North Carolina Pest News, June 28 2013 (Fruits & Vegetables)

NORTH CAROLINA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE
North Carolina State University * College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Dept. of Entomology * Box 7613 * Raleigh, NC 27695 * Ph: (919) 513-8189

NORTH  CAROLINA  PEST  NEWS
Stephen J. Toth, Jr., editor
Volume 28, Number 12, June 28, 2013

CAUTION: The information and recommendations in this newsletter are applicable to North Carolina and may not apply in other areas.

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 risk (http://cdm.ipmpipe.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=38&Itemid=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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