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Late blight, downy mildew confirmed on East Coast

On Monday, late blight was confirmed in two tomato fields in Morris County in Northern New Jersey. These are the first reports on tomato in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions.Previous reports, the closest of which... more »

Downy mildew on cucumbers detected in key areas of Michigan

It looks as though Michigan is on track for a difficult downy mildew year.This highly destructive and difficult to manage disease has now been documented in three regions of the state including Monroe, Gratiot and... more »

Cucumber downy mildew makes an early appearance in Michigan

Cucumber downy mildew has been confirmed on cucumber leaves in Michigan. Downy mildew disease is incited by a microorganism calledPseudoperonospora cubensis and is a highly destructive foliar disease of cucurbit vegetables. In Michigan, cucumbers, watermelons... more »

UD scientist finds potential cause of hollow heart disorder in watermelons

Hollow heart disorder in watermelons affects growers throughout the United States and threatens the marketability of the fruit, which can lead to monetary losses.Trying to find a cause and possible solution for the disorder, the... more »

Maintain quality during postharvest handling

Successful marketing of fresh fruits and vegetables depends on maintaining the quality through harvest and beyond.Marita Cantwell, postharvest specialist at the University of California, Davis, said in a presentation at the Mid-Atlantic Fruit & Vegetable... more »

Nimitz receives Michigan exemption for carrots

Raleigh, North Carolina-based Adama issued a news release April 27 stating the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) has issued a Crisis Exemption under Section 18 of FIFRA for use of Nimitz 480... more »

Celery packing lines susceptible to foodborne pathogens

An increasing number of foodborne outbreaks traced to fresh fruits and vegetables are being partially attributed to current production and processing methods.In the United States, the progression from locally grown produce to centralized production has... more »

Squash vine borer moth can be disastrous for small growers

The squash vine borer is a moth belonging to a group called “clearwing” moths. This is because the adult moths have transparent wings that are an adaptation to avoid predation by mimicking the appearance of... more »

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