FRUIT AND VEGETABLES
From: Lina Quesada-Ocampo, Extension Plant Pathologist
New Cucurbit Downy Mildew Report in Cucumber from
Franklin County and Several Cucurbits in Johnston County
Cucurbit downy mildew was reported on cucumbers in Franklin County on June 22 and on cantaloupe
and pumpkin, June 25, through the cucurbit downy mildew IPM pipe website
(http://cdm.ipmpipe.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&view=wrapper&Itemid=65). Cucurbit downy
mildew has also been reported in watermelon and squash in Charleston County, South Carolina. Now
that several cucurbits are being affected in North Carolina and neighboring states it’s important that
growers scout their fields twice a week and protect their crops. The forecast for cucurbit downy mildew
mid=61 in North Carolina continues to be high due to the wet weather we have experienced.
For control recommendations and who to contact for assistance, please refer to the first North Carolina
report from Wayne County (http://plantpathology.ces.ncsu.edu/2013/06/pest-news-5313/), or check our
factsheets in English and Spanish (http://projects.cals.ncsu.edu/veggiepathology/disease_factsheets).
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