cucurbits

Conditions could lead to escalation of cucurbit downy mildew in Michigan

The first symptoms of cucurbit downy mildew disease on pickling cucumber plants in commercial Michigan fields has been found by Michigan State University’s Hausbeck Plant Pathology Research Lab in Muskegon and Allegan counties. The statewide spore... more »

BASF’s Cevya fungicide receives additional crop registrations in California

California vegetable growers can now use Cevya fungicide from BASF on additional crops after receiving registration from the state’s Department of Pesticide Regulation. These additional crop groups include cucurbits, fruiting vegetables and root vegetables, except... more »

Breeding cucurbits for disease resistance sought

Phytophthora fruit rot and downy mildew have been identified by cucumber commodity groups as the disease priorities for researchers developing resistant lines. That message has been carried to genetic researchers across the country through USDA’s... more »

Multi-year rotation in high tunnels curbs soil pathogens

Tomatoes are the high revenue crop in high tunnels but growing tomatoes after tomatoes can build up soil pathogens and affect soil fertility. Carefully planned crop rotations can minimize these issues and provide long term... more »

Researchers seek citizen-scientists for ‘Great Pumpkin Project’

A researcher in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences is reaching out to Master Gardeners, teachers, students and other interested parties to participate in a citizen-science project that ultimately could benefit growers, crops, pollinators and... more »

Squash bugs as pests of cucurbits in Michigan

Cucurbits in Michigan are vulnerable to squash bug damage throughout the growing season. Squash bugs prefer pumpkin and squash, but will feed on other cucurbits like cucumber and watermelon. Squash bug juveniles and adults can... more »

Luna fungicide receives label expansion

Luna fungicide is now approved for use on a wider range of fruit, tree nut and vegetable crops in California. “This label expansion offers key fungicide options to horticulture growers in California,” said Bayer Product Manager Joel... more »

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