Disease Control

Late blight monitoring, cautionary practices encouraged in Midwest

Several cases of late blight have been confirmed in Michigan in recent weeks, and researchers in the Midwest are suggesting preventative measures and close monitoring. An example of Phytophthora infestans (late... more »

Investment round brings $40 million to Taranis

Crop intelligence provider Taranis has raised $40 million in Series D funding, bringing the company’s total funding to $100 million. “Taranis has had tremendous growth over the past seven years with a goal of delivering... more »

California strawberry researchers identify Fusarium wilt-resistant gene

Strawberry losses from Fusarium wilt could become less of a threat after researchers at the University of California-Davis discovered genes that are resistant to the deadly soil-borne disease. The findings, published in the journal Theoretical... 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 »

AI helps detect watermelon disease quickly

If you savor a juicy watermelon in the scorching summer heat, Florida farmers toil to meet your tastes. The Sunshine State leads the nation in watermelon production. But, like all farmers, those who produce watermelons... more »

Purdue sets Fruit, Vegetable and Hemp Field Day

Purdue specialists invite small- and large-operation farmers and growers to attend the Purdue Fruit, Vegetable and Hemp Field Day. The event is from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Eastern July 21 at the Meigs Purdue... more »

Tips to curb asparagus disease damage

Foliar disease damage from purple spot and soilborne disease damage from crown and root rots are still major threats to asparagus. That’s the message from Mary Hausbeck, Michigan State University vegetable disease pathologist. Hausbeck talked... more »

Advances made against cucumber downy mildew

Downy mildew is the disease to beat in pickling cucumbers, and there are three questions to ask: When do you begin fungicide applications? What fungicide should be used? Once a fungicide is sprayed, how many... more »

Thrips hit onions; foliar disease boosts risk

Onion thrips are a major challenge to organic growers and to growers who grow onions with conventional practices. Foliar diseases like stemphylium are also a major challenge. New research from Michigan State University (MSU) is... more »

Brassica black leg alert issued in eastern Washington

Black leg is reportedly present in multiple counties in eastern Washington. Washington State University Extension issued an alert for growers of seed crops of all kinds of brassicas (radish, canola, kale, mustard, turnip, etc.), as... more »

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August 2022 issue of Vegetable Growers News

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