Friday, July 6, 2012

Cucurbit Downy Mildew in Western NC

Cucurbit downy mildew has been identified on cucumbers in Buncombe and Haywood Counties.  Growers are urged to scout their fields and begin preventive management.

Review control measures and previous posts on this major disease issue - Cucurbit downy mildew

Water soaked lesions, caused by Pseudoperonospora cubensis (causal agent of cucurbit downy mildew), visible on the underside of cucumber leaf.
Also, please visit the Cucurbit Downy Mildew Forecasting site to see more pictures of the disease, review control measures, report disease outbreaks in your area and more.

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