Friday, June 7, 2013

Cucurbit Downy Mildew Found in NC

Downy Mildew Found in NC Cucurbit Crops

Hello Vegetable Grower
This post comes from our new Vegetable Disease Plant Pathologist at NC State University; Lina MarĂ­a Quesada:  
Hello all,

I hope you are having a good day. I am the new vegetable pathologist at NCSU and I am writing to let you know that cucurbit downy mildew was found in Wayne county, NC, yesterday. Cucurbit downy mildew can be a devastating disease and I am hoping this information will help you assist cucurbit growers this growing season.
See the pest news with further information here:
See current cucurbit downy mildew reports here (you can sing up to receive alerts):

See a fact sheet in English and Spanish about cucurbit downy mildew with control recommendations here (if you have any problems downloading, I can email the pdf files to you):
We recently developed a plant pathology extension portal were we are centralizing plant disease information. Myself and other extension specialists in the department of plant pathology will be using that portal to post pest alerts:
You can sign up to receive news feed from the plant pathology portal into your county local portal if you want to receive these pest alerts, either the person that handles your county portal or extension IT here on campus should be able to provide guidance on how to do this. You can also follow me on Twitter ( and/or Facebook

If you have any problems accessing this information, or have any questions please send me an email.
Thanks for your help and have a good rest of the day!

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