Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Webinar 7/1: Late Blight Management on Organic Farms

There is still time to register for tomorrow's 2010 eOrganic Late Blight Webinar!

Are you an organic producer who battled with late blight last year? Late blight hasn't been found in NC, yet, but if you want some tips and to learn management options for late blight control, this webinar is just for you.

What: Late Blight Management on Organic Farms 2010

When: July 1, 2010 at 8 PM Eastern Time (7 PM Central, 6 PM Mountain, 5 PM Pacific)

Space is limited.

Click here to register

Late blight reached epidemic proportions on U.S. farms in 2009. Join eOrganic presenters Dr. Sally Miller of Ohio State University and Dr. Meg McGrath of Cornell University for a free Webinar to hear an update on late blight in 2010. Learn about the late blight disease cycle, how to scout and diagnose the disease, and how to manage late blight on organic farms.

Thank you and hope you can make it!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Downy Mildew on Cucumber Confirmed in Eastern NC!

Downy mildew has been confirmed on cucumbers in Columbus County (May 27) and Duplin County (June 1). Both of these counties are located in eastern NC.

Downy mildew
has not been found on cucurbits in WNC yet this season and current forecasts do not indicate risk to our production. If the forecasts show risk for our area, or downy mildew is found in our region, I will update the blog.

The Cucurbit Downy Mildew Forecasts can be found at

Current recommendations for cucurbit downy mildew can be found in the latest issue of North Carolina Pest News.

Recommendations for powdery mildew on cucurbits can be found in this issue, as well as information on late blight of tomatoes.