy Stem Blight of Watermelon

Visited a couple of commercial watermelon producers in Washington and Tangipahoa Parishes with Henry Harrison last week. Poor pollination early in the season has been the major problem in the area due to lack of bee activity early in the … Continue reading

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Cucurbit Downy Mildew Update!!

A colleague in South Carolina recently reported that downy mildew had been observed on yellow summer squash and zucchini plants in a Home Depot in Charleston last week (April 6). The plants had been grown in Miami, FL and had Home … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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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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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